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Events & Programs

August Adult Book Discussion

This month’s book discussion will be held on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 p.m., with a reader’s potluck—bring a book title or two (or three!) that you’ve enjoyed to share with your fellow readers. No doubt you’ll leave with an even longer list of books you’ll want to read.

The regular book discussion session will return in September 15th. New participants are always welcome at the discussion.

Local Author Program

Marcel Normand, local author, will present a program at the Pittsburg Public Library on Wednesday, August 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Normand will discuss his new book, The Lucile James Story: Portrait of a Remarkable Teacher. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Annual Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
The sale, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with the Little Balkans Days Celebration. 

According to Diane James, Friends of the PPL, this year’s sale has something for everyone including hardback and paperback books, music CDs, audio books, DVDs, videos, and more.

The sale includes books in several categories including mystery, fiction, romance, science fiction, horror, military, humor, pets and animals, hobby, how-to, travel, cookbooks, biographies, literature, and more.

Most paperbacks sell for 50 cents and hardbacks for $1. All other items are priced to sell. There is also an extensive collection of children’s and young adult titles available.

James said that this year’s sale will include some Happy Hollisters and Betsy-Tacy series books and other hard-to-find items. There is also a large selection of music CDs available, priced at 50 cents each.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library, an organization that purchases library materials, and sponsors programs and special events throughout the year, including the reading programs for all ages.

The sale is held on the first floor of the library, which is otherwise closed for Labor Day weekend.


Preview Book Sale for Friends Members

Membership has its privileges. Friends’ members get a chance to shop early on Friday, September 4th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Friends of the Library Preview Sale. Beat the crowd and shop early.

Purchase or renew a membership, for as little as $5, and shop, shop, shop. We always need more friends!

How You Can Help

Donate: Donations of books and other material in good condition are now being accepted at the library. Clean out your bookshelves and help make our sale a success!

Drop off your donations any time during library hours. Friends members will be on hand during the week before the sale for anyone who needs help or has questions about donations.

After the sale, supply will be especially low for the ongoing sale in the PPL Computer Lab. Don’t forget that we gladly accept your book donations, any time of year!

: It takes a lot of help to make our sale successful. Please let us know if you are available to help before, during, or after the sale by calling the library at 620-231-8110. 

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, August 1st and Saturday, August 15th at 1:00 p.m.