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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Gmail & You
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. It allows users to send and receive email and remain in contact with others via a digital medium. This program will cover Gmail basics including setting up a Gmail account, sending and receiving email, writing and editing an email, security, and deleting email. This program is free and open to the public. It will be held on Saturday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00. Registrations are required as seating is limited. Registrations can be placed by phoning the Library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Libraries Rock Film Program
The second film in the Summer Quest musical program will be screened at 6:00 on Thursday, July 19th. Registrations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Tech – Time
Do you want to learn more about your mobile technology? Have questions and need assistance using your devices? Then this is your chance to get the help you need!      HAPL will be offering a drop in tech-time tutoring session on Thursday, July 26th from 3:00-4:00. This service is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required as this is a drop in program. Any questions can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961.

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, July 28th from 1:00–2:30 in the community room, so please use the Green Street entrance. It will be offered by fellow staff member, Lexie Collazo. Register at the Reference desk or by calling (570) 454-2961.


Graphic Novel Reading & Signing 
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing by David N. Corrado on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00–3:00 in the community room (Green St. entrance). Focus for the afternoon will be on Corrado’s new Graphic Novel, The Legend of Alastar. David N. Corrado is a fine artist and illustrator from northeast Pennsylvania. At a young age, his maternal grandfather introduced him to the art of drawing and painting. After graduating from Penn State University, he went on to complete altar paintings for churches, portraits for R/C Theaters, and murals for American Legion and a town hall. The Legend of Alastar is his first work of fiction. Reservations are requested, and may be made by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program has started and will continue throughout the summer.  Summer Quest is open to children 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.

Library Day @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Tuesday, August 14 against the Indianapolis Indians to any child 4 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer. Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.

Memorail Books
Making choices for a healthy body, in memory of Sue Ann Childs, from Mary Ann & Rich Reggie.

Israel rising, in memory of Elsie Cohn, from Karen K. Cloutier.

The light from Zion, in memory of Elsie Cohn, from Karen K. Cloutier.

East West, in memory of George T. Deeb, Jr., from Barbara, Jim, Brandi & Joe Kurchock.

Our Lady of the nations, in memory of Olga Duffy, from Ralph & Debbie Cameron.

RFK, in memory of Mary Eberly, from Fallabel Family.

Sew… the garment-making book of knowledge, in memory of Mary Ellen Fidishun, from Providence Place.

Glenn Killinger, All-American, in memory of Margaret Gundy, from Providence Place.

The political spectrum, in memory of Ralph Hommas, from Carol & Bob Tunnessen.

Growing in God’s love, in memory of Greyson Carter Kapes, from Ron & Marie Gavlick.

All-American anarchist, in memory of George Mikula, from Joe & Sandy Krushin.

The best cook in the world, in memory of Martha (Bunny) Monticello, from Michael & Bonnie Palumbo.

The President is missing, in memory of Carmen Morales, from Linda Seaman, Gerald Gatski & Joseph Pacelli.

Giada’s Italy, in memory of Carmella Quinn, from Dolly Forte, Marie Staber and Marie Yurkanin.

Mother Angelica on God, His home, and His angels, in memory of Antonette Ruggiero, from Roseanne Hawke-Luceno.

Built, in memory of Arthur D. Sweeney, from Christ Lutheran Prayer Shawl Group.

Through my father’s eyes, in memory of Arthur D. Sweeney, from Christ Lutheran Prayer Shawl Group.

Growing heirloom flowers, in memory of Anna Sydlar, from Providence Place.

The connoisseur’s guide to worldwide spirits, in memory of Maurice Umbriac, Jr., from Catherine Griguoli.

Don’t stop believin’, in memory of Eleanor Valites, from Tom & Tomasene Szumlanski.

The language of kindness, in memory of Rosemary Veglia, from Leo & Betty Latella.

Honor Books
Riveting read-alouds for middle school, in honor of Dr. Deb Carr (Tenure & Promotion at King’s College), from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.

I, mammal, in honor of Dr. Carl Frankel, from Family of Dr. James & Dorothy Staudenmeier.

My wonderful heart of love, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Peter F. Magazzu (Anniversary), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Hawaii, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Woodring, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.