The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.
NaNoWriMo Info Session
If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, now is the time. November is National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo, a month-long writing challenge. Can you write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days? Join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library, and writers participating around the world, in this exciting adventure. Monday October 22nd at 6:00 we’ll be holding an information session in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. At this time you'll have the chance to meet other participants, discuss your ideas, and learn more about the resources provided on the NaNoWriMo website. Registrations are encouraged and can be placed by phoning the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.
Join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library for the first meeting of the Hazy Painters on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30. We will be redesigning a book cover with paint on canvas. The program is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome. It will take place in the library’s Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Program attendees should enter through those doors. The chosen book for this month’s redesign is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by phoning the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.
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, November 8th 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 the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.
Throwback Thursday Films
Beginning in November, the Hazleton Area Public Library will be screening a classic film, one Thursday evening, every month. The first film will be shown Thursday, November 15th at 6:00. Registrations for the film programs are not required. In the event of bad weather, please look for closings, delays and program schedule changes on the library’s website, Facebook page, or call the library at 570-454-2961. Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided at every film program. To learn the title of the film the library will be screening, phone the reference department.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, November 1st at 10:30. The program is for children ages 6 months to 23 months. It involves stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, October 29th.
On Monday, October 29th, the library will be offering a program for children in Kindergarten- 3rd grade from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
In our STEAM program, children in grades 4-8 will experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with fun activities. Join us on Monday, November 5th, from 6-7pm. This month we will be learning about the earth’s atmosphere and how it works by making terrariums. Registration begins on Monday, October 22nd and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Space is limited.
Teen Advisory Board
The Hazleton Area Public Library has some open spaces on our Teen Advisory Board. The board meets one Tuesday evening a month from 6:00-7:00. The board helps to plan future programs, brainstorm on how to reach out to the community, and give input on materials in the library’s Young Adult collection. Members will also have the opportunities to get volunteer hours.Board members must be high school students aged 14-18. Teens must complete an application in order to be considered for the board. Please contact the library’s Head of Youth Services, Mary Jordan, at 570-454-2961 to get an application, or for any questions.
Running through sprinklers, in memory of Nicole Anderson, from Edan Anderson.
The pact, in memory of Otto Barbush, from Thomas J. Ciotola, M.D.
Among the Aspen, in memory of Francis J. Boyarski, from Janet, Harry, Dennis, John & Lori Beam.
Naples, in memory of Rosie Carrelli, from Uncle Butch, Aunt Carol & Family.
Expect the best, in memory of Catherine V. Frankenfield, from Martin Gallagher.
The New England catch, in memory of Catherine V. Frankenfield, from Pat & Jerry B. Matteo.
The wisdom of wolves, in memory of George Herbinko, from Peter & Susan Merker.
The complete beginner’s guide to drawing, in memory of Phyllis Leib, from Gina & Albert.
Differently wired, in memory of Teresa Leshko, from Rich & Mary Ann Reggie.
Firefighters in my community, in memory of Teresa Leshko, from Nolan Leshko.
Off the charts, in memory of Teresa Leshko, from Barbara & Ray Motto.
Imposter’s lure, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.
Tales of the Irish hedgerows, in memory of Myrtle McGeehin, from Frank & Dolly Forte.
Clearing the haze, in memory of Judy Provanzo, from Jane Roda.
ACA’s beginner’s guide to fly casting, in memory of James Rabbitz, from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.
April in Paris, 1921, in memory of Rose Marie Sheeto, from Mary Anne & Kevin Browning.
Dangerous crossing, in memory of Rose Marie Sheeto, from Mary Anne & Kevin Browning.
Fatima mysteries, in memory of Marie Skokoski, from Michele Kushmeder.
A tapestry garden, in memory of Marie Skokoski, from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.
Trumpet call to victory, in memory of Deceased Members of St. Gabriel High School Class of 1968, from The Reunion Committee.
The Marine Corps way of war, in memory of Stan Starrick, from Richard & Anne Gabriel.
The pledge of allegiance, in memory of Wilbur Wagner, from Louise Grzyb, Rose Avillion & Joanne Zientek.
The unknowns, in memory of Wilbur Wagner, from Louise Grzyb, Rose Avillion & Joanne Zientek.
Invent, reinvent, thrive, in honor of Martha & Nicholas Caputo (Anniversary), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.