Hazleton area residents can now access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Hazleton Area Public Library website (www.hazletonlibrary.org). Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes and models. ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save money on car repairs by offering expert, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct repairs themselves, or by having greater knowledge about their vehicle when taking it to a professional for service. Residents with a library card can tap into this resource through their home computers, iPads or tablets around the clock, in addition to being able to access the information at the library. Home users will need to enter their library barcode number to access the information. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, a Cengage company, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles. This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.
Marbled Paper Craft
Join us Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 for paper marbling. For this adult craft program, attendees will be using shaving cream and food dyes to marble card stock. This can get messy. Please wear comfortable clothes. No previous experience is needed. Attendees will meet in the Community Room. Please use the Green Street entrance. 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 Monday July 29.
The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, August 7 from 6:00-7:00. 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 reservations 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.
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, August 10 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 August 8.
Summer Film Program
Hayworth swings her hips and Ford slings his fists in this fascinating fifties film noir. Join us for HAPL's third and final summer film. This program takes place Thursday August 22 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street entrance). The screening will feature a thrilling movie with intrigue and suspense throughout. Registration is required and can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.
Summer Quest Reminder
Summer Quest members, please remember the last day to complete your Summer Quest Activity Checklist is Friday, August 9.
Congratulations to the following young readers who have completed all requirements of the 2019 Read-To-Me Summer Quest Program, “A Universe of Stories”: Janely Alvarez Arias, Aniyah Callender, Josiah Elena, Aleah Gomez, Makenzie Potence, Alivya Scaggs, and Malcolm Wiley.
Congratulations to the following readers who have completed all requirements of the 2019 Summer Quest Program, “A Universe of Stories”: Jenzy Arias, Justin Arias, Alexander Bonomo, Hudson Bottley, Dylan Brandmier, Harley Brandmier, Alana Bui, Keith Bui, Kevin Chapman, Niara Diaz, Sonia Diaz, Jouriel Elena, Joseph Ferrera, Donna Greco, Daniel Griffith, Riley Harper, Collin Hettler, Jeremia Johnson, Bricen Maddon, Alex Marcus, Avery Marcus, Joseph Marcus, Michael Marcus, Vincenzo Marcus, Connor McAlarney, Gavin McAlarney, Kaitlyn McAlarney, Layla Merenda, Lilly Merenda, Maralin Merenda, Bruce Minor, Jaycob Minor, Riley Nahay, Ava Ramos, Ismet Ramos, Alexa Scaggs, Philip Scaggs, Franklin Smulligan, Leiloni Verges, Eamon Wiley, and Tyler Youngcourt.
Library Day @ 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 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.