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Library Announcements

 

Coffee, Cocoa, and Carols Holiday Open House

You’re invited to join us for this annual celebration of food, friendship, and music on Tuesday, December 12th.

We will begin serving at 10:00 a.m., with a holiday reading by Joe Hart, library board member and man-about-town, at 10:15 a.m. Caroling with our musical elf Phil Carter on the piano will follow at around 10:30 a.m.

Delicious holiday goodies will be provided by the library staff.  Feel free to wear your festive holiday sweater and have your photo taken by our fireplace—we’ll even put you on our Facebook page (with your permission, of course).

After all the cookies have been consumed and the notes of the last carol have faded, stick around to color gift tags that you can use on all your gifts.  Enjoy this annual event to help usher in the holiday spirit!

Coffee, Cocoa, & Carols is free and open to all ages. Bring the kids after story time! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!


Alice Makes a Great Gift

Need a unique gift idea? Don’t forget about the Alice Through the Looking Glass products available from the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library. Notecards, magnets, and prints are available featuring the recently restored painting in the Youth Services department.

These make great gifts for Alice fans, book lovers, history buffs, and more. Products are professionally printed by Miller’s Professional Imaging and Mpix. Stop by the Circulation Desk for more information.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library, a volunteer organization that raises money for library programs and events. Shop for a great cause and own a piece of history!

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 continues through Wednesday, December 20th.
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: Open House

This month’s Tech Lab program for young adults is an open house featuring all of our tech lab toys! Participants can work with snap circuits, Makey Makey, 3D pens, coding, and technology galore!

The Tech Lab Open House will be held on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tech Lab programs are open to kids ages 10 through 18. Registration is required for Tech Lab programs. Register online at: PPLonline.org/techlab.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, December 14th 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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Teen Programs

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Game On for Young Adults

Get your game on at the library! Game On will meet on Tuesday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 19th in the 2nd floor tech lab. Game On is held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and is open to teens in 6th through 12th grades. No registration is required and new participants are always welcome!

Tech Lab Open House

This month’s Tech Lab program for young adults is an open house featuring all of our tech lab toys! Participants can work with snap circuits, Makey Makey, 3D pens, coding, and technology galore! The Tech Lab Open House will be held on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tech Lab programs are open to kids ages 10 through 18. Registration is required for Tech Lab programs. Register online at: PPLonline.org/techlab.

Exam Cram for Young Adults

It’s that time of year again: finals! The Pittsburg Public Library is offering a quiet place for young adults to study and finish homework during this hectic time of year. Exam Cram study sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on December 5th, 6th, and 7th and again on December 12th, 13th, and 14th. Open to anyone in 6th through 12th grades, the study sessions will be held in the Young Adult Studio on the first floor.

Those wishing additional information may call the Youth Services department at (620) 230-5556.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, December 14th 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!

MovieMakers for Young Adults

MovieMakers will not meet in December. Please check back in January.

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

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The Art of Hygge Program
Help make winter more bearable!

The Pittsburg Public Library is excited to host The Art of Hygge program on Monday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the first floor meeting room.

The program will be presented by Josh Rogers and Katee McLean, owners and operators of Krokstrom Klubb & Market, a restaurant specializing in Scandinavian comfort food located in Kansas City, Missouri. The duo will explain the concept of hygge and how we can achieve it in our own lives (spoiler: snuggling up with a good book is one way to start).

This program is free and open to the public. Come learn all about hygge so you can get a head start on our hygge winter reading program in January.

Coffee, Cocoa, and Carols Holiday Open House

You’re invited to join us for this annual celebration of food, friendship, and music on Tuesday, December 12th.

We will begin serving at 10:00 a.m., with a holiday reading by Joe Hart, library board member and man-about-town, at 10:15 a.m.

Caroling with our musical elf Phil Carter on the piano will follow at around 10:30 a.m.

Delicious holiday goodies will be provided by the library staff.  Feel free to wear your festive holiday sweater and have your photo taken by our fireplace—we’ll even put you on our Facebook page (with your permission, of course). After all the cookies have been consumed and the notes of the last carol have faded, stick around to color gift tags that you can use on all your gifts.  Enjoy this annual event to help usher in the holiday spirit!

Coffee, Cocoa, & Carols is free and open to all ages. Bring the kids after story time! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

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, December 2nd.

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.

  • December 2nd and December 16th

Discussion Groups

Talking Heads Discussion Group

The Talking Heads Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in December, with no meeting on Friday, December 29th. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

  • 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

There are no book discussions in December. We look forward to seeing you again in January!

*New* X-M Book Club

There are no book discussions in December. We look forward to seeing you again in January!

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, December 7th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 14th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 21st from 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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