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Registration is now open for makerspace programs and classes! Discover all the creative possibilities The Forge has to offer.

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Flyer for Glass Painting class in The Forge

Get the basics of acrylic painting and learn how to make a painted drinking glass! Presented by glass painting expert Peg Lesch. Registration is required for the following class times:

Friday, Dec 2 at 10:30 am 

There is a $20 fee, which must be paid in advance. Participants must bring their own glass.

Flyer for Fused Glass Ornaments program

Haul that tree down from the attic! You can create your own glass ornament or suncatcher in The Forge.

After creating your own eye-catching design on a pre-cut piece of glass, you'll send it off to the kiln to be fused! All pieces will be ready to pick up in 1 week.

Presented by Spring Street Studios.

This class has a $25 materials fee, which must be paid in advance. Please note that this class will be cancelled if there are fewer than 10 registrants.

Click to register for the following class times:
Tuesday, December 6 at 1 pm

Flyer with photos of holiday cards

Our popular Handmade Greeting Cards class is back with a holiday twist! Participants will create 3 layered paper cards embellished with stamping and ribbon or twine. Make some snazzy cards for the holidays or any other time of year! Presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted.

Click below to register. Please note that there is a $12 materials fee.

December 5 at 10:30 am

Flyer for Wooden Holiday Gift Tags program

Tag, you’re it! Create 2 holiday gift tags in The Forge using paint and laser-engraved wood. Add some pizzazz to your gifts this holiday season!

This class has a $10 fee for 2 tags. Please bring cash or check if you would like to create more than 2. 

December 14 at 5:30 pm

Flyer for Fundamentals of Electronics program

Electronics in The Forge!

Check out these electronics classes and meetups, led by electronics expert Art Ianuzzi. 

Flyer for Electronics Meetup program

Let it snow!

You may not be ready for snow yet, but it's coming. Get prepared for the season with a trio of snow-themed classes in The Forge. Deck your halls with an embroidered hand towel, a monogrammed snowman wall hanging, or monogram snowman ornaments.

Each of these classes is offered on multiple dates and includes a fee for materials. Register here.  

Flyer for Embroidered Holiday Hand Towels program
Flyer for Monogrammed Snowman Wall Hanging program
Flyer for Monogrammed Snowman Ornaments program
Appointments in The Forge flyer

Have a burning question about the resources in The Forge? Need help with your next project? Want to have a one-on-one discussion with our makerspace staff? You can schedule a one-hour appointment in the Forge on select days.

Registration is required, and only one activity per appointment is recommended.

Masks Now Optional For All Library Programs and Storytimes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cranberry Public Library, along with Cranberry Township, has been monitoring recommendations from the Department of Health and Education, as well as CDC guidelines to determine safety protocols for Cranberry Public Library.

Due to the recent guidance from the CDC and in accordance with township protocols, masks are now optional during all library sponsored programs and storytimes. Those wishing to wear masks may continue to do so. All library sponsored programs are listed on our events calendar

The Library and Township continue to monitor both state and local guidance and request understanding that protocols and expectations could change. Changes will be communicated via the Library’s website.

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  1. Create Your Own Glass Ornament

    Haul that tree down from the attic! You can create your own glass ornament or suncatcher in The Forge. Read on...
  2. Gear up for the Holidays in The Forge

  3. Learn About Glass Painting with Peg!

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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at The Forge

Thanks to generous donors and CTCC, The Forge has now been open for over a year! Similar to makerspaces in our schools, our space features a laser engraver, 3-D printers, computer-controlled cutting machines, an embroidery sewing machine, electronics and a variety of specialized hand tools for crafting. 

Library patrons are welcome to register for classes. After demonstrating mastery of the equipment, they will be able to design and create their own projects. Experience isn’t required! We’ll teach you to use the equipment. The Forge offers a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.

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