Local Author Storytime
On Saturday, December 7th, two local authors and an illustrator will be visiting the library. They will be giving the public a look at their books, and provide some insight into their experience writing them. The program will begin at 10am. Wilma Ruggiero will present Adventures and Holidays at the Orange Barnge, the third installment in her Orange Barnge children’s series. This book follows recurring character, Tannon Fortuna, and his farm animals as they celebrate various holidays at the Orange Barnge, including Christmas. She will be giving away several copies of her first two books.
Author Shannon Marsyada, and illustrator Jennifer Witner, two local artists, have created a novel entitled Qatan. The book was inspired by the verse from Isaiah, “and the wolf shall be guest of the lamb." Shannon took it and created the short story about a wolf named Qatan (Hebrew for "the least") being selected by God for a very special task. Not realizing his own worth, Qatan completes the mission and receives Christ's reward. Marsyada and Witner will be selling Qatan at $10 apiece.As both books touch upon Christmas and holiday themes, this is a timely event for the season. This program is for the whole family, and registration is required. You can register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 on, or after Monday, November 25th.
Christmas Tea for Grown-Up and Me
Wednesday December 4th and Thursday December 5th (6-7pm) Join us for holiday stories, songs, and refreshments. We’ll also be welcoming a very special Christmas guest! Please register to let us know which night you can attend. Registrations can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, November 25th. This program is for children ages 2 and up.
Explorer Club: Robots
Tuesday, December 10th (6-7pm) This group meets once a month and is for students in grades 3-6. Each month we explore a different topic with hands-on activities and games. This month we will be exploring robots. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning November 25th.
Babies, Rhthym, and Rhymes
Saturday, December 14th (10-10:45am) Begin your child’s love of music, rhymes, and books as we dance, sing, and read together. This program is for children from birth to 23 months, but older children may join in the fun! Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning December 9th.
STEAM Children in grades 4th-8th are invited to a festive STEAM program. This month we will learn about circuitry by using paper circuits and LED lights to create greeting cards that really shine!This program will be held on Monday, December 9th at 6pm. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning on Monday, November 25th.
Little Learners Children in grades K-2nd are invited to participate in our Little Learners program. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, hands-on activities, playtime and crafts. This month's theme is "Holiday Crafts". The program will be held on Monday December 16th. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning on Monday December 2nd.
Teen Time: Gingerbread House Competition
Tuesday, November 26th (6-7pm) Teens in grades 7-12 will create their own faux gingerbread houses using graham crackers. The houses will be displayed in the library allowing the public to vote for their favorites. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning Monday, November 11th.
Adults and Teens
Adulting 101: Wrapping Presents
Tuesday, December 3rd (6-7pm)Join us to learn some tips and tricks to help you with your gift-wrapping. This program is for adults and teens ages 14+.Please register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning November 18th.
The library will be hosting a drop in tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, December 4 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 or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.
Home for the Holidays Floral Ideas
On Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 in the Hazleton Area Public Library’s Community Room (Green Street entrance), Hazleton Area Garden Club members will present "Home for the Holidays Floral Ideas". Garden club members will share their love for designing and offer useful tips and ideas guiding guests to "think outside the box". This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Please register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.
Friday the 13th Family Film
A Friday the 13th in December sounds like a nightmare right before Christmas! Join us for our family film program to watch the classic stop-motion animated musical about a Halloween skeleton who tries to bring Christmas to his spooky hometown. This program will take place on Friday, December 13 at 4:00 in the library’s Community Room (Green Street entrance). It is free and open to all ages. Please register by calling the library’s Reference Department at 570-454-2961.