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Events & Programs



Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Program
 
The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library will hold their Annual Meeting on Monday, April 7th at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting includes the election of officers for the upcoming year.
 
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, author of Biting through the Skin, will present a program centered around a first-generation immigrant’s perspective on growing up in America’s Heartland.
 
The Friends Annual Meeting Program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Spring Senior Social
 
Kick those winter blues and spend the day in the sunshine! The Pittsburg Public Library invites you to the Spring Senior Social on Friday, April 11th from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pritchett Pavilion on 3rd and Broadway.
 
Sponsored by Pittsburg Parks and Recreation, the Spring Senior Social is planned for senior community members ages 55 and up. This event is free to attend and many prizes will be given away throughout the day.
 
The library will have a Wii gaming system available for play and staff members will be on hand to discuss library programs, services, and events from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The theme of the event is Health & Wellness, Fitness & Fun, and Senior Safety. We look forward to seeing you!


Multicultural Cinderella Program
 
The Tilford Group of Pittsburg State University will present the Multicultural Cinderella Program at the library on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
 
The Tilford Group is dedicated to celebrating diversity, not just at PSU but in the community as well, according to Dr. John Franklin, associate professor of English at Pittsburg State University.
 
Franklin said the Cinderella story was chosen because it is a tale that demonstrates diversity. "There are more versions of Cinderella than just about any other story on earth," Franklin said.
 
The Multicultural Cinderella program has become an annual event and this year’s program will feature two Cinderella stories.
 
Jazz Age Cinderella, will be presented by Dr. Susan Knell, professor of teaching and leadership at PSU (and Children’s Literature Guru). Russian Cinderella will be presented by Yulia Senkiv, this year's Fulbright Scholar. Don’t miss this fun and educational program, which is free and open to the public.



iCraft: Sculptamold Bowls
 
Sculptamold bowls are the project for this month’s iCraft program. Participants will use Sculptamold, a product that combines the best features of clay, plaster, and papier maché, to create a catchall bowl. Bring a bowl from home as a mold for your new creation (nothing valuable please!)
 
This project will be held in two sessions on Wednesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 30th, both at 6:00 p.m.
 
The library will provide the Sculptamold compound for the first session and metallic paint for the second session. We’ll also have refreshments and music to keep you going.
 
iCraft programs are open to anyone in sixth grade through adult and limited to 30 participants. Please register for iCraft by calling the library at (620) 231-8110.



Cheryl Harness Program
 
Cheryl Harness, author and illustrator of more than 35 children’s books, will present a program at the Pittsburg Public Library on Thursday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m.
 
In addition to being a National Geographic children's author, Cheryl is known for her detailed watercolors and engaging and entertaining approach to history. Bring your own book or purchase a book at the event for Cheryl to sign. The program is free and open to the public.
 
The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library and Pittsburg State University. Don’t miss it!



April is National Poetry Month
 
We invite you to celebrate with Pin-Up Poetry, an easy, free statewide project that encourages Kansans to write, read, and share their own poetry and the poetry of others.
 
We’ll have Pin-Up Poetry postcards available at the library. You can also visit the PPL booth at the Pittsburg Artwalk on Friday, April 25th.




TechSpace: Tablets & Mobile Devices
 
Pittsburg Public Library’s TechSpace programs provide an environment for people who want to learn more about computers and technology. This month’s program will be held on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m.
 
James Swafford, PPL’s head of information technology, will help you understand your ereader, tablet, iPad, smartphone, or other device (so be sure to bring it with you!) The program will also focus on the use of apps (applications) and recommend some popular options.
 
TechSpace is open to anyone in sixth grade through adult. If you’re interested in attending please call the library at (620) 231-8110. Registration is appreciated but not required. Thank you to the Pritchett Trust for providing a grant to fund for TechSpace programs.



 
National Walk @ Lunch Day
 
Grab your sneakers and head to the library on Wednesday, April 30th to take part in National Walk @ Lunch Day.
 
Join Amanda Bastian from Via Christi’s Wellness Center as she talks about the importance and ease of incorporating walking into your daily routine. Amanda will then lead anyone who is interested on a 15-20 minute walk in the downtown area.
 
All participants will receive a water bottle and healthy snack. In case of inclement weather, walkers will do laps around the library’s second floor. Let this be the start of a new and healthy part of your day! 




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, April 5th and Saturday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m. Beginners and seasoned players are welcome to attend this free program.