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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Celebrate Puzzle Day
Today, the Hazleton Area Public Library will offer our patrons an opportunity to contribute to three jigsaw puzzles. There will be a puzzle for children, another for young adults, and a third for adults. So stop by and participate. 

Patron Weather Notice
In the event the Hazleton Area School District schedules a delay due to weather conditions, Hazleton Area Public Library will open at 10:00. Please call the library at 570-454-2961 on days when weather conditions are “severe” to verify that HAPL will be open. 

Blind Date With A Book
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Hazleton Area Public Library is playing matchmaker. Beginning a new book is not unlike going out on blind date. You never know what kind of experience you are going to have. Beginning Feb. 1 to 15, HAPL will be encouraging you to select your “date” from a display of specially wrapped books. Check out your book at the circulation desk and then uwrap it at home. The library looks forward to being love at first sight for the reader.

Hazleton Beltway Extension Document
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has made copies of the S.R. 0424, section 390 Project, Environmental Assessment available for review in the Reference Department of the Hazleton Area Public Library.

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 became a more skillful editor and 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.

Winter  Storytime
Toddler Storytime for children currently ages 2 and 3 is offered Wednesdays at 11:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime for children ages 4-5 is offered Wednesdays at 6:00. The six week session of Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Teen Time: Crime Scene Forensics
Students in grades 7-12 will perform hands-on experiments to learn the basics of crime scene forensics. The program takes place on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:00-7:00. Registration is required and 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 taking place Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00. Please register by contacting the library’s. Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. The program dates and themes are as follows: January 30th “Electricity Everywhere,” February 6th “Slime Time,” and February 13th “Creative Camouflage.”

Storytime with Local Author Arla Jayne
At 2:00 on Monday, February 19th, Presidents’ Day, local author Arla Jayne will join us for a special storytime. Hear the author read her book, “Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog,” a book about a hedgehog who leaves his yard for the first time and has to deal with the issues of diversity and acceptance.  The program is for children ages 4-8. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at $10 a book. Please register to attend by contacting the Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Memorial Books
Tiny houses in the city, in memory of Nicole Anderson, from Edan Anderson.

Pretty fun, in memory of Anna Dominic, from Thomas J. Ciotola, M.D.

Where the past begins, in memory of Anna Dominic, from Thomas J. Ciotola, M.D.

The Mayflower, in memory of Ruth Eyerly, from Mary Grace & Bill Maranki.

The Sunday dinner cookbook, in memory of Ruth Eyerly, from Wally & Dea Iffert.

Alone, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Mark & Jennifer Bennett.

Battle hardened, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Greco Family:  Frank Greco, Joe & Vicki Greco, Larry & Anna Mae (Greco) Galbraith and Mike & Mary Lou (Greco) Torpey.

A dozen lessons for entrepreneurs, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Carol & Bob Tunnessen, Sr.

Epic drives of the world, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Greco Family:  Frank Greco, Joe & Vicki Greco, Larry & Anna Mae (Greco) Galbraith and Mike & Mary Lou (Greco) Torpey.

The fear and the freedom, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Michael & Jane Leib.

Harley-Davidson Sportster, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Marilyn Gordon.

Hidden armies of the Second World War, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Camp Cadet Troop “N” Board of Directors.

Shop cook eat New York, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Rich & Mary Ann Reggie.

South Africans versus Rommel, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Mark & Jennifer Bennett.

Think bigger, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Greco Family:  Frank Greco, Joe & Vicki Greco, Larry & Anna Mae (Greco) Galbraith and Mike & Mary Lou (Greco) Torpey.

Wild horse country, in memory of Edward Genetti, from Judith Fellin.

Warbird factory, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

Fatima, in memory of Rachel Graziano, from Most Precious Blood Sodality.

Growing up Fisher, in memory of Phyllis Kallick, from Linda & John Beltrami.

Orvis:  from lure to fly, in memory of Louis Lindsey, from Freeland Municipal Authority.

Generals of the Bulge, in memory of Paul Malone, from Llewellyn & Maura Dryfoos and Family.

My sweet kitchen, in memory of Joan S. Sauers, from Joseph & Cathy Gasper.

Now that you mention it, in memory of Joan MacLuskie Sippel, from HHS Class of 1952 Reunion Committee.

Honor Books
I spy a great reader, in honor of Alice P. Boyle (Birthday), from Ann Coyle & Family.

The Vatican cookbook, in honor of JoAnn & Franklin Schell (Anniversary), from Trudy Mariano.