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Events & Programs

Channel your inner Superhero this Summer

at the Pittsburg Public Library!

Story Time (all ages) Kids ages 7 to 11

Teens in Grades 6-12 Adults

Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Program for Kids and Young Adults

The Summer Reading Program for kids and young adults is now underway at the library. Read books to win free swim and mini-golf passes, plus fun prizes!

The Summer Reading Program is for readers and nonreaders from birth through age seventeen. Participants may read or listen to books at home. Turn in books for prizes through Saturday, July 25th. 

Teens are invited to double-dip, by participating in both the Every Hero Has a Story and Unmask reading programs!  

Summer Reading Program Wrap Party

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m.

You’ve done all the work—now let’s celebrate! The Every Hero Has a Story and Unmask Summer Reading Programs for kids and young adults will conclude with a party on Thursday, July 30th at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th Street.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the party starts at 6:00 p.m. Ice cream, brownies, and drinks will be served. Every child who attends will receive a free book!

The event is free and open to reading program participants and families. Please stop by or call the youth services department to R.S.V.P.

 Program Flyer (PDF)


Summer Reading Program for Young Adults

Pittsburg Public Library is hosting the Unmask Summer Reading Program for young adults in sixth through twelfth grades.


Participants may check out and read any combination of five books, magazines, or audio books. Everyone who completes one reading log will receive a free book. 

All reading logs will be entered into a drawing for one of two $100 Wal-Mart gift cards. The grand prize drawing will be held at the end of July.

That’s not all...Young adults can also join the Every Hero Has a Story Program to earn free mini-golf and swim passes. Stop by the youth services or young adult departments to get started.

Teens in sixth through twelfth grades are invited to the library on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for fun programs that include art, science, magic and more! All library programs are free and no sign up is necessary. Get Unmasked this summer at Pittsburg Public Library!

Escape the Ordinary

Summer Reading Program for Adults

We invite you to Escape the Ordinary by playing READO—the library version of Bingo. 
Get your READO card at the adult services desk and get started today! Pick a line running across, down, or diagonally, choose the appropriate books from the adult collection, and then cross off the squares after you’ve read the books.

Turn in your completed READO card at the Reference Desk to receive a coffee mug! (Mugs will be available for pickup at a later date.)

While there is a limit of one mug per reader, we encourage you to turn in multiple READO sheets for a better chance of winning the grand prize drawing, which will be held in August.

Need help finding books to read? Stop by the Reference Desk and ask any of the staff for suggestions—we have many ideas for you!

Check out the weekly trivia contest, at the Reference Desk or on the Pittsburg Public Library’s Facebook page for more fun and prizes.

Every Hero Has a Story Special Event

featuring Korso the Magician 

Friday, July 10th at 1:00 p.m.

Every Hero Has a Story…And a Magic Trick! We invite you to a summer reading special event featuring Korso the Curious and his special brand of magic. Combining skills as an award winning magician, a comedian, and a juggler, Korso entertains audiences of every age.

To accommodate a large audience, the event will be held in the activity center of the St. John Lutheran Church, across Walnut street from the library. Feel free to park in the church parking lot or park at the library and walk over. This free program is open to all ages.


Saturday Afternoon Matinees for Adults

Escape the Ordinary with free movies for adults this summer! Showtime is at 2:00 p.m. in the PPL Meeting Room. This program is limited to adults 18 and older and refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 11

To Kill a Mockingbird

Saturday, July 18

Viewer's Choice Pick

Dead Poet's Society 

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. Beginners and seasoned players are welcome to attend this free program.

The club will meet on Saturday, July 11th and Saturday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m.

Programs for Kids Ages 7 to 11

For kids who are a bit too old for story time, we invite you to our fun and exciting programs exclusively for kids ages 7 to 11. Programs are held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. through July 23rd.

Super-Summer 7 to 11 Line-Up

Thursday, July 2

Revolutionary Heroes Code Craft

10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 9

Animal Heroes

10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 16

Nature Outreach Program

10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 23

Superhero Trivia and Super-Scavenger Hunt

10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Summer Programs for Young Adults

There is truly something for everyone at the Pittsburg Public Library. Teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to our YA programs this summer. 

The library’s popular MovieMakers group will start on June 24 and meet through July. Teens are invited to participate in all aspects of the movie making process including acting, directing, camera work, digital editing, costumes, make-up, set design, and much more. No sign up is necessary and new participants are always welcome!
Monday, July 6
MovieMakers for Young Adults
10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 13
MovieMakers for Young Adults
10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 20
MovieMakers for Young Adults
10:00 a.m.

Monday, July 27
MovieMakers for Young Adults
10:00 a.m.