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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive
The Hazleton Area Public Library is collecting canned goods for our first - ever Souper Bowl canned food drive, benefiting Catholic Social Services - Hazleton. Our main goal is to collect canned soup, but all canned goods will be accepted.Drop off locations include the main library and all four branches. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, February 8.. For questions, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.

Tax Forms
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. The library expects to have forms available for distribution by early February. Be sure to call before stopping by to check availability.

FAFSA Help Event
The library will be hosting Robin Walker, Higher Education Access Partner-Northeast Region, for an evening presentation on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00. This event is free and ideal for those with questions, or those needing help applying for FAFSA /PHEAA financial aid. To register for this free program, please visit, or call the library at 570-454-2961.

Valentine’s Day Card Craft
The library will hold an adult art program on Tuesday, January 28. Attendees will be making Valentine’s Day cards using string art. There will be two designs to choose from. Come out and create a card for that special someone. 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, January 24.

Tech-Time
Due to increased demand, the library will host two drop in, tech-time tutoring sessions this month. The first will be held Wednesday, February 5 from 6:00-7:00. The second will be held Tuesday, February 18 from 10:00 -11:00. 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 these events are drop in. For questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

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Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive
The Hazleton Area Public Library is collecting canned goods for our first ever Souper Bowl canned food drive, benefiting Catholic Social Services - Hazleton. Our main goal is to collect canned soup, but all canned goods will be accepted. Drop off locations include the main library and all four branches. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, February 8. For questions, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.

Tax Forms
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. The library expects to have forms available for distribution by early February. Be sure to call before stopping by to check availability.

Computer Job Application Assistance
Need help applying for a job online? A staff member will be available in the reference department of the library Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 to help with the job application process. Basic computer skills are necessary as there may be multiple people needing help at one time. Be sure to have a resume and cover letter saved to an email account, and be able to access said email account before attending the program. Please register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

Tech-Time
The library will be hosting a drop in tech-time tutoring session this Wednesday, January 8 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 or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Health Talk: Common Plants & Herbs
The library will be hosting Dr. Alicia Powell for an evening discussion Thursday January 9 at 6:00. This program will focus on medicinal applications of common plants and herbs. Attendees will learn how herbal medicine can be a powerful support to overall health. This will include how/why specific herbs work in practical 1st aid applications, skin care, immune system and digestive support. Ways to achieve success with safe usage will be emphasized. This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.