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July/August 2015
Volume 12, Issue 6
Library Hours
CPL Fan

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

Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday
CLOSED


Library Closings: 

Sundays, May 24 - Sept. 6
LIBRARY CLOSED

Friday, July 3 
&
Saturday, July 4
Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 8
Library will close @ 2 PM
  
Summer's here! Grab a cool beverage and relax with a new read by a hot author!

One Way or Another
Adler, Elizabeth

Redeemers
Atkins, Ace

Broken Promise
Barclay, Linwood

The State We're In
Beattie, Anne

Badlands
Box, C. J.

Iron Wolf
Brown, Dale

After the Storm
Castillo, Linda

Nemesis
Coulter, Catherine

Devil's Bridge
Fairstein, Linda

Twice in a Lifetime
Garlock, Dorothy

Wired
Garwood, Julie

X
Grafton, Sue

The Forgotten
Graham, Heather

Deadly Assets
Griffin, W. E. B.

Taming of the Queen
Gregory, Philippa

Marriage of Opposites
Hoffman, Alice

Naked Eye
Johansen, Iris

Murderer's Daughter
Kellerman, Jonathan

Woman Who Stole My Life
Keyes, Marian

Perfect Touch
Lowell, Elizabeth

Silver Linings
Macomber, Debbie

Novel Habits of Happiness
McCall Smith, Alexander

Point Blank
Michaels, Fern

Wishes for Christmas
Michaels, Fern

Secondhand Souls
Moore, Christopher

Someone Always Knows
Muller, Marcia

Keeper's Reach
Neggers, Carla

Brush Back
Paretsky, Sara

Alert
Patterson, James

Nature of the Beast
Penny, Louise

Speaking in Bones
Reichs, Kathy

Last Time I Saw Her
Robards, Karen

Code of Conduct
Thor, Brad

Bombs Away
Turtledove, Harry

Who Do You Love
Weiner, Jennifer

Starlight on Willow Lake
Wiggs, Susan

Naked Greed
Woods, Stuart
 
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Computer Classes
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CPL is pleased to be able to offer free, introductory level computer classes. 

All classes meet on Saturday mornings at 9AM

* Word I - July 11
* Word II - July 18
* Excel I - July 25
* Excel II - August 1
* PowerPoint - August 8
* What you can do from home with your library card - August 15
* Troubleshooting & Maintenance - August 22

Register online or
call 724-776-9100 ext. 1123
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Tween Summer Programs


Superhero Trivia
Wednesdays, July 1
6:30-7:30PM

Read-a-Thon
Monday, July 13
11AM-7PM

Unplugged Games
Wednesday, July 15
6:30-7:30PM

Tween Creative Writing
Wednesday, July 22
6:30-7:30PM

Teen Summer Programs 

Read-a-Thon
Monday, July 13
11AM - 7PM 

Teen Dodgeball
Thursday, July 23
4-5PM

Teen Movie Night
Friday, July 24
7-9:30PM
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Online registration is now available for library programs.

It's easy!

You can either create an account or login using any of your following accounts:

* Google+
* Yahoo!
* Facebook
* LinkedIn
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Last Days to Visit!
Ends 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 will be open to the public for unguided visits during MOST library operating hours through July 11. 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
July - August 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.

JULY 2015

Cranberry Adult Discussion Group
Thursday, July 2 @ 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.

LIBRARY CLOSED ON
FRIDAY, JULY 3 & SATURDAY JULY 4

First Editions Book Club
Monday, July 6 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by author Gabrielle Zevin. Copies of the title are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
LIBRARY CLOSING @ 2PM TO HOST MARTINIS WITH MONET AS PART OF CRANBERRY COMMUNITY DAYS!

CTCC Cranberry Community Days 
Thursday, July 9 - Saturday July 11 @ Cranberry Community Park
Visit the library's booth at Community Days and say "hello!" We've partnered with Steel City LUG for a community LEGO build again this year. Come and create!

Young (at heart!) Adult Book Club
Monday, July 13 @ 7PM
We've had to change dates this month, but if you can make it, join us for a discussion on Picoult and Van Leers' Between the Lines. All fans of YA fiction welcome!

Books and Bagels Book Club
Wednesday, July 15 from 10AM-Noon
The Flamenco Academy by Sarah Bird is July's selection.

Blast from the Past: Saturday Morning Superhero Cartoons
Saturday, July 18 from 9-10AM
We're serving up caped crusaders and masked marvels from the 1980s! Join us for Froot Loops and a walk down memory lane!

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, July 23 @ 10AM
We'll discuss Paying Guests by Sara Waters at this month's club. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome!

Meet the Author: Pat DiCesare
Saturday, July 25 @ 2PM
Legendary Pittsburgh concert promoter and local author, Pat DiCesare, will be on hand to sell and sign his book Hard Days, Hard Nights: From the Beatles to the Doors to the Stones ... Insider Stories from a Legendary Concert Promoter.

Cranberry Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, July 27 @ 6:30PM 

August 2015

First Editions Book Club
Monday, August 3 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. Copies of the title are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Cranberry Adult Discussion Group
Thursday, August 6 @ 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.

Young (at heart!) Adult Book Club
Monday, August 12 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion on Ann Aguirre's Enclave. All fans of YA fiction welcome!

Cranberry Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, August 17 @ 6:30PM 

Books and Bagels Book Club
Wednesday, August 19 from 10AM-Noon
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie will be discussed.

Touch-a-Truck
Wednesday, August 19 from 11AM to 1PM
It's back! Join us for our 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck! Due to its popularity and huge turnout, this event is held in CRANBERRY COMMUNITY PARK! No registration required.

4th Thursday Book Club
Thursday, July 27 @ 10AM
We'll discuss Longbourn by Jo Baker at this month's club. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome.

20s, 30s, & 40s Book Club
Monday, July 31 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of Susannah Cahalan's Brain on Fire. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

SUMMER READING 2015
Now - August 1

Family Playtime
Tuesday 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
Tuesday 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
Wednesday, 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, 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, July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 11AM-1PM
Stop in the Children's Room each Friday for a simple, self-guided craft activity. All ages welcome. No registration. 
 Hot Dog! It's Friday!
 
The Friends of Cranberry Public Library will be grilling up hot dogs on Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31. 

Weather permitting, we'll be in the Mazzoni Reading Garden. If it rains, we take it inside! Bring along lawn chairs and/or blankets and make it a picnic!

$3.00 gets you a hot dog, a bag of chips, and a bottled water. 
Family 4 packs are available for $10.00.

All proceeds benefit Cranberry Public Library!
Touch-a-Truck Returns!
Wednesday, August 19
11AM to 1PM

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Due to the popularity of this event, we'll be at
Cranberry Community Park

In addition to being able to explore trucks of all shapes and sizes we'll have activities and special visitors.  

Special Thanks to: 
Cranberry Township Public Works Department
Cranberry Township Parks & Recreation Department
for partnering with CPL on this event!