Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive
The Hazleton Area Public Library is collecting canned goods for our first ever Souper Bowl canned food drive, benefiting Catholic Social Services - Hazleton. Our main goal is to collect canned soup, but all canned goods will be accepted. Drop off locations include the main library and all four branches. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, February 8. For questions, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. The library expects to have forms available for distribution by early February. Be sure to call before stopping by to check availability.
Computer Job Application Assistance
Need help applying for a job online? A staff member will be available in the reference department of the library Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 to help with the job application process. Basic computer skills are necessary as there may be multiple people needing help at one time. Be sure to have a resume and cover letter saved to an email account, and be able to access said email account before attending the program. Please register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.
FAFSA Help Event
The library will be hosting Robin Walker, Higher Education Access Partner-Northeast Region, for an evening presentation on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00. This event is free and ideal for those with questions, or those needing help applying for FAFSA /PHEAA financial aid. To register for this free program, please visit or call the library at 570-454-2961.
Valentine's Day Card Craft
The library will hold an adult art program on Tuesday, January 28. Attendees will be making Valentine’s Day cards using string art. There will be two designs to choose from. Come out and create a card for that special someone. 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, January 24.
Winter Toddler and Preschool Storytimes begin Wednesday, January 15 and will last for six weeks. Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is on Wednesdays at 11:00. 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.
STEAM: Lava Lamps
Tonight, January 13, from 6:00-7:00, we’re going to learn about the science behind lava lamps by creating our own. 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.
On Monday, January 20 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades K-2 will be reading stories and doing activities to learn about different themes and enhance their literacy and social skills. This month they will be having a “Block Party”. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Teen Time: Make Your Own Ice Cream
On Tuesday, January 21 from 6:00-7:00, teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us as we make ice cream and fruit sorbet. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
On January 18 at 10:00, spend a Saturday morning creating fond memories with your children through play! Toys are a great way to enhance children’s social skills, literacy skills, and life skills. This month we’ll be putting out board games. This program is for families with children of all ages. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Explorer Club: Dinosaurs
Explorer Club 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, February 4 from 6:00-7:00, and we will be exploring the world of knights and castles. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning January 20.
The 50 greatest players in Pittsburgh Steelers history, in memory of Lawrence Budda, from The West Hazleton Borough Mayor, Council, & Employees.
Bobby at home, in memory of Irene Cerullo, from Carol Cauley & Family.
Vertical vegetables, in memory of Thomas J. Chuckra, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.
And how are you, Dr. Sacks?, in memory of Ann Dolan, from Janet Gaskill, Donna Thomas, Mary Ann Wetzel, & Mary Ann Kolcun.
Mayo Clinic guide to fibromyalgia, in memory of Ann Dolan, from Carmella Sharp.
From the oven to the table, in memory of Mary E. Fendrick, from Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Yamarik.
The hidden art of Disney’s early renaissance, in memory of Freeland High School Class Deceased Classmates Class of 1974, from Deb Jones.
The all new illustrated guide to anything sold in hardware stores, in memory of George Hayden, from Larry & Diane Lamanna and Family.
Black & Decker advanced home wiring, in memory of George Hayden, from Louis & Sharon Turse.
Create uniqueness, in memory of George Hayden, from Janet, Harry & Dennis Beam.
Dad’s maybe book, in memory of George Hayden, from Mary Pat Stroia & Mary Parrell.
Designing the future, in memory of George Hayden, from JoAnn & Harold Hartzel and Mary & Mickey Citro.
Entrepreneurial leap, in memory of George Hayden, from John & Lori Beam.
Perfect pan pizza, in memory of Jill Himmelfarb, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.
Finding Chika, in memory of Mary Lorince, from Joseph Lorince & Children.
The wedding dress, in memory of Dolores McCluskey, from Marie & Ron Rossi.
Crochet every way stitch dictionary, in memory of Lucy (Spadell) Salvaggio, from Barry & Patty Veet.
Visual guide to creative straight-line quilting, in memory of Lucy (Spadell) Salvaggio, from Tony, Betteanne, Joe & Margaret Christino.
Trial by fire, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
Truth be told, in memory of Pasco Schiavo, Esq., from The Gasper Family-Betty, Andrew & Matt.
Project-based learning in the math classroom grades 6-10, in memory of David Shanno, from Irene Giuliani.
Dick Allen: the life and times of a baseball immortal, in memory of Dorothy Teller, from Hajoca Corporation.
Following Jesus, in memory of Sister Ruth Zacharias, from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.
Finance for normal people, in honor of Mark Guida (Birthday), from Donna Yannuzzi.
American Sherlock, in honor of Trooper Kevin Harry, from Clemie Yamona, Netta Lonzetta, Donna Jean George & Mark Dietrich.