Library LINK Newsletter
November/December 2018
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 10AM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday (during school year) 1-4PM

Library Closings
Monday, November 12 - Veterans' Day

Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Eve & Day
 
Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1 - New Years Eve & Day
Volume 16, Issue 2
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Forthcoming Titles
The holidays are nearly upon us. Take some down time to read a new book by one of your favorite authors. The following titles will be new to our collection in November or December. Get your seasonal read on!
Heads You Win Archer, Jeffrey
Long Road to Mercy Baldacci, David Night of Miracles Berg, Elizabeth
Master of His Fate Bradford, Barbara Taylor
Homeward Hound Brown, Rita Mae Moondust Lake Bunn, T. Davis
Past Tense Child, Lee
You Don't Own Me Clark, Mary Higgins Pandemic Cook, Robin
Sea of Greed Cussler, Clive
Wild Justice Estleman, Loren D.
Look Alive Twenty-Five Evanovich, Janet The Noel Stranger Evans, Richard Paul The Splendor Before the Dark George, Margaret
The Enemy of My Enemy Griffin, W. E. B.
The Boy Hoag, Tami
 Dead Sea Rising Jenkins, Jerry B.
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Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud Lupica, Mike
Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) Martin, George R. R.
The Colors of All the Cattle Mccall Smith, Alexander
Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Hazards of Time Travel Oates, Joyce Carol
Target Patterson, James
Kingdom of the Blind Penny, Louise
A Christmas Revelation Perry, Anne Verses for the Dead Preston, Douglas
In a House of Lies Rankin, Ian
Of Blood and Bone Roberts, Nora
Once Upon a River Setterfield, Diane Death of an Eye Stabenow, Dana Beauchamp Hall Steel, Danielle
Tony's Wife Trigiani, Adriana
After the Peace Weldon, Fay
A Delicate Touch Woods, Stuart
Join the Friends!
The Friends of Cranberry Public Library are instrumental in providing financial and moral support to our library!
Did you know the Friends sponsored all of our 2018 programs for children, teens, & adults? They oversee fundraising events like our book sales and the wildly popular "Hot Dog Fridays." Without their generosity and hard work we would not be able to offer all of the programs and activities that we currently do! They've purchased the library's meeting room white boards, all of the Mazzoni Reading Garden furniture, and many other things that were not possible within the library's general operating budget. In addition, the Friends serve as vocal library ambassadors, sharing the library love out in our community! With annual dues at only $5.00, you too can become a Friend of Cranberry Public Library.
Adult Program Highlights:
November

Adult Discussion Group
Thursdays, November 1 & 15 @ 10AM
Enjoy talking about the current events that are shaping our world? This is the group for you. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. No registration is required, simply stop in for lively, open-minded discussion.

Tech in 20
Wednesday, November 7 -- sign up for a 20-minute time slot between 6-8PM
Have a question about how to make your smartphone or tablet do what you want? Maybe you'd like to create a Facebook account but don't know how. Let tech guru Kendall Johnson help in a personalized tech education appointment. Kendall will meet with you for twenty minutes to help answer your questions and allay your fears about technology. If you need help with a laptop or mobile device, please be sure to bring it with you. Space is limited and registration is required.

First Editions Book Club
Monday, November 5 @ 7PM
This month's selection is Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. Book should be read prior to the discussion. Copies are available at the library's Circulation Desk.

360 Health: Your Guide to Cancer Prevention, Healing Foods & Total Body
Tuesday, November 13 @ 6PM
Author Kim Maravich shares tips and ideas from her book. Start developing healthy eating habits before the holiday party season starts! Please register.

Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, November 28 @ 10AM
November's Selection is East of the Mountains by David Guterson. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and come ready to discuss it at the meeting.

4th Thursday Book Club
The 4th Thursday Book Club is not meeting during November. Join us for our December meeting!
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Adult Program Highlights:
December

First Editions Book Group
Monday, December 3 @ 7PM
This month's selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Book should be read prior to the discussion. Copies are available at the library's Circulation Desk

Adult Discussion Group
Thursdays, December 6 & 20 @ 10AM
Enjoy talking about the current events that are shaping our world? This is the group for you. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. No registration is required, simply stop in for lively, open-minded discussion.

Book Art with Janae: Book Wreaths
Wednesday, December 12 @ 6PM
Our popular book art program is back! This time Ms. Janae will teach us how to make a festive wreath out of old books. Just in time to deck your halls! Registration is limited.

Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, December 19 @ 10AM
December's Selection is Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and come ready to discuss it at the meeting.

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, December 27 @ 10AM
Copies of Class Mom by Laurie Gelman can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Infant Storytime
Mondays, November 5 - December 3
10AM or 11AM
Babies and their caregivers share smiles, stories, and more at storytime for our littlest listeners. Recommended for birth - 18 months of age. There is no storytime on Monday, November 12 as the library is closed.

A-B-C Come Read With Me Storytime
Tuesdays, November 6 - December 4 OR Wednesdays, November 7 - December 5
10AM or 11AM
Listen to stories, sing songs, make a craft , and have a ton of fun at this storytime! Recommended for ages 19 months - preschool. Please register for only 1 session, they repeat on each day/time.
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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Homeschool Crafternoon
Thursdays, November 1 & December 6
2:00-3:00PM
For children ages 6-11. Stop by and maker a craft in the Children's Department on the first Thursday of each month. Leave when you've finished the craft, or stay and hang out with other homeschoolers! This is a drop in program, no registration required.

Tail Waggin' Tutors
Thursdays, November 1 & December 6
6:30PM
For elementary aged children. Practice reading with one of our friendly dog tutors. Online registration is required for a 20 minute reading session.

LEGO Club
Tuesdays, November 20 and December 18
4:00-5:00PM
Join Ms. Janae in the Children's Department on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to work on the challenge of the month. Or, just free build with other LEGO enthusiasts. This is a drop in program, no registration is required. 1st-6th grades.

Kids' Code Club
Thursday, November 15 & December 20
4:00 - 4:45PM
1st-3rd graders are invited to join us for 45 minutes of creative coding games and activities. Registration is required and space is limited.

Drop-in STEAM Lab
Thursdays, December 27
4:00-5:00PM
Stop in for our STEAM LAB. "Gingerbread Engineering" is our theme for December's STEAM Lab. All ages welcome. No registration.
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Stuff for TWEENS

Tween Video Game Night
Wednesday, November 14
6:00-7:00PM
Join us for an evening of fun with the library's Wii. Do you have what it takes to be a gaming master? For tweens in 4th-6th grades. Registration is required.

Tween/Teen Escape Room
Thursday, December 28
See website for times
Back for a winter run, join your friends for a fun escape challenge. Sign up for a time slot online. For students in grades 4-12. Registration required.
Online Registration

Registering for programs online is easy!

For those who register for a lot of programs, you can either create an account or use a Facebook or Yahoo account.

Don't want to create an account? Guest registration is also an option.

Please be sure to check all program descriptions for registration required. Due to space limits, many programs require registration, but some of them are "drop in."
Stuff for TEENS

Teen Food Lab
Wednesday, November 7 & December 5
4:30-5:30PM
Do you like food? Join other teens to experiment, make and learn with food! Meet up in the Teen Zone on the first Wednesday of the month. Please let Ms. Janae know if you have food allergies!

Teen DIY
Thursdays, November 8 & December 13
4:00-5:00PM
Stop in the Teen Zone to create a different DIY project each month. This is a drop in program, so no registration is required.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Mondays, November 5 & 19
Mondays, October 3 & 17
4:00-5:00PM
Be an important part of the community by helping to plan and run events for kids and teens! TAB members also provide suggestions for new teen book and AV purchases for the library. Group typically meets every other Monday. Teens receive volunteer hours for all TAB events. No registration.

Teen Book Club
Thursday, November 15 & December 20
6:00-7:00PM
Teens, stop by the Teen Zone to discuss the book pick of the month or perennial teen favorites. Meet other teen readers and get recommendations. Snacks provided. No registration required.
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All the money donated to the
Library's 2018-19 Annual Campaign
will support the project of the year,
Forge Ahead: Library Makeover!

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