Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 AM (You'll need to sign up for time slots between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM)
Can you escape Professor Snape’s office before he comes back? Get some friends together and sign up online to try escaping our first ever escape room for adults. Check online registration for time slots.Ages 18 and over
Shulamit Bastacky, Holocaust Survivor
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 PM Franklin Station
The Cranberry Public Library is extremely honored to welcome back Shulamit Bastacky, a Holocaust survivor. Born in Lithuania in 1941, Ms. Bastacky survived the first few years of her life being hidden in a basement by a Catholic nun. Reunited with her father after the war, Ms. Bastacky lived in Poland and Israel before moving to Pittsburgh in 1963. Ms. Bastacky is a volunteer with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, and a past president of the center's Holocaust Survivors Organization. Registration is Required (opens July 10)
Hot Dog Fridays
Join us in the Mazzoni Reading Garden for a hot dog picnic each Friday of the summer. $3.00 for a grilled hot dog, chips and bottled water. $10.00 for a family 4 pack. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranberry Library.
Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM North Franklin Station
Kristen Lane, a certified Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, will be here to demonstrate mindfulness painting. Mindfulness painting engages all the senses. The purpose of mindfulness painting is not to create a work of art; rather, to allow the rhythmic movement of the brush to serve as a moving meditation. The lights are low, we play soft meditation music and aroma-therapeutic oils are diffused. We begin the session with some breath work for relaxation, and follow with seated stretching and a guided visualization. The class is a safe place where there is no judgment and no expectation.
Participants receive a blank canvas and a choice of colorful paints, are invited to allow themselves to be attracted to colors that resonate. During the process of mindfulness painting, the brush guides the mind, rather than vice versa. This removes all sense of obligation and replaces it with intuitive, flowing motion. Ages 18 and up.Registration Required.
Cars, food, electronics and more... make better purchasing decisions. This complete database is online for all card holders beginning on January 1. Click here to try it out.
Looking for a quick-pick read? Don’t have time to browse the huge stacks? Try Carol’s Corner. Located along the front glass wall of the library, tucked away in a quiet corner with two comfy chairs, Carol’s Corner offers ongoing displays with varying themes.
Ancestry.com We are proud to offer a genealogy resource for those patrons looking for information on their ancestors. Ancestry.com is a great tool to help you locate family information. This site must be accessed while using the library computers.
We are proud to offer another genealogy resource that can be accessed from home using your library card number. Heritage Quest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
Click Here to get started on the journey to your family history.
Book Donations Accepted during regular library hours
The Friends of the Cranberry Public Library are collecting gently used books. Donations can be dropped off at the library circulation desk. Please do not leave books in the outdoor book return bin. Adult, teen and children’s books, both hardcover and paperbacks are welcome, if in good condition. The Library cannot accept encyclopedias, Readers’ Digest condensed editions, National Geographics, textbooks, sacred texts from any religion, VHS or audio cassette tapes, toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, newspapers, or computer equipment.
If you would like a tax receipt, please count the number of hardcover, paperback, CD's and other materials before bringing your donations to the circulation desk where you will receive your receipt.