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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

CSJMA 537 Plan for Public Review
The Hazleton Area Public Library Valley Branch currently has one copy of the proposed joint Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan Update Revision January 2020, for public review and comment. The public may ask to review the plan at the front desk. This Plan considers both the short-term and long-term wastewater management alternatives for Conyngham Borough and Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County. Written comments should be forwarded to Richard Harrison, Entech Engineering, 239 South Mountain Boulevard, Suite 300, Mountain Top, PA 18707. All written comments must be received prior to the end of the 30-day public comment period or by March 2, 2020.

Tax Forms
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. Federal forms & instruction booklets are available for pick-up. State forms & schedules are available to copy or print at .10 a page.

Blind Date With A Book
Love is in the air. It’s that time of year again, for the entire month of February; the Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a "Blind Date with a Book" program. Blind dates can be found on the main floor of the library. Visit or call to learn more about the program.


The second Tech-Time session will be held Tuesfay, February 18 from 10:00-11:00. 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 these are drop in events. For questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Computer 101
On Tuesday, February 11 at 10:00 the library will be having a Computer 101 program. This program is for adults, 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.  Ask for Jeff if there are any questions about the program.

Hazy Painters: Act of Kindness
For the month of February, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be embracing the spirit of Random Acts of Kindness week (February 11-17). This month, program attendees are asked to paint simple scenery, or their favorite work of art. The paintings made during the program will be given to residents living at The Manor at St. Luke Village. We hope this act of kindness will brighten their day, as well as their homes. The program takes place Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 in the Community Room and space is limited. Be sure to visit or call the library at 570-454-2961 to reserve your seat. This program is free and open to all ages. All necessary supplies are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Quilling Craft
Join us on Tuesday, February 25 to practice the 15th century art of quilling. Quilling is a paper craft that shapes thin strips of paper into delicate pleats and swirls. Paper coils are combined to form designs. This is a great, relaxing, no mess craft for the beginner and expert alike. Class is free and 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 February 20. Ages 16+.

Gardening Series: Seed Starting
Join us Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance) for the first of three programs in our gardening series. The topic of this program is Seed Starting. Attendees will learn about selecting the right varieties of vegetable and flower seeds, when to begin germinating the seed, supplies and equipment needed when growing from seed, caring for young seedlings and, finally, the best time to plant in the garden. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get some hands on experience, starting seeds of their own. This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. There will be three programs in total for this series. The dates and times of the remaining two will be announced at a later time.

STEAM: Tools and Our Brains
Monday February 10 from 6:00-7:00, we will briefly discuss how humans learned to develop tools in order to survive, as well as, other species that use tools. In addition we will also talk about how human tool making differs from the tools animals use. Finally, we will spend the rest of the program creating tools out of everyday household items to complete challenges. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Little Learners
On Monday, February 17 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades K-2 will be reading stories and doing activities to learn about different themes and enhance their literacy and social skills. This month we’ll be getting rid of those winter blues with the theme “Fun in the Sun.” Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Teen Time: Life Size Board Games
On Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00-7:00, teens in grades 7-12 can try out life size versions of Yahtzee, Connect Four, and more. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Family Time: Watercolor Painting
On Saturday, February 15 from 10:00-11:00, the whole family is invited to join us for watercolor painting. We will provide the paints and paper. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s department at 570-454-2961.

Memorial Books
Eataly : all bout dolci, in memory of Frank Ciampi, from Joseph Lorince.

Ron Wolf and the Green Bay Packers, in memory of John DeLucca, from Hazleton High School Class of 1967 Reunion Committee-Bina, Irene, Joe & Francis.

Mary’s Italian family cookbook, in memory of Gertrude DeMelfi, from Hazleton UNICO Club.

Moscow nights, in memory of Gertrude DeMelfi, from Matt Mariano.

Seven signs of life, in memory of Ann Dolan, from Terry Babczak.

Rewild yourself, in memory of James Havrilla, from St. Clair Borough Electric Department.

Trailblazer, in memory of George Hayden, from Anne, Jim & Larry Bertuola.

Do-it-yourself basics, in memory of Leo (Butch) Matushoneck, from Sandy Michelin & Anita Kranyak.

Working reclaimed wood, in memory of Leo (Butch) Matushoneck, from Patty & Barry Veet.

Grateful Dead family album, in memory of William Morse, III, from Jerry & Mary Petruzzi.

Time is tight, in memory of John Nicolardi, from Pat & Jerry Matteo.

What to eat during cancer treatment, in memory of Michael V. Olenek, from Susan Brazzo O’Donnell.

The chocolate shark shenanigans, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Bob & Sally Chamberlain.

Race across the Atlantic, in memory of Lt. Col. Robert Prochko, from Carol Balliet.

The gift of a happy mother, in memory of Mary J. Pusti, from Hazleton Corvette Club.

Another day in the life, in memory of Michael Ricco, from Scott & Lori Vottero.

Setting up a home car workshop, in memory of Michael Sluck, from Ted Sherrock.

Italian food, in memory of George Trella, from Richard & Anne Gabriel.

Shooter’s bible guide to deer hunting, in memory of James R. Ulshafer, from Atty. Paula L. Radick.

Conditioning for dance, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Rose Mary, Anthony & Philip Urillo.

I’ll never change my name, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Danny & Linda Yannuzzi.

Johnny Cash : the redemption of an American icon, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Anthony Cameron & Family.

Honor Books
A jet powered life, in honor of Walter B. Dias (Birthday), from Joseph & Joan Laganosky.

The friendship formula, in honor of Dolly & Frank Forte (Anniversary), from Joe & JoAnn Yannuzzi and Family.

Choosing college, in honor of Gary Lawler, from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.