EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Upcoming Events

january, 2018

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1janAll DayLIBRARY CLOSEDHappy New Year 2018!(All Day: monday)
4jan10:00 am- 11:30 amDrop In Tech Class10:00 am - 11:30 am Event Type :Computer Class
5jan9:00 am- 11:00 amTalking Heads Discussion Group9:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Adult
5jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmExpungement Presentation12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type :Adult
6jan9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
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Library Announcements


Save the Date for the Friends of the Library Spring BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library will hold a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, February 17th. The sale is open to the public and will be held in the Reading Room on the second floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Library Receives Donation from Webber Estate

The Pittsburg Public Library is honored to announce that the Library has been named as one of the beneficiaries of the estate of Donald and Marinell Webber, Pittsburg. The Webber estate is being distributed among charitable causes that the couple supported.

The Library has received $306,128.70 from the estate, which was managed by the Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City.

Click here to read the press release


Story Time

Story Time

Monday Evening
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday
10:00 a.m.

Wednesday
10:00 a.m.

Story Time at the Library

Story Time at the library will start on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

Children of all ages are invited to listen to a story and make a craft.

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

Tech Lab for Kids & Teens

The Tech Lab Program for kids and young adults will be held on Tuesday, January 9th and Tuesday, January 23rd, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This month’s program for kids and young adults features ELENCO Electronic Playground. Participants will use this classic educational kit to learn about electronics and electricity while building projects such as a broadcasting station, metal detector, electronic organ, and more!

Tech Lab programs are open to kids and young adults ages 10 through 18. Please register online at: PPLonline.org/techlab.

Book Bingo for Kids & Teens

Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a night of BINGO on Wednesday, January 18th. Drop in any time between 5:00—7:00 p.m. to play a few rounds of BINGO, enjoy some refreshments, and have a chance to win a book.

This program is free and open to kids of all ages up to age 18, plus parents and siblings. As always, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. 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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january, 2018

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6jan9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
8jan6:30 pm- 7:30 pmStory Time6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Event Type :Kids Events
9jan10:00 am- 11:00 amStory Time10:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Kids Events
9jan4:30 pm- 5:30 pmTech Lab for Kids & Young Adults4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :Kids EventsTeen Events
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Teen Programs

–Upcoming Teen Events–

january, 2018

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6jan9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
9jan4:30 pm- 5:30 pmTech Lab for Kids & Young Adults4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :Kids EventsTeen Events
16jan4:30 pm- 5:30 pmGame On for Young Adults4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :Teen Events
17jan4:00 pm- 7:00 pmiCraft: 2018 Calendars4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :AdultTeen Events
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Tech Lab for Kids & Teens

The Tech Lab Program for kids and young adults will be held on Tuesday, January 9th and Tuesday, January 23rd, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This month’s program for kids and young adults features ELENCO Electronic Playground. Participants will use this classic educational kit to learn about electronics and electricity while building projects such as a broadcasting station, metal detector, electronic organ, and more!

Tech Lab programs are open to kids and young adults ages 10 through 18. Please register online at: PPLonline.org/techlab.

Game On for Young Adults

Get your game on at the library! Game On will meet Tuesday, January 16th 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!

iCraft: Open to anyone in 6th Grade through Adult

It’s a new year and you’ll need a new calendar! Join us for iCraft and make your own!

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, January 17th with an Open House from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The iCraft program series is open to anyone in the sixth grade through adult. Join us each month for a new craft project and all the supplies you need to put your creativity to work! No registration is required and new participants are always welcome!

Book Bingo for Kids & Teens

Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a night of BINGO on Wednesday, January 18th. Drop in any time between 5:00—7:00 p.m. to play a few rounds of BINGO, enjoy some refreshments, and have a chance to win a book.

This program is free and open to kids of all ages up to age 18, plus parents and siblings. As always, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. 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!

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

january, 2018

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5jan9:00 am- 11:00 amTalking Heads Discussion Group9:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Adult
5jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmExpungement Presentation12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type :Adult
6jan9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
6jan1:00 pm- 5:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type :Adult
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Hygge Reading Program for Adults

Hygge (hoo-geh) is defined as the quality of coziness and comfort that engenders a feeling of well-being and contentment, which sounds a lot like reading a good book, or two or three!

The Adult Services department is taking that to heart with a special Hygge reading program for the month of January.

For every book checked out from the library that you read between January 2nd—31st, you can fill out an entry form that will be placed into a drawing for a basket of wonderfully cozy hygge goodies.

Entry forms will be available at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk. The winner will be chosen at random from all the entries—the more books you read, the better your chance of winning!  Plan now to spend January curled up with a good book.

Kansas Legal Services Program: Expungement

A representative from Kansas Legal Services will offer a presentation on Expungement in Kansas on Friday, January 5th at 12:00 p.m. in the first floor meeting room.

Expungement is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is “sealed,” or erased in the eyes of the law.

This free program is open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

iCraft: Open to anyone in 6th Grade through Adult

It’s a new year and you’ll need a new calendar! Join us for iCraft and make your own!

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, January 17th with an Open House from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The iCraft program series is open to anyone in the sixth grade through adult. Join us each month for a new craft project and all the supplies you need to put your creativity to work! No registration is required and new participants are always welcome!

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, January 6th, 2018.

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.

  • Saturday, January 6th
  • Saturday, January 20th

Discussion Groups

Talking Heads Discussion Group

The Talking Heads Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in January, with no meeting on Friday, January 12th. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

  • 9:00 a.m.         The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 10:00 a.m.       Mind-Body Philosophy

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  *Special Time: 1:00 p.m.*

The Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, January 16th at a special time of 1:00 p.m. This month’s selection is The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

The library hosts a book discussion on the third Tuesday of each month. Books are available for checkout or purchase at the library.

XM Book Club

The XM Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Roanoke Girls by Amy Engle. Books are available for checkout or purchase at the library. New participants are always welcome.

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!

Drop In Tech Classes:

  • Thursday, January 4th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 18th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 25th 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 Tech Help session to get help on a first-come, first-serve basis. (See schedule above.)

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