Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell; start writing yours now. This 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 parts of a classic American TV series in hopes of sparking discussion in the exploration of our country’s 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.
For the month of June, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be redesigning Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. This program is free & open to the public. Adults and families are welcome to attend. Small children must be accompanied by an adult. The library provides all necessary supplies. Registration is required as space is limited. Visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. The program will take place Saturday, June 29 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance).
Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program begins today and will 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.
Library Days @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Sunday, July 7tOR Tuesday, August 20 to any child 3 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer. Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.