October Lap-Sit Baby and Me
Saturday, October 19 (10-10:45am) This program is for babies birth-23 months old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Begin your baby's love of learning with stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs. Older siblings may join in the fun! Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Toddler Fall Storytime
Toddlers (ages 2-3) with an adult will enjoy stories, songs, activities, and a craft each week for six weeks. The first program takes place on Wednesday, September 25th (10-10:45am). Registration is required and begins Monday, September 16th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Preschool Fall Storytime
Preschoolers (ages 4-5) will be following the PA Cruise into Kindergarten curriculum using stories, songs, crafts, and activities to improve your child's readiness for school. The storytimes take place from 6-7pm on Wednesdays for six weeks. The program begins Wednesday, September 25th. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 16th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Monday, October 21 (6-7pm) Children in grades k-2 will be reading stories and doing activities based around the theme: Halloween Fun. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 7th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Explorer Club: Ancient Greece
Tuesday, November 12th (6-7pm). Students in grades 3-6 will explore the world of Ancient Greece with games and hands-on activities. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 28th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Scary Science Children Wednesday, October 23rd (6-7pm) Children of all ages are invited to join us for Scary Science. Rich Angelo will present some chilling science experiments. Registration begins on Monday, October 14th. Please contact the library by calling 570-454-2961 to register.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins Visitor
Monday, November 4 (6pm) Is your child a fan of hockey? A member of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins hockey team will be visiting the library. This visit is open to children of all ages. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, October 21st.
Teen Time: Werewolf Escape Room
Tuesday, October 22nd (6-7pm) Teens in grades 7-12 will try to figure their way out of a werewolf-themed escape room in the library. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 7th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Iris Delgado, local Community Health Navigator with AmeriHealth Caritas, will be at the library Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 presenting on Diabetes Management. This adult program takes place in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance), is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To do so, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.
For the month of October the library’s Hazy Painters will be redesigning in paint, on canvas Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This family friendly program is free and open to the public and takes place Saturday, October. 19 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Registration is required; to register, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. All necessary materials are provided.
U.S. Census Job Recruitment
Stop by the Reference Department of the Hazleton Area Public Library Thursday, October 24 at 1:30 to learn about the many employment opportunities available to area residents as the nation prepares for the 2020 Census. Local U.S. Census representatives will be here, ready to answer any questions. No registration is required as this is a drop in event.
HAPL Haunting Hour
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a Spooky story hour on Thursday, October 24 at 6:00. Whether it’s about ghosts, goblins or ghouls, we want to hear your favorite spooky story. Choose something new, a classic tale, or even a creation of your own that’ll leave us with goosebumps. Readers and listeners of all ages are welcome. Readers will be given between 5-10 minutes, depending on total participants. Registration is required by October 22 and can be done at the Reference Desk or by calling 570-454- 2961. Please inform us at time of registration if you intend on reading; it is not required to attend.
Autumn Scratchboard Craft
On Tuesday, October 29 the Hazleton Area Public Library will be creating autumn themed scratchboard. Attendees will pick a simple autumn theme and explore the technique of cross hatching. The design will be scratched into the prepared board to reveal the gold foil underneath. There is no experience or skill necessary. This will be a beginner's level class. Class 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 Friday October 25.
We all have a story to tell - start writing yours now. Our 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, November 2 at 1:00 in the Community Room. Use the Green Street entrance. Adults and teens 16+ are welcome to attend. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference Desk or by calling 570-454-2961.