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Events & Programs


Friends of the Library

Annual Book Sale

Saturday, August 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The Annual Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the library. The sale, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with the Little Balkans Days Celebration.

This year’s sale has something for everyone including hardback and paperback books, music CDs, audio books, DVDs, videos, and more.

The sale includes books in several categories including mystery, fiction, romance, science fiction, horror, military, humor, pets and animals, hobby, how-to, travel, cookbooks, biographies, literature, and vintage book selections.

Most paperbacks sell for 50 cents and hardbacks for $1. All other items are priced to sell. There is also an extensive collection of children’s and young adult titles available.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library. Our Friends purchase library materials, and sponsor programs and special events throughout the year, including the reading programs for all ages.

The sale is held on the first floor of the library, which is otherwise closed for Labor Day weekend.





Preview Book Sale for Friends Members

Friday, August 29th

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


Membership has its privileges. Friends’ members get a chance to shop early on Friday, August 29th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Friends of the Library Preview Sale. Beat the crowd and shop early. Purchase or renew a membership, for as little as $5, and shop, shop, shop. We always need more friends!



iCraft: Smash Book Program

September 3rd and 17th

iCraft stars next month with our all-time-favorite project: Smash Books! The iCraft series is open to anyone in the sixth grade through adult. We provide all the supplies you need to put your imagination to work!

A smash book (also called a Stash & Smash) is a quick and easy way to store your treasures. This blank book can be used as a catchall for photos, ideas, clippings, doodles, notes and more. It’s a beautiful and messy way to collect your memories.

The library will host two smash book sessions on Wednesday, September 3rd, and Wednesday, September 17th, at 6:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to come to one or both of the sessions. (One smash book per person please.)

Part one will include an introduction of the project, including ideas and samples. Part two is an open workshop. We will bring the same supplies and give you plenty of time (plus coffee and music) to finish your project.

We ask that you register for iCraft so that we have enough supplies on hand. There are three easy ways to register:
2. Call the library at (620) 231-8110

3. Send an email to info@pplonline.org


Genealogy Program highlights the History of Pittsburg State University
 
A special program about Pittsburg State University will be held on Monday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the PPL meeting room.
 
Presented by Randy Roberts, Dean of Library Services and Special Collections at PSU’s Axe Library, the program will focus on the history of University. 
 
Sponsored by the Crawford County Genealogical Society, the program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (620) 230-5558.The meeting and program are open to the public.



 LEGO BuilderSpace Program
 
The LEGO BuilderSpace program is back this month at the library. The program will be held on Tuesday, September 9th 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the PPL Meeting Room.
 
Kids age seven and up are invited to attend and 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 online.

LEGO BuilderSpace Online Sign Up




PPL Foundation Annual Meeting
 
The Annual Meeting of the PPL Foundation will be held Friday, September 12th at 11:30 a.m. All PPL Foundation members are invited to attend.
 
Those in attendance will vote for Foundation board members and officers for the upcoming year. Bev Clarkson, library director, will show the 2014 Summer Reading Program video created by library staff. Light refreshments will be served.


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, September 6th and Saturday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. Beginners and seasoned players are welcome to attend this free program.