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May/June 2015
Volume 12, Issue 5
Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Library Closings: 

Sundays, May 24 - Sept. 6

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day

Friday, July 3 
Saturday, July 4
Fourth of July
Summer's almost here! Grab a cool beverage and relax with a new read by a hot author!

Beach Town
Andrews, Mary Kay

Secret Brother
Andrews, V. C.

Robert B. Parker's Kickback
Atkins, Ace

Scarlet Gospels
Barker, Clive

Box, C. J.

Darkling Child
Brooks, Terry

Forgotten Room
Child, Lincoln

Cussler, Clive

Delinsky, Barbara

Radiant Angel
DeMille, Nelson

All the Single Ladies
Frank, Dorthea Benton

Dead Ice
Hamilton, Laurell K.

Finders Keepers
King, Stephen

American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith and Renewal
Kyle, Taya

From a High Tower
Lackey, Mercedes

Go Set a Watchman
Lee, Harper

Enemy Inside
Maritin, Steve

The Wright Brothers
McCullough, David

The President's Shadow
Meltzer, Brad

Double Down
Michaels, Fern

And Sometimes I Wonder About You
Mosley, Walter

It's a Long Story: My Life
Nelson, Willie

The Love Object
O'Brien, Edna

14th Deadly Sin
Patterson, James

Patterson, James

Nature of the Beast
Penny, Louise

Long Utopia
Pratchett, Terry

The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation
Rivers, Melissa

The English Spy
Silva, Daniel

Early Warning
Smiley, Jane

Steel, Danielle

Guest Cottage
Thayer, Nancy
Computer Classes
CPL is pleased to be able to offer free, introductory level computer classes. The late summer session is currently being planned. Dates to be announced. 

Topics include:

* Computer Troubleshooting & Maintenance
* Excel I & II
* Word I & II
* PowerPoint
* What you Can Do With your Library Card from Home

Register online or
call 724-776-9100 ext. 1123

Tween Summer Programs

Comic Strip Program
Weds, June 17

Mask Making
Weds, June 24

Superhero Trivia
Weds, July 1

Mon, July 13

Unplugged Games
Weds, July 15

Tween Creative Writing
Weds, July 22

Teen Summer Programs 

Teen Creative Writing
Mondays,  June 22 
and July 6 & 20

Teen Movie Night
Friday, June 26

Mon, July 13
11AM - 7PM 

Teen Dodgeball
Thursday, July 23

Teen Movie Night
Friday, July 24

Online registration is now available for library programs.

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May 6 - July 11 


Comic-tanium: The Super Materials of the Superheroes is a new educational exhibit that reveals how Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, and other favorite comic characters use minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering to boost their powers and save their worlds.


Comic-tanium's mission is as critical as any assigned to

the superheroes it celebrates: to inspire K-12 students to

pursue science and engineering careers (and maybe save the world a little bit themselves).


Scientists and engineers are "living super heroes" who make sure that we have the materials we need for a safer, healthier, and more advanced society. To put it 

simply, materials make things work. The cars we drive, the smart phones we use, the generators that we rely on for electricity-and so much more-are part of our world because people have been able to engineer materials in innumerable ways.


Comic-tanium makes these material connections by teaming up comic art reproductions, vintage comic books, movie props, and artifacts with related scientific images and stories from the real world.


Comic-tanium will be open to the public for unguided visits during MOST library operating hours. We suggest calling ahead to make sure that the exhibit will be open during the time you plan to visit.


For more information on Comic-tanium at Cranberry Public Library, email comic_tanium@cranberrylibrary.org


Comic-tanium is brought to Cranberry Library by:


Program Highlights
May - June 2015

Cranberry Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for children, families, teens, and adults. Please visit our program calendar for a complete list of programs with information.

MAY 2015

TAB Meeting
Mondays, May 4 & 18 from 4-5PM
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) plays an important role in the Cranberry Library by helping to plan events and by giving input on new books, DVDs, and music for the teen collection.

First Editions Book Club
Monday, May 4 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of Resolve by local author J. J. Hensley. Copies of the title are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Tween Art Club
Tuesday, May 5 from 4-5PM
Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to come and get crafty!  

Cranberry Adult Discussion Group
Thursday, May 7 @ 10AM
If you enjoy talking about current events that are shaping our world this is the group for you. No registration required, simply drop in for lively, open-minded discussion.

Teen Art Club
Thursday, May 7 from 4-5PM
Teens in grades 7 & up are invited to get creative on the first Thursday of each Month during the school year.

Comic-tanium! Family Opening
Saturday, May 9 - drop in between 11AM-1PM
A SUPER good time will be had by all who visit this special "grand opening" of the Comic-tanium! exhibit. No registration; young and young-at-heart are all welcome!

Hollywood Homicides
Saturday, May 9 from 2-3PM
Presented by Tom Madden of Asylum Entertainment, the ugly side of Hollywood is explored in this haunting look back at the body count of the rich and famous. Some of these true stories are stranger than any fiction Hollywood ever created! Register online.

Homeschool Crafternoon
Thursday, May 14 from 1-2PM
Join Ms. Rachael to make a craft and hang out with other homeschoolers. For Children ages 6-11.

Tween Lego Club
Tuesday, May 19 from 4-5PM
Come and hang out with other Lego enthusiasts for an hour of laid back building. Tweens in grades 4-6 should register to attend.

Mothers, Marms & Madams: Women in the Civil War
Wednesday, May 27 @ 6:30PM
Diane Klinefelter, historian, lecturer, librarian, and author will explore the many roles that women of all ages, races, classes and religions played in determining the outcome of the Civil War. Co-hosted with the Cranberry Genealogy Club and the Cranberry Township Historical Society.

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, May 28 @ 10AM
We'll discuss Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven at this month's club. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome!

JUNE 2015

First Editions Book Club
Monday, June 1 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Copies of the title are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Yes, You Can Write a Book
Tuesday, June 2 from 6-7:30PM

Beth Caldwell, an author, columnist and public relations expert, along with Lillie Leonardi, author of In the Shadow of a Badge: a Memoir about Flight 93, a Field of Angels, and My Spiritual Homecoming, will discuss how you, too, can write a book. Seating is limited. Registration required.

Cranberry Adult Discussion Group
Thursday, June 4 @ 10AM
If you enjoy talking about current events that are shaping our world this is the group for you. No registration required, simply drop in for lively, open-minded discussion.

Food Truck Round-Up
Saturday, June 6 from 11AM-3PM
Join us for lunch! Support your library! Proceeds of sales from several food trucks will benefit Cranberry Public Library. 

Behind the Stage Door with Rich Engler
Saturday, June 13 from 1-3PM
Legendary Pittsburgh area concert promoter will share stories of his time with many rock and roll legends. 

Books and Bagels Book Club
Wednesday, June 17 from 10AM-Noon
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani will be discussed.

Blast from the Past: Saturday Morning Superhero Cartoons
Saturday, June 20 from 9-10AM
Remember when Saturday morning cartoons were a BIG deal? We're reliving the Saturday mornings of those who grew up in the 1980s with He-Man, Thunder Cats, and more. Who knows ... we might even have Apple Jax and Trix for breakfast! Families welcome.

Local Author: J.J. Hensley
Tuesday, June 23 from 6-8PM
We're excited to welcome local author, J.J. Hensley to CPL! With 2 novels set locally and Hensley's background in law enforcement we're sure to have an entertaining evening!   

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, June 25 @ 10AM
We'll discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson at this month's club. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome.

20s, 30s, & 40s Book Club
Monday, June 29 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of James Joyce's Dubliners. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

June 8 - August 1

Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 6 from 11AM-1PM
All ages are welcome to stop by for games and activities, a visit to Comic-tanium!, and to register for summer reading (of course!). After the fun inside, stop and have lunch at the Food Truck Round-up outside. Proceeds benefit the library! No registration required for this day of fun!

Family Playtime
Tuesdays, June 16, 30 & July 14 from 11AM-Noon
We're getting out all the toys and engaging in an hour of good old fashioned play! Blocks, cars and trucks, dolls, dress up fun, and more. Join us!

Super Storytime Programs
Tuesdays, June 23 & July 7 & 21 from 11AM-Noon
Please visit the library's website or the children's department for more specific information. All ages welcome; no registration.

Infant Storytimes
Wednesdays, June 17, 24 & July 1, 8, & 15 @ 10:30AM
As always, Miss Annemarie will delight our littlest listeners and their caregivers with rhymes, songs, stories, and smiles! Birth - 18 months. Please register!

Super Thursdays
* Thursday, June 18 from 1-3PM = Invent Your Own Superhero (all ages; no registration)
* Thursday, July 2 from 1-3PM = Secret Agent Clue Hunt (all ages; no registration)
* Thursday, July 16 from 1-3PM = Superhero BINGO (Grades K-4; REGISTER ONLINE)
* Thursday, July 30 from 1-3PM = Incredibles Movie Showing (all ages; no registration)

Crafty Fridays
Fridays, June 12 - July 31 from 11AM-1PM
Stop in the Children's Room each Friday for a simple, self guided craft activity. All ages welcome. No registration. No program on July 3, the library is closed.