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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Mobile Printing
With our Mobile Print Service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printer from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pay for (10 cents per page),  release, and pick up your printing. Use this link: http://www.printeron.net/hapl/central Printing will be available for 48 hours from the time you send it to the printer.

 

Weather Notice
If the Hazleton Area School District delays or closes due to inclement weather, the HAPL will not open before 10:00. If weather Is "severe", please call 570-454-2961 to confirm library hours.

 

Hazleton Library Hours

Day  Hours
 Monday through Thursday  9:00 - 8:00
 Friday  9:00 - 5:00
 Saturday  9:00 - 4:00
 Sunday  CLOSED
Library News for the Week of March 18

Healthcare in Retirement
This adult program, the third in our winter financial program series will take place tomorrow, March 19th at 12:00 in the library's Community Room (Green St entrance). Michael J. Oresick Jr. CFP, of Lagana Wealth Advisory Group at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC will be here to talk to those looking to learn more about what financial resources they have access to as the begin planning and saving for the expenses associated with Healthcare in retirement. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961.

Throwback Thursday
Join us for this month's Throwback Thursday film program taking place on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00. This month’s film is the 1986 classic comedy about three friends who are convinced to skip school one last time before graduation. The main protagonist is a pro at skipping class, and is determined to have an epic adventure…despite the principal’s attempts to catch him in the act. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department at 570-454-2961. The film will be shown in the Community Room (Green St entrance) of the library. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

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Library News for the Week of March 11

Pi It Forward
This Thursday, March 14th (3.14) is Pi Day. The Hazleton Area Public Library will be selling individual serving pies, in cooperation with George Boyle, local Tastykake sales rep, to benefit the library’s overdue fund. There will be several flavors of pie available. Donations start at $1.00 per pie. Patrons with overdue fines can use one (1) of the donation slips to help pay for fines. Donation slips will be available until funds are depleted. Delicious pies will be available for one day only, Thursday March 14th at the main library.

Mixed Media Painting Adults & Teens 16+
Join us this Wednesday March 13th at 6:00 at the Hazleton Area Public Library for a mixed media painting class. Attendees will be exploring some basic techniques in watercolor and oil pastel. This is a great class for beginners. This program will take place in the community room. Use the Green Street entrance of the library. Registration is required. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Space is limited. Last day to register is Monday, March 11th.

Caesar’s Warning: The Ides of March
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film screening to celebrate the famous literary warning in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. The library will be showing the 1953 film adaptation of the play on Friday, March 15th at 2:00. This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library’s reference desk at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.

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Pi It Forward


March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day.The library will be selling individual serving pies, in cooperation with George Boyle, local Tastykake Sales Rep, to benefit the overdue fund.There will be several flavors available, and donations start at $1.00 per pie. Patrons with overdue fines can use one of the donation slips to help pay for fines. Donation slips will be available until funds are depleted. Pies will be available for one day only, March 14, at the main library.

Library News for the Week of March 4

Please note that the library will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 8.

Pi It Forward
March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day.The library will be selling individual serving pies to benefit the overdue fund. There will be several flavors available, and donations start at $1.00 per pie. Patrons with overdue fines can use one of the donation slips to help pay for fines. Donation slips will be available until funds are depleted. Pies will be available for one day only, March 14, at the main library.

Tech-Time
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:00-7:00. Bring your devices and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
Join us at the Hazleton Area Public library on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 for a workshop focused 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. Explore your creative side and receive helpful feedback. Responses focus on what is strong and good about the work. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to follow your own inspiration. Participants can read their work aloud and share as much or little as they want. The workshop takes place in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 570-454-2961.

Mixed Media Painting Adults & Teens 16+
Join us Wednesday, March 13th for 6:00 for a mixed media painting class. Attendees will be exploring some basic techniques in watercolor and oil pastel. This is a great class for beginners. This program will take place in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Registration is required. Please contact the library’s Reference Desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Space is limited. Last day to register is Monday, March 11th.

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Library News for the Week of February 25

E.Z. Listening! Jazz
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting local jazz trio E.Z. Listening! for an evening jazz concert. This program is free and open to the public and will take place this Wednesday, February 27th, at 6:00. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Space is limited. The last day to register is Monday, February 25th. Refreshments will be provided. 

AIDS Activist Project
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting local author, photographer, and activist Bill Bytsura for a book discussion and signing event. With his book titled The AIDS Activist Project, Bytsura set out to document the AIDS Activist movement beginning in 1988 through 1998. His book is a series of black and white portraits and written statements of AIDS Activists from around the world. Bytsura worked in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Puerto Rico as well as many cities in the United States. Moved by the dedication and the struggle to understand and find a cure for AIDS by the group ACT UP, Bytsura set out to record the faces and names of AIDS activists. Well known activist like Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Larry Kramer, Moises Agosto and Mona Bennett are featured in this book. This program is free and open to the public. Bytsura will be at the library on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 to discuss and sign copies of his book. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Tuesday, February 26th.  Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

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