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october, 2017

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7oct9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
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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.


Celebrate Teen Read Week

The Pittsburg Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week, October 8—14, 2017. Teen Read Week is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Teen Read Week encourages teens to read just ‘for the fun of it’. Although today’s teens are involved in many activities and may have little free time, it’s important for teens to set aside some time to read.

The Pittsburg Public Library invites teens to visit the library and check out reading material that they enjoy. The library has a vast collection of young adult books, audio books, MP3 audio books, graphic novels (comic books), and magazines located in the Young Adult area.

Teens may also vote for their favorite book of 2017 and be eligible to win prizes during Teen Read Week. Voting ballots are available in the YA area.

The library will also offer waivers on overdue fines up to $10 to teens in the 6th—12th grades. This applies to current overdue fines only. Lost items are not included and the offer is only good during Teen Read Week.

For more information, please contact the library’s Youth Services department at 231-8110 or visit the Pittsburg Public Library Facebook page.


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 continues 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

Tech Lab: 3D Printing

This month’s Tech Lab programs for young adults will feature 3D printing. We invite you to learn the software to design or redesign your own 3D printed item! Tech Lab programs are open to kids ages 10—18.

3D printing programs will be held on Tuesday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 24th 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.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, October 12th and Thursday, October 26th 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!

Kids’ Crafternoon

Join us for a craftapalooza at the library! We’ll have tables and tables of leftover crafts to make and take home with you while school is out. This free program will be held on Monday, October 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. or until supplies run out.

Kids of all ages up to 18 are welcome. Kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monster Matinee for Kids

Join us for an afternoon of spooky fun with Halloween movies and crafts while school is out!

Kids ages 8 and older are invited to watch Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas (both rated PG) while making a craft or two. This free program will be held on Friday, October 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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october, 2017

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Teen Programs

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october, 2017

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Game On for Young Adults

Get your game on at the library! Game On will meet on Tuesday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 17th in the 2nd floor tech lab. 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!

Tech Lab: 3D Printing

This month’s Tech Lab programs for young adults will feature 3D printing. We invite you to learn the software to design or redesign your own 3D printed item! Tech Lab programs are open to kids ages 10—18.

3D printing programs will be held on Tuesday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 24th 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.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, October 12th and Thursday, October 26th 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!

iCraft: Halloween Extravaganza

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

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, October 18th. Stop by anytime between 4:00—7:00 p.m. iCraft programs are open to anyone in sixth grade through adult. No registration is required.

MovieMakers for Young Adults

The MovieMakers group, open to young adults in 6th through 12th grades, will meet on Thursday, October 19th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Tech Lab. Participants can put their creative skills to use producing LEGO stop motion videos! No sign up is necessary and new participants are always welcome!

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

october, 2017

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7oct9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
17oct6:30 pmThird Tuesday Book Discussion6:30 pm Event Type :Adult

Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau: Make Art, Not War

In 1922, William Allen White was the first Kansan to receive the Pulitzer Prize, honoring excellence in journalism, for his impassioned defense of the freedom of speech.

To celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prizes, the Kansas Humanities Council has partnered with organizations across Kansas for The Pulitzer Project in Kansas: William Allen White and Freedom of Speech, a series of events exploring issues related to the freedom of speech and democracy today. The Pittsburg Public Library is pleased to host two free programs from this exciting project.

Make Art, Not War
Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Pittsburg Public Library will host Make Art, Not War, a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m. This free program is open to the public.

From John Steuart Curry’s depiction of John Brown at the Kansas Statehouse to M.T. Liggett’s politically charged fence-line sculptures, protest art in Kansas is at times humorous, sometimes biting, and often clever.

Coming in November: 

Free Speech in Times of Crisis
Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.

These programs are made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council

iCraft: Halloween Extravaganza

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

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, October 18th. Stop by anytime between 4:00—7:00 p.m. iCraft programs 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, October 7th.

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.

  • 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 continues on Friday mornings. 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.       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

The library’s Third Tuesday book discussion will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. The selected title is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

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 XM book discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m. The selected title is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

Copies of the book are available for purchase or check out 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!

September Drop In Tech Help:

  • Thursday, October 5th 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12th 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 19th 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26th 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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