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5jun6:30 pmStory Time6:30 pm Event Type :Story Time
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Pittsburg Public Library
Summer Reading Programs

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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 starts on Monday, June 5th

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

After a short break, the Summer Story Time session starts
on Monday, June 5th and 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 Event

Featuring Jo Ho the Storyteller

The Pittsburg Public Library invites you to attend a performance by Jo Ho the Storyteller on Friday, June 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

Jo Ho is an accomplished storyteller, actress, and drama instructor! Don’t miss this fun storytelling event!

To accommodate a large audience, this event 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. This free program is 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. from June 8th through July 27th (Please note: The 10:00 a.m. program tends to have less kids).

  • June 8th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    World Architecture
  • June 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    Build a “Bee-utiful” World
  • June 22nd at 1:00 p.m. ONLY
    The Nutty Professor: Science Program
  • June 29th at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    Celebrate Independence Day
  • 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, June 22nd 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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june, 2017

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8jun10:00 am- 11:00 amProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 1110:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Kids Events
8jun1:00 pm- 2:00 pmProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 111:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Kids Events
15jun10:00 am- 11:00 amProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 1110:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Kids Events
15jun1:00 pm- 2:00 pmProgram for Kids Ages 7 to 111:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Kids Events
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Teen Programs

–Upcoming Teen Events–

june, 2017

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5jun10:00 am- 11:00 amSummer Reading Program for Young Adults10:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Teen Events
5jun1:00 pm- 2:00 pmMovieMakersFor Young Adults1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
12jun10:00 am- 11:00 amSummer Reading Program for Young Adults10:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Teen Events
12jun1:00 pm- 2:00 pmMovieMakersFor Young Adults1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
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Summer Programs for Young Adults in 6th through 12th grades

June Programs: Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

  • June 5: Play giant games and win prizes!
  • June 12: ArtBots–build a robot that can draw!
  • June 19: EXTREME Science Program with the Mad Scientist
  • June 26: Edible (and delectable!) Architecture

MovieMakers: LEGO Stop Motion for Young Adults

MovieMakers is open to young adults in grades 6 through 12. Join us if you’re interested in film-making, animation, editing, screen-writing, voice-acting, set design, and more! No sign up is necessary. Feel free to come to one program, or come to them all!

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, June 22nd 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, June 24th 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, June 24th 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.

Open to young adults in 6th through 12th grades
Plus, 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

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–

june, 2017

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20jun6:30 pmAdult Book Discussion6:30 pm Event Type :Adult
20jun6:30 pmThird Tuesday Book Discussion6:30 pm Event Type :Adult
28jun6:30 pmXM Book Discussion Group6:30 pm Event Type :Adult

Build a Better World Through Music: Protest Songs Over the Years

Build a Better World Through Music: Protest Songs Over the Years will be presented by Don Viney on Sunday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Throughout our country’s history, change has come through protest and one of the most effective formats has been that of song. Whether it be abolition, civil rights, economic injustice, or anti-war, songs have been used to bring problems to the forefront of Americans’ consciousness and help change public opinion.

Viney, professor of philosophy at PSU, will perform a number of protest songs that helped build a better world. The program is free and open to the public.

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.

  • June 3rd and June 17th
  • 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

Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m.

The library’s adult book discussion will be held Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Love That Boy by Ron Fournier.

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.

Next Month: 

  • Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m.
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

*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, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Copies of the book are available for purchase or checkout at the library.

Next Month:

  • Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m.
    XM book discussion over 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

*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)