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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Blu-ray
Hazleton Area Public Library is now adding a selection of Blu-ray DVDs to its holdings. Several movie titles are only available on Blu-ray. When you visit HAPL be certain to check out our offerings.

Computer Basics
Hazleton Area Public Library staffer Jeffery Wagner will be offering a general program on computer basics for adults on Friday, May 11th at 10:00 in the reference department. Wagner will cover topics such as: distinctions between and usage of computer hardware and software, using an internet browser to navigate the internet, and other helpful hints in using a computer. Reservations are required before Tuesday, May 8th. The program is offered free, but due to limited seating please contact HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961 to save your seat.

STEAM Team
Children ages 8 and up will experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with fun activities. It is a three-part series that takes place Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00. The program dates are as follows: “Basic Coding” April 9th, “Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles” April 16th, and “Math Art” April 30th. Please register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. When registering please indicate what dates you are interested in attending. Hope to see you there!

Earth Day Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, April 21st is the day before Earth Day, and the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join us for an indoor picnic with their favorite stuffed animal, action figure, or doll. The program begins at 2:00, and we ask that your child bring a towel to sit on. We’ll have some fun activities and light snacks to celebrate Earth Day with our toys. Registrations can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

STEAM Team
Children ages 8 and up will experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with fun activities. It is a three-part series that takes place Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00. The program dates are as follows: “Basic Coding” April 9th, “Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles” April 16th, and “Math Art” April 30th. Please register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. When registering please indicate what dates you are interested in attending. Hope to see you there!

Bank on It
Are you a teen in grades 7-12 who wants to know more about banking, checking accounts, savings accounts, or budgeting? On Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00, Bettie Sitoski from PNC Bank will be coming to the library to discuss basic financial information that will help you begin a successful financial future. Parents and guardians are welcome to join their child. This program is free. Registrations will begin Tuesday, April 10th. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 17th.

National Library Week
The Hazleton Area Public Library joins libraries throughout Pennsylvania and the country in celebrating all that libraries have to offer as part of National Library Week 2018. Libraries and their credentialed staffs lead their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. National Library Week, observed April 8-14, puts a spotlight on the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just book repositories or places of quiet study, but also community centers that provide refuge and fuel creativity and civic engagement. Patrons and visitors can collaborate, use new technologies, acquire current skills, access online classes, and connect with other community members. Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students, and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to meet the needs of their communities. By providing resources such as eBooks and technology courses, English as a Second Language (ESL) materials, job development programs or safe spaces, libraries and librarians are leading in their communities. HAPL helps lead the community through its adult and children’s programming, activities, and reference materials. For more information, visit the Hazleton Area Public Library at 55 N. Church Street, call 570-454-2961 or visit the library’s ebsite at www.hazletonlibrary.org. Also, be sure to check out the library’s Facebook page by searching Hazleton Area Public Library.

Spring Film Series: Film #2
Join us for the second film in our spring series on Thursday, April 19th at 6:00. Reservations are required, and may be made by phoning the reference desk at 570-454-2961.

May the Fourth Be With You!
In a library galaxy, not far, far away, Hazleton Area Public Library invites you to “May the Fourth be With You!” Celebrate on Friday, May 4th at HAPL in the Cosmos room (Community Room/ Green St. Entrance) at 6:00.  Enjoy Episode IV of an intergalactic epic, have a photo taken with some of your favorite character’s cutouts, and celestial refreshments. Come dressed as your favorite SW character. Prizes for the best costume!  Reservations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961 prior to Monday, April 30th.

 2017 Tax Forms
Hazleton Area Public Library serves as a distribution point for federal and state tax forms. 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms have arrived, as well as 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ instructions and some PA tax forms. To order tax products to be delivered by mail, phone 1-800-829-3676. To view and download forms, use irs.gov/orderforms.

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.