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. Federal forms and instruction booklets are available for pick-up. State forms & schedules are available to copy or print at .10 a page.
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. Blind dates can be found on the main floor of the library. Visit or call to learn more about the program.
Due to increased demand, the library will host two drop in, tech-time tutoring sessions in February. The first will be held Wednesday, February 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.
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.
On Tuesday, February 11 at 10:00 the library will be having a Computer 101 program. This program is for adults, those with little to no computer skills who would like to learn more about computers. Topics of instruction will include using a mouse and keyboard, searching the internet, and writing a letter using a word processor. This program will be held in the reference department of the library. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. The last day to register is Saturday, February 8. Ask for Jeff if there are any questions about the program.
Hazy Painters: Act of Kindness
For the month of February, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be embracing the spirit of Random Acts of Kindness week (February 11-17). This month, program attendees are asked to paint simple scenery, or their favorite work of art. The paintings made during the program will be given to residents living at The Manor at St. Luke Village. We hope this act of kindness will brighten the residents' days, as well as their homes. Space is limited! Be sure to visit or call the library at 570-454-2961 to reserve your seat. This program is FREE, open to all ages, and all necessary supplies are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Gardening Series: Seed Starting
Join us Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance) for the first of three programs in our gardening series. The topic of this program is Seed Starting. Attendees will learn about selecting the right varieties of vegetable and flower seeds, when to begin germinating the seed, supplies and equipment needed when growing from seed, caring for young seedlings and, finally, the best time to plant in the garden. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get some hands on experience, starting seeds of their own. This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961. There will be three programs in total for this series. The dates and times of the remaining two will be announced at a later time.
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: 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.
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.
Family Time: Watercolor Painting
On Saturday, February 15 from 10:00-11:00, the whole family is invited to join us for watercolor painting. We will provide the paints and paper. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s department at 570-454-2961 beginning February 3.
How America’s political parties change (and how they don’t), in memory of Grace Cuozzo, from Janie, Jayne Ann & Denise Bugda.
A taste of Latin America, in memory of Elena DeRojas, from Laura Jacobs.
Mighty muscle cars, in memory of Philip Domin, from Friends of Anthracite Region A.A.C.A. Hazleton.
Friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things, in memory of Lois (Reimold) Dzuiba, from HHS Class of 1952 Lunch Bunch.
The plant lover’s guide to primulas, in memory of Mary E. Fendrick, from Nancy & Gary Kapes.
Common ground, in memory of James Havrilla, from William & Mary Lou Grant.
Old house eco handbook, in memory of James Havrilla, from St. Clair Borough Electric Department.
Adventures in franchise ownership, in memory of George Hayden, from Mary Lou Radick.
American house styles, in memory of George Hayden, from Deb Stone Interiors.
Brick by brick, in memory of George Hayden, from Monica Barletta.
The busy leader’s handbook, in memory of George Hayden, from Frank & Dolly Forte.
Is there an engineer inside you?, in memory of George Hayden, from Michael & Barbara Christina.
Sounds like me, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Janet, Harry & Dennis Beam.
All about dinner, in memory of Mr. Joseph Libonati, from Francis & Jackie Libonati.
A team makes a miracle, in memory of John Nicolardi, from Nancy & Gary Kapes.
The pioneer woman cooks: the new frontier, in memory of Carmella Parrell, from Gloria Ann & Joseph Cerullo.
The queens of animation, in memory of Rose Prebola, from Providence Place.
A garden miscellany, in memory of Madeline Saras, from Thomas Ciotola.
My big fat Greek cookbook, in memory of Madeline Saras, from Dominic & Janet Yannuzzi.
Dog is love, in memory of Mary Beth Segaria, from Carol Murmello.
Rock needs river, in memory of Mary Beth Segaria, from Sherri O’Donnell.
The grandfamily guidebook, in memory of George Trella, from Trudy Mariano & Marion Evans.
No stopping us now, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Janet, Harry & Dennis Beam.
The Sunday brunch cookbook, in memory of Brigida Zola, from Louis & Sharon Turse.
The code, in honor of Bill & Mary Schumacher (Anniversary), from Mary Lou Combellack, Ruthann Wagner and Jane & Clete Van Blargan.