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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Tech-Time
The library will be hosting a drop in tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, December 4 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.

Home for the Holidays Floral Ideas
On Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 in the Hazleton Area Public Library’s Community Room (Green Street entrance), Hazleton Area Garden Club members will present "Home for the Holidays Floral Ideas". Garden club members will share their love for designing and offer useful tips and ideas guiding guests to "think outside the box".  This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Please register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

Friday the 13th Family Film
A Friday the 13th in December sounds like a nightmare right before Christmas! Join us for our family film program to watch the classic stop-motion animated musical about a Halloween skeleton who tries to bring Christmas to his spooky hometown. This program will take place on Friday, December 13 at 4:00 in the library’s Community Room (Green Street entrance). It is free and open to all ages.  Please register by calling the library’s Reference Department at 570-454-2961.



Little Learners
Tonight, from 6:00-7:00, children in grades K-2 will be reading stories and doing activities based around the theme: Magical Unicorns. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Wanna Build a Snowman?
Excited to see your favorite snowman and princess in the upcoming sequel to one of the most popular animated musicals? Can't just let it go?  Then join us on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:00-7:00 for a night of bowling for trolls, creating castles, and making paper cup snowmen. Dressing up is encouraged! This program is open to children ages 5 and up. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Teen Time: Gingerbread House Competition
Teens in grades 7-12 will create their own faux gingerbread houses using graham crackers on Tuesday, November 26 from 6:00-7:00. The houses will then be displayed in the library allowing the public to vote for their favorites. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Cocoa and Cards
In conjunction with Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress’s First Friday event, the library will be offering a free program from 5:00-8:00 on December 6. The program will take place in our Community room (Green Street entrance). Children and their families can stop by to enjoy our hot chocolate bar and design their own greeting card for any holiday or event. Children must have an adult with them during their entire visit. No registration is required.

STEAM:  Paper Circuit Cards
On Monday, December 9 from 6:00-7:00, we’re going to learn about circuitry by using paper circuits and LED lights to create cards that really shine. This program is for students in grades 4-8. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning Monday, November 25.

Local Author Storytime
On Saturday, December 7, two local authors and an illustrator will be visiting the library.They will be giving the public a look at their books, and provide some insight into their experience writing them.The program will begin at 10, Wilma Ruggiero will present Adventures and Holidays at the Orange Barnge, the third installment in her Orange Barnge children’s series. This book follows recurring character, Tannon Fortuna, and his farm animals as they celebrate various holidays at the Orange Barnge, including Christmas. She will be giving away several copies of her first two books. Author Shannon Marsyada, and illustrator Jennifer Witner, two local artists, have created a novel entitled Qatan. The book was inspired by the verse from Isaiah, “and the wolf shall be guest of the lamb." Shannon took it and created the short story about a wolf named Qatan (Hebrew for "the least") being selected by God for a very special task. Not realizing his own worth, Qatan completes the mission and receives Christ's reward. Marsyada and Witner will be selling Qatan at $10 apiece. As both books touch upon Christmas and holiday themes, this is a timely event for the season. This program is for the whole family, and registration is required. You can register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 on or after Monday, November 25.

Christmas Tea for Grown-Up and Me
Join us for holiday stories, songs, and refreshments on Wednesday, December 4h and Thursday, December 5 from 6:00-7:00 . We’ll also be welcoming a very special Christmas guest! Please register to let us know which night you can attend. Registrations can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, November 25.This program is for children ages 2 and up.

Adulting 101: Wrapping Presents
On Tuesday, December 3 from 6:00-7:00, join us to learn some tips and tricks to help you with your gift-wrapping. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning today.

Memorial Books
Bourbon, in memory of Stephen Brindamour, from Sherry & James Longo.

The art of horror movies, in memory of Jeffrey Kenneth Joseph Evans, from Mom, Dad, & Sister Jacqueline (Sissy).

Get started in film making, in memory of Jeffrey Kenneth Joseph Evans, from Florence, Anna Mae, & Amy.

Led Zeppelin all the songs, in memory of Jeffrey Kenneth Joseph Evans, from Mom, Dad, & Sister Jacqueline (Sissy).

Rock guitar heroes, in memory of Jeffrey Kenneth Joseph Evans, from Meredith & Eddie O’Donnell.

High hulls, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

Vaccines, in memory of Barbara Kenvin, from Michael & Jane Dougherty.

Death in focus, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Robert B. Parker’s The bitterest pill, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Vendetta in death, in memory of Beverly Mannick, from Frank Bielen.

Post office jobs, in memory of Anthony Milardi, from Gloria & Mike Potence.

The Rosary priest, in memory of Margaret Palmer, from Gloria & Mike Potence.

Curious toys, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Mary Beth Spanial.

The Guardians, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Mary Beth Spanial.

Haunted house murder, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from The Klein Family.

The stranger inside, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from The Klein Family.

Takes one to know one, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Mary Beth Spanial.

The cold way home, in memory of Gail Petrosky, from Joe, Jan, Joyce, Jim, Jeff & Families.

The second biggest nothing, in memory of Gail Petrosky, from Joe, Jan, Joyce, Jim, Jeff & Families

A single thread, in memory of Evelyn Reinmiller, from Jeffrey Gicking.

Math for real life, in memory of David Shanno, from Mr. & Mrs. Francis Libonati.

Stealth, in memory of Kenny Staber, from Wednesday Night Girls and Thursday Night Girls.

Happy as Harry, in memory of Helen Varenda, from Debbie, Donna, Dianne, Lori & Cindy.

Honor Books
The stuff of family life, in honor of Mrs. Ann Pardee & Family, from Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Byorek.

A gastroenterologist’s guide to gut health, in honor of Robert Yamulla, M.D., from Mary Ann Flintosh.