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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Diabetes Management
Iris Delgado, local Community Health Navigator with AmeriHealth Caritas, will be at the library Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 presenting on Diabetes Management. This adult program takes place in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance), is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To do so, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. Refreshments will be provided.

Hazy Painters
For the month of October the library’s Hazy Painters will be redesigning in paint, on canvas Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This family friendly program is free and open to the public and takes place Saturday, October. 19 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Registration is required; to register, visit or call the library at 570-454-2961. All necessary materials are provided.

The Hazleton Area Public Library, along with all other libraries in the Luzerne County Library System, is dedicated to providing free access to digital materials, including eBooks and eAudiobooks. However, our ability to connect patrons to digital materials is being threatened. On August 1st Blackstone Publishing embargoed eAudiobook titles from purchase by public libraries for three months after their release date.

On November 1st Macmillan Publishing, one of the country’s biggest publishers, launched a library eBook embargo; for the first eight weeks after publication public libraries are limited to purchasing a single copy of a new eBook. The Hazleton Area Public Library, along with libraries across the country, is demanding that Macmillan reverse this policy so that we can continue to meet our readers’ needs. In opposition of this restriction, the Luzerne County Library System is boycotting Macmillan eBooks for six months, effective November 1st. During this time, no new Macmillan eBooks will be added to our digital collection.

The Luzerne County Library System will continue to purchase Blackstone & Macmillan products in other formats that are not impacted by the embargos. The system will continue to add new eBook & eAudiobook content to the digital collection, choosing items from other publishers. Previously published Macmillan eBooks and Blackstone eAudiobooks already in the digital collection will not be affected.

We encourage you to stand with us and work toward a more just outcome for the greater reading community. Join thousands of readers who have already added their names to a petition launched by the American Library Association at eBooksForAll.org.

Hazleton area residents can now access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Hazleton Area Public Library website (www.hazletonlibrary.org). Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes and models. ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save money on car repairs by offering expert, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct repairs themselves, or by having greater knowledge about their vehicle when taking it to a professional for service. Residents with a library card can tap into this resource through their home computers, iPads or tablets around the clock, in addition to being able to access the information at the library. Home users will need to enter their library barcode number to access the information. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, a Cengage company, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles. This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.

In addition to finding repair information, library users are able to:

  • Look up recalls and service bulletins
  • Find estimated labor time helping users confidently estimate repair costs
  • Prepare for ASE mechanic certification with test prep quizzes

ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. With product enhancements such as mobile optimization and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, ChiltonLibrary is a perfect solution for all vehicle needs. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. 

PS. Sign up for our FREE program on winterizing your car (Tuesday, November 5). See the calendar on this website for more information.



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