Library Programs and Area Events

Library Winter Hours

The Library will resume Winter Hours on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Saturday hours will be 9 AM until 4 PM. The rest of the week remains the same.

Elder Law

Attorney Mark Shire will present a program on “Elder Law” at the Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6 pm. (The date listed in the Mon Valley Messenger was a misprint) Attorney Shire will discuss a wide range of legal matters affecting the elder population, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters. The event is open to the public and registration is not required.

This program is part of the Monessen Public Library’s ongoing educational and informational programming that focuses on issues important and relevant to our community members. For more information please contact the library at 724-684-4750.

Annual Spring Book Sale

In honor of National Library Week, the Library will have a month-long book sale beginning on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Hardbacks are fifty cents and paperbacks are twenty-five cents each.

Easter Basket Raffle & Spaghetti Tickets

An Easter Basket is being raffled during the month of April. Chances are $1.00 each. Stop at the Circulation Desk. Tickets are also being sold for a Spaghetti Fundraiser during the month of May at Felicia’s Restaurant. Tickets are $9.00 each and please note there are no substitutions.

Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club

All knitters and/or crocheters are encouraged to attend the meetings on Wednesday, April 12 and 26, 2017. Bring your projects! New members welcome. For their first group project, each member is being asked to make a black and gold square for a Steelers themed blanket! All squares should be 6″x6″ and in either yellow, black, or white yarn. The pattern you choose is completely up to you!

MPL Board of Trustees

Public is welcome at all board meetings. Second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 PM.

Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 5:30 PM. The group is open to anyone interested in genealogy. Light refreshments will be served. The group will discuss the latest articles regarding “genealogy in the news”, new research sites, and family histories.

Ongoing Programs

Many groups and organizations meet at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center each month, including:

  • Black Diamonds
  • Highmark
  • Mon Valley Genealogy Forum
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • NAR-ANON (for those affected by drug use in a family member or friend)

NEW Library App!

The Monessen Public Library now has an APP for your phone! To download the APP, Android users should use “Play Store” and IPhone users should use the “IStore”. Search for “Monessen Public Library.” If you have any questions please call the library at 724-684-4750.

Social Media

Monessen Library is expanding our social media presence!  Check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

E-Book Club

All book lovers welcome! While this is an E-Book Club, those who prefer physical books are still encouraged to join! Discussion will be mostly online here.

What’s Happening In Monessen & the Mon Valley this Month?

If you aren’t sure what events are scheduled in town or the valley this weekend or during the month, then stop at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center! Upcoming events are posted on the community bulletin board. We also have flyers dropped off by organizations with information. The Mon Valley Independent is available at the Circulation Desk to read and see what is listed. Copies of the Messenger are near the door, along with the California Focus newspaper.

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center has subscriptions to the following local newspapers:

  • Connellsville Daily Courier
  • Washington Observer Reporter
  • Uniontown Herald Standard
  • Mount Pleasant Journal
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  • Pittsburgh Business Times
  • USA Today
  • Catholic Accent (Greensburg Diocese)
  • Pittsburgh Catholic (Pittsburgh Diocese)
  • Byzantine Catholic World (Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh)

These newspapers can be read at the Library to keep abreast of local news and obituaries.

As the Cultural Center, we are the place to stop. While you are here, look around at what other resources are offered. There are many local newspapers to read, as well as magazines. Borrow a DVD of a great old movie or tv show. Check out the ongoing book sale in the Book Nook. Grab a copy of a paperback love story to enjoy on the porch.

The children’s room is filled with books to stir the imaginations of young minds. There are also coloring sheets for our beginning young artists. The Library offers photocopying and fax service for a small cost. Public computers can connect you to the world.

Pet Memorials Now Available!

Our pets are important members of our families. When they pass on, there is an empty void in our lives.

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center is now offering pet memorials, as a lasting way of remembering a beloved pet.

Donations to the fund will be used to purchase materials for the Children’s and Teen collection. Items purchased with these donations will have a special gift plate inscribed with the name of the pet, the pet owner, and donor. Letters of acknowledgement are sent to the donor and the pet owner. It’s a great way to acknowledge the importance of your pet and assist the Library in providing new and educational materials for our children.