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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Please note that the library will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 8.

Pi It Forward
March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day.The library will be selling individual serving pies to benefit the overdue fund. There will be several flavors available, and donations start at $1.00 per pie. Patrons with overdue fines can use one of the donation slips to help pay for fines. Donation slips will be available until funds are depleted. Pies will be available for one day only, March 14, at the main library.

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, March 6th from 6:00-7:00. Bring your devices and 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, March 9th at 1:00 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 and share as much or little as they want. The workshop takes place in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 570-454-2961.

Mixed Media Painting Adults & Teens 16+
Join us Wednesday, March 13th for 6:00 for a mixed media painting class. Attendees will be exploring some basic techniques in watercolor and oil pastel. This is a great class for beginners. This program will take place in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Registration is required. Please contact the library’s Reference Desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Space is limited. Last day to register is Monday, March 11th.

Caesar's Warning : The Ides of March
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film screening to celebrate the famous literary warning in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. The Library will be showing the 1963 film adaptation of the play on Friday, March 15 at 2:00. This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's Reference Department at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.

Healthcare in Retirement
This adult program, the third in the winter financial program series will take place Tuesday, March 19 at 12:00 in the library's Community Room. Michael J. Oresick, Jr., CFP, of Lagana Wealth Advisory Group at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, will be present to talk to those looking to learn more about what financial resources they have access to as they begin planning and saving for the expenses asssociated with healthcare in retirement. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the Reference Department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Friday, March 15.

Throwback Thursday
Join us for this month's Throwback Thursday film program taking place March 21 at 6:00. This month's film is the 1986 classic about three friends who are convinced to skip school one last time before graduation. The main protagonist is a pro at skipping class, and is determined to have an epic adventure, despite the principal's efforts to catch him in the act. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the Reference Department at 570-454-2961. The film will be shown in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit program will take place Thursday at 10:30. The program is for children from birth to 23 months. It involves storues, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs.Registration is required and can be made by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Saturday Family Storytime
In family storytime, children from three to seven years old; 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 Saturday from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required and will begin today.Call the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Spring Storytime
Toddler Storytime for children currently two and three years old is offered Wednesdays at 10:00.Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool storytime for children four and five years old is offered Wednesdays at 6:00. Preschool storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. The first programs take place March 20 and will continue for six weeks. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, March 11.

Little Learners
On Monday, March 18 the library will offer a progrsm for children in kindergarten through third grade from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration is required and may be made by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Animal Shelter Material Drive
Throughout the month of March, the library's Teen Advisory Board will be collecting materials to donate to the Hazleton Animal Shelter. Donations can be dropped off in the children's department at the main library. The animal shelter has these items on its wish list: clay cat litter; dry Purina kitten chow, dry Purina cat food, dry dog food, dry puppy food, canned kitten food, canned cat food, canned dog food, canned puppy food, dog and cat treats, dog and cat beds, dog and cat toys, harnesses, leashes, hand sanitizer, towels, blankets, sheets, comforters, quilts, stainless steel bowls, plastic litter pans, floor cleaners, mops, brooms, toilet paper, paper towels, computer paper, pens, pencils, paper clips, and computer ink cartridges (Epson XL127).

Pet Toys Program
On Tuesday, March 26, children five years and older are invited to help the library's Teen Advisory Board make toys that will be donated to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, The program is from 6:00-7:00. Registration is required and may be made by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-1962. Registration begins Monday, March 11.

STEAM
In our STEAM program children in fourth through eighth grades will experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with fun activities. Join us Monday, March 11 from 6:00-7:00. This month we will use squishy circuits to learn about electrical circuits and conductivity. These concepts will be explored through homemade play dough. Come and try out this electrifying program. Registration begins Monday, March 4 and is required. Call the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Teen Time : Exploring Light
On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00, students in seventh through twelfth grades will learn about the science of light with hands-on activities and experiments. We'll also make a craft that glows in the dark. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins today.

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.

Memorial Books
Home made Christmas, in memory of Nicole Anderson, from Mom, James, & Edan.

Bunny Boy and me, in memory of Mary Ann Beechay, from The Koval-Getter Girls:  Rene, Julie, Blanche, Carol, & Betty Ann.

Nursing fundamentals demystified, in memory of Mary Ann Beechay, from Regina & Cy Ulichny and Family.

Bring your human to work, in memory of J. Donald Billig, from Mary Lou Radick.

The last great strike, in memory of Thomas Burke, Jr., from Mary Parrell & Family.

The blessed life, in memory of Dolores Cera, from Bob, Leona, Bobby, Michael, & Jessica Skulsky.

Essential native trees and shrubs for the Eastern United States, in memory of Mr. Rich Denault, from Diane & Joe Cortese.

Essential native trees and shrubs for the Eastern United States, in memory of Mr. Rich Denault, from Diane & Joe Cortese.

Bring it, in memory of Valerie Wisdo Gallagher, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.

Quarterback, in memory of William Gogola, from Mr. & Mrs. Edward Van Blargan.

Editor in chic, in memory Marilyn Gordon, from Celeste Fellin Kosko, Mary Celeste Kosko, & Andrea Kosko.

How to dress, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Calvin Pardee IV & Family.

In the kitchen with David, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Alfreda Calucci & Melissa Steber.

The man who made the movies, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.

The Times on cinema, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Alexis J. Neapolitan, Jr.

The women’s small business start-up kit, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Andy & Kathy Dziak.

Undarkened skies, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

Slowhand, in memory of Scott Kehley, from Carl, Sandy, & Chris Kehley.

The best of the total outdoorsman, in memory of Keith Matulevich, from The Macarevich Family.

Hiking waterfalls in Pennsylvania, in memory of Keith Matulevich, from The Macarevich Family.

Island nurses, in memory of Marlene Olaski, from Petrill & Vanulevich Families.

Preservation pantry, in memory of Annabel Roskos, from Linda & John Beltrami.

The rule of law, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Judith Benyo.

Men and style, in memory of Sylvano Tagnani, from The Spear Family.

The Ryder Cup, in memory of Sylvano Tagnani, from Carol & Bob Tunnessen.

Honor Book
Fearless, in honor of Atty. John Gallagher, from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.