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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

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.

Tax Forms
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. We expect to have forms available early February for distribution. Be sure to call before stopping by to check availability.

Blind Date With A Book
Love is in the air. It’s that time of year again. For the entire month of February; the Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a "Blind Date with a Book" program. Starting February 1, blind dates can be found on the main floor of the library. Visit or call to learn more about the program.

Tech-Time
Due to increased demand, the library will host two drop in, tech-time tutoring sessions in February. The first will be held Wednesday, Feb 5 from 6:00-7:00. The second will be held Tuesday, February 18 from 10:00-11:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions.These programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required as these are drop in events. For questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Writing Workshop
We all have a story to tell. Start writing yours now. Join us Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 for our monthly workshop, focusing 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 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.

Winter Storytime
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.

Explorer Club: Knights and Castles
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.

STEAM: Tools and Our Brains
On Monday, February 10 from 6:00-7:00, we will briefly discuss how humans learned to develop tools in order to survive, as well as, other species that use tools. In addition we will also talk about how human tool making differs from the tools animals use. Finally we will spend the rest of the program creating tools out of everyday household items to complete challenges. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Babies, Rhythm, and Rhymes!
On Saturday, February 8 at 10:00, begin your child’s love of music, rhymes, and books as we dance, sing, and read together. This program is for children from birth to 3 years old. Registration is required, and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 3.

Little Learners
On Monday, February 17 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 we’ll be getting rid of those winter blues with the theme “Fun in the Sun.” Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 3.

Teen Time: Life Size Board Games
On Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00-7:00, teens in grades 7-12 can try out life size versions of Yahtzee, Connect Four, and more. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 3.

Memorial Books
100 years in Titletown, in memory of John De Lucca, from Hazleton High School Class of 1967 Reunion Committee-Bina, Irene, Joe & Francis.

Master the nursing school & allied health entrance exams, in memory of Ann Dolan, from Michael & Barbara Christina.

The year of cozy, in memory of Ann Dolan, from Janet Gaskill, Donna Thomas, Mary Ann Wetzel & Mary Ann Kolcun.

Valencia and Valentine, in memory of Charlotte Gaughan, from Judith Kellner.

Art of the Corvette, in memory of Richard Gerenza, from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Generose and Family.

Wiring, in memory of George Hayden, from Louis & Sharon Turse.

Ice cream U, in memory of Patti Holly, from Hazleton Chapter PSAA.

Deer-resistant design, in memory of Mr. Joseph Libonati, from Mr. & Mrs. Michael Christina.

Residential lighting design, in memory of John Nicolardi, from Barbara L. Petrilla.

Lost hills, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Sharon Kuntz & Linda Seaman.

Murder off the page, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Bob & Sally Chamberlain.

The old success, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Bob & Sally Chamberlain.

Word to the wise, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Bob & Sally Chamberlain.

Caddisflies, in memory of Jack Potochny, from Tonnie Botch.

The artist’s garden, in memory of Madeline Saras, from Thomas Ciotola.

Soup, in memory of Madeline Saras, from Bob & Tina Reese and Family.

Where the light enters, in memory of Lois Schellhamer, from Goldie, Bill, Caroline & Cecily VanHorn.

Rescue dogs, in memory of Mary Beth Segaria, from Carol Murmello.

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

Appreciating dance, in memory of Brigida Zola, from JoAnne & Selene Zientek.

Bruce Springsteen, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Anthony Cameron & Family.

5 ingredients, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Robert Krizansky.

Kitchen party, in memory of Brigida Zola, from John & Lori Beam.

The shared table, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Rick Morelli.

Honor Book
Decorating with plants, in honor of Dolly & Frank Forte (Anniversary), from Mildred Bove.