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 2014

Forgetfulness: It's Not Always What You Think
July 8, Tuesday
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Gallery Space

Join Mark C. Gottron, DO, Irwin Family Care, for an educational session that will discuss the signs, possible causes, and ways to deal with Alzheimer's and memory loss. Alzheimer's is a progressive degenerative disorder that attacks the brainís nerve cells, resulting in loss of memory. It is not a normal part of aging, but your risk of developing the disease rises with aging. This program is cosponsored and presented by UPMC East.

Author Ernest D. Spisak: Pittsburgh's Forgotten Civil War Regiment
July 9, Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join author Ernest D. Spisak for a discussion of his new book Pittsburgh's Forgotten Civil War Regiment: A History of the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The 62nd fought in many of the major battles of the Civil War, including Gettysburg. Mr. Spisak lets the men of the 62nd speak for themselves, describing in letters home the hardships of long marches and camp life, the homesickness, the deaths, the defeats and the victories that defined their experience in the great struggle to save the union. When the survivors returned to Pittsburgh in July 1864, their contribution to the victory faded quickly, and no comprehensive published history of their efforts was ever published until now.

Cosponsored by Monroeville Historical Society

Roller Coasters: The Art and The Science (Part 1 - The Art)
July 14, Monday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Coaster videos begin at 6:30, so come early!
Gallery Space

This presentation reveals the tools and the 'designer's palette' that coaster designers use to deliver the thrill ride. We'll take a look at layout classifications, wood vs. steel, track design, rolling stock, inverting and non-inverting track elements, rider posture, and how coasters are built. We'll discuss some of the advanced launch techniques used to get things started, review notable coasters past and present, and discuss world record holders.

Roller Coasters: The Art and The Science (Part 2 - The Science)
July 15, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Coaster videos begin at 6:30, so come early!
Gallery Space

In this presentation we'll look at the basic principles of physics that govern the motion of roller coasters and review the mathematics behind the formulas for train speed and passenger G-forces. We'll review some cool technologies used to stop a moving train, such as magnetic brakes. We'll also look at the technologies for launching a train -- from the common chain lift to advanced electromagnetic technologies such as Linear Induction and Linear Synchronous Motors. Energy storage catapult launch systems will be discussed and explained. This presentation will relate STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) principles to how coasters work and discuss the various types of engineers involved in the design of coasters. If you have a daughter or son interested in engineering, don't miss this one!

August 2014

Optimizing Your Health with Plant-Based Eating
August 13, Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join Sally Lipsky, Ph.D, Professor in the Department of Developmental Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, for a presentation on the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Some researchers estimate that up to seventy percent of modern chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases) could be prevented and even reversed by plant-based eating. The presentation will include sensible tips and helpful resources for transitioning to a plant-based diet.

Medicare Educational Seminar
August 19, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Valda Braziel, Medicare Advisor with Highmark Senior Markets, will present an educational seminar suited for Medicare-eligible individuals or anyone confused by Medicare coverage options. Topics include what Original Medicare includes and excludes, your options for additional coverage, and important facts on eligibility and enrollment periods. Understanding Medicare is the first step in making the right choice for your insurance coverage. This event is only for educational purposes and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.

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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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