HAPL Haunting Hour
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a Spooky story hour on Thursday, October 24 at 6:00. Whether it’s about ghosts, goblins or ghouls, we want to hear your favorite spooky story. Choose something new, a classic tale, or even a creation of your own that’ll leave us with goosebumps. Readers and listeners of all ages are welcome. Readers will be given between 5-10 minutes, depending on total participants. Registration is required by October 22 and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454- 2961. Please inform us at time of registration if you intend on reading, but it is not required to attend.
Autumn Scratchboard Craft
On Tuesday, October 29 the Hazleton Area Public Library will be creating autumn themed scratchboard. Attendees will pick a simple autumn theme and explore the technique of cross hatching. The design will be scratched into the prepared board to reveal the gold foil underneath. There is no experience or skill necessary. This will be a beginner's level class. Class will start at 6:00 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 Friday, October 25.
We all have a story to tell; start writing yours now. Our 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, November 2 at 1:00 in the Community Room. Use the Green Street entrance. Adults and teens 16+ are welcome to attend. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.
Adulting 101: Basic Auto Care/Winterizing One’s Car
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting its second Adulting 101 program Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00. The topic for this program is basic auto care/winterizing one’s vehicle. Adults and teens 14+ are welcome to attend this free program. The program takes place in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. Registration is required. Register by visiting or calling the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.
The library will be hosting its monthly drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, November 6 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. Please bring any mobile devices you have questions about with you. 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.
Health Insurance Q&A/Sign-Up
The library will be holding a health insurance open-enrollment Q&A/Sign-up program on Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. 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.
October Little Learners
This program is for children in kindergarten– 2nd grade. The program takes 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.
Teen Time: Werewolf Escape Room
On Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00-7:00, students in grades 7-12 can try to solve the library’s werewolf-themed escape room. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
On Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00-7:00, children of all ages are invited to join us as Mr. Rich Angelo performs some chilling science experiments. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the Library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Explorer Club: Ancient Greece
This group meets once a month and is for students in grades 3-6. Each month we explore a different topic with hands-on activities and games. Our next program takes place on Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00-7:00, and we will be exploring Ancient Greece. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, October 28.
Students in 4th-8th grades are invited to join us as we explore fossils on Monday, November 11 from 6:00-7:00. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, October 28.
W-B/Scranton Penguins Visitor
Is your child a hockey fan? On Monday, November 4 at 6:00, a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team will be visiting the library. This visit is open to children of all ages. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins today.
On Saturday, November 9 from 10:00-10:45, we invite families to join us for stories and activities that will help you bond as a family while improving reading and social skills. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, October 28.