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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

GIANT Fundraiser: Bags 4 My Cause
The Hazleton Area Public Library was selected as the May 2019 beneficiary of the GIANT Food Stores Bags 4 My Cause program by store leadership at the Hazleton GIANT store. The GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal of making a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. The library will receive a $1 donation every time the reusable Bags 4 My Cause Bag is purchased at this location during May, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell - start writing yours now. This monthly workshop, happening Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 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. The workshop takes place 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 May 16.

Decoupage Craft
Join us Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 for some decoupage. Attendees will be making natural pine coasters. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring any magazine clippings, newspaper articles and decorative paper to add to your creation. This can get a little messy, so wear something comfortable to class. No previous experience is needed. We will meet 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 May 24.

GIANT Fundraiser: Bags 4 My Cause
The Hazleton Area Public Library was selected as the May 2019 beneficiary of the GIANT Food Stores Bags 4 My Cause program by store leadership at the Hazleton GIANT store. The GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal of making a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. The library will receive a $1 donation every time the reusable Bags 4 My Cause Bag is purchased at this location during May, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

Grow with Google: Digital Literacy & Workforce Development
The Hazleton Area Public Library  was selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that public libraries across the nation receive ongoing access to free tools and resources to help everyone across America grow their skills, careers and businesses. Starting in June, the library will be hosting a series of workshops for local aspiring & established small businesses to teach them some of the digital skills necessary to succeed in today’s digital economy. Watch this column and the library’s Facebook page for more details.

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 Thursday, May 2 from 6:00-7:00 . Bring your devices, 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.

May the Paint be With You
For the month of May, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be embracing all things Star Wars for this unique themed painting program. Instead of one specific book from the franchise, attendees are welcome to choose anything Star Wars related for inspiration. The program will take place Saturday, May the 4 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green St entrance). This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend; small children must be accompanied by an adult. As per usual, all supplies including paint and canvas will be provided by the library. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

Genealogy & FamilySearch.org
Looking to do some genealogical research? Ever heard of FamilySearch.org? If not, you're in luck! The library will be hosting professional genealogist Ron Maloney of Wilkes-Barre for a database instruction session on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00. FamilySearch.org is a free genealogy database and is one of the world's largest collections of family history and genealogy content available to the public. The program will take place downstairs, in the reference department. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. Seating is limited. Last day to register is Monday, May 6.

Retirement Income: Making Your Income & Resources Last
This adult program will take place Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00 in the library's community room. Michael J. Oresick Jr. CFP, of Lagana Wealth Advisory Group at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC will be here to talk to those looking to learn more about what financial resources they have access to as the begin to plan for retirement, and how to make their retirement income last. Registrations for this program are required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Monday, April 22.

Throwback Thursday
For the month of April, HAPL will be screening something worthy of a grand slam. Staring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon, this 2005 romantic comedy is sure to make you not only laugh, but love those who love baseball. The film will be shown this Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green St. entrance) of the library. Registration is not required, but can be made by calling the reference department at 570-454-2961. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

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 Thursday, May 2 from 6:00-7:00. Bring your devices; 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.