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.
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.
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. It allows users to send and receive email and remain in contact with others via a digital medium. This class will cover Gmail basics including setting up a Gmail account, sending and receiving email, writing and editing an email, security, and deleting email. This program is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00-11:00. Registration is required as seating is limited. Registration can be placed by visiting or calling the library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.
Flash Fiction (Writing Workshop) Adults & Teens 16+
For a real challenge to your storytelling skills, try your hand at Flash Fiction. Do you think you can tell a complete story in less than 750 words? 250? How about 50? In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the flash fiction genre. Together we'll explore the form by reading and discussing examples. Prompts and exercises specifically aimed at generating flash fiction will be provided along with time to write. Sharing your writing is encouraged, but not required. Additional resources provided will include further reading and opportunities to publish your work. Register in person or by calling the library at 570-454-2961; deadline for registration is August 19. The workshop takes place in library's Community Room on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00. Please use the Green Street entrance.
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.
Sun Printing Craft
On Tuesday, August 27 the library will be having an adult craft class on sun printing. Attendees will arrange objects on specially coated paper and then will expose it to sunlight. This will create a photograph. Various objects will be provided to make every piece unique but feel free to bring anything that might inspire you. Class will start at 5:30 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 Thursday August 22.
Health Insurance Q&A and Sign-Up
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be holding a health insurance open-enrollment education session on Wednesday, August 28 at 4:00 in the Community Room of the library (Green Street entrance). Staff from the PA Insurance Department will be present to aid those looking to learn more about marketplace insurance options. Marketplace navigators will be present to help attendees sign-up for insurance. This FREE program is open to the public. Registration required, visit or call 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 this 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”: Carol Ann Cauley and Jovanni Kimock.
Congratulations to the following readers who have completed all requirements of the 2019 Summer Quest Program, “A Universe of Stories”: Matthew Belak, Emily Brotzman, Carmen-Rose Cabrera, Juan Carlos Cabrera, Liam Cabrera, Aimee Curvey, Laci Curvey, Kevin Davis, Zachary Fetchko, Jayden Forte, Makayla Forte, Bryce Gallagher, Holly Gallagher, Lacey Gallagher, Hannah Herchenroeder, Rebekah Hoats, Jillian Hoppe, Neil Hoppe, Isabella Mariano, Kylie Reshetar, Alexander Rosario, Hailey Roslevich, Ainsley Segedy, Lauren Shemansky, Braylon Silva, Juliana Silva, Emma Stefanik, and Gracie 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.
Vegetables first, in memory of Sara Anderson, from Sherry & James Longo.
Make it last, in memory of John E. Brislin, from The Pavlik Family.
Wrestling, in memory of Frank Buchman, from Patty, Jimmy, Butch, John & Sherri Petrill and Jackie, Stan & Brett Yanulevich.
What were the Roaring Twenties?, in memory of James & Gean (Ackerman) Chernock, from Gean E. Chernock.
Who was H.J. Heinz?, in memory of James & Gean (Ackerman) Chernock, from Gean E. Chernock.
What if everybody said that?, in memory of Joseph & Anges (Turick) Chernock, from Gean E. Chernock.
Rooms for living, in memory of Margaret Cipriano, from The Hazleton Swing Club.
Garden wild, in memory of Neal DeAngelo, from Nick & Paula Ragan and Family.
Murphy’s law, in memory of John A. Dovci, from Michael & Mary Homanko and Family.
A kite for moon, in memory of Jean Drasher, from Carol Cauley & Family.
We are the gardeners, in memory of Marie Fluri, from Kathleen Gibson Gallagher & Eileen Gibson.
The science of flight, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.
The royal secret, in memory of Joan L. Jordan, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.
Saquon Barkley, in memory of John Kaminsky, from Jim & Cathy Pino and Sons.
Walking shadows, in memory of Lisa Balliet Kotch, from Her Family.
The humane gardener, in memory of Charlie McAndrew, from Robin Figlin.
The power of presence, in memory of Betty A. Nicholas, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.
Gardentopia, in memory of John Podlesney, from Trudy Mariano.
Spy pilot, in memory of James Reil, from Debbie Calucci.
Theodore Roosevelt for the defense, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
U.S. immigration made easy, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
Be fearless, in memory of Mona Sloot, from Michele Fisher.
Don Troiani’s Gettysburg, in memory of Donald Tombasco, from Mary Elaine Stefanick.
Me and my Grandpa!, in memory of Richard Whitehead, from Barbara Piccola & Family.
The book woman of Troublesome Creek, in honor of Josephine Antonelli (Birthday), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.