Library LINK Newsletter
September/October 2020
Temporary Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10AM - 4:30PM

Tuesday & Thursday
1PM - 7:30PM

10AM - 1PM

Sunday - CLOSED

Library Closings

Monday, September 7
Labor Day
Volume 17, Issue 6
Happy Fall Y'all!
The library is open for in-person browsing and checkout of items. We continue to take precautions to keep the health and safety of library users and staff as our paramount concern by following guidelines and recommendations from a variety of trusted sources.

Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask when visiting. Please, if you are feeling ill we ask that you stay home.

Not all library services are currently available. As we work towards gradually phasing services back in, please call or check the library's website to see if a particular service is available.

And, while we appreciate your thinking us us, we are NOT accepting donated items at this time.
New & Forthcoming Titles

The fall publishing rush is upon us! Here's what is being released in September & October by some of our favorite authors.
Whispering Hearts
Andrews, V. C.
In the Lion's Den
Bradford, Barbara Taylor
The Last Druid
Brooks, Terry
Battle Ground
Butcher, Jim
Return to Virgin River
Carr, Robyn
The Sentinel
Child, Lee
The Dirty South
Connolly, John
Paradise Peak
Dailey, Janet
The Silence
Delillo, Don
Chance of a Lifetime
Deveraux, Jude
The Noel Letters
Evans, Richard Paul
The Constant Rabbit
Fforde, Jasper
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Flagg, Fannie
Christmas Cupcake Murder
Fluke, Joanne
Total Power
Flynn, Vince
The Evening and the Morning
Follett, Ken
House of Correction
French, Nicci
The Searcher
French, Tana
Troubled Blood
Galbraith, Robert
Dreaming Death
Graham, Heather
A Time for Mercy
Grisham, John
The Killings at Kingfisher Hill
Hannah, Sophie
V2: A Novel of World War II
Harris, Robert
Troubles in Paradise
Hilderbrand, Elin
Magic Lessons
Hoffman, Alice
Just Like You
Hornby, Nick
You Betrayed Me
Jackson, Lisa
Johansen, Iris
The Lake Wobegon Virus
Keillor, Garrison
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Kingsbury, Karen
Love Your Life
Kinsella, Sophie
Koontz, Dean
The Stone Wall
Lewis, Beverly
Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise
Lupica, Mike
Jingle All the Way
Macomber, Debbie
A Wild Winter Swan
Maguire, Gregory
Dear Ann
Mason, Bobbie Ann
How to Raise an Elephant
McCall Smith, Alexander
The Brightest Star
Michaels, Fern
Miller, Sue
The Kingdom
Nesbo, Jo
Cardiff, by the Sea
Oates, Joyce Carol
The Invention of Sound
Palahniuk, Chuck
The Coast-to-coast Murders
Patterson, James
Three Women Disappear
Patterson, James
All the Devils Are Here
Penny, Louise
A Question of Betrayal
Perry, Anne
The Book of Two Ways
Picoult, Jodi
A Song for the Dark Times
Rankin, Ian
Shadows in Death
Robb, J. D.
Unrestricted Access
Rollins, James
Call of the Raven
Smith, Wilbur
The Return
Sparks, Nicholas
Confessions on the 7:45
Unger, Lisa
Woods, Stuart

The library staff wants to continue to offer fun, engaging programming, yet we know that due to COVID-19 guidelines, we have to limit the typical high-touch programming we are all used to here at CPL. The fall lineup will look a bit different, but we promise to make it entertaining and interactive for children, teens, and adults with a mix of in-house, virtual, Take and Make crafts, Challenges, STEAM Toolkits and Trivia! For the absolute latest, follow us on Facebook and Instagram:

In-Person A-B-C Storytimes

Children enjoy books, songs, rhymes, manipulatives and movement. Recommended for ages 19 months through preschool aged. Online registration required. Storytimes will temporarily be held in North Franklin Station.

These will be IN-PERSON storytimes. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, storytime sessions will be limited to a maximum of 25 people in the room. Only one adult per registration allowed in each session, please. The floor will be marked to adequately distance each family 6 feet apart.

Masks are required for anyone 2 years old and up.

Registration starts Tuesday, September 1.

September ABC Storytime
Mondays, September 14, 21, & 28 @ 10am
Wednesdays, September 16, 23, & 30 @ 10am

October ABC Storytime
Mondays, October 26 & November 2 @ 10am
Wednesdays, October 21 & 28
Virtual Flannel Board Fridays

Checkout the Library's Facebook Page or YouTube Channel every Friday in September and October for a fun flannel board story with Miss Glynnis!
A-B-C Storytime Shorts Online
Not comfortable with in-person storytime just yet? Can't make it at the scheduled time? Or, just didn't get a chance to register? We understand and we're here to meet your hankering for a good story! Check out our Facebook Page and YouTube channel each week to catch Miss Glynnis present a virtual A-B-C Storytime Short!

September 8-11
Take and Make Craft: Leaf Sun Catcher
Stop in and pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag. Included in the bag are the select supplies and instructions. Available while supplies last.

September 14-19
Challenge: Nature Scavenger Hunt
Hands on experiences with nature are fun and important! Stop in the library or go online for a fun Nature Scavenger Hunt list to participate in this week's challenge to get out, explore and connect with nature!

September 21-26
STEAM Toolkit: Slingshot Straw Rocket
Pick up a Slingshot Straw Rocket Toolkit for some high flying fun. Available in the Children's Department while supplies last.

September 28 - October 2
Trivia Week: Nature
Register online at the library's website to receive a link for a fun Nature themed Kahoot Trivia!

October 5-10
Take and Make Craft: Moving Eyes Mummy
Stop in and pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag. Included in the bag are the select supplies and instructions. Available while supplies last.

October 12-17
Challenge: Project Pumpkin
Join us for a pumpkin decorating contest with character! Pick your favorite book character and decorate your pumpkin to represent him/her/it. Turn in a photo of it to the Children's Department by October 24th and staff will vote on their favorite. To learn more stop in or go online.

October 19-24
STEAM Toolkit: Slime
Pick up a Slime STEAM toolkit while supplies last in the Children's Department.

October 26-31
Trivia Week: Halloween
Register online at the library's website to receive a link for a fun Halloween themed Kahoot Trivia!
For now teen programs are all going to be virtual, but we hope to gradually phase in-person programming back in for teens before too long. Watch our website and social media posts for updates!

Teen Writers Club
  • Thursdays, September 10 & 24 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursdays, October 8 & 22 from 6:30-7:30pm
Do you like to write short stories, poetry, or prose? Come share your work and get feedback from other writers like you. There will be fun writing prompts and activities for teens in 6-12th grades. Our Teen Writers Club also works on the literary magazine, "Wordplay," put out in the Teen Zone.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
  • Tuesdays, September 15 & 29 from 4-5pm
  • Tuesdays, October 13 & 27 from 4-5pm
For grades 7-12th. Be an important part of your community! We meet twice a month typically every other Tuesday. Have a say in Teen programming and the Teen library collection! Teens receive volunteer hours for all TAB events. Meets virtually via Zoom.

Teen Trivia Night
  • Thursday, September 17 @ 6pm
  • Thursday, October 15 @ 6pm
Once a month teens are invited to battle in wit and general knowledge live via Zoom using Kahoot! Registration is required for teens in 6-12th grades.

Teen Monthly Challenges
Check out the Teen Zone or the Teen Page online each month for a fun themed monthly challenge to complete.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, attendance is limited in order to adequately distance participants 6-feet apart. Registration is mandatory and masks will be required.

Adults Crafter Dark: Barn Quilt Painting
Tuesday, September 15 @ 6PM

Night Writers: Writing Group
Tuesday, September 29 @ 6PM

Adults Crafter Dark: Illuminated Witch Hats & Sisal Pumpkins
Thursday, October 22 @ 6PM

Loosely Bound Book Club
Tuesday, October 27 @ 6PM

Trivia Night for 18+
Tuesday, September 1 @ 6PM
Test your knowledge, rack your brain, and have fun with us online for themed trivia nights select Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Registration required to receive an email with the code to play at For adults ages 18 and over. Find this event on Facebook @CranberryPublicLibrary.

Book Bog Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 8 - Friday, September 11
Visit our Facebook page all week for online book banter.

Trivia Night for 18+
Tuesday, October 6 @ 6PM
Test your knowledge, rack your brain, and have fun with us online for themed trivia nights select Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Registration required to receive an email with the code to play at For adults ages 18 and over. Find this event on Facebook @CranberryPublicLibrary.

Even though our fantastic new makerspace isn't quite ready for prime time, we've been working hard learning our new equipment and exploring all things maker. Until we're ready to open The Forge, each month we'll be sharing some projects that you can do at home with things you have lying around your house. Check out our Forge website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel for video instructions!

Projects Coming Soon:
September: Inspired by none other than Albert Einstein, we'll be learning how to make a homopolar motor using magnets.
October: Did you know that Mr. Rogers' (yes, THE Fred Rogers!) mother hand knit all of his cardigans? While we won't be knitting, October will have a textile arts theme. Join our Makerspace Manager, Mary Frances, as she teaches us how to make a simple loom for weaving.

All the money donated to the
Library's 2020-21 Annual Campaign
goes directly into the library's operating budget so we can bring you programs & services above and beyond what our township and state contributions allow us to provide.

We thank you for your past support and ask you to consider a gift to this year's campaign.