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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201


Library Days @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Sunday, July 7th OR Tuesday, August 20th to any child 3 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer.Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.



Gmail Basics
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. It allows users to send and receive email and remain in contact with others via a digital medium. 
This class will cover Gmail basics including setting up a Gmail account, sending and receiving email, writing and editing an email, security, and deleting email. 
This program is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required as seating is limited. Registration can be placed by visiting or calling the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Flash Fiction (Writing Workshop) Adults & teens 16+
For a real challenge to your storytelling skills, try your hand at Flash Fiction. Do you think you can tell a complete story in less than 750 words? 250? How about 50? In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the flash fiction genre. Together we'll explore the form by reading and discussing examples. Prompts and exercises specifically aimed at generating flash fiction will be provided along with time to write. Sharing your writing is encouraged, but not required. Additional resources provided will include further reading and opportunities to publish your work. Register in person or by calling the library at 570-454-2961; deadline for registration is August 19. Workshop takes place in library's Community Room on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00. Please use the Green Street entrance.

Summer Film Program
Hayworth swings her hips and Ford slings his fists in this fascinating fifties film noir. Join us for HAPL's third and final summer film. This program takes place Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). The screening will feature a thrilling movie with intrigue and suspense throughout. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

Hazy Painters
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic music festival Woodstock, for the month of August, HAPL’s Hazy Painters will be redesigning album covers. Attendees can redesign any album they wish for this program, and are encouraged to bring the album with them. Attendees are welcome to submit music they’d like to hear during the program. To submit music, visit or call the library. Songs can also be submitted via email to Jeff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please keep music choices clean, and free of profanity. Only program attendees can submit music. This family friendly program will take place Saturday August 24 at 1:30 in the Community Room. Please use the Green Street. entrance of the library. This program is FREE. All necessary supplies are provided. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 21.

Sun Printing Craft
On Tuesday, August 27 the library will be having an adult craft class on sun printing. Attendees will arrange objects on specially coated paper and then will expose it to sunlight. This will create a photograph. Various objects will be provided to make every piece unique but feel free to bring anything that might inspire you. Class will start at 5:30 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 Thursday August 22.

Health Insurance Q&A and Sign-Up
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be holding a health insurance open-enrollment education session on Wednesday, August 28 at 4:00 in the Community Room of the library. Please use the Green Street entrance. Staff from the PA Insurance Department will be present to aid those looking to learn more about marketplace insurance options. Marketplace navigators will be present to help attendees sign-up for insurance. This FREE program is open to the public. Registration required; visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.

The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, September 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. Please bring any mobile devices you have questions about with you. 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.

Writing Workshop
We all have a story to tell; start writing yours now. This monthly workshop focuses on generating new material in a supportive environment. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to write anything you want. Participants are invited to read their writing aloud; share as much or little as you want. Feedback and comments concentrate on what is strong and good about the work. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Workshop takes place Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 in the Community Room. Use the Green Street entrance. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. The deadline for registration is Thursday, September 5.