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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201



Hands-Only CPR
The Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to announce it will be hosting a hands-only CPR program on Monday, August 13th from 6:00-7:00. The program will be led by two RN’s who are certified CPR instructors with LVHN-Hazleton under the American Heart Association. The Hands only CPR class is ideal for community participation. Participants will learn proper chest compressions, and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this invaluable and lifesaving skill. Registrations are required and may be placed by phoning the library reference desk at 570-454-2961. The program will take place in the library's community room (Green Street Entrance). On the day of the program, attendees should use this entrance. The last day to register for this program will be Wednesday, August 8th.

BELIEVE/ Reading and Signing by Author
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a program with author A. G. Shraud on Saturday August 25th, from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Room (Green St. entrance). In her book, Believe,  A.G. Shraud reveals how she maintained her confidence and her determination when faced with obstacles. Daily journaling allowed her to hold in her mind the encouraging truths that drove her success. Shraud came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when she was eighteen, and she figured out right away to achieve her dreams, she would need to get an education. First she had to toil for hours just to learn English. Her inspirational story shows exactly what we can accomplish through perseverance. We all struggle. We all face heartbreak, loss, and doubt. Shraud always remembered that no matter how difficult things got, she could make her dreams a reality if she remained confident and focused. Now her dream is to share her story and, in doing so, inspire her readers. Daily writing is a powerful way to focus on what is important. It allows us to not only see our dreams laid out in front of us but also discover the steps we need to take to bring those dreams to fruition.   Shraud studied at Queens College, where she earned a master’s degree in urban studies with a concentration in business administration. Her career has included seventeen years in the health-care industry as well as being an independent business owner involved in real-estate investment and property management. She is a certified public speaker who currently focuses on motivational communication, business leadership, and has worked as a teaching assistant in children’s ministry.

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, August 25th from 1:00–2:30 in the community room, so please use the Green Street entrance. It will be offered by staff member Lexie Collazo. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.

eBooks & You
The Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to offer a drop-in eBook assistance program on Monday, August 27th from 3:00-4:00. The goal of this program is to provide a time and space where patrons can ask questions and get the help they need in order to use this service. This program is free and open to the public, and registrations are not required. We ask that attendees bring their devices to this program. Other questions may be directed to the library’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Tuesday, August 28th from 3:00-4:00. 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 this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.