Featured Library Events

The Mary S. Biesecker Public Library is now open for limited curbside service from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

In keeping with Governor Tom Wolf’s directive to limit the spread of COVID-19, our building remains closed to the public for the moment. However, we are offering limited hours of curbside pickup service for printing and checking out library materials. Read more here about the details of how this curbside delivery process will work. Much of our staff still continues to work from home and the best way to reach us with questions is via email (info@maryslibrary.com) or phone (814-445-4011).

GET A LIBRARY CARD
Access our digital resources online!

Not currently a member? Signup for a free temporary library card that will give you immediate access to our e-book, digital audiobook, and RB Digital magazine collections. Stop in and claim your physical card when we reopen.

LIBRARY MOBILE HOTSPOT INTERNET PROGRAM
Virtual Q&A: Saturday May 23 @12:00 pm

We’re announcing a new internet hotspot program in collaboration with the Somerset County Library to checkout an affordable internet option for $35 per month to library patrons. For a complete description of the program, visit hotspot.maryslibrary.com or SIGNUP for the virtual Q&A.

FREE VIRTUAL TECH TUTORING
Next Sessions: May 21-23, 2020

Learn more about how to optimize your use of computers, phones or tablets with a FREE customized session!  Read more about it and SIGN UP online.  

MEET THE AUTHOR: CODY MCDEVITT
Postponed to a date & time TBD 

Banished From Johnstown: Racist Backlash in PA tells the history of one of the worst racial injustices in American History, when 2,000 African-Americans and Mexicans were forced out of a community at gunpoint in 1923 following a racially charged police shooting. Join us for a presentation and book signing.  This event is free to the public.

ACCESS OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY RESOURCES
e-Books, digital Audio Books, and e-Magazines

Use “Overdrive“, “Libby“, and “RB Digital apps for free access our digital collection of ebooks, digital audiobooks & magazines. Need help figuring it out? Call 814-445-4011 or  SIGN UP online for a free class.

MONTHLY BOOK CLUBS
Postponed to a date & time TBD

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

FREE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS
Acquire new skills with these monthly classes

Learn how to use library scanners to digitize documents & photos, explore digital voice assistants, sell on eBay, save money on your cell phone bill, and more! View class descriptions and SIGN UP online.

WRITER’S GROUP
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 8th @ 6:30pm

Join us for a monthly Writer’s Group which meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The group is currently being moderated by Debra Kinney and Patricia Kuna. Read more about the group and SIGN UP ONLINE.