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 3 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 Saturday, April 6 at 1:00, 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 9 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 10 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 9.
For the month of April, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be redesigning Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This program will take place in the Community Room (Green Street entrance) of the library. Registration is required; the library provides all necessary supplies. All ages are welcome. Small children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit or call the library at 570-454-2961 to register. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
The next Lap-sit Program will take place on Thursday, April 4 from 10:30-11:00. The program is for children age 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 20, 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 6 from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required. 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 29 from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration begins Monday, April 15. .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 8 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 is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Kid’s Building Program
On Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00-7:00, children ages 5 and up are invited to demonstrate their building skills at the library. We will have different types of building materials available, such as blocks and LEGOs from the Teen Advisory Board’s LEGO drive. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 8. Please visit or contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Teen Time: Pajamas and Party Games
On Tuesday, April 23, students in grades 7-12 can enjoy some snacks and games while staying cozy in their pajamas at the library. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 8. Please visit or contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.
Best tent camping New Jersey, in memory of Chris Burns, from Christa & Andy, Matthew & Hunter, Michael & Logan and Uncle Bucky.
The old pro turkey hunter, in memory of Mike Drewniak, Jr., from Lorraine & Gary Leander.
North American locomotives, in memory of Calvin E. Fisher, from Sally & Marty Heaney, Andy & Patti Pavlick, William Rowlands, Linda Roskos, Barbara Kostick & Roz Boyle.
Shakespeare and the Resistance, in memory of Anthony Fornataro, from Bart & Barbara Ecker.
The long & the short of pasta, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from Jim & Anne Caggiano.
Yellowstone National Park, in memory of Ronald Kokinda, from Mark & Anne Fidishun.
Finding Dorothy, in memory of Elizabeth Kresge, from Providence Place.
The Slovak-American cookbook, in memory of Helen C. Kringer, from Jeffery Wagner & Family.
This is marketing, in memory of Robert Lawrence, from Mary & Micky Tranguch.
Home thoughts from the heart, in memory of Antonetta Martin, from Richard & Anne Gabriel.
Dear George, dear Mary, in memory of Thelma Montefour, from John & Allison Leonard and Family.
How to fix anything, in memory of Louis Polumbo, from Beaver Meadows Volunteer Fire Co.
The dean, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Benny & Nancy Tranguch.
Dreyer’s English, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Diane L. Zapach.
The eternal city, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Dr. Saverio Senape.
Evan Pugh’s Penn State, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Hazleton Chapter Penn State Alumni Association.
Giving, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Judith R. Schiavo.
Lost coal country of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Leonard & Ann Louise Brenner.
Not from here, not from there, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Beverly Hess Walser.
Pasta pane vino, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Griguoli and Family.
Prepared U, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Shinko, Sr. and Family.
Relics of anthracite in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Board of Directors of Eckley Miners Village Associates.
You can’t go wrong doing right, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Diane L. Zapach.
Shea Stadium remembered, in memory of Constance Sedeski, from Dom & Mr. Sax and Family.
Made at home, in memory of Regina Tylutke, from Providence Place.