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.
IF THE HAZLETON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT DELAYS OR CLOSES DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE HAZLETON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL NOT OPEN BEFORE 10 AM. IF WEATHER IS “SEVERE”, PLEASE PHONE 570-454-2961 TO CONFIRM LIBRARY HOURS.
|Monday through Thursday||9:00 - 8:00|
|Friday||9:00 - 5:00|
|Saturday||9:00 - 4:00|
Health Insurance Q&A/Sign-Up
The library will be holding a health insurance open-enrollment Q&A/Sign-up program on Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 in the Community Room of the library (Green Street entrance). Staff from the PA Insurance Department will be present to aid those looking to learn more about marketplace insurance options. Marketplace navigators will be present to help attendees sign-up for insurance. This FREE program is open to the public. Registration required; visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.
For the month of November, HAPL’s Hazy Painters will be able to redesign any work of famous cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in celebration of his birthday (November 26). This family friendly program is free and open to the public and takes place Saturday, November 16 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Registration is required; to register, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. All necessary materials are provided.
Intro to Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word, a popular word processing program developed by Microsoft, is one of the most common tools used for creating and sharing one’s ideas and work in today’s digital world. The library will be hosting an introductory program on Tuesday, November 19 at 10:00 in the Ref Dept. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register in person or by phone by calling 570-454-2961.
Iris Delgado, local Community Health Navigator with AmeriHealth Caritas, will be at the library Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 presenting on Diabetes Management. This adult program takes place in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance), is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To do so, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.
For the month of October the library’s Hazy Painters will be redesigning in paint, on canvas Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This family friendly program is free and open to the public and takes place Saturday, October. 19 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Registration is required; to register, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. All necessary materials are provided.
The Hazleton Area Public Library, along with all other libraries in the Luzerne County Library System, is dedicated to providing free access to digital materials, including eBooks and eAudiobooks. However, our ability to connect patrons to digital materials is being threatened. On August 1st Blackstone Publishing embargoed eAudiobook titles from purchase by public libraries for three months after their release date.
On November 1st Macmillan Publishing, one of the country’s biggest publishers, launched a library eBook embargo; for the first eight weeks after publication public libraries are limited to purchasing a single copy of a new eBook. The Hazleton Area Public Library, along with libraries across the country, is demanding that Macmillan reverse this policy so that we can continue to meet our readers’ needs. In opposition of this restriction, the Luzerne County Library System is boycotting Macmillan eBooks for six months, effective November 1st. During this time, no new Macmillan eBooks will be added to our digital collection.
The Luzerne County Library System will continue to purchase Blackstone & Macmillan products in other formats that are not impacted by the embargos. The system will continue to add new eBook & eAudiobook content to the digital collection, choosing items from other publishers. Previously published Macmillan eBooks and Blackstone eAudiobooks already in the digital collection will not be affected.
We encourage you to stand with us and work toward a more just outcome for the greater reading community. Join thousands of readers who have already added their names to a petition launched by the American Library Association at eBooksForAll.org.
The library will be hosting its monthly drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00-7:00. 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. Please bring any mobile devices you have questions about with you. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.
Health Insurance Q&A/Sign-Up
The library will be holding a health insurance open-enrollment Q&A/Sign-up program on Thursday November 14 at 4:00 in the Community Room of the library. Please use the Green Street entrance. Staff from the PA Insurance Department will be present to aid those looking to learn more about marketplace insurance options. Marketplace navigators will be present to help attendees sign-up for insurance. This FREE program is open to the public. Registration required - visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.
Candy will be available at the front desk for all ghostly & ghoulish visitors this Thursday, October 31. Happy Halloween!
We all have a story to tell, so start writing yours now. Our monthly workshop focuses on generating new material in a supportive environment. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to write anything you want. Participants are invited to read their writing aloud; share as much or little as you want. Feedback and comments concentrate on what is strong and good about the work. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. The workshop takes place Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Adults and teens 16+ are welcome to attend. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.
Adulting 101: Basic Auto Care/Winterizing One’s Car
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting its second Adulting 101 program Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00. The topic for this program is basic auto care/winterizing one’s vehicle. Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend this free program. The program takes place in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance) of the library. Registration is required. Register by visiting or calling the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.
The Hazleton Area Public Library strives to inform, enlighten and entertain all people living in Hazleton Area Communities by providing access to books, programs and materials that foster community spirit, learning and growth.
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