Library Programs and Area Events
Library Winter Hours
The Library will resume Winter Hours on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Saturday hours will be 9 AM until 4 PM. The rest of the week remains the same.
Memorial Day holiday
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, for the observance of Memorial Day.
Fundraiser Calendar tickets are available at the Circulation Desk for a donation of $30. Each ticket has two numbers with 368 chances to win between July 1 and December 31, 2017.
Student Art Show
Artwork by the 5th grade students from the Monessen Elementary Center and the 9th -12th grade students from Monessen High School will be on display at the library for the month of May. Please stop by to view the pictures and drawings!!
Annual Spring Book and Jewelry Sale
The annual Spring Book Sale and Jewelry Sale continues. Hardbacks are fifty cents and paperbacks are twenty-five cents each. Jewelry is fifty cents each.
Spring Basket Raffle & Spaghetti Tickets
A Spring Basket is being raffled during the month of April. Chances are $1.00 each. Stop at the Circulation Desk. Tickets are also being sold for a Spaghetti Fundraiser during the month of May at Felicia’s Restaurant. Tickets are $9.00 each and please note there are no substitutions.
Essential Oils 101 Class
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will present an ‘Essential Oils 101″ program. The program will begin at 1 PM and will run approximately 1.5 hours. The program will be presented by Ruth Cialone, a Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor, and cover the basics about essential oils: what they are, how they work, how to use them, and how they help. There will be oils for the audience to see and smell. The class is free. There will also be roller balls available for purchase. At the end, there will be time for questions and answers.
Amanda Gatts, the Nurse/Clinical Hospice Liaison, Albert Gallatin Home Care, will present “Is Hospice the Answer”, on Monday, May 15, 2017. It will cover the definition of hospice, eligibility criteria, medication management, Hospice Medicare benefit, medications associated with, equipment, volunteer services and bereavement, etc. To assist in making an informed decision about end of life care, there will be discussion about handling a life limiting illness. A brunch will be served.
Mon Valley Genealogy Forum
The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, May 15, 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.
Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club
All knitters and/or crocheters are encouraged to attend the meetings on Wednesday, May 10 and 24, 2017. Bring your projects! New members welcome.
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)
NEW 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.
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.
What’s Happening In Monessen & the Mon Valley this Month?
If you aren’t sure what events are scheduled in town or the valley this weekend or during the month, then stop at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center! Upcoming events are posted on the community bulletin board. We also have flyers dropped off by organizations with information. The Mon Valley Independent is available at the Circulation Desk to read and see what is listed. Copies of the Messenger are near the door, along with the California Focus newspaper.
Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center has subscriptions to the following local newspapers:
- Connellsville Daily Courier
- Washington Observer Reporter
- Uniontown Herald Standard
- Mount Pleasant Journal
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Pittsburgh Business Times
- USA Today
- Catholic Accent (Greensburg Diocese)
- Pittsburgh Catholic (Pittsburgh Diocese)
- Byzantine Catholic World (Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh)
These newspapers can be read at the Library to keep abreast of local news and obituaries.
As the Cultural Center, we are the place to stop. While you are here, look around at what other resources are offered. There are many local newspapers to read, as well as magazines. Borrow a DVD of a great old movie or tv show. Check out the ongoing book sale in the Book Nook. Grab a copy of a paperback love story to enjoy on the porch.
The children’s room is filled with books to stir the imaginations of young minds. There are also coloring sheets for our beginning young artists. The Library offers photocopying and fax service for a small cost. Public computers can connect you to the world.
Pet Memorials Now Available!
Our pets are important members of our families. When they pass on, there is an empty void in our lives.
Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center is now offering pet memorials, as a lasting way of remembering a beloved pet.
Donations to the fund will be used to purchase materials for the Children’s and Teen collection. Items purchased with these donations will have a special gift plate inscribed with the name of the pet, the pet owner, and donor. Letters of acknowledgement are sent to the donor and the pet owner. It’s a great way to acknowledge the importance of your pet and assist the Library in providing new and educational materials for our children.