October is Mystery Month @ Pittsburg Public Library
The Adult Services department has designated October as Mystery Month at the Library!
For every book you read, you will be entered into a drawing for a special book bag filled with a variety of mystery books!
Fill out a slip for every mystery, thriller, or true crime book that you read during the month and return it to the Reference Desk.
Entry slips are available at both the circulation and reference desks. The drawing will be held November 1st.
Talking Heads Discussion Group
Friday Mornings at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.
The Talking Heads Discussion Group will continue on Friday’s in October. Participants may attend one or both sessions at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Using The Great Courses Series from The Teaching Company, participants watch a 30-minute DVD lecture and then open the floor for discussion.
The current discussion topics are Great Ideas of Psychology at 9:00 a.m. and Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will & Determinism at 10:00 a.m.
Footprints in the Dew Author Program
Monday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m.
To kick off Mystery Month @ the Library, Oklahoma author Dale Lewis will talk about his new book, Footprints in the Dew, on Monday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m.
The book tells the story of Damon “Chub” Anderson and his role in the unsolved murder of prominent Oklahoma rancher E.C. Mullendore III. Lewis will have copies of his book to sell after the program, which is free and open to the public.
Shark Program: Why We Cannot Live Without Them
Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Jordan Johnson, Pittsburg State University graduate, will give a special presentation on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Sharks: Why We Cannot Live without Them, will cover the general threats humans pose to the marine environment and apex predators. Johnson will also discuss the concept of finning, how it is done, and the toll it is taking on the shark population.
This free presentation is suitable for all ages and open to the public.
LEGO BuilderSpace Program
Thursday, October 8th and Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Thursday, October 8th and Thursday, October 22nd from 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 click here to register or call the library at (620) 231-8110. Registration is not required, but is appreciated.
October Adult Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m.
The library’s adult book discussion will be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. The selected title is A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott, the first in a mystery series set in the 1950s.
The library hosts a book discussion on the third Tuesday of each month. Books are available for checkout or purchase at the library. New participants are always welcome.
iCraft: Halloween Luminaries
Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m.
The iCraft program series is open to anyone in the sixth grade through adult. Join us each month for a new project and all the supplies you need to put your creativity to work! This month’s iCraft program will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Crafters will make Halloween Luminaries. Decorate yours with spooky spiders or go for a more subtle Autumnal theme.
MovieMakers for Young Adults
Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Young adults in sixth through twelfth grade are invited to participate in MovieMakers at the library. The group will meet on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Library Hosts Art Talk
Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Whether you’re interested in creating your own work of art, collecting art, or simply want to know more about the visual arts, we invite you to an Art Talk on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m.
The Pittsburg Public Library is partnering with the PSU Art Department to provide a fun and informative program to learn more about art.
The program will be presented by Josie Mai, an Associate Professor of Art Education at Pittsburg State University. Mai received her Masters of Fine Arts degree at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
This free event is open to all ages. Refreshments will be served.
Scrabble Club @ the Library
Saturday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m.
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, October 3rd and Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m.