STEAM Children in grades 4th-8th are invited to our STEAM program. This month we will explore the science of rockets using Mini M&M canisters. This project will give us an idea of what propels rockets and what is required for them to get to space. This program will be held on Monday, March 9th at 6pm. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning on Monday, February 24th.
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 Summer Fun. Let's get out of the doldrums of winter and look forward to summer. Please dress for mess we will be making sand art. The program will be held on Monday February 17th. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning on Monday, February 3rd
Toddler Winter Storytime
Wednesdays January 15-February19th (11-11:45am) Children ages 2-3, along with an adult, can join us for songs, stories, and a simple craft or activity each week for six weeks. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 6th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Preschool Winter Storytime
Wednesdays January 15-February19th (6-7pm) This program series is for preschoolers (ages 4-5). By following the PA Cruise into Kindergarten curriculum, we will use stories, songs, crafts, and various activities designed to improve your child's readiness for school. The program lasts six weeks. Registration begins Monday, January 6th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Family Time This month the whole family is invited to participate in some watercolor painting. Come and be creative through art and see what kinds of things you can come up with. This is a great program for beginners. There is no such thing as bad art. Art has been proven to be therapeutic and stimulate creativity and expression. We will provide the materials at no cost! We will meet Saturday, February 15th from 10 to 11am. Registration for this program begins February 3rd. Please call the library to register at 570-454-2961.
Tales for Tails
Saturday, February 29th (2-3pm) Children can read to a trained therapy dog in the library’s Children’s Department from 2-3pm. Families must sign up for a ten-minute period to be guaranteed a chance to read to the dog. Registration begins on February 24th. Reserve your spot by calling the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Tuesday, February 3rd (6-7pm) Children in grades 1-6 are invited to join us for our first LEGO club night. We will have LEGO challenges and free time to build whatever you wish. We provide the LEGOs, and all creations will stay at the library. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 17th.
Babies, Rhthym, and Rhymes
Saturday, March 7th (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 3 years old. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning March 2nd.
Teen Time: Life-Size Board Games
Tuesday, February 18 (6-7pm) Teens in grades 7-12 will play life size versions of Yahtzee, Connect Four, and more! Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 3rd.
Teens and Adults
Adulting 101: Crocheting
Wednesday, March 4th (6-7pm) Join us to learn the basics of crocheting. The minimum age to attend is 14, and you must register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 24th.
The second Tech-Time session will be held Tuesday, February 18 from 10:00-11:00. 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 these are drop in events. For questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.
Hazy Painters: Act of Kindness
For the month of February, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be embracing the spirit of Random Acts of Kindness week (February 11 - 17). This month, program attendees are asked to paint simple scenery, or their favorite work of art. The paintings made during the program will be given to residents living at The Manor at St. Luke Village. We hope this act of kindness will brighten their day, as well as their homes. The program takes place Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 in the Community Room. Space is limited. Be sure to visit or call the library at 570-454-2961 to reserve your seat. This program is free and open to all ages. All necessary supplies are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us on Tuesday, February 25 to practice the 15th century art of quilling. Quilling is a paper craft that shapes thin strips of paper into delicate pleats and swirls. Paper coils are combined to form designs. This is a great, relaxing, no mess craft for the beginner and expert alike. Class is free and will start at 6:00 in the Community Room. Please use the Green Street entrance. Registration is required as space is limited. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Last day to register is February 20. Ages 16+.
Gardening Series: Seed Starting
Join us Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) for the first of three programs in our gardening series. The topic of this program is Seed Starting.Attendees will learn about selecting the right varieties of vegetable and flower seeds, when to begin germinating the seed, supplies and equipment needed when growing from seed, caring for young seedlings and, finally, the best time to plant in the garden. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get some hands on experience, starting seeds of their own. This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. There will be three programs in total for this series. The dates and times of the remaining two will be announced at a later time.