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Adult Services Department

Escape the Ordinary 

PPL's 2015 Summer Reading Program for Adults

Escape the Ordinary by playing READO--the library’s variation of Bingo.

The rules are quite simple: 
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 (no need to write down the titles).

Once you’ve completed READO, turn in your sheet at the 2nd floor Reference Desk and receive your coffee (or tea) 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.

Need help finding books to read? Stop by the Reference Desk and ask any of the staff for suggestions—we have lots of ideas for you!

Check out the weekly trivia contest, either at the Reference Desk or on the library’s Facebook page, for more fun and prizes.

Mark your calendars for the monthly book discussion on July 21st.

Click here for your Reado card! (PDF)

Saturday Afternoon Matinees

Escape the Ordinary with free movies for adults this summer!

Showtime is at 2:00 p.m. in the PPL Meeting Room. Limited to adults 18 and older. Refreshments will be served.

July 11th: To Kill a Mockingbird

July 18th: Viewer's Choice: Dead Poets Society

Author Alerts Service Get notified by email or text message when the Library orders new titles by your favorite authors or performers. This new service is free for all Pittsburg Public Library patrons. Click the link to get started. 

Need a good read?

Suggested Titles and Authors:

Humor with a Bite
Nicolas Sparks Read Alikes
Plain Reading
Sci-Fi Classics
Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate our Great State with a book from these lists:

Kansas Fiction
Kansas Non-Fiction
Kansas Gardening

What's Next Database: Need to know what book is next in a series? Check out this helpful database.

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