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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Please Note:
The Library is closed Monday, May 26.

Wine & Chocolate Walk
Celebrate the First Friday in June in Downtown Hazleton at the 3rd Annual Wine & Chocolate Walk. The Library’s Community Room will be a stop where you can sample a non-alcoholic wine and taste a light, chocolate dessert. There will also be cookbooks and recipes on display as well as a chance to win a small book basket. Walkers will enjoy samples of chocolates and chocolate desserts paired with wines served by more than a twenty downtown merchants and organizations. Ticket cost is $10/person (if purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce office downtown), or $15/person at the door. The walk is self-guided, and all locations are nearby. Pick up your map, wristband, and wineglass in the lobby of the Hayden Tower at the Markle (8 W. Broad Street) between 4:00-6:00 on the day of the event. Have your map stamped at all stops, and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to spend at any participating location. For additional information call the Downtown Hazleton Alliance at 570-455-1509.

Computers Made Easy
This class will supplement the computer basics class held in May. In this program, participants will receive a more hands-on experience that will involve learning how to do some necessary and helpful tasks that make using a computer and the internet easier.Topics to be covered include: using a word processor to write just about anything, copy & paste, and understanding Google. This program is free and open to the public. The program will take place on Thursday, June 14th from 10:00-11:00. Reservations are required as seating is limited, and can be made by phoning the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Book Reading & Signing
Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a book reading and signing by local author Donald Marino in the community room on Saturday, June 16th at 1:30. Reservations are required, and may be placed by phoning the reference desk at 570-454-2961. Donald L. Marino was born in central Pennsylvania. Marino spent four years in the army, living in Germany and participating in the first Gulf Wars. Since returning home, Marino moved to northeast Pennsylvania. Marino’s favorite author is Terry Brooks. Return of the Shadows Book One is his first published work. In the realm of Lord of the Rings, Marino’s novel involves elves, dwarves, and hawk people. For an interesting afternoon with a local author, join Marino on June 16th.

Simply Rogue
Join us for an afternoon screening of a recent galactic quest on Monday, June 18th at 2:00. We invite you to dress up as your favorite SW character as prizes will be given for best costume. For those in attendance, there will be cosmic treats and refreshments available as well as cardboard standees of some of your favorite characters for a photo-op. This program is free and open to the public and will take place in the library’s Community Room (Green St. Entrance). Reservations are required and may be placed by phoning the library’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Adult Summer Film Quest
Hazleton Area Public Library will kick off its adult summer film quest on Thursday, June 21st at 6:00 in the community room. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock. There will be a series of three diverse musicals screened from June through August. Reservations are required, and may be placed by phoning the reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Do you want to learn more about your technology? Need help doing something on your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any other device? The library is offering a drop-in, tech time tutoring session on Monday, June 25th from 3:00- 4:00. During this time bring your technology and your questions, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help you as best he can.This service is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, as this is a drop-in event.

Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting an LGBTQ & You informational program on Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 in the community room (Green St. Entrance). Reservations are not required for this program. Dr. Helen H. Davis is an Associate Professor of English at Wilkes University. She is also part of the Women's and Gender Studies program. Her research areas include gender studies, queer theory, feminist theory, narrative theory, nineteenth-century literature, and rhetoric and composition. She co-founded and co-facilitates the Wilkes University Safe Space and LGBTQ Awareness program and is Co-Chair of the Wilkes Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (CODIE). She has provided sessions on LGBTQ awareness and practices for creating safe spaces at many colleges, universities, libraries, and other area organizations. She has been a board member of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance since 2013, and has served as Vice Chair of the board since 2014. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQA individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance strives toward a future where all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania can live openly and free from fear; where individuals, organizations, and businesses work collaboratively to provide an equal, inclusive community; and where we celebrate and nurture our diversity. To work towards this future the Alliance will educate and empower their volunteers to create strategic, peer-driven, sustainable programming overseen by strengthened volunteer leadership.

Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program will begin Monday, June 11th and continue throughout the summer. Summer Quest is open to children who will be entering grades one through twelve in the fall who have their own library card. Club members will receive a calendar of events and activities upon enrollment. The Hazleton Area Public Library will also host a Read-To-Me Summer Reading Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Read-To-Me members may use their parents’ library cards to participate. A calendar of storytimes will be provided at registration. The Summer Quest Program will be offered at the main library and its branches. Children may enroll only at one location. A parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll the child. Members will be asked to perform eight educational activities to complete the Summer Quest. The activities range from reading and arts, to technology and experiences.

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.

A Book that Shaped Me Contest
The Library of Congress has launched its annual summer essay contest to encourage students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall to reflect on a book they’ve read. Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 1st at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Contest participants must write a short letter to your local librarian about a book that has had a personal impact on their lives. The Hazleton Area Public Library and its branch libraries are participating in this contest. Applications with detailed instructions can be picked up at our libraries. Applications may also be downloaded at: https://www.loc.gov/bookfest/kids-teachers/booksthatshape/. The entry and the applications must be returned to the library by Saturday, July 7th.

Memorial Books
Modern steelhead flies, in memory of Glenn Antolick, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Dagger John, in memory of Marie Bonner, from Sherry & James Longo.

The CEO next door, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from David & Susan Nenstiel.

Common-sense business, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Elastic, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from Mountain View Cemetery Association.

No limits, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from Irene Giuliani.

Woodwork projects for your garden and porch, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from Pat Walser.

The secret, book & scone society, in memory of Olga Duffy, from Rose Marie & Wilbur Wagner.

Superfoods, in memory of Joan Durso, from Marilyn Gordon & Family.

The complete photo guide to home repair with 350 projects, in memory of John Fedor, from Mary Macejko & Family.

Ship modeling from scratch, in memory of William M. “Bill” Gaddes, from John & Carol Nesgoda.

Home baking, in memory of Carole J. Koslop, from Louise Pisani Grzyb, Pat Petchel, & Nancy Montgomery.

Buck, buck, moose, in memory of Andrew Lopo, Jr., from Tina Garstka & David Pazdon.

Debbie Macomber’s table, in memory of Mary Macejko, from Dave & Linda Andreas.

Lady in red, in memory of Mary Macejko, from John & Cathy Greybosh.

Muscle cars, in memory of Nate MacNeal, from David Ritz.

New favorites for new cooks, in memory of Sharon Motel, from Mary Ann Hill, Jerry Sauers, Donna Hill & John Leshko.

Create perfect paintings, in memory of Dolly Petrilyak, from The Neapolitan & Lucadamo Families.

Complete crochet course, in memory of Ruth Rouse, from Rich & Ann Gabriel.

Backyard water gardens, in memory of Anthony Udovich, from Jeffrey & Kristen Matyas Family.

The complete guide to landscape projects, in memory of Anthony Udovich, from Jeffrey & Kristen Matyas Family.

Honor Books
Saving Tarboo Creek, in honor of Jacquelyn Bonomo (2018 Pearl Award Recipient), from Mom & Dad.

The seasons alter, in honor of Jacquelyn Bonomo (2018 Pearl Award Recipient), from Mom & Dad.

Wild lives, in honor of Jacquelyn Bonomo (2018 Pearl Award Recipient), from Nicky & Cheryl Bonomo.

The all-or-nothing marriage, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Peter F. Magazzu (Anniversary), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.