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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Voter Registration
Today is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Stop in at HAPL and pick up an application.

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 of Imagine Video, the filmmaker and creator of the documentary Alice’s Ordinary People for a screening and Q&A 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), 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.

Hazy Painters
For the month of October HAPL’s Hazy Painters will be redesigning in paint, on canvas Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This family friendly program is free and open to the public and takes place Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Registration is required. To register, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. All necessary materials are provided.

HAPL Haunting Hour
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a Spooky story hour on Thursday, October 24 at 6:00. Whether it’s about ghosts, goblins or ghouls, we want to hear your favorite spooky story. Choose something new, a classic tale, or even a creation of your own that’ll leave us with goosebumps. Readers and listeners of all ages are welcome. Readers will be given between 5-10 minutes, depending on total participants. Registration is required by October 22 and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961. Please inform us at time of registration if you intend on reading. Reading is not required to attend.

Autumn Scratchboard Craft
On Tuesday, October 29 the Hazleton Area Public Library craft class will be creating autumn-themed scratchboard. Attendees will pick a simple autumn theme and explore the technique of cross hatching. The design will be scratched into the prepared board to reveal the gold foil underneath. There is no experience or skill necessary. This will be a beginner's level class. Class will start at 6:00 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 Friday October 25.

Family Storytime
On Saturday, October 12 from 10:00-10:45, we invite families to join us for stories and activities that will help you bond as a family while improving reading and social skills. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. ****This event has been canceled. 

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.

October Little Learners
This program is for children in kindergarten– 2nd grade. The program takes place Monday, October 21 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. Registration begins today.

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.

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.

Spooky STEAM
On Monday, October 14 from 6:00-7:00, Rich Angelo will present some chilling science experiments for our STEAM program. This program is for students in grades 4-8. Please contact the library by calling 570-454-2961 to register.

Teen Time: Werewolf Escape Room
On Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00-7:00, students in grades 7-12 can try to solve the library’s werewolf-themed escape room. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins today.