Lap-Sit Baby and Me
Thursdays March 7-April 11 (10:30-11am) This program is for adult caregivers and their children ages birth-23 months. Join us for songs, bounces, tickles, and stories that are aimed at not only fostering early literacy, but providing a great opportunity to bond with your child as well. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Toddler Spring Storytime
Wednesdays March 20th-April 24th (10-10:45am) Toddlers ages 2-3, joined by an adult, will enjoy stories, songs, activities, and crafts to promote early literacy. Registration begins Monday, March 11th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Preschool Spring Storytime
Wednesdays March 20th-April 24th (6-7pm) This program series is for preschoolers (ages 4-5). By following the PA Cruise into Kindergarten curriculum, we will use stories, songs, crafts, and various activities designed to improve your child's readiness for school.Registration begins Monday, March 11th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, April 6 (10-11am) In our Family Storytime, children ages 3 to 7, along with an adult, are invited to join us as we read books, sing songs, and do some fun activities. Siblings may attend, too. Registration is required, and begins Monday, March 25th. Please call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Monday, April 29th (6-7pm) This program is for children in Kindergarten– 3rd grade. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts.
Registration begins Monday, April 15th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Monday, April 8 (6-7pm) In our STEAM program, children in grades 4-8 will This month we will explore the densities of different substances creating what is known as a “Density Tower”. Come and explore the properties of different substances and see density work it’s magic.Registration begins Monday, March 25th and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Pet Toys Program
Tuesday, March 26th (6-7pm) Children ages 5 and up are invited to help the library’s Teen Advisory Board make toys that will be donated to the Hazleton Animal Shelter. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, March 11th.
Kid's Building Program
Tuesday, April 16th (6-7pm) Children ages 5 and up are invited to demonstrate their building skills at the library. We will have different types of building materials available, such as blocks and LEGOs from the Teen Advisory Board’s LEGO drive. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 8. Please visit or contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Teen Time: Pajamas and Party Games
Tuesday, April 23rd (6-7pm) This program is for teens in grades 7-12. Come enjoy some snacks and games while staying cozy in your pajamas. Registration is required, and begins Monday, April 8th. You can sign up by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Join us for this month's Throwback Thursday film program taking place March 21st at 6:00. This month's film is the 1986 classic about three friends who are convinced to skip school one last time before graduation. The main protagonist is a pro at skipping class, and is determined to have an epic adventure, despite the principal's efforts to catch him in the act. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the Reference Department at 570-454-2961. The film will be shown in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Popcorn and refreshments will be served
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 Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:00-7:00. Bring your devices; 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.
Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
In honor of National Poetry Month, this month's workshop, happening Saurdayt, April 6th from 1:00-2:00, will include prompts inspired by poetry or focus on its creation. However, you can always follow your own inspiration. The workshop centers on generating new material in a positive and supportive environment. Explore your creative side and receive helpful feedback, responses focus on what is strong and good about the work. Participants can read their work aloud; share as much or little as you want. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. The workshop takes place in the Community Room; use the Green Street entrance. Register at the reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.
First Responder Meet & Greet
As part of National Library Week, the library will be hosting some of Hazleton's finest for a First Responder's Meet & Greet on Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30. Members of the Hazleton Police Dept. and Hazleton Fire Dept. will be present to talk with those wishing to ask questions and learn from local first responders. The goal is to help foster positive relationships with those who protect & serve. A themed Storytime will be held for families. Afterward, the Hazleton Fire Dept. will show attendees around one of the city's fire trucks. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged and can be made by calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.
Join us Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 for an exercise in meditative art with ZenDoodles. ZenDoodles are a drawing exercise that uses repeated patterns and designs to help calm and focus the mind. This is a class for beginners and experts alike. No previous experience is needed. Attendees will meet downstairs in the Reference Department. Registration is required as space is limited. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Last day to register is Tuesday, April 9th.