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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 December 3

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Cortes
Join us for our first Lunch & Learn program with Dr. Rocio Torres Cortes tomorrow, Tuesday December 4th, from 12:00-1:00. The program will take place in the Community room (Green St. entrance). Come learn while on your lunch break; feel free to bring your lunch with you. The library will provide refreshments. Dr. Cortes is a chiropractor and the focus of her presentation will be on the nervous system and how important its proper connection to the body is for complete health. Dr. Cortes is fluent in both English and Spanish. This program is free and open to the public. Registrations for this program are required, and can be made by calling or visiting the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. The deadline for program registrations is Saturday, December 1st.

Lunch & Learn: Holiday Safety
Join us for our second Lunch & Learn program happening this month. The program will take place Monday, December 10th from 12:00-1:00 in the Community room (Green St. entrance). Come learn while on your lunch break; feel free to bring your lunch with you. The library will provide refreshments. State Trooper David L. Peters will be presenting on scams and general safety tips to be aware of during the holiday season. Questions and registrations, which are required, can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. The last day to register for this event is Friday, December 7th.

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, December 12th 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.

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Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

Help Barnes & Noble bring the gift of literacy to our community! The annual Holiday Book Drive has yielded 20 million books donated over 20 years to communities across America. This year the Wilkes-Barre store has partnered with the Luzerne County Library System.  Visit the Hazleton Area Public Library or any public library in Luzerne County, or see a bookseller in the store to learn how YOU can donate today!

Library News for the Week of November 26

Dan Urban: Grow Up Already
The Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing with local author Daniel Urban this Wednesday Nov 28th at 5:30 in the community room (Green street entrance). Those attending the program should enter through those doors. Registrations for this program are required; the last day to register is today. The focus of the evening will be on Urban's first book, Grow Up Already. A fictional account of the protagonist's life, Theodore Graham a burned out genius with working class roots, who challenges the status quo of wealth, power, and the media, only to find himself as an unlikely candidate in a tight governor's race. This political comedy examines friendships and societal struggles through witty dialogue and character interactions. Daniel Urban grew up in Coaldale, PA. He attended Penn State University and received his B.A. in Communications. After college, Urban returned home where he worked a multitude of jobs and served as a volunteer firefighter, scout leader, labor union leader, and participated in numerous community beautification projects. It was the triumphs, tragedies, struggles, resilience, and humor of the people Urban had the privilege of getting to know, that inspired him to become a writer. Phone the library's reference department at 570-454-2961 to register.

A.G. Shraud Book Reading & Signing – Believe
The Hazleton Area Public Library will host a program with author A. G. Shraud this Saturday December 1st from 2:00 – 4:00. in the Community Room (Green St. entrance). In her book titled Believe, A.G. Shraud reveals how she maintained her confidence and her determination when faced with obstacles. Daily journaling allowed her to hold in her mind the encouraging truths that drove her success. Reservations are required for this program, and may be placed by phoning the library reference desk at 570-454-2961. This Thursday, Nov 29th is the last day to register.

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Cortes 
Join us for our first Lunch & Learn program with Dr. Rocio Torres Cortes on Tuesday December 4th, from 12:00-1:00. The program will take place in the Community room (Green St. entrance). Come learn while on your lunch break; feel free to bring your lunch with you. The library will provide refreshments. Dr. Cortes is a chiropractor and the focus of her presentation will be on the nervous system and how important its proper connection to the body is for complete health. Dr. Cortes is bilingual in both English and Spanish. This program is free and open to the public. Registrations for this program are required, and can be made by calling or visiting the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. The deadline for program registrations is Saturday, December 1st.

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Library News for the Week of November 19

Holiday Hours
Please note this change in hours due to the Thanksgiving holiday: Wednesday, November 21 9:00-5:00; Thursday, November 22 Closed.

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.

AtoZ World Food
The Library recently added AtoZ World Food to its online reference offerings. This new library resource contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind. Anyone can access AtoZ World Food using the library’s computers, or from anywhere in the world from the library’s portal at www.hazletonlibrary.org with a library card. AtoZ World Food also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes. The database was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine without having to purchase individual country cookbooks.

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Library News for the Week of November 12

NaNoWriMo Write In #2
Come join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library as we celebrate National Novel Writing Month. If you're ready to write your story, we're here to keep you motivated. HAPL will be hosting two Write Ins for those of you daring enough to participate in this challenge. The second Write In is this Wednesday, Nov 14th from 6:00-7:30. Come ready to write, bring your laptop or a pen and pad. We will have snacks and refreshments available to refuel your body; writing exercises, prompts, and word-nerd books for creative inspiration. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. Write Ins will take place in the Community Room; enter through the Green Street entrance. Keep in mind you can come write with us anytime during regular business hours, we have Wi-Fi and public computers.

Throwback Thursday Films
Beginning in November, the Hazleton Area Public Library will be screening a classic film, one Thursday evening, every month. The first film will be shown this Thursday, November 15th 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.

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. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. - and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Workshops can be an encouraging place to explore your creativity and receive much needed support and feedback. The workshop will take place in the Community Room this Saturday, November 17th, from 1:00-2:30. This program is intended for Adults and teens 16+. Stop in and register at the Reference desk or call (570) 454-2961. Pen and paper will be available if needed, just bring yourself and your imagination.

Dan Urban: Grow Up Already
The Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing with local author Daniel Urban on Wednesday Nov 28th at 5:30 in the community room (Green Street entrance). Those attending the program should enter through those doors. The focus of the evening will be on Urban's first book, "Grow Up Already". A fictional account of the protagonist's life, Theodore Graham a burned out genius with working class roots, who challenges the status quo of wealth, power, and the media, only to find himself as an unlikely candidate in a tight governor's race. This political comedy examines friendships and societal struggles through witty dialogue and character interactions. Daniel Urban grew up in Coaldale, PA. He attended Penn State University and received his B.A. in Communications. After college, Urban returned home where he worked a multitude of jobs and served as a volunteer firefighter, scout leader, labor union leader, and participated in numerous community beautification projects. It was the triumphs, tragedies, struggles, resilience, and humor of the people Urban had the privilege of getting to know, that inspired him to become a writer. Registrations for this program are required and can be made by phoning the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. Registrations will be accepted up until Monday, Nov 26th.

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