EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Upcoming Events

september, 2017

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2sep9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
6sep6:00 pm- 7:00 pmPPL Board of Trustees Meeting6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Adult
7sep2:00 pm- 3:30 pmDrop In Tech Help2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Event Type :Computer Class
11sep6:30 pmStory Time @ the Library6:30 pm Event Type :Story Time
12sep10:00 amStory Time @ the Library10:00 am Event Type :Story Time
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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.


Pirate Day at the Library

Ahoy, Mateys! Tuesday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. We invite you to join the library in celebrating all things pirate.

There will be drawings and giveaways throughout the day in the library and on the PPL Facebook page. Patrons can win books, candy, tote bags, and much more! Story time for kids will have pirate-themed stories and crafts all week for the lads and lassies.

So weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is dead ahead at Pittsburg Public Library!


Celebrate your Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, while highlighting the value of free and open access to information.

The 2017 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 24th through October 1st. The event is sponsored by the American Library Association, in conjunction with other literary organizations.

Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas. Stand up and speak out for your freedom to read!


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.

Wednesday
10:00 a.m.

Story Time at the Library

Story time will start again on Tuesday, September 5th and continue through October 18th.

Monday Evening: 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.

Please like us on Facebook for information about all of our programs!


Kids Programs

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, September 28th 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!

Tech Lab: Code a Video Game

This month’s Tech Lab programs for kids and young adults will feature video gaming. We invite you to learn how to code your own video game! No experience in coding is necessary. This month’s Tech Lab programs are open to kids ages 10—18.

Coding programs will be held on Tuesday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 26th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Tech Lab.

Participants are welcome to attend one or both programs. Registration is required for Tech Lab programs. Register online at: PPLonline.org/techlab.

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september, 2017

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Teen Programs

–Upcoming Teen Events–

september, 2017

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2sep9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
23sep11:00 am- 12:00 pmBook Brunch for Young Adults (Copy)11:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events
23sep12:00 pm- 1:00 pmGet Lit: Young Adult Writing Group12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type :Teen Events

Game On for Young Adults

Get your game on at the library! Game On will meet on Tuesday, September 5th in the Tech Lab and Tuesday, September 19th in the Meeting Room.
Game On is held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration is required and new participants are always welcome!

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, September 28th 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, September 23rd 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, September 23rd 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.

Tech Lab: Code a Video Game

This month’s Tech Lab programs for kids and young adults will feature video gaming. We invite you to learn how to code your own video game! No experience in coding is necessary. This month’s Tech Lab programs are open to kids ages 10—18.

Coding programs will be held on Tuesday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 26th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Tech Lab.

Participants are welcome to attend one or both programs. Registration is required for Tech Lab programs. Register online at: PPLonline.org/techlab.

Movie Night for Young Adults

Teens in grades 6—12 are invited to Movie Night at the Library on Wednesday, September 27th from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for popcorn, drinks, and crafts as we watch Wonder Woman (PG-13) on the big screen!

Those in attendance can enter into a raffle for a copy of Leigh Bardugo’s new book, Wonder Woman: Warbringer. Don’t miss this fun program!

iCraft: DIY Journals

You’re invited to iCraft this month at the library to make your own DIY Journal. We provide the supplies—you provide the creativity!

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, September 20th. Stop by anytime between 4:00—7:00 p.m. to create your own custom journal. iCraft program are open to anyone in sixth grade through adult. No registration is required.

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

september, 2017

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2sep9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
6sep6:00 pm- 7:00 pmPPL Board of Trustees Meeting6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Adult
19sep6:30 pmThird Tuesday Book Discussion6:30 pm Event Type :Adult
27sep6:30 pmXM Book Discussion Group6:30 pm Event Type :Adult

Genealogy Society Annual Meeting

The Crawford County Genealogy Society will host their annual program on Monday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. This free program is open to the public.

The presentation will be given by Randy Roberts and Jerry Lomshek on the history of Crawford County, the establishment of Pittsburg, and the history of the Catholic Church in Pittsburg.

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Content: The Art of the Victorian-Era Book

Steve Cox will present a program on Monday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the PPL Meeting Room.

Before dust jackets became mainstream, 19th century publishers employed artists and designers to create attractive and appealing stamped and gilded covers for hardback books. Many of these books have survived to today, and are now being studied as works of art.

This entertaining and educational presentation will show the types and styles of the bindings, end papers, artists, and their place in book history. You’ll never look at an old book the same way again!

Steve Cox is an associate professor and the curator of the Special Collections & University Archives at Pittsburg State University. This free program is open to the public.

iCraft: DIY Journals

You’re invited to iCraft this month at the library to make your own DIY Journal. We provide the supplies—you provide the creativity!

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, September 20th. Stop by anytime between 4:00—7:00 p.m. to create your own custom journal. iCraft program are open to anyone in sixth grade through adult. No registration is required.

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, September 9th.

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.

  • 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 will start the fall session on Friday, September 8th. Participants are invited to attend one or both sessions at 9:00 and/or 10:00 a.m.

  • 9:00 a.m. The Foundations of Western Civilization
  • 10:00 a.m. Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
    • Mind-Body Philosophy is the new 10:00 a.m. topic, which will start on September 29th.

Using The Great Courses Series from The Teaching Company, participants watch a 30-minute DVD lecture and then open the floor for discussion. New participants are always welcome!

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

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, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

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

Drop In Tech Help

Did you get a new cell phone or tablet that you just can’t figure out? The Pittsburg Public Library is offering Drop In Tech Help this month in the 2nd floor Tech Lab. This is a great place to get one-on-one help using specific software and electronic devices.

Our Tech Help is first-come first-served and is free and open to the public. You may bring in your laptops, tablets, cell phones, anything electronic. Don’t forget the power cables!

September Drop In Tech Help:

  • Thursday, September 7th 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14th 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 21st 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28th 10:00 to 11:30 a.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 Tech Help session to get help on a first-come, first-serve basis. (See schedule above.)

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