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Young Adult Programs @ the Library

For anyone in 6th through 12th grades

Pittsburg Public Library Hosts 8th Annual Art Show and Reception for Young Adults

The Pittsburg Public Library is hosting the 8th Annual Young Adult Art Show and Reception for anyone in sixth through twelfth grade. 

Any original artwork in any medium may be submitted to the library during the week of March 1st through March 8th. Artwork may be framed or unframed. 

There is a limit of two entries per person and all artists will need to sign a release form upon submission of the work. The artwork will be on public display in the PPL Meeting Room from March 9th through March 15th.  

YA Art Show Reception

Monday, March 9th

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.


The library will host an Art Show and Reception on Monday, March 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family and join us for an evening of art, conversation, and fun! Refreshments will be served.


Art show winners will be announced during the reception. A panel of art professionals will award prizes in various categories. Additional prizes will include an overall Grand Prize and a People’s Choice award. Please call the library at (620) 231-8110 for more information.

LEGO BuilderSpace Program

The LEGO BuilderSpace will be held on Tuesday, March 10th 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 click here to register for Legos online.

March Madness Program for Young Adults

It's March Madness time...but instead of NCAA basketball, our brackets are full of Young Adult Books! Vote for your favorite titles from a pool of the 16 most popular YA books of the year. Your votes will narrow down the list to the 2015 YA book champion!  

Two ways to win prizes:  

  • Submit a completed bracket to the Youth Services Department by March 8 to enter the contest for the best bracket.
  • Vote each week and be entered into a drawing held at the end of the contest. Limit one ballot per person, per round.   

How it works:

The titles for the Sweet 16 are decided by highest circulation in the past year.  

  • Round 1: Vote March 2-8 for the Elite 8.
  • Round 2: Vote March 9-15 for the Final 4.
  • Round 3: Vote March 16-22 for the final two contending titles.
  • Round 4: Vote March 23-29 for the book tournament champion.
  • March 30: The champion is announced!  

March Madness is open to all young adults in sixth through twelfth grade. Stop by the Youth Services Department for more information and to pick up your bracket. 

MovieMakers for Young Adults

Young adults in sixth through twelfth grade are invited to participate in MovieMakers at the library. The group will meet on Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

MovieMakers allow teens to participate in all aspects of movie production. New participants are always welcome.

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)