Library Programs and Area Events

Current Library Hours:

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

Please Donate Coats to Help Those in Need!

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.

Book Sale

The annual Autumn Book Sale will be held following the conclusion of the Valley Art show. Prepare for your fall and winter reading. Many great buys! Fifty cents for a hardback and twenty-five cents for a paperback.

Craft Show – Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Library will hold a crafts and vendor show on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Contact the Library at 724-684-4750, if interested in being a vendor.

Columbus Day Closure – Monday, October 9, 2017

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017, (Columbus Day) for the annual Westmoreland County Library Network staff training in Greensburg. Please plan accordingly.

Book Club – Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Monessen Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 10:30 AM to discuss “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. New members are encouraged. Please contact the Library before the meeting to reserve a copy of the novel to prepare for the discussion.

Kennedy Visit Program – Saturday, October 14, 2017

This year will mark the fifty-fifth anniversary of President John Kennedy’s October, 1962 visit to Monessen. Monessen attorney, Jack Bergstein will present a powerpoint program on the president’s visit on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 11 AM, in the Library Meeting Room, on the second floor. An elevator is available to the left of the circulation desk for your convenience. Jack will read the presidential address and discuss the reasons and preparations for the trip. Light refreshments will be served.


Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club – Wednesday, October 11 and 25, 2017

All knitters and/or crocheters are encouraged to attend the meetings on Wednesday, October 11 and 25, 2017, at 6 PM. Bring your projects! New members welcome.



Mon Valley Genealogy Forum – Monday, October 16, 2017

The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, October 16, 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.

Steelers Program

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will host Greensburg author, Scott Brown on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 1 PM. He provided coverage of the Steelers football team for close to ten years as part of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review newspaper and ESPN. Brown is the author of six books, including “The Pittsburgh Fans’ Bucket List”. Currently, he is collaborating with former Steelers great, Tunch Ilkin on a book, which will be released in 2018. Brown provides ideas, recommendations and insider tips for the must-see places and can’t miss activities near Heinz Field. Hear his perspective on the Immaculate Reception, tailgating and the best places to watch the game.


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)


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!

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