Library Programs and Area Events
- Monday – Wednesday : 9-7
- Thursday : 9-5
- Friday: closed
- Saturday : 9-2
- Sunday: closed
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday
Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 for the observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annual Fund Drive
The Library and Board of Trustees thank everyone who supported the annual Fund Drive. If you still wish to donate, please send in the donation as soon as possible.
All knitters and/or crocheters are encouraged to attend the meetings on Wednesday, January 9 and 23, 2019, at 6 PM. Bring your projects!
Mon Valley Genealogy Forum
The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will NOT meet in January, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday holiday.
Join us and Recycle
Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center is joining together with the high school and city hall to collect and recycle plastic bags. The collection will run through Earth Day of 2019. A collection box is near the reference desk. The recycling center will recycle the plastics for use in making outdoor furniture.
Plastic Storage Containers Needed
The Children’s Coordinator, Marsha Adams is looking for donations of plastic storage containers to organize the Children’s Programming items. The containers can be of various sizes. They can be left at the Circulation Desk.
MPL Board of Trustees
Public is welcome at all board meetings. Second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 PM.
Many groups and organizations meet at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center each month, including:
- Black Diamonds
- Mon Valley Genealogy Forum
- Overeaters Anonymous
- NAR-ANON (for those affected by drug use in a family member or friend)
Memorial Book Program
Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center wants to remind friends and patrons of the library’s memorial and remembrance program.
A book can provide a lasting tribute to the memory of a loved one or provide a unique way to honor special events such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or other special occasions. Your tax deductible gift to the library will not only be a lasting memorial, but will also bring enjoyment and knowledge to the community. The Library also does pet memorial books for the loss of a furry family member.
Each gift book will have a special bookplate which gives the name of the person to whom the book is dedicated and the name of the donor. The library will also send a letter to the person being honored or the surviving family.
Donors may suggest a specific title or have the librarian choose a title in a designated subject area. New and popular fiction provides an excellent source for the deceased being remembered through maximum circulations of the item. The minimum donation for a memorial book is $25.00, through which the library chooses a book. For a $30.00 or more donation, the patron may choose a specific subject.
The Library has a subscription to Ancestry.com for use in genealogical research. It is the largest genealogy company in the world and operates a network of genealogical, historical record and genetic genealogy websites. The company claims to provide access to approximately 16 billion historical records, and have over 2 million paying subscribers and, as of February 2018, more than seven million AncestryDNA customers. The company also claims that its user-generated content tallies to more than 70 million family trees, and that subscribers have added more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories. The database is only available in the Library.
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.
Here is a partial list of some services that Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center can offer you:
- Meeting room space
- DVD rentals
- Audio books
- Large print books
- Free computer access
- National and local newspapers
- Study areas
- Comfortable reading spaces
- Tutoring room
- Adult programs
- Children’s programming
- Cultural events
- Interlibrary loan service to request materials from other libraries
- Community center to interact with others