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Pittsburg Public Library
Summer Reading Programs

Kids

Teens

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Library Announcements


Library closed for Independence Day

The Pittsburg Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. Regular hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Build a Better World
2017 Summer Reading Program 

Summertime is fun time at the Pittsburg Public Library! This year’s theme is Build a Better World! The Pittsburg Public Library offers reading programs for all ages!

  • Kids and teens can earn free swim passes to the Pittsburg Aquatic Center, Mini-Golf at Four Oaks, and fun prizes from the Treasure Hut…just for reading books!
  • Adults can read to win a book bag and a free book! Or the grand prize—a Kindle Fire HD! The more you read the more chances you have to win!

Stop by the library today to get started! We look forward to Building a Better World with you this summer at the Pittsburg Public Library!

As always, special thanks to the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library for underwriting our Summer Reading Programs!


Story Time

Story Time

Summer Story Time continues through Wednesday, July 26th

Monday Evening
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Story Time at the Library

The Summer Story Time session starts continues through Wednesday, July 26th.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Please check out the PPL Facebook page for information about all of our programs!

 


Kids Programs

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program Special Events

Brian Wendling, Juggler

Friday, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Brian Wendling is an International Jugglers’ Association champion
who combines award-winning juggling, comedy, and audience participation into high-energy entertainment!


Aaron Fowler, Musician

Friday, July 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Award winning musician Aaron Fowler gets the audience involved in music, movement, and stories—
working together to building a better world—one song at a time.


 To accommodate a large audience, both events will be held at the St. John’s Activity Center, just west of the Library.
Feel free to park in the parking lot of the activity center or park at the library and walk over.
Both programs are free and open to all ages.

Build a Better World: Programs for Kids Ages 7 to 11

Are you too old for story time but not quite a teen? We’ve got you covered!

Kids ages 7 to 11 are invited to the library every Thursday this summer for storytelling and crafts related to building, architecture, science, and much more! Programs are held at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. through July 27th (Please note: The 10:00 a.m. program tends to have less kids).

  • July 6th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    Paint a Masterpiece
  • July 13th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    Create a Better World
  • July 20th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    Rain Forest Rescue
  • July 27th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    Construction Challenge: Fun & Games

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 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!

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july, 2017

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6jul10:00 am- 11:00 amProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 1110:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Kids Events
6jul1:00 pm- 2:00 pmProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 111:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Kids Events
7jul1:00 pm- 2:00 pmJuggler Brian WendlingSummer Reading Program Special Event1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Kids Events
13jul10:00 am- 11:00 amProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 1110:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Kids Events
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Teen Programs

–Upcoming Teen Events–

july, 2017

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3jul1:00 pm- 2:00 pmMovieMakersFor Young Adults1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
5jul5:30 pm- 7:30 pmYoung Adult Movie Series5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Event Type :Teen Events
10jul1:00 pm- 2:00 pmMovieMakersFor Young Adults1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
12jul5:30 pm- 7:30 pmYoung Adult Movie Series5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Event Type :Teen Events
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MovieMakers: LEGO Stop Motion for Young Adults

The MovieMakers group, open to young adults in 6th through 12th grades, will continue to meet on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in the library’s tech lab. Participants can put their creative skills to use produce LEGO stop motion videos! No sign up is necessary and new participants are always welcome!

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 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, July 22nd 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, July 22nd 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.

July Movies: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

We’re trying something different in July! Young adults in 6th through 12th grade are invited to the library on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. for Movie Night! The feature will be shown on the big screen with free popcorn, drinks, and crafts!

  • July 5 at 5:30 p.m.
    Suicide Squad*
  • July 12 at 5:30 p.m.
    LEGO Batman
  • July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
    Star Wars: Rogue One*
  • July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them*

Movies marked with an asterisk (*) are rated PG-13. 

End-of-Summer Young Adult Ice Cream Party

The end of summer YA Ice Cream party will be held on Monday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. Join us for over-the-top ice cream sundaes inspired by Black Tap shakes!
This program is free and open to teens in grades 6 through 12. 

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

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Trivia Night @ the Library

Show off your knowledge at this summer’s Build a Better World Trivia contest on Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Register your team at the reference desk or call 230-5560 to enter your team of four. If you want to play but can’t get a team together, enter yourself and we’ll assign you to a team of geniuses. Team members must be high school aged and older. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited so call now!

Summer Movie for Adults

To celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program for Adults, we invite you to the library for a special showing of the movie, Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. This free program is open to adults 18+.

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.

  • July 1st and July 15th
  • 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

The library’s adult book discussion will be held Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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!

The group will meet on Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Copies of the book are available for purchase or checkout at the library.

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

*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)