Join us for the January Throwback Thursday film program taking place this Thursday, January 24th 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 January meeting of HAPL's Hazy Painters on Saturday, January 26th at 1:30. At each meeting, we will be getting artsy and redesigning a popular book cover with paint on canvas. January's chosen book is The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. Registrations are required and can be made by phoning the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961. The deadline for registrations is Thursday, January 24th. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.
Retirement Income: Making Your Income and Retirement Resources Last
This adult program, the first of three in our winter financial program series, will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 12:00 in the library's community room. The other programs in this series will involve college planning and healthcare in retirement, both taking place at later dates. 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 they 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, January 28th. Please note that each of the three programs in the winter financial program series are independent of one another. Signing up for one does not require attendance at the others.
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, February 6th 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.
Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
Join us at the Hazleton Area Public library on Saturday, February 9th from 1:00–2:30 for a workshop focused on generating new material in a positive and supportive environment. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Explore your creative side and receive helpful feedback, responses focus on what is strong and good about the work. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to follow your own inspiration. Participants can read their work aloud; share as much or little as you want. Workshop takes place in the Community Room, use Green Street entrance. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.
Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is offered Wednesdays at 11:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is offered Wednesdays at 6PM. Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. The first program takes place on Wednesday, January 16th, and lasts for six weeks .Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Tonight, January 21st, 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 hrough stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Teen Time Pillows, Popcorn, and Pajama Party!
January can be cold and dreary, so why not stay warm and have some fun at the library? Tomorrow, January 22nd, from 6:00-7:00, we’ll be decorating pillowcases and eating popcorn while wearing our warm, comfortable pajamas. The library will provide craft materials for decorating, but each teen needs to bring their own pillowcase. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, January 24th at 10:30. The program is for children ages birth 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.
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, February 4th from 6:00-7:00. This month we will be experimenting with basic coding using very simple robotics. We will be using toys such as Dash and Dot, Rover and Sphero. Registration begins today, and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Music and Children
On Saturday, February 9th from 10:00-11:00, join us at the library for a free informative event for adults and their children. Marina Kuchar, Center Director of Tree of Life Music Together, will discuss the importance of music in children’s lives, and demonstrate how to interact with children using music. Marina is an experienced teacher with a Master’s Degree in elementary education and music. This program is for adults and their children ages birth to 5 years old. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, January 28th.
Miracle in Shreveport, in memory of Francis Barletta, from Mark & Gail Omolecki.
Power ball, in memory of Francis Barletta, from Ricky Morelli.
Home, in memory of Mary Ann Bellizia, from Mark & Gail Omolecki.
Pennsylvania, in memory of Mary Ann Bellizia, from Linda & John Beltrami.
Gennaro’s fast cook Italian, in memory of Anne Hartzel Calek, from Bill & Bernell Crooks.
Camouflaged wildlife, in memory of Robert (Butch) Cauley, from Janice & Charlie Bowman and Norma Tapper.
Coaching better every season, in memory of Bill Crooks, from Sara Krohn.
Sports makes you type faster, in memory of Bill Crooks, from Janet, Harry, Dennis & John Beam.
Woodworking, in memory of Harold Dalious, from Providence Place.
Brian McDermott’s Donegal table, in memory of Theresa M. Donachie, from Friends from the Hazleton School Employees Credit Union.
Dressing up, in memory of Marie Furedi, from Mark & Gail Omolecki.
The Jersey shore, in memory of Jim Gavitt, from Dea & Wally Iffert.
Ciao Italia, in memory of Albert “Al” Graziano. From Louise Grzyb, Rosemary Avillion, Bernice Platec and Joanne Zientek.
The Italian regional cookbook, in memory of Albert “Al” Graziano, from Tony & Darleen Minneci.
New classics, in memory of Albert “Al” Graziano, from Pat, Maribeth & Patrick Malloy.
Outstanding American gardens, in memory of Janet Kislan, from Hazleton Area Garden Club.
Carefree crochet, in memory of Lorraine Love, from The Women’s Power League.
So you think you know rock and roll?, in memory of Deborah Martin, from Linda Sando & Mary DeStefano.
Use scraps, sew blocks, make 100 quilts, in memory of Kaye Maue, from S & B Sisters.
How to resetore & improve classic car suspension, steering & wheels, in memory of James Schlack, from Kathryn Kapuschinsky.
Successful sports officiating, in memory of Walter Smerconish, from Edward & Rose Van Blargan.
A culinary history of Cape May, in memory of Marlene Turnbach, from Vi Supon.
Frommer’s Ireland 2019, in memory of Marlene Turnbach, from Hazleton Area School District Nursing Staff.
The world according to Tom Hanks, in memory of Eleanor Wiliams, from Providence Place.
Ann Blockley’s watercolour workshop, in honor of Jim & Mary Theresa Hoegg (Anniversary), from Michael & Jane Dougherty.