EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Upcoming Events

february, 2018

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2feb9:00 amTalking Heads Discussion Group9:00 am Event Type :Talking Heads Discussion Group
3feb9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
3feb1:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm Event Type :AdultTeen Events
5feb5:30 pmFriends of the Library Board Meeting5:30 pm Event Type :Adult
5feb6:30 pmStory Time6:30 pm Event Type :Story Time
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Library Announcements


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.


Meet Your Legislators Program

The Pittsburg Public Library will host a Meet Your Legislators program on Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s  meeting room.

Representatives Adam Lusker and Monica Murnan, and Senator Richard Hilderbrand, will give updates on the current legislative session in Topeka and take your questions. This free program is open to the public.


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

The current children’s Story Time session continues through Wednesday, February 21st.

Children are invited to listen to a story (or two) and make a craft.


Monday Evening: 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Morning: 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Morning: 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 teens will be held on Tuesday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 27th, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Participants will continue working with the ELENCO Electronic Playground 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.

Valentine Tea Party

The Pittsburg Public Library’s Youth Services Department will host Valentine Tea Parties on Wednesday, February 7th, and Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. The Tea Party is a special event for kids ages two through seven. Sign up is required. Please stop by or call the Youth Services Department at (620) 230-5556.

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, February 22nd 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. As always, 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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february, 2018

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3feb9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
7feb6:00 pmValentine Tea PartySign up in the Youth Services Dept6:00 pm Event Type :Kids Events
8feb6:00 pmValentine Tea PartySign up in the Youth Services Dept6:00 pm Event Type :Kids Events
13feb4:30 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–

february, 2018

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3feb9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
3feb1:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm Event Type :AdultTeen Events
6feb4:30 pm- 5:30 pmGame On for Young Adults4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :Teen Events
13feb4:30 pm- 5:30 pmTech Lab for Kids & Young Adults4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :Kids EventsTeen Events
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Tech Lab for Kids & Teens

The Tech Lab Program for kids and teens will be held on Tuesday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 27th, 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, February 6th, and Tuesday, February 20th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  The program 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

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, February 21st with an Open House from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

BYOB: Bring your own box and learn to decoupage! Decoupage is the art of covering an object with cutouts, usually paper. We encourage you to bring your own small cardboard box, but we’ll have some on hand just in case. We will also provide magazines and newspapers, plus the decoupage medium.

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!

LEGO BuilderSpace

LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, February 22nd 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!

11th Annual Young Adult Art Show

The Pittsburg Public Library is hosting the 11th Annual Young Adult Art Show for individuals in sixth through twelfth grades.

Any original artwork in any medium may be submitted to the library during the week of March 5th through March 11th. Artwork may be framed or unframed. There is a limit of two entries per person and all artists need to sign a release form upon submission of their work.

All participants are invited to attend the Art Show and Reception on Monday, March 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the PPL Meeting Room.

Following the reception, the artwork will be on display in the PPL meeting room through March 15th. For more information, please call the library at (620) 231-8110.

Adult Programs

–Upcoming Adult Events–

february, 2018

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3feb9:30 am- 11:30 amKnitting Circle9:30 am - 11:30 am Event Type :AdultKids EventsTeen Events
3feb1:00 pmScrabble Club1:00 pm Event Type :AdultTeen Events
5feb5:30 pmFriends of the Library Board Meeting5:30 pm Event Type :Adult
15feb6:00 pm- 7:00 pmPPL Board of Trustees Meeting6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Adult
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Meet Your Legislators Program

The Pittsburg Public Library will host a Meet Your Legislators program on Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s  meeting room.

Representatives Adam Lusker and Monica Murnan, and Senator Richard Hilderbrand, will give updates on the current legislative session in Topeka and take your questions.

This free program is open to the public.

iCraft: Open to anyone in 6th Grade through Adult

iCraft will be held on Wednesday, February 21st with an Open House from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

BYOB: Bring your own box and learn to decoupage! Decoupage is the art of covering an object with cutouts, usually paper. We encourage you to bring your own small cardboard box, but we’ll have some on hand just in case. We will also provide magazines and newspapers, plus the decoupage medium.

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. All knitters need to bring their own supplies! The next Knitting Circle will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 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, February 3rd
  • Saturday, February 17th

Discussion Groups

Talking Heads Discussion Group

The Talking Heads Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February. 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, February 20th at a special time of 1:00 p.m. This month’s selection is Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks.

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, February 28th at 6:30 p.m.

This month’s selection is Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye. 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

PPL Computer Classes

Did you get a new cell phone or tablet that you just can’t figure out? The Pittsburg Public Library is offering free Computer Classes 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.

Computer Classes:

  • Thursday, February 8th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 15th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 22nd 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.)