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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

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.

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.

Adult Summer Film Quest
Watch this column for information regarding the start of our adult summer film quest in June. The theme this year is LIBRARIES ROCK, with musicals as the genre.

Tech for Tots
Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00, children ages 4-8 will play with different STEM toys to learn the very basics of computers and coding. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to register.

Teen Time Glow in the Dark
On Tuesday, May 8th, students in grades 7-12 can join us to make a glow in the dark craft. The program goes from 6:00 - 7:00. Contact the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Youth Volunteers
The Children’s Department of the library is now seeking youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in helping with the Summer Quest Program.   Volunteers are scheduled for two hours per week over the course of the summer. Hours can be used toward graduation projects. Teens interested in volunteering should visit the Children’s Department and pick-up an application. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961. Applications are due by Monday, June 4th.

Memorial Books
Nymph masters, in memory of Glenn Antolick, from Cynthia O, Cheryl, Donna, Leah & Noell.

An Irish country practice, in memory of Mabel M. Bacon, from Margaret & John Fitzgerald.

The life Steve McQueen, in memory of Hugh Brown, from Mike & Florence Straka.

Kids cook!, in memory of Sue Ann Childs, from John, Mary Anne & Matthew Mitchell.

Peter Callahan’s party food, in memory of Sue Ann Childs, from United Charities Children’s Home.

Smitten kitchen every day, in memory of Sue Ann Childs, from AJ & Jeanne Moran.

The life Harley-Davidson, in memory of Chris Demko, from Dave & Jill Mason and Family.

Flowers every day, in memory of Jeanan Evans, from Ralph & Debbie Cameron.

The BASC handbook of shooting, in memory of Eugene Fenstermacher, from Providence Place.

Home cook, in memory of Katherine Gallucci, from Charles & Nancy Mindick.

Hair hacks, in memory of Florence J. Gregory, from Richard & Mary Jo Barrett.

Into the fire, in memory of Harry Jacobs, from Anne LeGrande Bertuola.

Super simple backyard projects, in memory of Carly Kobza, from The Bankes Family.

Sewing machine magic, in memory of Carole J. Koslop, from Ruth Sauers.

Encyclopedia of landscape design, in memory of Margaret Lamanna Matteo, from Providence Place.

Shaking things up, in memory of Jean Helen Schwartz, from Cathy & Frank Colangelo.

The monarch, in memory of Carol Lee Sipple, from Michalyn Chicalese.

Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes, in memory of Carol Lee Sipple, from Fran Lester.

Bianco, in memory of Ken & Grace Snover, from Richard & Harriet Letcher.

Patricia Heaton’s food for family and friends, in memory of Helen Sofianek, from Linda & John Beltrami and Maryann & Joe Bissol.

Elder care journey, in memory of Tonilynn Wilkinson, from Ron & Leah Onorati.


Honor Books
The manual of interior plantscaping, in honor of Nick & Marie Bonomo (Anniversary), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Catering, in honor of Junior (Stanley) Lobitz and Jimmy Lobitz (Retirement), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Dreaming the Beatles, in honor of Richard Olhanoski (Birthday), from Carol Ballick.

Lonely Planet culture trails, in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Washinsky (Anniversary), from Scott & Shirley Heckman.