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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

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 Thursday, May 2 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.

May the Paint be With You
For the month of May, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be embracing all things Star Wars for this unique themed painting program. Instead of one specific book from the franchise, attendees are welcome to choose anything Star Wars related for inspiration. The program will take place Saturday, May the 4 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green St entrance). This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend; small children must be accompanied by an adult. As per usual, all supplies including paint and canvas will be provided by the library. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

Genealogy & FamilySearch.org
Looking to do some genealogical research? Ever heard of FamilySearch.org? If not, you're in luck! The library will be hosting professional genealogist Ron Maloney of Wilkes-Barre for a database instruction session on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00. FamilySearch.org is a free genealogy database and is one of the world's largest collections of family history and genealogy content available to the public. The program will take place downstairs, in the reference department. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. Seating is limited. Last day to register is Monday, May 6.

Computer 101
On Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 the library will be having a Computer 101 program. This program is for adult patrons, those with little to no computer skills who would like to learn more about computers. Topics of instruction will include using a mouse and keyboard, searching the internet, and writing a letter using a word processor. This program will be held in the reference department of the library. Registration is required as space is limited. Registrations can be made by calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Monday, May 6. Ask for Jeff if there are any other questions about the program.

Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell, start writing yours now. This monthly workshop, happening Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 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. Workshop takes place in the Community Room (Green St entrance). Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. The deadline for registration is May 16.

Saturday Family Storytime
In our Family Storytime, children ages 3 to 7, along with an adult, may join us as we read books, sing songs, and do some fun activities. Siblings may attend, too. The program will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required. Please call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Little Learners
This program is for children in kindergarten– 3rd grade. The next program will take place tonight 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.

Storybook Quilt Program
On Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:00, the Cranberry Quilt Guild of Hazleton will bring their Storybook Quilt Program to the library. Their mission is to promote the love of quilting through reading books about quilting. Quilts will be displayed, and there will be a craft at the end of the program in which children will design their own paper quilt block. This program is for children ages 4-8. Registration is required and begins today. Please call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up. You must register by Saturday, May 4.

Students in grades 4-8 are invited to join us for our next STEAM program on Monday, May 13 from 6:00-7:00. This month we will explore what is behind zoetrope animation. We will create our own animation sequence and see it come to life! We’ll also see how our eyes use light to perceive 2D objects in motion. Registration begins today, and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Explore, Discover, Create: Ancient Egypt
Students in grades 2-6 are invited to join us for a four part series in which we explore Ancient Egypt. Each week, using hands-on activities, we’ll learn something new about the Ancient Egyptians, such as mythology, pyramids, and mummies. The series takes place Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00, beginning on Wednesday, May 1 and ending May 22. This is an exciting pilot program that the Commonwealth Libraries, the office of the State Library of Pennsylvania, has invited the Hazleton library to join in.    Registration is required. Please stop by, or call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Youth Volunteers
The Children’s Department of the library is now seeking youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in helping with the Summer Quest Program. Volunteers are scheduled for two hours per week over the course of the summer. Teens interested in volunteering should visit the Children’s Department to pick-up an application. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961. Applications are due by Monday, June 3.

Memorial Books
The dog, in memory of Dr. Seymour Bronstein, from John & Tammy Jubin.

National Geographic : spectacle, in memory of Chris Burns, from Dr. Mistal & Staff.

Live big, in memory of Frank A. Cabell, from The Pavlik Family.

Experiencing big band jazz, in memory of Rose Cammisa, from Alexis J. Neapolitan, Jr.

Judgment at bridge 2, in memory of Josephine Dallas, from Jeanne & Mike Pecora.

The Italian table, in memory of Lillian DeBello, from Mike & Barbara Christina.

The renal diet cookbook for the newly diagnosed, in memory of Donald Drasher, from John & Allison Leonard and Family.

Practice perfect softball, in memory of Frederick W. Dute, Jr., from Greater Hazleton PIAA Baseball/Softball Umpires.

The complete guide to wiring, in memory of Calvin E. Fisher, from Sally & Marty Heaney, Andy & Patti Pavlick, William Rowlands, Linda Roskos, Barbara Kostick & Roz Boyle.

Beat boredom, in memory of Mr. Robert Gaudio, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.

Golf’s sacred journey, in memory of Gerald Hughes, from Laurie & John Tombasco and Family.

Grow what you love, in memory of Rudolf Khodzhayev, from Leonard & Ann Louise Brenner.

History of air warfare from World War I to the present day, in memory of Donald A. Lindeman, from Marie Krizansky.

The age of dignity, in memory of Thelma Montefour, from Angelo & Pat Gadola and Family.

Basements complete, in memory of Donald “Pappy” Peters, from Ralph & Debbie Cameron.

The essential HR handbook, in memory of Catherine Deeb Plesce, from The Gibson Family.

America’s anchor, in memory of John Anthony Pugliese, from KME Fire Apparatus.

The happy cookbook, in memory of Sally Pursell, from Ryan Stefanick & Brittany Strenchock.

Tortellini at midnight, in memory of Monica Scalleat, from Pat, Maribeth & Patrick Malloy.

Nolo’s essential guide to child custody and support, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Tom, Carol & Kevin Ogorzalek.

The street-wise guide to getting the best from your lawyer, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Cal R. & Sally Pane and Daughters, Maureen (Pane) Kuenzi, Nanci Pane, Melane (Pane) Baran & Angela (Pane) Giuliano.

The unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family – Betty, Andrew, & Matt.

Seasonal flower arranging, in memory of Anna Woodring, from Larry Generose, Gary & Laura Generose and Tom & Heather Busch.

The fly tying artist, in memory of Joseph Yocum, from James & Donna Prokopick.

Honor Book
Hope and other superpowers, in honor of Michele Kushmeder (PEARL Award Recipient), from Laurie Tevlin-Klemow.