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, April 3rd from 6:00-7:00. Bring your devices; 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 +
In honor of National Poetry Month, this month's workshop, happening Saurdayt, April 6th from 1:00-2:00, will include prompts inspired by poetry or focus on its creation. However, you can always follow your own inspiration. The workshop centers on generating new material in a positive and supportive environment. Explore your creative side and receive helpful feedback, responses focus on what is strong and good about the work. Participants can read their work aloud; share as much or little as you want. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. The workshop takes place in the Community Room; use the Green Street entrance. Register at the reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.
First Responder Meet & Greet
As part of National Library Week, the library will be hosting some of Hazleton's finest for a First Responder's Meet & Greet on Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30. Members of the Hazleton Police Dept. and Hazleton Fire Dept. will be present to talk with those wishing to ask questions and learn from local first responders. The goal is to help foster positive relationships with those who protect & serve. A themed Storytime will be held for families. Afterward, the Hazleton Fire Dept. will show attendees around one of the city's fire trucks. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged and can be made by calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.
Join us Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 for an exercise in meditative art with ZenDoodles. ZenDoodles are a drawing exercise that uses repeated patterns and designs to help calm and focus the mind. This is a class for beginners and experts alike. No previous experience is needed. Attendees will meet downstairs in the Reference Department. Registration is required as space is limited. Please contact the library’s reference desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Last day to register is Tuesday, April 9th.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, March 28th from 10:30-11:00. 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.
Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is offered Wednesdays at 10:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is offered Wednesdays at 6:00. Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. The first program takes place on Wednesday, March 20th, and will continue for six weeks. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting 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, April 6th from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required, and begins today. Please call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
This program is for children in Kindergarten– 3rd grade. The next program will take place on Monday, April 29th from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration begins Monday, April 15th. .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, April 8th from 6:00-7:00. This month we will explore the densities of different substances creating what is known as a “Density Tower”. Come and explore the properties of different substances and see density work it’s magic. Registration begins today, and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Pet Toys Program
On Tuesday, March 26th children ages 5 and up are invited to help the library’s Teen Advisory Board make toys that will be donated to the Hazleton Animal Shelter. The program goes from 6:00-7:00. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Animal Shelter Materials Drive
This is the last week that the library’s Teen Advisory Board will be collecting materials to donate to the Hazleton Animal Shelter. All donations can be dropped off at the main library’s Children’s Department. The animal shelter has these items on their 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, collars, 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).