Children  

Family Book Walk
Saturday, September 21st (10am) Did you know that exercise improves learning? An excellent way to take advantage of this is to find ways to get moving while doing educational activities. The Hazleton Area Public Library and Greater Hazleton Civic Partnership are coming together to provide such an opportunity by offering a Family Book Walk at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails.Pages from a children’s book will line a half mile section of the trail beginning at the entrance located off Route 93. The story, written by Nancy Shaw, is about sheep that go on a hike.  On Saturday, September 21stat 10am, a representative from the Hazleton Library will lead families on a guided walk for the Family Book Walk’s debut.  The guided walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. No registration is required. The book pages will remain on the trail until Sunday, September 29th to allow the community to enjoy it throughout the week. So come out to enjoy a good book with your family and friends while enjoying a leisurely walk.

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! Registration is required and begins Monday, September 30th). 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 fdor 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. 

Little Learners
Monday, September 30th (6-7pm) Children in grades k-2 will be reading stories and doing activities based around the theme: Back to School. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 16th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961. 

Explorer Club: Theater
Tuesday, October 8 (6-7pm). Students in grades 3-6 will explore the world of theater with various games and hands-on activities. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 23rd. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961. 

 

 

Teens

Teen Time: Bad Art
Tuesday, September 24th (6-7pm) Teens in grades 7-12 will create their own versions of famous artworks, and we'll see who can do it the worst! Registration is required and begins Monday, September 9th. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961. 

 

Teens and Adults

Adulting 101:Sewing
Thursday, September 19th (6-7pm) Learn the basics of sewing by hand! This program is for people ages 14+. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 3rd. Please register by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961. 

  Adults

Hazy Painters
In celebration of Stephen King’s birthday on September 21, HAPL’s Hazy Painters will be able to redesign ANY work of the critically acclaimed “Master of Horror”. Copies of his works will be available for inspiration. Registration is required for this family friendly program. To register, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. Last day to register is Thursday, September 19. All nessary supplies are provided, including paint and canvas. Space is limited. Snacks and refreshments provided.

NEPA Paranormal
NEPA Paranormal will be at the library Thursday, October 3 at 6:00. The group will be presenting on the group's history, interesting cases and investigations, and will even share some evidence gathered from cases. The group has been featured on Animal Planet’s The Haunted and an episode of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Registration is required by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.