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Events & Programs at Pittsburg Public Library

MovieMakers for Young Adults
Young adults in sixth through twelfth grade are invited to participate in MovieMakers at the library. The group will meet from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1st, 15th, and 22nd.

Teens can participate in all aspects of movie production including acting, directing, writing, set design, costumes, make-up, digital editing, and more. New participants are always welcome!

The Heroes of Olympus Book Release Party
The Pittsburg Public Library will host a special program on Thursday, October 9th from 6:00 to 7:30pm celebrating the book release of The Blood of Olympus from the bestselling book series The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.
This special event will feature trivia from the book series, games, crafts, and a prize drawing for the new book. The program is free and open to everyone in the sixth through twelfth grades.  No sign-up necessary.
For more information, please contact the Pittsburg Public Library’s Youth Services Department at 231-8110.

 LEGO BuilderSpace Program
The LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Tuesday, October 14th 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Kids age seven and up are invited to attend, plus parents and siblings are always welcome. We'll have tables and tables of LEGOs, plus inspiration and ideas.
Please register by calling the library at (620) 231-8110 or click here to register for Lego's online.

iCraft Program: Halloween Luminaries
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!
This month, crafters will make Halloween Luminaries. Decorate yours with spooky spiders or go for a more subtle Autumnal theme. These small luminaries use LED candles and are perfect for fall centerpieces or table decorations. 

iCraft 1: Wednesday, October 15th, 6:00 p.m.

iCraft 2: Wednesday, October 29th, 6:00 p.m. 

iCraft programs are limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling the library at (620) 231-8110 or click here to register for iCraft online.

Regional Mysteries Program
By Max McCoy
To celebrate the month of October, the Pittsburg Public Library invites you to a program about the area’s spooky phenomenon.
A Conversation with Max McCoy: the Spook Light & Other Regional Mysteries will be held on Saturday, October 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the PPL Meeting Room.
McCoy grew up in Baxter Springs, hearing many of the stories and legends that abound in this area. He later became an investigative reporter with the Joplin Globe and Morning Sun, and is now a professor of journalism at Emporia State University.
McCoy is the award-winning author of many books, including Of Grave Concern, a paranormal mystery that was recently named a Kansas Notable Book. This free program is open to the public (if you dare)! 

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 will meet on Saturday, October 4th and Saturday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m. Beginners and seasoned players are welcome to attend this free program.