Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
412-372-0500

 

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.

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.

Stamps in the Attic
October 6, Monday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Wondering what to do with the stamps that have been sitting in your desk drawer, attic or basement for all these years? Bring your stamps to the Library on October 6, and philatelists (stamp experts) from the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club will examine them and provide guidance and suggestions about what to do with them. This is not an appraisal, but merely expert advice about whether you should seek out a stamp dealer, continue to collect for sentimental value, etc.

Ray Bradbury: The Man, The Writer, and Mentor (Big Read)
October 13, Monday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451' is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. The protagonist is Guy Montag, a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Gregory Miller, English teacher at Fox Chapel High School, will give a presentation about his friend and mentor Ray Bradbury, and how Bradbury shaped his writing and outlook on life. Miller's presentation will include personal items that Ray Bradbury gave him, such as manuscripts, jewelry and clothing.

Preventing Elder Abuse
October 14, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join Susan McCormick, Market Manager at Standard Bank, for a presentation about elder abuse and what we can do to prevent it. According to the American Psychological Association, every year an estimated four million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse and neglect. Come to this seminar and learn how to recognize elder abuse and where to find help for yourself and your loved ones.

'Fahrenheit 451': Film and Discussion (Big Read)
October 15, Wednesday
6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Gallery Space

Viewing of 'Fahrenheit 451', a 1966 dystopian science fiction drama directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie and Cyril Cusack, followed by a discussion.

'Fahrenheit 451': Film and Discussion (Big Read)
October 20, Monday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451' and its relevance today.

Readers Theater Presents: The Canterville Ghost
October 30, Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join us for a special Halloween performance by Readers Theater Presents of The Canterville Ghost, a stage adaptation of the 1887 short story by Oscar Wilde. The story begins when an American family, the Otises, moves to Canterville Chase, an old English country house haunted by a ghost known as Sir Simon. Will Sir Simon succeed in his efforts to terrify the Otises? You will have to listen closely, because otherwise the ghost may tap you on the shoulder and carry you away!


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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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