In addition to our 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.
Author Talk with
Tuesday, June 6 @ 6:30pm
Alone Together is a sweet, feel-good romantic comedy with a slow-burn chemistry, mild language, and plenty of sizzle. Local author Lindsey Jesionowski will present a book talk and signing. Please register to join us.
Pollinators & Pollinator
Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30pm
Celebrate National Garden Week with a speaker from the Southern Butler County Garden Club!
This program will cover garden practices and recommendations for the best flowers to attract pollinators to your yard. Our speaker is Leslie Anthony, a Penn State Master Gardener and the Pollinator Restoration Program Chairperson for the Garden Club Federation of PA. Bring your questions for the Q&A to follow. Please register to attend.
Encouraging, Enriching, and Empowering Human Relationships
in our Everyday Library with the Fred Rogers Institute
Tuesday, June 20 @ 6:30pm
Annie White from the Fred Rogers Institute at Saint Vincent College will join us for a program about enriching relationships in our everyday lives!
It is sometimes difficult to imagine the power of a single, small, and ordinary moment, yet such moments are the most essential building blocks of healthy development for children and youth and relationships among adults and within the community. Finding meaningful ways to understand, appreciate, and promote such moments can be encouraging, enriching, and empowering across entire communities. At the foundation of our meaningful relationships is the power of human connection. In this one-hour program, we will draw from the legacy of Fred Rogers and videos of real practice to explore the power we have to build connections and contribute to the growth of our communities. We will begin with an introduction to the Fred Rogers Institute and the legacy of Fred Rogers. Next, we will share research about the importance of relationships for children, youth, and families. We will then watch short videos and reflect on the day-to-day moments that build relationships. Finally, we will think together about how we can spread kindness through our own everyday interactions.
Join a group of authors for a lively panel discussion!
The Word Nerds are local authors who enjoy chatting about the writing life, sharing their experiences with others, and helping other achieve their writing goals. The group includes Valentine J. Brkich, Maria Farina, Frederic Durbin, Wende Dikec, and Linda Au. Come learn, discuss, and interact with talented authors!
Want to adorn your seasonal wreath the a beautiful bow? Lear the art of bow making with expert crafter Jim Binnix!Participants will be provided with red, white, & blue ribbons and will be taught how to transform them into beautiful bows. Take a decorative bow home with you when you're done! There is a $10 fee for this class. Register and pay online.
Hand-Painted Wooden Jewelry
Wednesday, June 14 from 10am-12pm
Born in Bangladesh, local artisan Lisa Sirazee is proud of her home country's rich culture and shares it through her artwork. Participants will learn how to paint burflower designs in the traditional Bangladeshi style on a wooden necklace that was cut using our laser engraver, then string the necklace with beads. A fee of $20 is due upon registration.
The key to laser engraving is in learning how to use the CorelDraw software. We've got 3 fun ways to learn the software and then engrave a design on a hammer, a picture frame, or a plate using our laser engraver. Attend one or attend them all! Fees vary depending on the project.
Your Cranberry Public library card gives you free access to the Wall Street Journal online. First, visit this link and enter your library card number. Then, you'll be prompted to create a login for WSJ.com. The link gives you a three-day pass to access WSJ.com anywhere, anytime. There is no limit on the number of three-day passes you can obtain. After 3 days, simply click the link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you initially created.
Important note: please do not share your WSJ login credentials with any other person, or the library will lose access to WSJ.