EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Upcoming Events

august, 2017

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4aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmSummer Reading Program Wrap Party for Kids & Young Adults6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug1:00 pm- 5:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
7aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmTeen Ice Cream Party6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
9aug - 24aug 96:00 pmaug 24PPL Board of Trustees Meeting6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (24) Event Type :Adult
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Upcoming Events


  • Knitting Circle
  • Scrabble Club
  • Teen Ice Cream Party
  • Lab Resources Tech Class
  • Solar Eclipse Program
  • Third Tuesday Book Discussion
  • LEGO BuilderSpace
  • Book Brunch for Young Adults
  • Get Lit: YA Writing Group
  • XM Book Discussion

Library Announcements

New Resources
The Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new *free* resources for our patrons!

To show you how to make the most of these new resources, the library is hosting four classes in our Tech Lab this month.


Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Annual Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Book Sale is open to the public and is held in conjunction with the Little Balkans Days Celebration. The sale is held on the first floor of the library, which is otherwise closed for Labor Day weekend.


Preview Book Sale

Membership has its privileges. Friends members get a chance to shop early on Friday, September 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Friends of the Library Preview Sale. Beat the crowd and shop early. Purchase or renew a membership, for as little as $5, and shop, shop, shop. We always need more friends!


Story Time

Story Time

After a short break, story time will start again on Tuesday, September 5th. 

Monday Evening
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday
10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Story Time at the Library

After a short break, story time will start again on Tuesday, September 5th.
Please like us on Facebook for information about all of our programs!


Kids Programs

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, August 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Tech Lab. Kids of all ages are invited to attend, plus parents and siblings are always welcome. Kids under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

We’ll have tables and tables of LEGOs, plus inspiration and ideas. No registration is necessary—just come have some fun!

— Upcoming Kids Events —

august, 2017

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4aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmSummer Reading Program Wrap Party for Kids & Young Adults6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug1:00 pm- 5:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
14aug6:30 pm- 8:00 pmSolar Eclipse Program6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
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Teen Programs

–Upcoming Teen Events–

august, 2017

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4aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmSummer Reading Program Wrap Party for Kids & Young Adults6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug1:00 pm- 5:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
7aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmTeen Ice Cream Party6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
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LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, August 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Tech Lab. Kids of all ages are invited to attend, plus parents and siblings are always welcome. Kids under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

We’ll have tables and tables of LEGOs, plus inspiration and ideas. No registration is necessary—just come have some fun!

Book Brunch for Young Adults

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the Teen Book Brunch on Saturday, August 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring in your current read or your favorite book and tell us what you loved (or didn’t love) about it. You’ll get to hear what everyone else is reading and get new book recs, all while snacking on a donut or two. Books + donuts are the best combination.

Get Lit: Young Adult Writing Group

Get Lit will meet on Saturday, August 26th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (Right after the Book Brunch!) Join other writers to share your work, get fresh ideas, and spark something new. Slam poetry, short stories, gaming reviews, fanfiction, musicals based on important figures in American history, whatever — this is the place for you. Get Lit is open to all types and genres of writing. All writers in grades 6-12 are welcome.

End-of-Summer Young Adult Ice Cream Party

Teens are invited to join us on Monday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy over-the-top ice cream sundaes to finish out the Summer Reading Program! Open to teens in grades 6-12. RSVP in the youth services department or on Facebook.

This program is free and open to teens in grades 6 through 12. 

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

august, 2017

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4aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmSummer Reading Program Wrap Party for Kids & Young Adults6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
5aug1:00 pm- 5:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
9aug - 24aug 96:00 pmaug 24PPL Board of Trustees Meeting6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (24) Event Type :Adult
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Eclipse Programs at the Library

Educational Program
Monday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Learn all about the upcoming eclipse with a program on Monday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. Josh Cochran, director of the Greenbush Observatory, will explore the phenomena of the solar eclipse (coming on August 21st) and discusses safe ways to view the eclipse.

This program is free and open to the public—all ages are welcome. Free eclipse safety glasses will be available while supplies last (two per family).

 

Eclipse Watch Party
Monday, August 21st 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Pittsburg isn’t in the path of totality but (weather permitting) we’ll be able to see the moon obscure 94.7% of the sun at 1:10pm.

Join us for a watch party on Monday, August 21st from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

We’ll be gathered on the north side of the library to view the eclipse with proper safety eclipse glasses and pinhole cameras. Too hot or cloudy? We’ll have the NASA live stream of the eclipse showing in the 2nd floor Tech Lab. Join us for the fun—special eclipse refreshments will be available.

Knitting Circle @ the Library

The Pittsburg Public Library hosts a Knitting Circle on the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All skill levels are welcome to attend, including new participants who would like to learn to knit. The next Knitting Circle will be held on Saturday, August 5th.

Scrabble Club @ the Library

The Pittsburg Public Library has teamed up with a local Scrabble Club to offer twice-monthly scrabble games at the library. The club meets every other Saturday at 1:00 p.m. No sign up or registration is required. Beginners and seasoned players are welcome to attend this free program.

  • August 5th and August 19th
  • September 9th and September 16th
  • October 7th and October 21st
  • November 4th and November 18th
  • December 2nd and December 16th

Discussion Groups

Talking Heads Discussion Group

The Talking Heads discussion group is on summer break! The discussion group will start again on Friday, September 8th with new topics.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

The library hosts a book discussion for adults on the third Tuesday of each month. Copies of the book are available for purchase or check out at the library. New participants are always welcome.

*New* X-M Book Club

The Pittsburg Public Library is hosting a new book discussion group geared towards readers ranging in age from mid-20s to mid-40s (Gen Xers and Millennials). Don’t worry…we won’t card anyone at the door and everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

Dear Reader Online Book Clubs

Join our Email Book Clubs. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start new books. Click here to sign up and start reading. Online Book Clubs are a free service of Pittsburg Public Library.

For more information about any of the library’s discussion groups, please call the adult services department at (620) 230-5560.

Tech Lab

Library Resources Classes offered in August at the Pittsburg Public Library

The Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new *free* resources for our patrons! Consumer Reports Magazine and Online Database and Flipster Magazines. We’re hosting four classes in our Tech Lab this month to help you make the most of these new resources. In addition to Consumer Reports and Flipster, we’ll also be happy to help you with Ancestry.com Library Edition, Axis 360 ebooks, OneClick Digital audio books, and Newsbank Morning Sun newspaper archives.

No sign up is necessary for tech lab classes. If you have one, please bring your ereader, tablet, iPad, or smartphone.

Library Resources Tech Lab Classes

  • Thursday, August 10th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

*New* Tech Coach Program at Pittsburg Public Library

Can’t always make it to a computer class but you need help with technology? We can help!

The Pittsburg Public Library is now offering free one-on-one assistance with technology! Let us help you with your resume, online applications, email, tablets, ereaders, and smartphones (just to name a few), and so much more!

Two ways to get a Tech Coach:

  • Make a 30-minute appointment for full, undivided attention from library staff. Call (620) 231-8110 to make your appointment.
  • Stop by a drop-in session to get help on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Drop in session will start in the fall)

 

 

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