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Discussion Groups

PPL Celebrates 20 Years of Book Discussions

The library began holding book discussions in 1994. To celebrate twenty years of books and lively discussion, the group will hold a special celebration on Tuesday, September 16th.

If you have been a part of the group, whether as a participant or a leader, you’re invited to join an anniversary dinner at 6:00 p.m. (earlier than usual to allow more time for eating!) followed by a brief retrospective on the program during its twenty years of existence.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make our book discussion program a success! 

Talking Heads Discussion Group

Friday Mornings at 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

The Talking Heads discussion group will start the fall session on Friday, September 5th.
Using The Great Courses Series from The Teaching Company, participants watch a 30-minute DVD lecture and then open the floor for discussion.
Participants may attend one or both sessions: Great Ideas of Philosophy at 9:00 a.m. followed by Optimizing Brain Fitness at 10:00 a.m. through September 19th.
Beginning on September 26th, the 10:00 a.m. session will be American Ideals: Founding a Republic of Virtue. 

The Talking Heads program is free and open to the public and new participants are always welcome to attend. 

The Talking Heads program is free and open to the public—new people are always welcome to attend. 

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 programs,

please call the adult services department at (620) 230-5560.