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Young Adult Programs @ the Library

For anyone in 6th through 12th grades

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 register by calling the library at (620) 231-8110 or visit our website at: pplonline.org/legos.

 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.
 Space is limited. Please click here to register or call the library at (620) 231-8110. Happy Crafting! 


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.


Unmask Reading Program for Young Adults

Summer Reading Recap

It’s been another busy and exciting summer at the Pittsburg Public Library with programs for kids and young adults. Check out these impressive numbers:

  • 967 kids participated in the Every Hero Has A Story Reading Program.

  • 164 young adults participated in the Unmask Reading Program.

  • 20,094 books were checked out for the reading program. (That’s 335 books each day—just for kids and young adults).

  • 1,110 people attended sixteen programs for kids ages seven to eleven.

  • Kids earned 1,545 free swim passes to the Pittsburg Aquatic Center.

  • Kids earned 487 free mini-golf passes to Four Oaks Golf Course.

  • Swim and golf passes are courtesy of the City of Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department—thank you!

  • 5,747 kids (of all ages) attended a program at the library this summer.

Congratulations to Elaina Coleman and Donald Wiley

These two cool kids are the winners of the Grand Prize drawings for the Young Adult Summer Reading Program—Unmask. They each received a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Special Thanks to everyone who helped create our YA Zombie Movie

It Came From The Library!

Young adults were responsible for writing the script, make-up, costumes, filming, and video editing. Because it was so good, we ended up with several versions.

Click the links below to check it out...if you dare!

It Came From The Library (full color)

It Came From The Library (silent film version)

It Came From The Library (sepia)