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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Retirement Income: Making Your Income & Resources Last
This adult program will take place Tuesday, April 23 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 here to talk to those looking to learn more about what financial resources they have access to as the 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, April 22.

Throwback Thursday
For the month of April, HAPL will be screening something worthy of a grand slam. Staring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon, this 2005 romantic comedy is sure to make you not only laugh, but love those who love baseball. The film will be shown this Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green St. entrance) of the library. Registration is not required, but can be made by calling the reference department at 570-454-2961. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

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 Thursday, May 2 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.

May the Paint be With You
For the month of May, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be embracing all things Star Wars for this unique themed painting program. Instead of one specific book from the franchise, attendees are welcome to choose anything Star Wars related for inspiration. The program will take place Saturday, May the 4th at 1:30 in the Community Room. This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend; small children must be accompanied by an adult. As per usual, all supplies including paint and canvas will be provided by the library. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961. Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

Genealogy & FamilySearch.org
Looking to do some genealogical research? Ever heard of FamilySearch.org? If not, you're in luck! The library will be hosting professional genealogist Ron Maloney of Wilkes-Barre for a database instruction session on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00. FamilySearch.org is a free genealogy database and is one of the world's largest collections of family history and genealogy content available to the public. The program will take place downstairs, in the reference department. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. Seating is limited. Last day to register is Monday, May 6.

Computer 101
On Thursday, May 9 at 6:00, the library will be having a Computer 101 program. This program is for adult patrons, those with little to no computer skills who would like to learn more about computers. Topics of instruction will include using a mouse and keyboard, searching the internet, and writing a letter using a word processor. This program will be held in the reference department of the library. Registration is required as space is limited. Registrations can be made by calling the library's reference department at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Monday, May 6. Ask for Jeff if there are any other questions about the program.

Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell, start writing yours now. This monthly workshop, happening Saturday, May 18 at 1:00, focuses on generating new material in a supportive environment. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to write anything you want. Participants are invited to read their writing aloud; share as much or little as you want. Feedback and comments concentrate on what is strong and good about the work. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Workshop takes place in the Community Room, use the Green St entrance. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference Desk or by calling 570-454-2961. The deadline for registration is Thursday, May 16.

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, May 4 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.

Little Learners
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 is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Storybook Quilt Program
On Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:00, the Cranberry Quilt Guild of Hazleton will bring their Storybook Quilt Program to the library. Their mission is to promote the love of quilting through reading books about quilting. Quilts will be displayed, and there will be a craft at the end of the program in which children will design their own paper quilt block. This program is for children ages 4-8. Registration is required and begins today. Please call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up. You must register by Saturday, May 4.

STEAM
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to join us for our next STEAM program on Monday, May 13 from 6:00-7:00. This month we will explore what is behind zoetrope animation. We will create our own animation sequence and see it come to life! We’ll see how our eyes use light to perceive 2D objects in motion. Registration begins Monday, April 29 and is required. Please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up. 

Explore, Discover, Create: Ancient Egypt
Students in grades 2-6 are invited to join us for a four part series in which we explore Ancient Egypt. Each week, using hands-on activities, we’ll learn something new about the Ancient Egyptians, such as mythology, pyramids, and mummies. The series takes place Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 from May 1 through May 22. This is an exciting pilot program that the Commonwealth Libraries, the office of the State Library of Pennsylvania, has invited the Hazleton library to join in. Registration is required, and begins today. Please stop by, or call the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Teen Time: Pajamas and Party Games
Tomorrow, April 23 at 6:00, 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 today. Please visit or contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

Memorial Books
The great outdoors, in memory of Raymond Cauley, from John Cerullo & Shawn Finnegan and Len & Cheryl Cerullo.

Ultralight winter travel, in memory of Raymond Cauley, from John Cerullo & Shawn Finnegan and Len & Cheryl Cerullo.

Cook’s illustrated all time best holiday entertaining, in memory of Dolores DellaCroce, from Susan & Peter Merker.

Deep Creek, in memory of Catherine Devigili, from Providence Place.

American Birding Association field guide to birds of Pennsylvania, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from The Gentilesco, Walker, and Kunselman Families.

Christmas at last!, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from Jill A. Moran.

The North End Italian cookbook, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from Jill A. Moran.

The sweet life, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from Mr. & Mrs. John Tombasco and Family.

Vegetables all’Italiana, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from Jill A. Moran.

Cook it in your Dutch oven, in memory of Vicky Harris, from Carol Barletta & Family.

Comfort, in memory of Dolores “Jitters” Lazar, from Anne Bertuola & Joyce Thompson.

Macho row, in memory of James Leonard, from Henry & Sherrie Steibing.

Authentic Italian desserts, in memory of Angeline Lonzetta, from Marge Generose & Family.

Coaching youth baseball, in memory of Michael Mehalshick, from Mike & Michele Lizbinski and Family.

Hot rod empire, in memory of Michael Mussoline, from Antonette Ruggiero’s Children.

American dialogue, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Marie Perry & Family.

Anthracite coal art of Charles Edgar Patience, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Board of Directors of Eckley Miners Village Associates.

Back roads northern & central Italy, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Rose Marie Greschner.

Citymakers, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Carol & Bob Tunnessen.

Criminal law, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Cal R. & Sally Pane and Daughters, Maureen (Pane) Kuenzig, Nanci Pane, Melane (Pane) Baran and Angela (Pane) Giuliano.

First, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family –Betty, Andrew, & Matt.

Our higher calling, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Mrs. Dorothy Staudenmeier.

A scandal in scarlet, in memory of Gayle Stempel, from Janet Kowalick.

How to be well, in memory of Loretta Udovich, from Susie (Kotsur) & Emil Bzdil.

Spearhead, in memory of Joseph Yocum, from Lynn, Frank, & Mateo Feola.

Eye of the shoal, in memory of Michael J. Acri, from Gwen & Tom Bodnar.

Discover Florida, in memory of Martha Barletta, from Peter & Sharon Sharp.

Ice fishing, in memory of Raymond Cauley, from John Cerullo & Shawn Finnegan and Len & Cheryl Cerullo.

The MeatEater fish & game cookbook, in memory of Raymond Cauley, from John Cerullo & Shawn Finnegan and Len & Cheryl Cerullo.

Out of uniform, in memory of Donald Drasher, from Jane Roda.

Born on the links, in memory of Mike Drewniak, Jr., from Lorraine & Gary Leander.

Miller time, in memory of Frederick W. Dute, Jr., from Greater Hazleton PIAA Basketball Officials.

The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II, in memory of Calvin E. Fisher, from Sally & Marty Heaney, Andy & Patti Pavlick, William Rowlands, Linda Roskos, Barbara Kostick & Roz Boyle.

Sister pie, in memory of Catherine V. Frankenfield, from Connie & Francis Curran.

Rose’s baking basics, in memory of Theresa M. Gentilesco, from Louis & Sharon Turse.

The splendid sampler 2, in memory of Kay Maue, from Cranberry Quilt Guild.

The complete book of classic Chevrolet muscle cars 1955-1974, in memory of Anthony Mope, from Ann Kline.

ABA consumer guide to adopting a child, in memory of Lou Pook, from Mr. & Mrs. Marc De Angelo and Family.

Best tent camping Pennsylvania, in memory of Henry M. Rossi, from Dominic & Janet Yannuzzi.

The winter camping handbook, in memory of Henry M. Rossi, from Dominic & Janet Yannuzzi.

Dinner for everyone, in memory of Carmen Santiago, from Providence Place.

The chief, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Bart & Barbara Ecker.

The creation of American law, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Arnoldi.

John Marshall, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family – Betty, Andrew, & Matt.

Law 101, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from Tom, Carol & Kevin Ogorzalek.

Practical equality, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from William R. Boyle & Rose Bodner.

Baseball and softball drills, in memory of Doug Sims, from Greater Hazleton PIAA Baseball/Softball Umpires.

Barn find road trip, in memory of Harold C. Warg, from Mr. & Mrs. Michael Christina and Lisa Christina-Beck.

CDL commercial driver’s license exam, in memory of Robert “Bobby” Zius, from Tony & Carol Columbo.

Honor Book
In this together, in honor of Michael Kushmeder (PEARL Award Recipient), from Laurie Tevlin-Klemow.