Library LINK Newsletter
July/August 2019
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 10AM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM

Library Closings:

Thursday, July 4
Independence Day

Wednesday, July 10
Closing @ 2PM

Saturday, July 27
Closing @ 1PM
Volume 16, Issue 6
Forging Ahead:
Here We Grow Again

 If you've been into the Library recently you've likely noticed that we're well on our way with preparations for our construction and renovation project.

We anticipate that construction will start in August and be complete by March. After that we'll be busy stocking the space with equipment and starter supplies, as well as training staff and volunteers on use of the equipment and the rules & regulations for running the space.

Making a makerspace is a lot of work, but we're optimistic that our makerspace, which we're calling The Forge @ Cranberry Library, will be up and running by mid-spring of 2020.

In the meantime, we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we Forge Ahead with creating a better library here in Cranberry Township!
Forthcoming Titles

Get your summer read on! The following titles will be new to our collection in July or August.
Beneath the Attic
Andrews, V. C.
The Shameless
Atkins, Ace
One Good Deed
Baldacci, David
Someone to Honor
Balogh, Mary
Bova, Ben
Box. C. J.
Hunter's Moon : A Novel in Stories
Brown, Sandra
The House on Olive Street
Carr, Robyn
Castillo, Linda
The Russia Account
Coonts, Stephen
Coulter, Catherine
A Dangerous Man
Crais, Roberts
Texas Forever
Dailey, Janet
Everything Inside : Stories
Danticat, Edwidge
The Seekers
Graham, Heather
Gregory, Philippa
After Sundown
Howard, Linda
Johansen, Iris
Eye Spy
Lackey, Mercedes
Temptation's Darling
Lindsey, Johanna
Lady in the Lake
Lippman, Laura
Inch by Inch
Llywelyn, Morgan
The Swallows
Lutz, Lisa
Window on the Bay
Macomber, Debbie
The Second-worst Restaurant in France
McCall-Smith, Alexander
Cut and Run
Michaels, Fern
The Mage-Fire War
Modesitt, L. E.
Rival's Break
Neggers, Carla
Nesbo, Jo
The Last Good Guy
Parker, T. Jefferson
Sophia, Princess Among Beasts
Patterson, James
The Inn
Patterson, James
The Warning
Patterson, James
A Better Man
Penny, Louise
Old Bones
Preston, Douglas
The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave : A Western Mystery
Pronzini, Bill
Once a Spy
Putney, Mary Jo
Under Currents
Roberts, Nora
The Women of the Copper Country
Russell, Mary Doria
Chances Are
Russo, Richard
The New Girl
Silva, Daniel
The Last Widow
Slaughter, Karin
The Dark Side
Steel, Danielle
Surfside Sisters
Thayer, Nancy
Alpha and Omega
Turtledove, Harry
The Oysterville Sewing Circle
Wiggs, Susan
Woods, Stuart
Adult Program Highlights:

First Editions Book Club
Monday, July 1 @ 6:30PM
This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Book should be read prior to the discussion. Copies are available at the library's Circulation Desk.

Genealogy: Family History Searching Intro & Basics
Monday, July 8 @ 6PM
Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for instruction on how to do genealogy searching online using library resources. All skill levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own laptop or other device so you can participate in hands-on searching. Registration is required.

Martinis with Monet
2PM Closing on Wednesday, July 10

Cranberry Community Days
July 11, 12 & 13
Stop by the Library's booth at Cranberry Community Park to say "HELLO!" during Community Days.

Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, July 17 @ 10AM
July's Selection is The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasl. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and come ready to discuss it at the meeting.

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, July 25 @ 10AM
Copies of The Leper Spy by Ben Montgomery can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
Adult Program Highlights:

Adult Discussion Group
Thursdays, August 1 @ 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.

Mandala Painting
Tuesday, August 6 @ 6PM
Join artist Mara Carlini for painting and meditation. A $5.00 fee is required for materials. For ages 18 and older only. Registration required. Space is limited.

Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, August 21 @ 10AM
August's Selection is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and come ready to discuss it at the meeting.

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, August 22 @ 10AM
Copies of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
Summer Reading 2019

Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 11am - 1pm
Stop by the Children's Room each Friday for a simple craft. All ages, no registration required.

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 10AM
Please join us for 45 minutes of free play and family bonding time. Recommended for children 19 months and older, registration is required.

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 11AM or 12PM
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16 & 23 10am or 11AM
Please choose 1 of the available times and join us for 45 minutes of free play and family bonding time. Registration is required.

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17 & 24 @ 11AM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer for a free lunch-time movie. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the show! All ages welcome. Registration required.

  • MISSION TO THE MOON - July 18 @ 5pm - Join us for moon based activities and crafts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! All ages welcome. No registration required.
  • REUSEAPALOOZA - July 25 @ 1pm - You have landed on Planet Cranberry. In order to return to Earth, you must complete your "mission" by designing and creating the task on your "mission card" using recycled materials. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Friday, August 2 from 11am - 1pm
Bid farewell to Summer Reading at Astronaut Training Camp! There will be games, crafts, and activities that will have you ready to blast off to space! All ages welcome. No registration required.

Join us on select Saturdays in June & July from 1-3pm to learn how to play D&D, create your own character and participate in a small campaign. For Teens entering grades 6-12, space is limited and registration is required.
  • July 6 - Character Design, Part 2
  • July 20 - D&D Campaign, Part 1
  • July 27 - D&D Campaign, Part 2

Wednesday, July 3 @ 6pm
Teens create a shirt that mimics the appearance of the galaxy. Must bring your own black shirt. For teens in grades 6-12. Space is limited and registration is required.

Monday, July 8 @ 12pm
Read, get volunteer hours, and help raise money for the makerspace project! Grades 4-12. Registration required.

Wednesday, July 17 @ 6pm
Tweens get ready for a spaced out craft. Join us to make a galaxy in a jar. For tweens entering grades 4-6. Space is limited. Registration required.

Monday, July 22
You're trapped on an alien space ship with time running out! Grab some friends and test your skills as you try to get off the ship before its too late!
For grades 4-12. Registration is a must! 

Thursday, July 25 @ 6pm
Create your own Zodiac Sign art piece! Fror teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space is limited.

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for one or two or ALL of our adult summer reading themed programs! All programs here are for ages 18 and older, please.

Star Life
Tuesday, July 16 @ 6pm
Discover the birth, life and death of stars through photography. Presented by Fred Klein of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Registration required.

Summer Book Club
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6pm
Read and then come to discuss the book Red Rising by Pierce Brown.

Sci-Fri Flick: Apollo 11 (Rating = G)
Friday, July 26 @ 1pm

Intergalactic Bingo
Tuesday, July 30 @ 6pm
Come and play the friendly game of BINGO where the prizes are books! Please register.

Sci-Fri Flick: First Man (Rating = PG-13)
Friday, August 2 @ 1pm

Mandala Painting
Tuesday, August 6 @ 6PM
Join artist Mara Carlini for painting and meditation. A $5.00 fee is required for materials. For ages 18 and older only. Registration required. Space is limited.

Summer Book Club
Tuesday, August 13 @ 6pm
Read and then come to discuss the book Dune by Frank Herbert.

Astronomical Crafts
Tuesday, August 20 @ 6pm
Let's get space-crafty! Join us for a craft, why should kids get all the crafty fun? Space is limited, please register.
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 requirements. Due to space limits, many programs require registration, but some of them are "drop in."
The popular tradition of Hot Dog Fridays is back! Sponsored by the Friends of Cranberry Public Library, all proceeds benefit the library!

Fridays from 11:30am-1pm
July 5, 19 & 26

$3 gets 'ya a dog, chips, and a bottled water

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.