Saturday, March 3rd (10am) Children ages 4-7 will have a storytime about the book "Rosie Rever, Enigineer," by Andrea Beaty. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Join us for stories, songs, activities and crafts. The storytimes are offered on Wednesdays from March 14th through April 18th. The Toddler group (ages 2-3) meets at 10:30am, the Preschool group (ages 4-5) meets at 6pm. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
St. Patrick's Day Party
Saturday, March 17th (10am) Children ages 5-10 can join us for some St. Patrick's Day themed activities, snacks, and a craft. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Teen Time: Card Night!
Tuesday, March 13th (6pm) Teens in grades 7-12 will try out different types of card games. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Fake News Program
Fake news has been a buzz word in real new outlets for the past year. During the program at the Hazleton Area Public Library on March 1 at 6:00, Kent Jackson, a reporter for the Standard-Speaker, will lead a discussion on what fake news is and isn't. Jackson will give examples of how fake news has real effects, from an attack on a pizza shop to attacks on journalists. Also, Jackson will question how fake news affects elections and policy making. After learning how the Standard-Speaker and other news organizations check facts, the audience members will try determining whether reports are real, or fake. Jackson, who has been with the newspaper for 35 years, will highlight fact-checking websites and checklists for verifying information -- tools that can help everyone become a more skillful editor and a more discerning reader. Reservations are required, and can be placed by phoning HAPL’s Reference Department at 570-454-2961. Deadline for reservations is Monday, February 26th.
Spring Music in the Air
Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to present a very special spring concert with classical guitarist, Robert Dopira. His spring program will focus on classical, popular, and Broadway music. The spring performance is scheduled for Friday, April 6th at 6:00 in HAPL’s Community Room (Green St. Entrance). The library will be closing at 5:00, so all attendees will have to enter on the Green St. side of the building. Mr. Dopira won a scholarship to the Roman Festival Orchestra in Italy to perform in their summer performance program. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in performance, and completed his Master’s Degree courses. Spring Music in the Air is open free of charge to the general public, but reservations are required.To place reservations, please contact HAPL’s reference desk no later than Saturday, March 31st.