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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Mobile Printing
With our Mobile Print Service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printer from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pay for (10 cents per page),  release, and pick up your printing. Use this link: http://www.printeron.net/hapl/central

Hazleton Library Hours

Day  Hours
 Monday through Thursday  9:00 - 8:00
 Friday  9:00 - 5:00
 Saturday  9:00 - 4:00
 Sunday  CLOSED
The Great American Read

 

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. The results of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book will be announced on the series finale in October.

The series is designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Library users are invited to vote here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8F875L   to help us decide which ten books are Luzerne County readers' favorites. You may also vote in person at any of our libraries. Voting is open through August 15.

Library News for the Week of July 16

Tech–Time
Do you want to learn more about your mobile technology? Have questions and need assistance using your devices? Then this is your chance to get the help you need! HAPL will be offering a drop in tech-time tutoring session on Thursday, July 26th from 3:00-4:00. This service is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required as this is a drop in program. Any questions can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961.

Libraries Rock Film Program
The second film in the Summer Quest musical program will be screened at 6:00 on Thursday, July 19th. Registrations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Graphic Novel Reading & Signing
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing by David N. Corrado on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00–3:00 in the community room (Green St. entrance). Focus for the afternoon will be on Corrado’s new Graphic Novel, The Legend of Alastar. David N. Corrado is a fine artist and illustrator from northeast Pennsylvania. At a young age, his maternal grandfather introduced him to the art of drawing and painting. After graduating from Penn State University, he went on to complete altar paintings for churches, portraits for R/C Theaters, and murals for American Legion and a town hall. The Legend of Alastar is his first work of fiction. Reservations are requested, and may be made by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Writing Workshop
Do you have a story to tell, a poem in your heart, or a message you’d like to share through the art of writing? Everyone is capable of being a writer, all that’s required is putting pen to paper. Workshops can be an encouraging place to explore your creativity and receive much needed support and feedback. Join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library for a workshop designed for 16 year olds to adult, focusing on generating new material in a positive and supportive environment. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to follow your own inspiration. Participants can read their own work aloud; share as much or as little as wanted. Responses will focus on what is strong and good about the work. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 28th  from 1:00–2:30 in the community room, so please use the Green Street entrance. It will be offered by fellow staff member, Lexie Collazo. Register at the Reference desk or by calling (570) 454-2961.

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Library News for the Week of July 9

Gmail & You
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 program 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 Saturday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00. Registrations are required as seating is limited. Registrations can be placed by phoning the Library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Libraries Rock Film Program
The second film in the Summer Quest musical program will be screened at 6:00 on Thursday, July 19th. Registrations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Tech – Time
Do you want to learn more about your mobile technology? Have questions and need assistance using your devices? Then this is your chance to get the help you need!      HAPL will be offering a drop in tech-time tutoring session on Thursday, July 26th from 3:00-4:00. This service is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required as this is a drop in program. Any questions can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961.

Writing Workshop
Do you have a story to tell, a poem in your heart, or a message you’d like to share through the art of writing? Everyone is capable of being a writer, all that’s required is putting pen to paper. Workshops can be an encouraging place to explore your creativity and receive much needed support and feedback. Join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library for a workshop designed for 16 year olds to adult, focusing on generating new material in a positive and supportive environment. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to follow your own inspiration. Participants can read their own work aloud; share as much or as little as wanted. Responses will focus on what is strong and good about the work. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 28th from 1:00–2:30 in the community room, so please use the Green Street entrance. It will be offered by fellow staff member, Lexie Collazo. Register at the Reference desk or by calling (570) 454-2961.

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Library News for the Week of July 2

Holiday Hours
The Library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday, July 3, and CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4.

Gmail & You
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 program 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 Saturday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00. Registrations are required as seating is limited. Registrations can be placed by phoning the Library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Libraries Rock Film Program
The second film in the Summer Quest musical program will be screened at 6:00 on Thursday, July 19th. Registrations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Graphic Novel Reading & Signing
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing by David N. Corrado on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00–3:00 in the community room (Green St. entrance). Focus for the afternoon will be on Corrado’s new Graphic Novel, The Legend of Alastar. David N. Corrado is a fine artist and illustrator from northeast Pennsylvania. At a young age, his maternal grandfather introduced him to the art of drawing and painting. After graduating from Penn State University, he went on to complete altar paintings for churches, portraits for R/C Theaters, and murals for American Legion and a town hall. The Legend of Alastar is his first work of fiction. Reservations are requested, and may be made by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

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Library News for the Week of June 25

Tech-Time
Do you want to learn more about your technology? Need help doing something on your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any other device? The library is offering a drop-in, tech time tutoring session today from 3:00 - 4:00. During this time, bring your technology and your questions, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help you as best he can. This service is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, as this is a drop-in event.

LGBTQ & You
Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting an LGBTQ & You informational program on Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 in the community room (Green St. Entrance). Reservations are not required for this program.Dr. Helen H. Davis is an Associate Professor of English at Wilkes University. She is also part of the Women's and Gender Studies program. Her research areas include gender studies, queer theory, feminist theory, narrative theory, nineteenth-century literature, and rhetoric and composition. She co-founded and co-facilitates the Wilkes University Safe Space and LGBTQ Awareness program and is Co-Chair of the Wilkes Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (CODIE). She has provided sessions on LGBTQ awareness and practices for creating safe spaces at many colleges, universities, libraries, and other area organizations. She has been a board member of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance since 2013, and has served as Vice Chair of the board since 2014. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQA individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality.  The NEPA Rainbow Alliance strives toward a future where all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania can live openly and free from fear; where individuals, organizations, and businesses work collaboratively to provide an equal, inclusive community; and where we celebrate and nurture our diversity. To work towards this future the Alliance will educate and empower their volunteers to create strategic, peer-driven, sustainable programming overseen by strengthened volunteer leadership.

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