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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 24. HAPL has voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications available. The deadline to register is Monday, October 7.

NEPA Paranormal
NEPA Paranormal Investigators will be at the library Thursday, October 3 at 6:00. The group will be presenting on the group's history, interesting cases & investigations and will even share some evidence gathered from cases. The group has been featured on Animal Planet’s The Haunted and an episode of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. This program is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome to attend. Registration is required. To register visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.

Tech-Time
The library will be hosting its monthly drop in, tech-time tutoring sessions this month on Wednesday, October 9 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. Please bring any mobile devices you have questions about with you. No reservations are required as these are drop in events. For any questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Documentary Screening
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting Craig Dudnick, filmmaker and creator of the documentary Alice’s Ordinary People for a screening and discussion on Thursday, October 10 at 6:00. This documentary covers five decades of fearless civil rights activism, shown through the eyes and experiences of one of its fearless leaders, Alice Tregay. This program is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome to attend. Registration is required. To register visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.

Diabetes Management
Iris Delgado, local Community Health Navigator with AmeriHealth Caritas will be at the library Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 presenting on Diabetes Management. This adult program takes place in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance) and is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To do so, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.

Fall Storytime
Fall Toddler and Preschool Storytimes begin Wednesday, September 25 and will last for six weeks. Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is on Wednesdays at 10:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is on Wednesdays at 6:00. Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Little Learners
This program is for children in kindergarten– 2nd grade. The next program will take place Monday, September 30 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.

Explorer Club: Theater
This group meets once a month and is for students in grades 3-6. Each month we explore a different topic with hands-on activities and games. Our next program takes place on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00-7:00, and we will be exploring the world of theater. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins today.

Teen Time: Bad Art
Teens in grades 7-12 will have fun painting their own versions of famous works, and we’ll see who can do it the worst. The program takes place on Tuesday, September 24. Please contact the library’s children’s department at 570-454-2961 to sign up.

October Lap-Sit Baby and Me
On Saturday, October 19, begin your baby’s love of learning with stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs. Older siblings may join. The program begins at 10:00 and lasts 45 minutes. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, September 30.

Memorial Books
The classical music book, in memory of Michael J. Buglio, from Marge Generose and Jeanie, Joe & Paula.

Year of wonder, in memory of Michael J. Buglio, from Marge Generose & Family.

Plantopia, in memory of Anna Corradini, from Suzanne Corradini.

Swim speed secrets, in memory of Dolores Cusatis, from Helen Faust & Pat Tokash.

Mel Bay’s basic harp for beginners, in memory of Margy Yuhas Dixon, from Rose Spishock.

George Marshall, in memory of Robert Generose, from Ann Kline.

The 5-minute recharge, in memory of Marilyn Gordon, from Bob Minneci.

Timeless, in memory of Anna Sottile Hiza, from Gina Petronio.

The me in medicine, in memory of Anna May (Bellitere) Hussar, from Rose Greschner & Rosalie Adams.

A saint of our own, in memory of Anna May (Bellitere) Hussar, from Florence & George Hayden.

The baby bombers, in memory of Peter Kringer, from John, Lori & Brittany Kringer.

Hotbox!, in memory of James Lobitz, from Joe & JoAnn Shimanski.

Gino’s Italian Adriatic escape, in memory of Mary Lonczynski, from Neal & Pat Graziano.

Ultimate speed, in memory of Michael Oleyar, from The Family at All American.

Essential oils for a clean & healthy home, in memory of Marolyn Pensock, from Mrs. Nancy Wagner.

Our Father, in memory of Monica Yuhas Rossi, from Rose Spishock.

The successful teacher’s handbook, in memory of David Shanno, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.

Miracle cure, in memory of Paul Smerkanich, from Bob & Anne Green.

Financially forward, in memory of Geraldine Stinnett, from Amanda, Sandy & Marilyn.

A life in the movies, in memory of Josephine Throne, from Employees & Owners of Hallmark Homes.

Honor Books
Cherish, in honor of Martha & Nicholas Caputo, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

The virtue of hope, in honor of Rev. Louis Grippe (Ordination Anniversary), from Monica Barletta.

The blue zones of happiness, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Longo (Birthdays), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

The case for miracles, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Longo (Birthdays), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

Ten years a nomad, in honor of Deb Walko (2019 Community Service Award), from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.