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.

August 2014

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.

Steady on Your Feet: Reducing the Risk of Falling-Related Injuries
August 22, Friday
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Gallery Space

Join Peter Hurh, MD, Medical Director of UPMC East Rehabilitation Institute, for an educational session that will discuss fall prevention, benefits of activity and results of immobility. Dr. Hurh will discuss the importance of staying active and what you can do to prevent falls as well as other medical issues that can accompany falls. After Dr. Hurh's presentation, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services will provide free physical therapy assessments and discuss what physical therapy can be done to reduce the risk of falls. Light refreshments will be provided.

Movie Music Night: Live Piano for Three Short Charlie Chaplin Films
August 26, Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Space

Please join us for a unique film and musical event. Pittsburgh jazz pianist Tom Roberts will play the new scores he has composed for three short Charlie Chaplin films: The Pawnshop (1916), The Kid Auto Race (1914), and The Rink (1916). He will also discuss the historical background of the Chaplin films and their relationship to the musical history of the era. Tom is a leading exponent of early jazz piano and a versatile music historian with a special focus on the early jazz era.

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.

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.

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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