In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Don’t forget, the library provides access to internet computers for those that may not have access to the internet at home. This includes access to free Wi-Fi. The liibary has other Census related information available to those who may be interested.
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. This is the last week blind dates can be checked out. Visit or call to learn more about the program.
The library will be hosting two Tech-Time sessions in March. The first will be held Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00-7:00. The second session will be held Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00-11:00. 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 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.
Gardening Series: Seed Starting
Join us this 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.
We all have a story to tell. Start writing yours now. Join us Saturday, March 7 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. 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.
Rock on: Adult Craft
For the month of March attendees will be making kindness rocks to share in our community. Kindness rocks are painted rocks that are left out for someone to find. We will be supplying rocks but feel free to bring any palm-sized rocks (or smaller) with you to paint. Attendees will be using acrylic paint which can permanently stain clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes. There will be two different dates to choose from. Pick either Tuesday, March 10 or Monday, March 30. Attendees will be meeting 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. Be sure to let staff know which date you’d like to attend.
Tales for Tails
On Saturday, February 29, children can read to a trained therapy dog in the library’s Children’s Department from 2:00-3:00. Families must sign up for a ten-minute period to be guaranteed a chance to read to the dog. Reserve your spot by calling the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
On Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades 1-6 are invited to join us for our first LEGO club night. We will have LEGO challenges and free time to build whatever you wish. We provide the LEGOs, and all creations will stay at the library. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Adulting 101: Crocheting
Join us on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00-7:00 to learn the basics of crocheting. The minimum age to attend is 14, and you must register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.
STEAM: M&M Rockets
On Monday, March 9 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades 4th-8th are invited to our STEAM program. This month we will explore the science of rockets using Mini M&M canisters. This project will give us an idea of what propels rockets and what is required for them to get to space. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Babies, Rhythm, and Rhymes!
On Saturday, March 7 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 March 2.
Spring Toddler and Preschool Storytimes begin Wednesday, March 18 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. Registration begins Monday, March 9.
On Monday, March 16 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’s theme is “Visiting the Store.” Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961 beginning March 2.
The sons of Molly Maguire, in memory of Edward “Tex” Bradish, from Jean Bradish.
Love and the rocking chair, in memory of Mary P. Fulton, from The Great Grand-children of Mary P. Fulton.
Tommy at 50, in memory of Scott Kehley, from Carl & Sandy Kehley and Chris Batcha.
Janis, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Donna Pregler & Chris Black.
Martha Stewart’s organizing, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Jeffrey S. Gicking.
Nothing fancy, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Ann Kline.
Smart approach to home decorating, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Jim & Ann Reinmiller.
Tantalizing table toppers, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Michael & Jane Dougherty.
Tiny habits, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Gloria & Gary Wisemiller.
Exactly as you are, in memory of Helen J. Lawler, from Hazleton Chapter PSAA.
Oh sweet day!, in memory of Helen J. Lawler, from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.
Be an HVAC technician, in memory of Leo (Butch) Matushoneck, from Mr. & Mrs. Michael Christina and Daughter.
Light changes everything, in memory of Dolores McNamara, from Rick Morelli.
Coal, in memory of Salvadore Merola, Sr., from Angelo & Pat Gadola and Family.
On flowers, in memory of Leah Onorati, from Ralph & Debbie Cameron.
20-minute Italian, in memory of Leah Onorati, from Pat & Jerry Matteo.
Mission 27, in memory of Richard (Butch) Platek, from Cy & Regina Ulichny and Family.
NFL 100, in memory of Richard (Butch) Platek, from Hazleton Swing Club.
Strike zone, in memory of Richard (Butch) Platek, from Joseph & Suzanne Zeller.
Milwaukee jazz, in memory of Leo Ravina, from Ralph & Debbie Cameron.
Summertime, in memory of Leo Ravina, from Hajoca Corp.
Jeff Buckley : his own voice, in memory of Michael Ricco, from United Charities & Board Members.
Creative walls, in memory of Doreen Sandrock, from Janet, Harry, Dennis, John & Lori Beam.
Weeknight baking recipes, in memory of Doreen Sandrock, from Louis & Sharon Turse.
Diamonds in the coalfields, in memory of Earl Swinehart, from Mary Jane Strock.
100 greatest literary detectives, in honor of Jane Dougherty (Retirement), from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.