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. The workshop takes place in the Community Room; use the Green Street entrance. Register at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.
Valentine’s Day Card Craft Adults & Teens 16+
Wednesday February 13th, from 6:00-7:30, come and join us at the Hazleton Area Public Library to craft a Valentine's Day Card. There will be two designs to pick from. Come out and create your own customized card for that special someone. This program is free and open to the public and will take place in the reference department. Registration is required. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961. Space is limited. The last day to register is Monday, February 11th.
This adult program, the second of three in our winter financial program series will take place on Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 in the library's community room. The last program in this series will involve healthcare in retirement, taking place at a later date. 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 to save for, and pay one’s college education. Registration for this program is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Friday, February 15th. lease note that each of the three programs in the winter financial program series is independent of one another. Signing up for one does not require attendance at the others, only the programs one is interested in.
The Hazleton Area Public Library is thrilled to announce that the library will be hosting local jazz trio “E.Z. Listening!"for an evening jazz concert. This program is free and open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Space is limited. The last day to register is Monday, February 25th. Refreshments will be provided.
AIDS Activist Project
The Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to announce that the library will be hosting local author, photographer, and activist Bill Bytsura for a book discussion and signing event. With his book titled The AIDS Activist Project, Bytsura set out to document the AIDS Activist movement from 1988 through 1998. His book is a series of black and white portraits and written statements of AIDS Activists from around the world. Bytsura worked in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Puerto Rico as well as many cities in the United States. Moved by the dedication and the struggle to understand and find a cure for AIDS by the group ACT UP, Bytsura set out to record the faces and names of AIDS activists. Well known activist like Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Larry Kramer, Moises Agosto and Mona Bennett are featured in this book. This program is free and open to the public. Bytsura will be at the library on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 to discuss and sign copies of his book. Registration for this program is required, and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Tuesday, February 26th. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, February 7th 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.
Hello Everybody: Children’s Music Program
Join us on Saturday, February 9th from 10:00-11:00 for a music-filled program. This interactive event is for children (age 0-5 ) and a grownup who want to explore the power of music in early life. Did you know that music supports all learning? Marina Kuchar, Center Director of Tree Of Life Music Together, will be bringing the latest research about child’s development with music. We will have lots of fun and joy playing, singing, jamming music instruments and making music together. Seats are limited. Registration beings Monday, January 28th.To get your seat call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Saturday Family Storytime
In our Family Storytime, children ages 3 to 7, along with an adult, may join us as we read books, sing songs, and do some fun activities. Siblings may attend, too. The program will take place on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required, and begins Monday, Febraury 11th. Please call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Monday, February 18th, 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 tonight 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.
Teen Time: Chinese Calligraphy
Join us on Tuesday, February 19th from 6:00-7:30 as Mark R. Reinhart, owner and instructor at the Three Pure Rivers Studio, teaches the basics of Chinese Calligraphy. This free program is for teens in grades 7-12. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
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.
The lure and lore of trout fishing, in memory of Frank Alimecco, from Carol & Bob Tunnessen.
The whispered word, in memory of Mary Ann Beechay, from Carrie & Joe Calabrese and Family.
America’s football factory, in memory of Thomas Burke, Jr., from Mary Parrell & Family.
Embracing the way of Jesus, in memory of Dolores Cera, from HASD Speech Therapy Department.
Bowling, in memory of Jacqueline Cortese, from Leo & Nancy Gentle.
How Bernie won, in memory of William Fay, from Albano Family.
Merchant marine survivors of World War II, in memory of William Fay, from Randy Cahalan.
Let’s party, in memory of Marie Furedi, from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Stanavage.
Witness, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Conrad, Mary, Mark & Chris Fink.
Spitfire stories, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.
Wright brothers, wrong story, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.
Another good dog, in memory of Rosetta M. Hydock, from Bill & Maryann Hines.
Berlitz cruising & cruise ships 2019, in memory of Mary Lou Kolensky, from Bob & Audrey Minneci.
Rescue, restore, redecorate, in memory of Lisa K. Logan, from Thomas & Michele Poluka.
Antique furniture restoration, in memory of Vivian Luchi, from Hajoca Corporation.
The Orthodox Church, in memory of Archpriest Joseph Martin, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.
Striped crochet blankets, in memory of Kaye Maue, from S & B Sisters.
Diabetes – how to help, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.
Dr. Neal Barnard’s cookbook for reversing diabetes, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from Joe & JoAnn Yannuzzi.
The insulin express, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from Harry & Janet Beam.
The Meatball Shop cookbook, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from Mark Billet & Walter Throne.
My seven sons and how we raised each other, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from United Charities/Children’s Home.
Start your own business, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Stanavage.
The Wall Street MBA, in memory of Dennis R. Moore, from United Charities/Children’s Home.
The secret language of cats, in memory of Agnes O’Donnell, from Providence Place.