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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Tech-Time
The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, July 10 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. 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.

Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell; start writing yours now. This 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, July 13 at 1:00 in the Community Room. Use the Green Street entrance. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. The deadline for registration is July 11.

HAPL Summer Film Program
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film program for adults on Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). This 1958 tear-jerker, starring Lauren Bacall and Robert Stack, focuses on a physicist's wife and her family. Fearing she will die, she hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts. Registration is required & can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

Computer 101
On Tuedsday, July 23 at 10:00 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. Registration can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Monday, July 22. Ask for Jeff if there are any questions about the program.

Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program is underway and will continue throughout the summer. Summer Quest is a free program open to children who will be entering grades one through twelve in the fall who have their own library card. Summer Quest members will receive a calendar of weekly events and activities upon enrollment. The Hazleton Area Public Library will also host a Read-To-Me Summer Reading Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Read-To-Me members may use their parents’ library cards to participate. A calendar of weekly storytimes will be provided at registration. The Summer Quest Program will be offered at the main library and its branches. Children may enroll only at one location. A parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll the child.   Members will be asked to perform educational activities to complete the Summer Quest. The activities range from reading and arts, to technology and experiences. Children who complete the Summer Quest program will be eligible to win prizes at the end of the summer. For more information, please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Library Day @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Tuesday, August 20 to any child 3 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer. Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.

Memorial Books
The Harley-Davidson story, in memory of Michael J. Acri, from Mark & Gail Omolecki and Ann Cassano.

The flower garden, in memory of Sara Anderson, from Sherry & James Longo.

The brown trout, in memory of Tom Anderson, from Sherry & James Longo.

The frozen chosen, in memory of Tom Anderson, from Sherry & James Longo.

The Savoy cocktail book, in memory of Tim Dolan, from Greater Hazleton PIAA Basketball Officials.

Piatti, in memory of Marie Fluri, from Peter & Sharon Sharp.

Jimmy Page, in memory of James P. Herman, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.

Darkest hour, in memory of Earle Houser, from Anne Goranitis.

The storm on our shores, in memory of Earle Houser, from Alexis & Joseph Neapolitan.

Dogfight, in memory of Joseph La Monica, from Providence Place.

Happiness is baking, in memory of Richard Pekala, from Cindy Ulanoski.

Turn, turn, turn, in memory of Marolyn Pensock, from The Neapolitan & Lucadamo Families.

Hero dogs, in memory of John Podlesney, from Billig Family.

They said it couldn’t be done, in memory of John Podlesney, from Sandy, Bob & Matt Michelin.

The daughter’s tale, in memory of Patricia Schegan, from Providence Place.

Divorce after 50, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

The justice of contradictions, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

Make your own living trust, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

Peace of mind for your aging parents, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

The trustee’s legal companion, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

A way to garden, in memory of Teresa A. Schmeer, from Charles McLaughlin & Family.

The Prairie Homestead cookbook, in memory of Marie Whittiker, from Louise Grzyb.

Swimming science, in memory of James “Ziggy” Ziegler, from Richard & Harriet Letcher and Frank & Dolly Forte.

Gradient style, in memory of Joan Beltrami, from Marco & Deborah Marchese.

Painting with wool, in memory of Joan Beltrami, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.

Grow up, David!, in memory of Joseph & Agnes (Turick) Chernock, from Gean E. Chernock.

Aimee Song : world of style, in memory of Margaret Cipriano, from Carol & Bob Tunnessen.

The Shotokan karate bible, in memory of Frank Cromer, from Christine & Michael Yatsko.

Road trip USA, in memory of Gerald Ferdinand, from Ben & Nancy Tranguch.

Circa 1903, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

Electric airplanes and drones, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

Making the cut, in memory of John Kranyak, from Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Higgins.

Meteorology manual, in memory of (Louis) Nelson Lagana, from Linda Corch.

The caddy’s cookbook, in memory of Helene McHugh, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Let’s stay in, in memory of Richard Pekala, from Rose Marie & Michele Kushmeder.

Franz Kline in coal country, in memory of Marolyn Pensock, from Anne Berlitz & Sons.

The beer kitchen, in memory of John Podlesney, from Nancy Palermo, Michele LaBuda, Ann Tihansky, Emily Stish and Kelly Marchetti.

This is Sunday dinner, in memory of Mrs. Terri Rocanelli, from Lenny & Annie Brenner.

The night library, in memory of Emily Grace Rostocki, from The Sannie Family.

National Geographic complete guide to pet health, behavior and happiness, in memory of Carol Salnicky, from Leeann Davidovich & Ralph Hussey.

Justice Scalia, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

Make your own living trust, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

U.S. immigration made easy, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

Dahlias, in memory of Marian Seo, from Hazleton Area Garden Club.

We are bananas, in memory of Goldie Spishock, from Rose Spishock.

Let me feed you, in memory of Faye Starks, from KME Fire Apparatus.

Brickwork & bricklaying, in memory of Donald Tombasco, from Mildred Belletieri.

Women’s college softball, in memory of Robert Wehrenberg, from Greater Hazleton PIAA Baseball/Softball Umpires.

Honor Books
Ballpark, in honor of Anthony Kender (60th Birthday), from Alice Kender.

Eight dates, in honor of John & Karen Klapac (Anniversary), from Jimmy Leib & Joan Churbock.