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: CLOSED Through Labor Day

Adult Program

Adult Program Schedule

All programs are FREE. No registration is necessary.

July 2015

The Holy Month of Ramadan
July 8, Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Ramadan is a special month for every Muslim. It is the month of Quran, Fasting, Worship, Contemplation and Reflection. Please join us in welcoming Ramadan by learning more about it. Dr. Salah AlMoukamal, current president of the Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (MCCGP), will present a lecture on the holy month of Ramadan. Dr. AlMoukamal has been a dedicated community member and part of the leadership of MCCGP for many years. He is also active in local interfaith groups and represents MCCGP at the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium.

Pittsburgh Author Pat DiCesare: Hard Days Hard Nights
July 14, Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Pat DiCesare will discuss and sign copies of his book Hard Days Hard Nights, the story of how a small-town boy became a pioneer in the birth and development of the modern rock concert -- from his success in bringing the Beatles to Pittsburgh in 1964 to his production of one of the world's first major stadium concerts. The book recounts fascinating behind-the-scenes tales of the ups and downs of the concert business and encounters with artists such as Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones. Hard Days Hard Nights was named the 2014 Independent Book of the Year, was the Grand Prize Winner at the 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival, and was the Runner Up at the 2014 Southern California Book Festival. For a detailed biography of Pat DiCesare, see his website at

Calliope Folk Song Night
July 23, Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Singers and instrumentalists of 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.

August 2015

September 2015

Making the Kindest Cut: Tools and Techniques for Pruning Woody Plants
September 15, Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Cosponsored by the Garden Club of Monroeville

The pruning of woody plants is both an art and a science. Please join Steve Piskor, Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardener and Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist, for a presentation on the "why-how-where-when" of pruning the major woody shrubs and trees found in most home gardens and the pruning tools commonly used.

Steve Piskor is a retired nuclear research chemist with a B.S., M.S. and doctoral studies in chemistry. Steve is a popular speaker and has contributed articles on various gardening topics to the Master Gardeners Tips website at since 2012.

Preparing Healthy, Plant-Based Meals
September 29, Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Sally Lipsky, Ph.D will present practical information on how to shop for and prepare simple, delicious, and healthy plant-based meals. The presentation will include:

  • description and examples of plant-based meals
  • tips for shopping and stocking your kitchen
  • cooking suggestions, with a focus on ease and convenience
  • debunking myths and misinformation
  • resources for recipes and meal plans
  • time for questions and discussion

Sally Lipsky has a Ph.D in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, a nationally recognized nutrition education program offered through eCornell, a subsidiary of Cornell University.

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Reference and Adult Services

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.

  • Books By Mail - Patrons ages 50+ who cannot get to the Monroeville Public Library
  • Computer Services - Catalog Services, Cardholder Access, Public Computes & Printers, Free Wireless Access

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