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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 will conclude with a wrap party on Thursday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th Street, Lincoln Park.

Stop by today to get started! 
It’s going to be another great summer at the Pittsburg Public Library! 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.

Consumer Safety Forum

Representatives from the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will visit the Pittsburg Public Library on Tuesday, June 16th to conduct a consumer safety forum. The program will be held at 12:00 p.m. and attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

The FCC Rural Tour, Keeping America Connected and Safe, will focus on consumer-facing issues such as slamming, cramming, smart device theft prevention, universal service programs, and mobile health. The free program is open to the public.

Every Hero Has a Story Special Event featuring Musician Alan Cunningham 

Friday, June 27th at 1:00 p.m.

Every Hero Has a Story—and a guitar! The Pittsburg Public Library invites you to attend a performance by professional musician Alan Cunningham on Friday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m.

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. 

Cunningham’s one-man-show includes singing, dancing, musical instruments, and much more! 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, June 6

The Theory of Everything

Saturday, June 13

Still Alice

Saturday, June 20

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Saturday, June 27


Saturday, July 11

To Kill a Mockingbird

Saturday, July 18

Viewer's Choice 

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, June 6th and Saturday, June 20th 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. from June 4th through July 23rd.

Super-Summer 7 to 11 Line-Up

Thursday, June 4

Sensational Superhero Show

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

Thursday June 11

Create a Masterpiece with Pop Art

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

Thursday, June 18

Nutty Professor, the Superhero of Science

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

Thursday, June 25

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

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. For most of June, we have a SUPER line up of programs geared toward our older crowd.

The library’s popular MovieMakers Group will start on June 24 and meet through July. No sign up is necessary for these programs and new participants are always welcome!

Monday, June 1
Jim Austin’s Magic & Water Program
10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 8
Unmasked Craft Project
10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 15
Super-Science Program
10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 22
Mini Comic Con
10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24
MovieMakers for Young Adults Planning Meeting
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
(Refreshments will be served)
Monday, June 29
MovieMakers for Young Adults
10:00 a.m.
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
Superhero Scavenger Hunt
10:00 a.m.