Library Programs and Area Events

Current Library Hours:

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

New Author Series: Jamie Lackey

As part of the Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center Author Series, the Library will host local author, Jamie Lackey, on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 1 to 4 PM for a book signing and discussion session.

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cat. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2006 with a degree in Creative Writing. She studied under James Gunn at the Center for the Study of Science  Fiction’s Writer’s Workshop in 2010 and has taken various workshops with Cat Rambo. She primarily writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories.

She has over 120 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and the Stoker Award-winning After Death…. Her fiction has appeared on the Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention and Tangent Online Recommended Reading Lists, and she’s a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Her short story collection, One Revolution, and her zombie novella, Moving Forward: A Novella of Life After Zombies, are available on Her debut novel, Left Hand Gods, is available from Hadley Rille Books.

She read submissions for the Hugo-winning Clarkesworld Magazine for five years and was an assistant editor for the Hugo-winning Electric Velocipede from 2012-2013. She served as editor for Triangulation: Lost Voices in 2015 and Triangulation: Beneath the Surface in 2016.

She enjoys reading, writing, tabletop role playing games, video games, watching anime, baking, and hiking. Learn more about her at her website, .

Valentines Day is coming!

Need chocolate for Valentines Day, on February 14? The Library has Sarris Candy bars available at the Circulation Desk. Pick some up today!

Enjoy Coupon Books Reduced

Enjoy Coupon Books are being sold at the Library Circulation Desk for a donation of $25 each. They feature discount coupons for local and regional favorites.


Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, February 19, 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 on winter hiatus.  Stay tuned for further updates.

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)

Winter Reading

Stop by the Library and pick up great old classics or new reading material for those cold winter nights.  At the 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