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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Mobile Printing
With our Mobile Print Service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printer from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pay for (10 cents per page),  release, and pick up your printing. Use this link: http://www.printeron.net/hapl/central Printing will be available for 48 hours from the time you send it to the printer.

 

Hazleton Library Hours

Day  Hours
 Monday through Thursday  9:00 - 8:00
 Friday  9:00 - 5:00
 Saturday  9:00 - 4:00
 Sunday  CLOSED
Library News for the Week of October 15

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Tech-Time
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Tuesday October 16th from 3:00 - 4:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions.This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

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Luzerne County Top 10 Favorite Books

Area readers have spoken! Here are the top10 favorite books, chosen from the Top 100 Books on PBS' Great American Read:

  1. Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling - 165 votes
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 132 votes
  3. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White - 117 votes
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - 85 votes
  5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - 83 votes
  6. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown - 82 votes
  7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - 70 votes
  8. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell - 65 votes
  9. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - 63 votes
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - 59 votes

Be sure to watch the series on PBS on Tuesday nights.The final episode airs October 23, 2018.

Library News for the Week of October 8

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Franken-Film Festival
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film festival over the course of a few weeks in October to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. We will be showing the second and final film this Friday, October 12th at 2:30. The film will be shown in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. Program attendees should enter through those doors. This program is free and open to the general public. PLEASE NOTE: children are permitted to attend if accompanied by a parent/guardian. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

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Library News for the Week of October 1

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Franken-Film Festival
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film festival over the course of three weeks in October to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. The first one will be shown Saturday, October 6th at 2:00. The films will be shown in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. Program attendees should enter through those doors. This program is free and open to the general public, ages 16 and up. Registrations are required, and inquiries about which films are being shown can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961.

Tech-Time
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Tuesday October 16th from 3:00 - 4:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

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Library News for the Week of September 24

Library Card Sign Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you don’t have a library card come sign up for on.! It’s free with a local, valid ID or proof of address. With a Luzerne County Library Card you have access to books, movies, e-books, programs, online databases, educational resources and much more, all free of charge.

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Banned Books Week
This year, Banned Books Week is September 23 – 29th. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. The event highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Come celebrate your right to read and check out a banned or challenged book this week. There will be a display with some of the most challenged books available on the main floor of the library. There will also be a “mugshot station” setup where patrons can snap a picture where they “get caught reading” a banned or challenged book!

Book Cover Redesign
The Great American Read, hosted by PBS put out their list of 100 books that America chose as their favorite. That being said, did you ever wonder why a book had a certain cover? Did you think you could create a better one? Well this is your chance to do just that, with an opportunity to redesign some of the most iconic book covers of all time. This program will take place in the Community Room (Green St entrance) on Tuesday, September 25th from 3:00-4:30. Program participants should use these doors when entering the library. The library will provide all the art supplies needed in order to allow attendees to redesign the selected book (on canvas with paint) for that month’s meeting.  At the end of the program, the attendees’ art will be displayed in the library for all to admire and appreciate. Registration for this program is required, and may be placed by visiting the reference desk of the library, or by phoning the reference department at 570-454-2961.

Franken-Film Festival
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film festival over the course of three weeks in October to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. The first one will be shown Saturday, October 6th at 2:00. The films will be shown in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. Program attendees should enter through those doors. This program is free and open to the general public, ages 16 and up. Registrations are required, and inquiries about which films are being shown can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961.

Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, September 27th at 10:30. The program is for children ages 6 months to 23 months. It involves stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Little Learners
On Monday, October 29th the library will be offering a program for children in Kindergarten- 3rd grade from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, October 15th.

Fall Storytime
Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is offered Wednesdays at 10:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is offered Wednesdays at 6:00.  Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

STEAM: Fizzy Fun
The library will be offering a special two-night STEAM program, Fizzy Fun, this month for students in grades 4-8. On Monday, October 8th from 6:00-7:00, students will create their own volcanoes. The following week, on Monday, October 15th from 6:00-7:00, students will see how baking soda can make their volcanoes erupt, and perform other experiments as well. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins today.

Teen Advisory Board
The Hazleton Area Public Library has some open spaces on our Teen Advisory Board. The board meets one Tuesday evening a month from 6:00-7:00. The board helps to plan future programs, brainstorm on how to reach out to the community, and give input on materials in the library’s Young Adult collection. Members will also have the opportunities to get volunteer hours. Board members must be high school students aged 14-18. Teens must complete an application in order to be considered for the board. Please contact the library’s Head of Youth Services, Mary Jordan, at 570-454-2961 to get an application, or for any questions.

Memorial Books

Mastering sporting clays, in memory of Francis J. Boyarski, from Ted Sherrock.

Chuck Noll, in memory of Ron Frederick, from Mary Jo Shalanski.

World War II at sea, in memory of Joseph Krizansky, from Carmene, Beth & Allison Barletta.

Creating joyful classrooms, in memory of Theresa Leshko, from Mary Ann Hill & Jerry Sauers.

Essential tips for classroom success, in memory of Theresa Leshko, from Jude & Diane Lonzetta.

Little excavator, in memory of Theresa Leshko, from Rich & Mary Ann Reggie.

Rewiring education, in memory of Theresa Leshko, from Frances & Jeff Strizak and Francis & Wayne Lindemuth.

Bone on bone, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Dead man running, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

A deadly habit, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

The mystery of three quarters, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Pieces of her, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Summer on the river, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Swift vengeance, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Toucan keep a secret, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

An unwanted guest, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

The dressmaker’s handbook of couture sewing techniques, in memory of Carmella Palaggi, from Brenda & John Beltrami.

The 36-hour day, in memory of Mary Ann Pontry, from Kathleen Fornataro.

Observing nature, in memory of Rita Scalise, from Janet & Harry Beam.

Nursing ethics in everyday practice, in memory of Rose Marie Sheeto, from Carol, Janie, Jennifer & Families.

Jacinta: the flower of Fatima, in memory of Marie Skokoski, from Gwen & Tom Bodnar.

Let’s sew, in memory of Margaret Tarantino, from Tina & Tom Sabo and Ann Marie Yanuzzi.

Jam session, in memory of Dolores Zellner, from Janet & Harry Beam.

Honor Books
Counting down, in honor of Atty. Lorine Angelo Ogurkis (Outstanding Alumni Award), from Bruce & Kate Miller.

American Theatre Wing, in honor of Carolyn & Bill Poleri (Anniversary), from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.