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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

HAPL will close at 12:00 today due to the weather.

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 February 18

College Planning
This adult program, the second of our winter financial program series will take place on tomorrow Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 in the library's community room. The last program in this series will involve healthcare in retirement, taking place at a later date. 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 they begin to plan to save for and pay for one’s college education. Registration for this program is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Friday, February 15th. Please note that each of the three programs in the winter financial program series is independent of one another. Signing up for one does not require attendance at the others; one may register for only the programs one in which one is interested.

Throwback Thursday
Join us for this month's Throwback Thursday film program taking place this Thursday, February 21st at 6:00. The film this month is the 1989 cult classic romantic comedy about two strangers turned friends who fail at finding love. Until that is, they give each other a chance. 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.

Hazy Painters
For the month of February, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be redesigning Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This program is free and open to the public; the library provides all necessary supplies. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Thursday, February 21st. Space is limited. The program will be held in the library's Community room. Attendees should use the Green Street entrance of the library. All ages welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Library News for the Week of February 11

Valentine’s Day Card CraftAdults & Teens 16+
This Wednesday, February13th, come and join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library from 6:00-7:30 to craft a Valentine's Day Card. There will be two designs from which to choose. Come out and create your own customized card for that special someone. This program is free and open to the public and will take place in the Community Room (Green St emtramce). Registration is required. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961. Space is limited. The last day to register is Mon, Feb 11th.

College Planning
This adult program, the second of three in our winter financial program series will take place on Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 in the library's Community Room (Green St entrance). The last program in this series will involve healthcare in retirement, taking place at a later date. 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 they begin to plan to save for, and pay one’s college education. Registration for this program is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Friday, February 15th. Please note that each of the three programs in the winter financial program series is independent of one another. Signing up for one does not require attendance at the others, only the program(s) one is interested in.

Throwback Thursday
Join us for this month's Throwback Thursday film program taking place on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00. The film this month is the 1989 cult classic romantic comedy about two strangers turned friends who fail at finding love. Until that is, they give each other a chance. 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.

Hazy Painters
On Saturday February 23 from 1:00-3:30, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be redesigning Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This program is free and open to the public; the library provides all necessary supplies. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961.The last day to register is Thursday, February 21st. Space is limited. The program will be held in the library's Community Room. Attendees should use the Green Street entrance of the library. All ages welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Library News for the Week of February 4

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, February 6th from 6:00-7:00. 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, February 9th from 1:00–2:30 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; share as much or little as you want. The workshop takes place in the Community Room; use the Green Street entrance. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.

Valentine’s Day Card Craft Adults & Teens 16+
Wednesday February 13th, from 6:00-7:30, come and join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library to craft a Valentine's Day Card. There will be two designs to pick from. Come out and create your own customized card for that special someone. This program is free and open to the public and will take place in the reference department. Registration is required. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961. Space is limited. The last day to register is Monday, February 11th.

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Library News for the Week of January 28

Retirement Income: Making Your Income and Retirement Resources Last
This adult program, the first of three in our winter financial program series will take place on tomorrow, Jan 29th at 12:00 in the library's community room. The other programs in this series will involve college planning and healthcare in retirement, both taking place at later dates. 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 they begin to plan for retirement, and how to make their retirement income last. Registrations for this program are required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Monday, January 28th. Please note that each of the three programs in the winter financial program series are independent of one another. Signing up for one does not require attendance at the others, only the programs one is interested in.

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 Wed, Feb 6th from 6:00-7:00.. 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 Sat, Feb 9th from 1:00–2:30 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; share as much or little as you want. The workshop takes place in the Community Room; use the Green Street entrance. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.

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Library News for the Week of January 21

Throwback Thursday
Join us for the January Throwback Thursday film program taking place this Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Program attendees should enter through those doors. Registrations for the film programs are not required. In the event of bad weather, please look for closings, delays and program schedule changes on the library’s website, Facebook page, or call the library at 570-454-2961. Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided at every film program. To learn the title of the film the library will be screening, phone the reference department at 570-454-2961.

Hazy Painters
Join us for the January meeting of HAPL's Hazy Painters on Saturday, January 26th at 1:30. At each meeting, we will be getting artsy and redesigning a popular book cover with paint on canvas. January's chosen book is The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. Registrations are required and can be made by phoning the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961. The deadline for registrations is Thursday, January 24th. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.

Retirement Income: Making Your Income and Retirement Resources Last
This adult program, the first of three in our winter financial program series, will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 12:00 in the library's community room. The other programs in this series will involve college planning and healthcare in retirement, both taking place at later dates. 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 they begin to plan for retirement, and how to make their retirement income last. Registrations for this program are required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Monday, January 28th. Please note that each of the three programs in the winter financial program series are independent of one another. Signing up for one does not require attendance at the others.

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