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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Hazleton area residents can now access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Hazleton Area Public Library website (www.hazletonlibrary.org). Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes and models. ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save money on car repairs by offering expert, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct repairs themselves, or by having greater knowledge about their vehicle when taking it to a professional for service. Residents with a library card can tap into this resource through their home computers, iPads or tablets around the clock, in addition to being able to access the information at the library. Home users will need to enter their library barcode number to access the information. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, a Cengage company, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles. This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.

Gmail Basics
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. It allows users to send and receive email and remain in contact with others via a digital medium.  This class will cover Gmail basics including setting up a Gmail account, sending and receiving email, writing and editing an email, security, and deleting email.  This program is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required as seating is limited. Registration can be placed by visiting or calling the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Flash Fiction (Writing Workshop) Adults & teens 16+
For a real challenge to your storytelling skills, try your hand at Flash Fiction. Do you think you can tell a complete story in less than 750 words? 250? How about 50? In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the flash fiction genre. Together we'll explore the form by reading and discussing examples. Prompts and exercises specifically aimed at generating flash fiction will be provided along with time to write. Sharing your writing is encouraged, but not required. Additional resources provided will include further reading and opportunities to publish your work. Register in person or by calling the library at 570-454-2961; deadline for registration is August 19. Workshop takes place in the library's Community Room on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00. Please use the Green Street entrance.

Summer Film Program
Hayworth swings her hips and Ford slings his fists in this fascinating fifties film noir. Join us for HAPL's third and final summer film. This program takes place Thurssay, August 22 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). The screening will feature a thrilling movie with intrigue and suspense throughout. Registration is required & can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

Hazy Painters
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic music festival Woodstock, for the month of August, HAPL’s Hazy Painters will be redesigning album covers. Attendees can redesign any album they wish for this program, and are encouraged to bring the album with them. Attendees are welcome to submit music they’d like to hear during the program. To submit music, visit or call the library. Songs can also be submitted via email to Jeff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please keep music choices clean, and free of profanity. Only program attendees can submit music. This family friendly program will take place Saturday August 24 at 1:30 in the Community Room. Please use the Green Street entrance of the library. This program is FREE. All necessary supplies are provided. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 21.

Sun Printing Craft
On Tuesday, August 27 the library will be having an adult craft class on sun printing. Attendees will arrange objects on specially coated paper and then will expose it to sunlight. This will create a photograph. Various objects will be provided to make every piece unique but feel free to bring anything that might inspire you. Class will start at 5:30 in the Community Room. Please use the Green Street entrance. 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 Thursday August 22.

Health Insurance Q&A and Sign-Up
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be holding a health insurance open-enrollment education session on Wednesday, August 28 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.

Congratulations to the following young readers who have completed all requirements of the 2019 Read-To-Me Summer Quest Program, “A Universe of Stories”: Keziah Harper, Korrah Harper, Victoria Moore, Daniel Orcel, Penelope Plesh, Yarelin Santana, Roland Tarselli, and Stella Tarselli.

Congratulations to the following readers who have completed all requirements of the 2019 Summer Quest Program, “A Universe of Stories”: Carvin Bleiler, Chloe Cannon, James Cundro, Kailyn Gasper, Macey Gasper, Gabriella Gronsky, Austin Pinson, Ayla Pinson, Damian Pinson, Stephen Yachera, and Peter Youngcourt.

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 old ones are the best, in memory of Tom Bond, from KME Fire Apparatus.

Black & Decker the complete guide to bathrooms, in memory of John E. Brislin, from Lorraine & Ryan Berger and Janelle & Brandon Petser and Family.

Buffalo-style gardens, in memory of Neal DeAngelo, from Acri-Plesh Family.

The incomplete book of running, in memory of Neal DeAngelo, from Ralph & Debbie Cameron.

Urban garden design, in memory of Neal DeAngelo, from Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sokolofski.

Woodworking, in memory of Todd Edwards, from Remo Molino.

Veneto, in memory of Marie Fluri, from Mr. & Mrs. Jude Lonzetta.

Aviation in Reading and Berks County, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

The best hits on Route 66, in memory of Maryann Homanko, from Josephine Bogansky & Family.

The campout cookbook, in memory of Charlotte Karchner, from Providence Place.

Modern baking, in memory of Sophia H. Kringer, from John, Lori & Brittany Kringer.

Using literature in English language education, in memory of Rebecca S. Machella, from Bob Shanno.

The history of jewelry, in memory of John Podlesney, from John & Laurie Tombasco and Family.

Play it loud, in memory of Mark Reimiller, from Kristina, Matthew, Michelle & Alex Carlyon.

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

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

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

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

Unfreedom of the press, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from the Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.

Brilliant & wild, in memory of Marian Seo, from Gwen & Thomas Bodnar.

Songs of America, in memory of Josephine Throne, from Patty Billet & Bill Corby.

Stanley outdoor projects, in memory of Donald Tombasco, from Mike & Gloria Potence.

Anthony Bourdain remembered, in memory of James J. Vitacco, from Mike & Gloria Potence.

The Masters, in memory of Willard “Chip” Woodring, from Marion & George Weiss.

Honor Book
The skills, in honor of Donna Marie Barna (Athena Award 2019), from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees & Staff.