For Adults



A library card is not required to attend library events.


Be sure to check our calendar and annoucements for upcoming events!

Choose Your Own Book Club: 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Movie Night: Wednesday nights beginning at 5:30 p.m. Click for list of upcoming movie titles.

Beatnik Café (for all ages) - 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14

Normally the second Monday of the month @ 6 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy local music and entertainment in an open-mic environment! If you are interested in a spot or performing at Beatnik in future months, call Sharon at 724-658-6659 ext. 111. Consider being part of this creative program to encourage & promote local talent. All are welcome.

Check out some videos from past Beatnik Cafes.

NCPL Book Talk 

NCPL Book Talk normally meets the first Monday of each month, except for select months, at 9:30 a.m. in the Copernicus Room on the first floor of the library. Dr.  Alison McNeal, retired Slippery Rock University English professor, is the discussion leader.  Call 724-658-6659 ext. 109 to register or for more information. Participation is free of charge. See dates and list of books.


Library Stitchers

Join the Library Stitchers for sewing and quilting in the Copernicus room on the first floor. Every skill level is welcome. A new technique will be discussed at each meeting. Bring your ideas! Meetings are held the first and third Friday of the month, except for December, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Fandom 18+ Anime Club for Adults

Join other like-minded adult fans of anime from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month in the Copernicus Room. 




Contact the Reference Department at 724-658-6659, ext. 108 or 109. Email


What will we answer?

The reference librarians are here to assist you with your reference and resource requests! We will answer questions that require a moderate amount of research, covering a variety of topics including historical research, schoolwork, reader’s advisory, consumer and health information, job search resources, and general reference questions. All requests will be answered to the best of the staff’s ability as quickly as possible.


How will we answer?

We can respond by email at and phone. Call 724-658-6659,  ext. 108 or ext. 109. 


Exam Proctoring


The reference department at New Castle Public Library will proctor exams for students, depending on the availability of the department.


Please call the reference department at 724-658-6659 ext. 108 or 109 to schedule a time to take the exam. Proctor exams and information/instructions can be emailed to, or can be faxed to the attention of the reference department at 724-658-9012.


There is a $15 charge for proctoring exams, regardless of length. The student must pay prior to taking the exam, and can pay in cash or a check made out to New Castle Public Library.