Library Programs and Area Events

Once again, the Library is saddened to learn of the passing of a former employee: June Luckowski. June worked for the Library at the Circulation Desk for many years. We extend our sympathy to her friends and family. May she rest in peace.

Current Library Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday : 9-7
  • Thursday : 9-5
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday : 9-4
  • Sunday: closed

Local Author Rebecca Drake

Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 pm, local author Rebecca Drake will host a discussion program about her latest book, “Just Between Us”.

Rebecca Drake is a Penn State grad and an instructor in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction M.F.A. program. Drake currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children.

Her latest novel, Just Between Us, follows four friends from suburban Sewickley who conspire to cover up a deadly crime.

For more information please call the library at 724-684-4750.

Spring Book Sale

In honor of National Library Week, the Friends of the Library will sponsor the annual Spring Book Sale starting Monday, April 9, 2018.  Shop for gently used or new books that are available for a donation of twenty-five cents for paperbacks or fifty cents for hardbacks.

Magazine Sponsorships

The following magazines are available for “adoption” by interested benefactors. To sponsor a magazine, please see Library Director, Dave Zilka.

  • Entertainment Weekly – 59.95
  • ESPN – 29.97
  • Mother Earth News – 20
  • Popular Mechanics – 24
  • Popular Science – 19.95
  • Prevention – 48
  • Rolling Stone – 39.96
  • Shape – 24
  • This Old House – 24.95
  • Utne Reader – 26
  • Women’s Health – 16.94


Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 5:30 PM. New members are always welcome. The group will discuss “Genealogy” in the news, as well as new websites for research.

Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club

The knitting group is back from winter hiatus. It will meet on Wednesday, April 11 and 25, at 6 PM. Bring any projects you are working on!

MPL Board of Trustees

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

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)

Spring Reading

Stop by the Library and pick up great old classics or new reading material for those chilly nights. At the continuous book sale, gently used copies of books are available for purchase. Twenty-five cents for paperbacks and fifty cents for hardbacks.


Monessen 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!

Here is a partial list of some services that Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center can offer you:

  • Photocopying
  • Faxing
  • Meeting room space
  • DVD rentals
  • Audio books
  • Large print books
  • Free computer access
  • Magazines
  • National and local newspapers
  • Study areas
  • Comfortable reading spaces
  • Tutoring room
  • Genealogy
  • Adult programs
  • Children’s programming
  • Cultural events
  • E-books
  • Interlibrary loan service to request materials from other libraries
  • Community center to interact with others