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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

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.

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.

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.

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.