The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4 from 4:00-5:00. 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 registrations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.
Grow With Google: Digital Skills Workshop
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a Digital Skills Program Series for the public as well as startups and established small business owners. The series will begin this Wednesday June 5 at 6:00. The second program will occur Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 and the final program is Wednesday, June 12, also at 6:00. These programs are free and open to the public and will serve as introductory events, allowing attendees to learn more about the full suite of digital, educational tools available to them through Google. Registration is required as space is limited, & can be placed by visiting, or calling the library at 570-454-2961. The library will be giving away some wonderful prizes to attendees based upon program attendance. Attend all three programs for a better chance at winning any one of several prizes including tablets and Chromebook laptops!
Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell; start writing yours now. Monthly workshop 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. The workshop takes place Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 in the Community Room. Use the Green Street entrance. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. The deadline for registration is June 13.
A Classic Road Show
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be screening episodes of a classic American TV series in hopes of sparking discussion in the exploration of our countries many diverse stories. The first program in this summer screening series is Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.
The Children’s Department of the library is now seeking youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in helping with the Summer Quest Program. Volunteers are scheduled for two hours per week over the course of the summer. Teens interested in volunteering should visit the Children’s Department to pick-up an application. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961. Applications are due today.
Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program will begin Monday, June 10 and continue throughout the summer. Summer Quest is a free program open to children who will be entering grades one through twelve in the fall who have their own library card. Summer Quest members will receive a calendar of weekly events and activities upon enrollment. The Hazleton Area Public Library will also host a Read-To-Me Summer Reading Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Read-To-Me members may use their parents’ library cards to participate. A calendar of weekly storytimes will be provided at registration. Members of Summer Quest will also have the opportunity to attend a free performance of Aliens: Escape from Earth performed by the Science Tellers on Thursday, June 27. Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world! The Summer Quest Program will be offered at the main library and its branches. Children may enroll only at one location. A parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll the child. Members will be asked to perform educational activities to complete the Summer Quest. The activities range from reading and arts, to technology and experiences. Children who complete the Summer Quest program will be eligible to win prizes at the end of the summer. For more information, please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
Ideas from nature, in memory of Michael J. Acri, from Sis B & Family.
K : a history of baseball in ten pitches, in memory of Leo J. Dobash, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.
The A+ custodian, in memory of Angelo “Larry” Gerrone, from Anita Kalinchok.
Don’t stop believin’, in memory of Maryann Homanko, from Greater Hazleton PIAA Baseball/Softball Umpires.
A thousand sisters, in memory of Rudolf Khodzhayev, from Carol Palko & Bob Keister.
Cutthroats, in memory of Thomas S. Mardyniak, from Stephen Mardyniak.
USA football youth coaching handbook, in memory of Richard Matz, from Pat & Jim Petrill, John & Sherri Petrill and Jackie, Stan & Brett Yanulevich.
The Boston Tea Party sparks revolution, in memory of Marie C. McCullough, from Peggy & Joe Martino.
Children in colonial America, in memory of Marie C. McCullough, from Peggy & Joe Martino.
George Washington’s secret six, in memory of Marie C. McCullough, from Peggy & Joe Martino.
Pennsylvania, in memory of Marie C. McCullough, from Peggy & Joe Martino.
Music for Mister Moon, in memory of Emma Mehalick, from Dino & Angela Lombardo and Family.
Automobiles from Henry Ford to Elon Musk, in memory of Anthony Mope, from Hajoca Corporation.
Barron’s police officer exam, in memory of Thomas O’Reilly, from Ann Marie Chismar, Ann Tihansky, Emily Stish, Jaime Watt, Michele LaBuda and Nancy Palermo.
A beautiful day in the neighborhood, in memory of Emily Grace Rostocki, from Celeste Fellin Kosko, Mary Celeste Kosko & Andrea Kosko.
Softball surprise, in memory of Emily Grace Rostocki, from Greater Hazleton PIAA Baseball/Softball Umpires.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
Sonia Sotomayor, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
Supreme Court decisions, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
What is the Constitution?, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
Today’s tap dancing, in memory of Teresa A. Schmeer, from Thursday Jazz & Tap Class and Maria, Nadine & Sarah.
Edible gardening, in memory of Joyce (McCurley) Turick, from Gean E. Chernock.
Golf legends, in memory of Michael Robert Turick, from Gean E. Chernock.
Mighty truck on the farm, in memory of Albert J. Wolk, Sr., from Helene Chuckra.
Milk, in memory of Albert J. Wolk, Sr., from Helene Chuckra.