Library LINK Newsletter
January/February 2019
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 10AM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday (during school year) 1-4PM

Library Closings
Tuesday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 21 - MLK, Jr. Day
Volume 16, Issue 3
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Forthcoming Titles
Hunker down with a new book by one of your favorite authors. The following titles will be new to our collection in January or February. Get your winter read on!
The Silhouette Girl
Andrews, V. C.
A Time to Scatter Stones
Block, Lawrence
The New Iberia Blues
Burke, James Lee
The Best of Us
Carr, Robyn
A Case of Bier: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery
Daheim, Mary
Letters from Peaceful Lane
Dailey, Janet
A Justified Murder
Deveraux, Jude
What Doesn't Kill Her
Dodd, Christina
Early Riser
Fforde, Jasper
Judgment
Finder, Joseph
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
Fluke, Joanne
Never Tell
Gardner, Lisa
Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake
Graves, Sarah
The Girl in the Glass Box
Grippando, James
The Next to Die
Hannah, Sophie
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Out of the Dark
Hurwitz, Gregg
The Wedding Guest
Kellerman, Jonathan
I Owe You One
Kinsella, Sophie
Devil's Daughter
Kleypas, Lisa
Untouchable
Krentz, Jayne Ann
The Rule of Law
Lescroart, John T.
The Sweetest Thing
McNaught, Judith
Endgames
Modesitt, L. E.
Liar Liar
Patterson, James
The Chef
Patterson, James
Killer Instinct
Patterson, James
The Flimflam Affair
Pronzini, Bill
Connections in Death
Robb J. D.
Crucible
Rollins, James
Reckoning of Fallen Gods
Salvatore, R. A.
Turning Point
Steel, Danielle
Daughter of War
Taylor, Brad
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.
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Adult Program Highlights:
January

Adult Discussion Group
Thursdays, January 3 & 17 @ 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.

Case of the Maltese Bunny - Escape Room
Saturday, January 5
Looking for something fun to do on a cold Saturday? Our puzzle loving librarian, Janae, strikes again with a challenge sure to keep you guessing! Grab some friends or play with strangers -- sign up online for a time slot!

First Editions Book Club
Monday, January 7 @ 7PM
This month's selection is Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman. Book should be read prior to the discussion. Copies are available at the library's Circulation Desk.

Movies, Mumbles, & Munch
Saturday, January 12 @ 12PM
Join us for a showing and discussion of the Italian film Life is Beautiful . This program is offered in partnership with the Cranberry Area Diversity Network (CADN).

Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, January 16 @ 10AM
January's Selection is The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and come ready to discuss it at the meeting.

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, January 24 @ 10AM
Copies of Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
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Adult Program Highlights:
February

´╗┐First Editions Book Group
Monday, February 4 @ 7PM
This month's selection is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Book should be read prior to the discussion. Copies are available at the library's Circulation Desk

Adult Discussion Group
Thursdays, February 7 & 21 @ 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.

Movies, Mumbles, & Munch
Saturday, February 9 @ 12PM
Join us for a showing and discussion of the animated film The Breadwinner . This program is offered in partnership with the Cranberry Area Diversity Network (CADN).

Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, February 20 @ 10AM
February's Selection is The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and come ready to discuss it at the meeting.

Cranberry Genealogy Club: FamilySearch
Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:30PM
Come and learn how you can access FamilySearch at the library as well as at the Cranberry Family History Center. Ryan Henrie will use demonstration and case studies to illustrate how to access various collection, new features for displaying your ancestry, and way to explore and search FamilySearch.org with greater success. Free & open to the public!

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, February 28 @ 10AM
Copies of Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Infant Playtime
Mondays, January 7, 14, & 28
10AM or 11AM
Babies and their caregivers are invited to come for 45 minutes of free play and family bonding time. Recommended for birth - 18 months of age. There is no playtime on Monday, January 21 as the library is closed.

A-B-C Playtime
Tuesdays, January 8,15,22, & 29 OR Wednesdays, January 9, 16,23, & 30
10AM or 11AM
Come to play, meet new friends, and have a ton of fun at this playtime! Recommended for ages 19 months - preschool. Please register for only 1 session.
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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Homeschool Crafternoon
Thursdays, January 3 & February 7
2:00-3:00PM
For children ages 6-11. Stop by and make 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.

LEGO Club
Tuesdays, January 15 & February 19
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.

Drop-in STEAM Lab
Thursdays, January 24 & February 28
4:00-5:00PM
Stop in for our STEAM LAB. Create, learn, and explore during this drop-in program with a focus on STEAM. Takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month. All ages welcome. No 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
Wednesdays, January 2 & February 6
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, January 10 & February 14
4:00-5:00PM
Stop in the Teen Zone to create a different Do-It-Yourself project each month. This is a drop in program, so no registration is required.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Monday,January 7
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, January 17
´╗┐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.