We know that one of the popular features of our bi-monthly Library LINKS Newsletter is seeing the list of new & forthcoming titles by popular authors, which is why we've created a new collection of newsletters.
Readers can now pick and choose from a variety of reading genres that they're interested in, including the popular list of "Forthcoming Fiction" titles. Other options include weekly New York Times Bestsellers in both Fiction and Nonfiction, Mystery, and Historical Fiction. You can subscribe to any or all of these by visiting our "opt in" page (http://www.libraryaware.com/2818/Subscribers/Subscribe). Check back frequently as we'll be adding new genres all the time!
FEATURED PROGRAM: ADULTS
In addition to its ongoing book clubs, CPL offers a wide variety of programs for adults. Visit our Events Calendar for a complete list of programs and to register.
Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise:
Finding Missing Service Members from Past Wars
Friday, November 12 from @ 1:00pm
Join us to hear Dr. Ian Spurgeon from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency speak about how a team of scientists, researchers and historians from around the U.S. Government work to locate the remains of missing American service members from World War II through recent conflicts. This program is offered both in-person and virtually.
Genealogy buffs are eagerly awaiting the release of the 1950 census on April 1, 2022. Get up to speed on why this census is radically different from previous ones, what you can do not to prepare, finding aids, and volunteer indexing projects - including one with Cranberry Club members. This meeting will be both in-person and virtual, with our presenter Thomas MacEntee.
No registration is required. Cranberry Genealogy Club meetings are free & open to the public. And, be sure to check out our online Genealogy Resource page!
FEATURED PROGRAMS: TWEENS & TEENS
We've picked just a few of our programs for tweens and teens to focus on here, but we have a lot of options for this age group. Visit our Events Calendar to see them all.
Tween Marshmallow Wars
Wednesday, November 10 @ 6:00pm
Learn about catapults, then construct your own using craft supplies and partake in a marshmallow battle!
For tweens in grades 4th-6th.
Registration is required.
Tween/Teen Book Bingo
Thursday, December 22 @ 6:00pm
Tweens & Teens feeling lucky? Bring your good luck charms to the return of our popular book bingo night. Win a book or book related swag for each Bingo game win!
For tweens & teens grades 4th - 12th.
Registration is required.
FEATURED PROGRAMS: CHILDREN
There's always a lot happening in CPL's Children's Department. In addition to storytimes and recurring programs like Tail Waggin' Tutors and Drop-in STEAM we have the occasional special event like the one featured here. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar to see everything that's happening!
Gingerbread Man Hunt December 1 - 19
Take a walk around inside the Municipal Center and count all of the gingerbread men that you can see that match ones on the entry slip provided in the library. Turn in your guess at the library for a chance to win a prize!
THE FORGE: NEWS & EVENTS
Introductory Classes Now Available
Did you know that we're now offering introductory classes on Laser Engraving, 3D Printing, and Cricut use in The Forge? These are free and open to anyone aged 12 and older. You can register for one, or all, of these introductions by visiting our Events Calendar.
Holiday Table Workshop
Create 4 custom napkin rings in our laser engraver and learn napkin folding techniques to liven up your table this holiday season!
Monday, November 1 @ 10am
Wednesday, November 3 @ 5pm
Saturday, November 13 @ 10am
$5.00 material fee payable in cash or check only at the event.
Be a savvy Santa this holiday season! Visit our Consumer Reports online database to find the best deals on gifts for everyone on your list!
I got an eReader ... now what?
Check out free eBooks and magazines from the library! Hoopla, Libby, & Flipster have got you covered. Download each of the apps onto your device and start checking items out today. Visit the library with your device and we can show you the basics and get you started.
Ask any one of the library staff why they work in the library and they're likely to tell you that it's because they like helping people. It's why we're here! That and for the stories, of course. Here's just one story of how we've made a difference in our community:
Diane was at her wits' end. She had been searching for books about hearing-impaired children for her two hearing-impaired sons, and she couldn’t find any anywhere. That’s where we came in. Our children’s librarian found a series with a hearing-impaired character, making Diane’s day and giving her sons the representation they deserve.
Diane told us: "When I think of how many kids and parents could read these books and understand a little bit more because our librarian took the time to care, it makes me emotional."
Support from our donors make stories like these possible. Our annual appeal letters go out later this month, but why not get ahead of the game and donate now?
Cranberry Public Library 2525 Rochester Road, Suite 300 Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066 (724) 776-9100 www.cranberrylibrary.org