For Adults


Enjoy reading challenges, themed events, and prizes! For a full list of SummerQuest Activities, view our 2023 SummerQuest Adult Flyer and register online on our Beanstack page.

Book Clubs

 Books on Tap  

4th Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Books On Tap meets at various restaurants in the area. We discuss both fiction and non-fiction books that are selected by the group. Books are distributed at the meetings for the next month’s reading, or are available for pick-up at the Circulation desk. Anyone interested in joining can email Richard Hess at    


LGBTQIA+ Book Club

Last Wednesday every month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

We’ll be reading all sorts of genres that have queer characters and topics in them. Titles include Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor and The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht. The group will primarily serve LGBTQIA+ patrons, but everyone is welcome!

A Novel Idea Book Group 

2nd Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

This daytime book club discusses an eclectic mix of fiction and historical fiction books. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at the Circulation desk, then join us in the Classic Corner for discussion. This group is currently meeting remotely using GoToMeeting. Please email Joyce at for information on how to access the meeting.


True Crime Book Club

2nd Thursday every month from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Murders, heists, kidnappings, fraud—we read and discuss true stories about them all. Conspire with us to share your “whodunnit” theories at our friendly gathering of this fascinating genre. Book selections are non-fiction and may contain disturbing content; reader discretion is advised.

Hour with a Librarian

 By appointment during regular library hours.  

Hour with the Librarian service allows you to spend up to one hour with a professional librarian or other qualified staff member who can offer personalized assistance. 

Complete the form below to request an appointment. We’ll look at your request and determine the best person on our staff to meet with you based on expertise and availability. 

Hour With a Librarian 

Scan PA

The Scan PA Project is a program whose goals are to promote libraries as trusted repositories for local history and culture, remove barriers to digitizing local information, and to extend digitizing services to material owned by the public. Patrons can make an appointment with the Reference department to bring their photos, negatives, slides and VCR home movies to be converted to a digital file format. This service is free but patrons must provide a flash drive or external hard drive for files to be stored.

In addition, documents and photos pertaining to Johnstown area local history can be brought to the library to be scanned and preserved on the Power Library: PA Photos and Documents website. Certain restrictions apply. Please contact a Reference librarian at or at 814-536-5131 x212 to schedule a scanning appointment or for more details.

Job Searching

Online databases offering job search and employment information, including free resume help. 



Job search websites

Bureau of State Employment                                                                       

Johnstown Help Wanted                                          


PA Career Link                                                                 

Grow with Google

We are a proud partner of the Grow with Google program. Google partners with libraries and other non-profit organizations to connect with local communities and help develop job skills. This innovative program provides free online training and in-person workshops for:

  • Small Businesses
  • Job Seekers
  • Students and Educators
  • Startups
  • Veterans and Military Families

Primer App for Local Businesses, Job Seekers and Startups

The Primer app is a free mobile app that provides quick, easy lessons on business and marketing. Primer also provides mini-courses for local businesses and job seekers. 

COVID-19 Resources 

Grow with Google has developed free resources for small businesses and job seekers to help manage working from home and to keep you connected through challenges due to COVID-19 virus.

To find out more about Grow with Google, visit their site.

Please check our calendar for more information about upcoming classes and events. 

For almost 20 years, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

Mah Jongg

Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to play Mah Jongg in the 55+ Classic Corner. Players may bring their own tiles. 


Hooked on Crochet

Mondays 12 to 4 p.m. 

“Hooked on Crochet” meets every Friday to make afghans, prayer shawls and chemo caps for the Conemaugh Health System and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Anyone who enjoys crocheting, wishes to learn how to crochet or just wants to learn new stitches can join the group. If you wish to work on your own projects, join our group and make new friends! Hooks, patterns and one-on-one instruction are provided.


April 13, 2024

Adult’s Events

Learn to Create Digital Graphics with GIMP

As one of the most popular free graphics creation tools, GIMP is a great alternative to expensive software like Photoshop. In this class especially for beginners, we'll go over many […]

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Getting to Know

The Cambria County Library has recently become a FamilySearch affiliate library! What does that mean for you as a genealogy/history researcher? Learn about the basics of using, what collections will […]

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“Never Again” ~ Remembering the Atrocity of the Holocaust

In the summer of 2023, five Bishop McCort students traveled with teachers to the sites of the Holocaust , on a grant from the Blanche Beerman Fund of the Community […]

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CPR and AED Certification Class (Ages 10+)

Earn your certification in CPR and AED for FREE at the Cambria County Library! This class consists of a four hour online component that can be completed at your own […]

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LGBTQIA+ Discord Hang-Out

Every first Thursday of every month, join us in our LGBTQIA+ Discord Server for a night of virtual gaming, movies, anime, and more! Email Jen at for an invite to […]

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248 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901-1677

(814) 481-8131
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