Library Programs and Area Events

Library Summer Hours

The Library will resume Summer Hours on Thursday, June 1, 2017:

  • Monday – Wednesday : 9-7
  • Thursday : 9-5
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday : 9-2
  • Sunday: closed

Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust Art Competition

Artwork will be displayed at the library from August 5–17.  Stop by the library to view the art created by local artists!!

Please Donate Coats!

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center is now collecting new or gently used Coats, Hats and Gloves for children and adults. The clothing can be donated during regular business hours and deposited in the collection box near the circulation desk.

Come to Lunch!

The Library is a feeding site for the Summer Feeding Program that serves children and teens. A cold lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12-1. Participants are asked to use the door near the alley loading dock area. Lunch is only available during this one hour period. The Summer Feeding Program continues until August 11, 2017, Monday through Friday from 12-1 PM.


Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club – Wednesday, August 9 and 23, 2017

All knitters and/or crocheters are encouraged to attend the meetings on Wednesday, August 9 and 23, 2017. Bring your projects! New members welcome.


Mon Valley Genealogy Forum – Monday, August 21, 2017 – 5:30 PM

The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, August 21, 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.

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)

Ongoing Book Sale

Need some reading material for the porch as summer continue?  The Library has an ongoing book sale in the Book Nook, which is constantly being replenished.  Plenty of newer or gently used books.  We have fiction and nonfiction materials.  Hardbacks are fifty cents and paperbacks are twenty-five cents!

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!

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.

Some Services Found at YOUR Library:

  • Large Print Books
  • Audio Books
  • Local Newspapers
  • E-Books
  • Magazines
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Study Areas
  • Tutoring Rooms
  • Genealogy Classes
  • Adult & Children’s Programs
  • Free Computer Access
  • DVD Rentals
  • Copying
  • Faxing
  • Community Cultural Center