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.

September 2014

Flora and Fauna of Victoriana
September 9, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join Mrs. Ellen G. King of King's Antiques for a lecture on Flora and Fauna of Victoriana, cosponsored by the Garden Club of Monroeville. The talk will highlight early American Pattern glass, china and jewelry of the Victorian era, with perhaps a surprise or two. There will be a follow-up question and answer session.

Author Debbie Pakler: The Grief Revolution
September 10, Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join author Debbie Pakler for a discussion of her new book The Grief Revolution, introducing an innovative approach to grief treatment that combines traditional psychological concepts with new age spiritual practices to address both the physical and metaphysical concerns involved in grieving.

Dismantling Structural Racism and Promoting Racial Equity
September 15, Monday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Fellow Wesley Hiers for a discussion of structural racism and how to dismantle it. Structural racism is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, social norms and cultural representations work together to perpetuate racial inequity. In a racially equitable society, the distribution of societal benefits and burdens would not be skewed by race. Racial equity holds society to a higher standard by demanding that we pay attention not just to individual acts of discrimination but to overall social outcomes.

Pittsburgh Author Mike Smith: Miss Mezzanine
September 16, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Join author Mike Smith for a discussion of his debut novel, 'Miss Mezzanine'. The coming of age story centers on soon-to-be college graduate Jass Dietrich, who has suddenly realized that the road waiting for him upon graduation may not be the one he wants to follow. Smith is an author, comedy writer and screenwriter from Pittsburgh whose writing has been featured in both local and national media.

Celebrating 50 Years Together: A Special Reception for the Monroeville Community
September 20, Saturday
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gallery Space

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Monroeville Public Library. To celebrate the occasion, the Library is holding a special reception in the Gallery Space on Saturday, September 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Monroeville Historical Society archivist Louis Chandler will give a short presentation at 3:00 p.m. entitled "Life in Monroeville: 1964-2014." Please join us for light refreshments and a look at a very special exhibition, Monroeville: Celebrating Our Community, featuring works by amateur and professional artists on the theme of living and working in and visiting Monroeville.

Soul Line Dance Class
September 23, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Join instructor Phyllis Jackson for a soul line dance class in the Gallery Space. Instruction will be given on several of the most popular line dances, including the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Detroit Shuffle, Michael Jackson Shuffle, Wobble, Slide On, Ms. Jody's Thang and more. Bring a few friends and learn some new dances!

October 2014

Significant Houses of Monroeville
October 1, Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Monroeville began in the early 1800s as a small village in the hills just to the east of Pittsburgh. Today it is a major municipality with some 30,000 residents. Monroeville's houses reflect the social history of the community. Please join Louis Chandler of the Monroeville Historical Society for a review of Monroeville's "significant houses" -- houses selected because of their historical value, because they are unique, or because they provide examples of various architectural styles common to our region.

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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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