Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146


Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Program

Adult Program Schedule

All programs are FREE. No registration is necessary.

February 2015

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help You Get Covered
February 12, Thursday
12:00 noon - 8:45 p.m.
Gallery Space

The Affordable Care Act has put health insurance within reach for millions of Americans, but many remain uninsured and unsure of how to find quality, affordable coverage. While Healthy PA enrollment continues year-round, Marketplace open enrollment ends February 15.

This presentation by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) will answer your health care questions and help you find a plan that meets your needs and fits your budget. Before and after the presentation, enrollment assisters will be available to provide one-on-one help for those seeking coverage or needing to renew their plans. Here's the schedule:

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: Presentation

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Enrollment Assistance (appointments and walk-ins welcome)

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Presentation

7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.: Enrollment Assistance (appointments and walk-ins welcome)

Heart to Heart from History: The Sound of a People through Song and Poetry
February 17, Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Carolyn Byrd is a versatile Broadway performer, television, radio and concert artist, songwriter and inspirational speaker. Her extensive vocal range has been heard and touted on the New York City stages of Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, at the Kuntu Repertory Theatre in Pittsburgh, and in other cities across America and beyond. Please join us for an evening of song, poetry, history, and audience participation. The program includes songs performed a capella and with music by Ms. Byrd and readings from The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Big Gate by Elma Stuckey, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and other texts. This is a program that touches the heart as it provokes thought and educates.

Eat Smart for Your Heart
February 20, Friday
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gallery Space

Join UPMC East Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian, Cindy Donovan, MA, RDN, CDE, for an educational session on how a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to strengthen your heart. Learn healthy cooking tips, how to snack sensibly, and sample tasty recipes that can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. You’ll also learn tips to help you be more heart-smart at the grocery store and how to prepare heart-healthy meals.

The Face of Lincoln
February 25, Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join us for a free public screening of The Face of Lincoln, a 1955 short documentary film in which sculptor Robert Merrell Gage models the features of Abraham Lincoln while narrating the story of Lincoln's life. It won an Academy Award at the 28th Academy Awards in 1956 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel) and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. The film was directed by Edward Freed and produced by University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts instructor Wilber T. Blume. Local historian Louis Chandler of the Monroeville Historical Society describes The Face of Lincoln as "a fabulous film -- one you have to see to believe: how a talented sculptor can bring history alive." Mr. Chandler will introduce the film and answer questions from the audience.

Calliope Folk Song Night
February 26, Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

All ages are welcome at this informal gathering of people who want to sing together and share songs, brought to you by Calliope, Pittsburgh's Folk Music Society. Since 1976, Calliope has been a nonprofit educational and presenting organization that promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts.

March 2015

Digital Photography 101
March 4, Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Cosponsored by Premier Imaging

John Kendelhardt, a local, award-winning photographer with years of experience, will present an introductory level class on digital photography covering all the basics:

* How the digital camera works
* How to take great digital photos
* Transferring and uploading photos
* Printing and sharing photos

Lucky Charms: 12 Crime Tales from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Sisters in Crime
March 10, Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Lucky Charms is an anthology of twelve crime fiction short stories written and published by the Mary Roberts Rinehart chapter of Sisters in Crime, Inc. Please join several of the authors of Lucky Charms as they discuss the synthesis of the anthology: how it was conceived and created, how the various authors approached their stories, and the experience of creating the anthology. The authors present will include Annette Dashofy, Martha Reed, Paula A. Smith, Susan Thibadeau, Gina Sestak, and Mary Sutton.

The mission of Sisters in Crime is to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise awareness of their contributions to the field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.

How to Start an Exercise Program
March 20, Friday
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gallery Space

Cosponsored by UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Come and learn how to start an exercise program! Hallie Zeleznik of UPMC Centers for Rehab Services will discuss selecting a program that best suits your needs, making progress with resistance and aerobic activities, and monitoring your heart rate and perceived rate of exertion.

Hallie Zeleznik earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Daemen College in Buffalo, New York and is currently working toward a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. She is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Physical Therapy. Hallie has experience in treating patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and balance and vestibular disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has presented at multiple professional conferences locally and nationally.

April 2015

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
April 21, Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Edgar Allan Poe rises for this FREE reading at the Monroeville Public Library. Poe, portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella, will read a combination of Poe's well-known and lesser-known works with a special emphasis on poems in honor of National Poetry Month. Poe will also explain his reasons for writing the way he did and take questions from those in attendance. Photographs welcome.

Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century. As a scholar, Velella has published articles and presented academic papers on figures as varied as Margaret Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman. Nicknamed the "Prometheus of American literary scholarship," he has taken his research outside of academia by lecturing at various historical sites, libraries, and colleges from Pennsylvania to Maine. In his ongoing efforts to bring the writers of yesterday back to the readers of today, he has dramatically brought to life literary figures Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, for which he has been featured on National Public Radio and in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Monroeville Public Library provides a wide array of resources for your leisure and learning needs.

The Library maintains a physical collection of over 100,000 items, including fiction, nonfiction and reference books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers.

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