Featured Library Events

The library is open and currently operating with normal business hours and reduced capacity. Curbside service is still available on request. Our virtual collections remain available 24/7 for patrons. Anyone can sign up for a free digital library card.

AUTHOR TALK: HILARY HAUCK
August 6th, 7:00pm@ St. Paul’s UCC

We are proud to sponsor Festival of the Alleghenies chair and novelist Hilary Hauck! She will be presenting a conversation about her book “From Ashes to Song” at 7:00pm at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, as part of St. Paul’s Trip Around the World event. Learn more on Facebook and Eventbrite!

AIPI Institute through PPG Boys and Girls Club
July 26-August 13th

We’re proud to announce that we’re collaborating with the PPG Boys and Girls Club for the Artificial Intelligence and Pathways Institute! We’ll be offering a program on artificial intelligence and technology from July 26-August 13 to students Grades 9-12 interested in STEM. Learn more on Facebook and sign up today!  

FILMS ON THE TOWN: Moana (PG, 2016)
August 6th, 8:45pm @ St. Paul’s UCC

We’re collaborating with Laurel Arts and Somerset Inc. for free community film screenings all summer! Our next movie is Disney’s Moana on Friday, August 6th at 8:45 pm at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Keep up with our full schedule here!

SOMERSET COUNTY STORY STROLL
Telling stories across town, page to page

We’re partnering with other local libraries for the Somerset County Story Stroll! Read a children’s book while you walk through Uptown Somerset. Learn more about this program and find out what 6 books are available to read at different locations around the county on our story stroll page.

LIBRARY MOBILE HOTSPOT INTERNET PROGRAM
Get low-cost internet through the library

An internet hotspot checkout program is currently available in collaboration with the Somerset County Library to check out an affordable internet option for $35 per month to library patrons. For a complete description of the program, visit hotspot.maryslibrary.com.

UKULELE CHECKOUTS
Available at the Front Desk

The Biesecker Library is offering free ukulele checkouts! Anyone interested in learning and practicing a musical instrument can stop by the front desk and check out a ukulele for free, or join a waitlist if none are available. Learn more

MONTHLY BOOK CLUBS
1st Tuesday book club: August 3rd @ 6:00pm

New members always welcome! Call 445-4011 or stop by the Front Desk for more information on how to join.  Meeting dates and current selections can be found online: MSBPL Book Club Information

S.C.R.I.B.E.S. WRITER’S GROUP
Tuesday, August 17th @ 6:30pm

If you’re 18 or over and write fiction in your spare time, consider joining our monthly SCRIBES writer’s group led by Pat Kuna and Debra Kinney!  Sign up here!