Lunch & Learn with Dr. Cortes
Join us for our first Lunch & Learn program with Dr. Rocio Torres Cortes tomorrow, Tuesday December 4th, from 12:00-1:00. The program will take place in the Community room (Green St. entrance). Come learn while on your lunch break; feel free to bring your lunch with you. The library will provide refreshments. Dr. Cortes is a chiropractor and the focus of her presentation will be on the nervous system and how important its proper connection to the body is for complete health. Dr. Cortes is fluent in both English and Spanish. This program is free and open to the public. Registrations for this program are required, and can be made by calling or visiting the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. The deadline for program registrations is Saturday, December 1st.
Lunch & Learn: Holiday Safety
Join us for our second Lunch & Learn program happening this month. The program will take place Monday, December 10th from 12:00-1:00 in the Community room (Green St. entrance). Come learn while on your lunch break; feel free to bring your lunch with you. The library will provide refreshments. State Trooper David L. Peters will be presenting on scams and general safety tips to be aware of during the holiday season. Questions and registrations, which are required, can be directed to the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. The last day to register for this event is Friday, December 7th.
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 Wednesday, December 12th 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 Film
December’s film will be shown Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Program attendees should enter through those doors. 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 at 570-454-2961.
Join us for the December meeting of HAPL's Hazy Painters on Saturday, December 15th at 1:30. At each meeting, we will be getting artsy and redesigning a popular book cover with paint on canvas. December's chosen book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Registrations are required and can be made by phoning the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961. The deadline for registrations is Thursday, December 13th. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend!
Join us on Monday, December 17th from 6:00-7:00 for this fun holiday drop-in craft program. We will be learning how to make holiday origami bookmarks. The library will supply all the necessary supplies. No registrations are required as this is a drop-in event. The program will be held downstairs in the reference department of the library. For questions, call the library at 570-454-2961 to learn more.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, December 6th 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.
On Saturday, December 15th, from 10:00-10:45, the library will hold a storytime that is designed to help children stay focused throughout the program. It is a great program for children with sensory processing disorders, autism, or other special needs. The materials are aimed at children aged 4-7, but ages may vary due to developmental delays. An adult MUST STAY with the child for the entire program. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
On Monday, December 17th, 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.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to join us on Monday, December 10th, from 6:00-7:00. This month we will be using our critical thinking skills to construct a tower out of various materials. Then we will test each tower to see how it withstands the wind. Registration begins today, and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
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.
Teen Time Crazy Cocoa
On Tuesday, December18th from 6:00-7:00, teens in grades 7-12 will experiment with different flavors to create their very own hot chocolate recipe. There will also be board games for teens to play while enjoying their cocoa. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Christmas Tea for Grown-up and Me
The Hazleton Area Public Library Children’s Department invites you to our annual Holiday Tea. Children ages 2 and up are invited to join us Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00 or Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 for holiday stories, songs, refreshments, and to help us welcome a very special guest. Registration is required and begins today. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961.
The library’s Teen Advisory Board is collecting LEGOs for use in future library programs. If you wish to donate any new or used LEGOs, there is a box for them located near the library’s front desk.
Philly special, in memory of Gerard Bednar, from Bill & Peg Lockwood.
Ultimate eats, in memory of Nico Botch, from Joanne & John Ghezzi.
Bowhunting, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Karen, Bob & Travis Argust.
Duck hunting, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Karen, Bob & Travis Argust.
The fighters, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Ben & Nancy Tranguch.
He’s your Daddy, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Karen, Bob & Travis Argust.
McQueen’s motorcycles, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Mr. & Mrs. Fred Corrado.
Water power, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Karen, Bob & Travis Argust.
The wondrous workings of planet Earth, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Karen, Bob & Travis Argust.
Frank & Al, in memory of William Fay, from Nick, Nadine & Tiffany Veet.
Miracle moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish football history, in memory of William Fay, from Pat, Maribeth & Patrick Malloy.
A steelheader’s way, in memory of William Fay, from Amerise Family.
Beginner’s guide to reading schematics, in memory of Edward (Sam) Gormley, Jr., from Maddock/Boyle Family.
Delish, in memory of Albert “Al” Graziano, from Mike & Barbara Christina.
Coastal Maine, in memory of Susan Leveille, from Gloria Cheslock.
Alaskan holiday, in memory of Irene Payne, from Providence Place.
Building kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, in memory of Robert Pernnel, from Jeddo Stars.
Miracle moments in New York Mets history, in memory of Marla Baronio Piskel, from HHS Class of 1975.
Norah Gaughan : 40 timeless knits, in memory of Violet Scarcella, from Michael & Jane Dougherty.
Taste of home favorites, in memory of Violet Scarcella, from Laurie & John Tombasco and Family.
A big garden, in memory of Rose Marie Sheeto, from Jeanne Daugherty.
Practical organic gardening, in memory of Mary Steward, from Deb Jones, Tony & Jesse.
Upcycling outdoors, in memory of Mary Steward, from Deb Jones, Tony & Jesse.
Knitting projects you’ll purl over, in memory of Margaret Tarantino, from Tina & Tom Sabo and Ann Marie Yanuzzi.
The why & how of woodworking, in memory of Leslie “Butch” Van Blargen, from Mary Ann Ator.