In our STEAM program, children in grades 4-8 will experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with fun activities. Join us on Monday, December 10th, from 6-7pm. This month we will be using our critical thinking skills to construct a tower out of various materials. Then we will test each tower to see how it withstands the wind. Registration begins on Monday , November 26th and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Monday, December 17 (6-7pm) This program is for children in Kindergarten-3rd grade. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Reqistration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, December 3rd..
Christmas Tea for Grown-Up and Me
Wednesday, December 5th -AND- Thursday, December 6th (6-7pm) Children ages 2 and up, with an adult, are invited to join us for holiday stories, songs, refreshments, and to help us welcome a very special guest. You pick which night you'd like to attend. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, November 26th.
Saturday, December 15 (10-10:45am) This storytime will include activities specifically chosen to help children become involved and stay focused during songs and stories. This is a great program for children with a sensory processing disorder, autism, or other special needs. The materials are aimed at children aged 4-7, but ages may vary due to developmental delays. An adult MUST STAY with the child for the entire program. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 11th (6-7pm) The library's Teen Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting. Contact Mary Jordan at 570-454-2961 for any questions about the group, or how to become a member.
Teen Time Crazy Cocoa
Tuesday, December 18 (6-7pm) Teens in grade 7-12 will experiment with different flavors to create their own hot chocolate recipe. There will also be board games for teens to play while enjoying their cocoa.Registration is required and can by made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, December 3rd.
Lunch & Learn w/ 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 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.
Throwback Thursday Film
December’s film will be shown Thursday, December 13th 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.
Join us for the December meeting of HAPL's Hazy Painters on Saturday, December 15th at 1:30. At each meeting, we will be getting artsy and redesigning a popular book cover with paint on canvas. December's chosen book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss. Registrations are required and can be made by phoning the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961. The deadline for registrations is Thursday, December 13th. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.
Join us on Monday, December 17th from 6:00-7:00 for this fun holiday drop-in craft program. We will be learning how to make holiday origami bookmarks. The library will supply all the necessary supplies. No registrations are required as this is a drop-in event. The program will be held downstairs in the reference department of the library. For questions, call the library at 570-454-2961 to learn more.