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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.

 

Weather Notice
If the Hazleton Area School District delays or closes due to inclement weather, the HAPL will not open before 10:00. If weather Is "severe", please call 570-454-2961 to confirm library hours

 

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 November 19

Holiday Hours
Please note this change in hours due to the Thanksgiving holiday: Wednesday, November 21 9:00-5:00; Thursday, November 22 Closed.

Weather Notice
If the Hazleton Area School District delays or closes due to inclement weather, the HAPL will not open before 10:00. If weather is "severe", please call 570-454-2961 to confirm library hours.

AtoZ World Food
The Library recently added AtoZ World Food to its online reference offerings. This new library resource contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind. Anyone can access AtoZ World Food using the library’s computers, or from anywhere in the world from the library’s portal at www.hazletonlibrary.org with a library card. AtoZ World Food also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes. The database was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine without having to purchase individual country cookbooks.

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Library News for the Week of November 12

NaNoWriMo Write In #2
Come join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library as we celebrate National Novel Writing Month. If you're ready to write your story, we're here to keep you motivated. HAPL will be hosting two Write Ins for those of you daring enough to participate in this challenge. The second Write In is this Wednesday, Nov 14th from 6:00-7:30. Come ready to write, bring your laptop or a pen and pad. We will have snacks and refreshments available to refuel your body; writing exercises, prompts, and word-nerd books for creative inspiration. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. Write Ins will take place in the Community Room; enter through the Green Street entrance. Keep in mind you can come write with us anytime during regular business hours, we have Wi-Fi and public computers.

Throwback Thursday Films
Beginning in November, the Hazleton Area Public Library will be screening a classic film, one Thursday evening, every month. The first film will be shown this Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Program attendees should enter through those doors. Registrations for the film programs are not required. In the event of bad weather, please look for closings, delays and program schedule changes on the library’s website, Facebook page, or call the library at 570-454-2961. Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided at every film program. To learn the title of the film the library will be screening, phone the reference department at 570-454-2961.

Writing Workshop
Do you have a story to tell, a poem in your heart, or a message you'd like to share through the art of writing? Everyone is capable of being a writer, all that's required is putting pen to paper. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. - and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Workshops can be an encouraging place to explore your creativity and receive much needed support and feedback. The workshop will take place in the Community Room this Saturday, November 17th, from 1:00-2:30. This program is intended for Adults and teens 16+. Stop in and register at the Reference desk or call (570) 454-2961. Pen and paper will be available if needed, just bring yourself and your imagination.

Dan Urban: Grow Up Already
The Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing with local author Daniel Urban on Wednesday Nov 28th at 5:30 in the community room (Green Street entrance). Those attending the program should enter through those doors. The focus of the evening will be on Urban's first book, "Grow Up Already". A fictional account of the protagonist's life, Theodore Graham a burned out genius with working class roots, who challenges the status quo of wealth, power, and the media, only to find himself as an unlikely candidate in a tight governor's race. This political comedy examines friendships and societal struggles through witty dialogue and character interactions. Daniel Urban grew up in Coaldale, PA. He attended Penn State University and received his B.A. in Communications. After college, Urban returned home where he worked a multitude of jobs and served as a volunteer firefighter, scout leader, labor union leader, and participated in numerous community beautification projects. It was the triumphs, tragedies, struggles, resilience, and humor of the people Urban had the privilege of getting to know, that inspired him to become a writer. Registrations for this program are required and can be made by phoning the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. Registrations will be accepted up until Monday, Nov 26th.

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AtoZ World Food Database Added

The Library recently added AtoZ World Food to its online reference offerings. This new library resource contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind. Anyone can access AtoZ World Food using the library’s computers, or from anywhere in the world from the library’s portal at www.hazletonlibrary.org with a library card. AtoZ World Food also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes. The database was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine without having to purchase individual country cookbooks.

Library News for the Week of November 5

November Display
Be sure to stop in and see the entry-way displays featuring books written during National Novel Writing Month. Also, with autumn in full swing, and the leaves falling, we thought we would showcase the joys of “falling” into a good book!

NaNoWriMo Write In #2
Come join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library as we celebrate National Novel Writing Month. If you're ready to write your story, we're here to keep you motivated. HAPL will be hosting two Write Ins for those of you daring enough to participate in this challenge. The second Write In is Wednesday, Nov 14th from 6:00-7:30. Come ready to write, bring your laptop or a pen and pad. We will have snacks and refreshments available to refuel your body; writing exercises, prompts, and word-nerd books for creative inspiration. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. Write Ins will take place in the Community Room; enter through the Green Street entrance. Keep in mind you can come write with us anytime during regular business hours, we have Wi-Fi and public computers.

Hazy Painters
Join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library for the first meeting of the Hazy Painters this Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30. We will be redesigning a book cover with paint on canvas. The program is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome. It will take place in the library’s Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Program attendees should enter through those doors. The chosen book for this month’s redesign is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by phoning the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.

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Library News for the Week of October 29

Halloween
Library staff will be dressed up for Halloween this Wednesday. There will also be a bowl of candy at the front desk for any trick-or-treaters who stop by. HAPL hopes everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!

NaNoWriMo Write In #1
Come join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library as we celebrate National Novel Writing Month. If you're ready to write your story, we're here to keep you motivated. HAPL will be hosting two Write Ins for those of you daring enough to participate in this challenge. The first Write In being this Saturday, Nov 3rd from 1:00-2:30. Come ready to write, bring your laptop or a pen and pad. We will have snacks and refreshments available to refuel your body; writing exercises, prompts, and word-nerd books for creative inspiration. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. Write Ins will take place in the Community Room, enter through the Green Street entrance. Keep in mind you can come write with us anytime during regular business hours, we have Wi-Fi and public computers.

Hazy Painters
Join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library for the first meeting of the Hazy Painters on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30. We will be redesigning a book cover with paint on canvas. The program is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome. It will take place in the library’s Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Program attendees should enter through those doors. The chosen book for this month’s redesign is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by phoning the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.

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