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November/December 2015
Volume 13, Issue 2
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 
1:00-4:00 PM 



Library Closings: 

Weds, Nov 11
 Veterans Day

Thurs, Nov 26 
& Fri, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Holiday

Thurs, Dec 24
Christmas Eve

Fri, Dec 25
Christmas Day

Thurs, Dec 31
New Year's Eve 
   
Give yourself a holiday treat! Read a new book by a favorite best selling author!

Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Albom, Mitch

Japanese Lover
Allende, Isabel

The Guilty
Baldacci, David

House of the Rising Sun
Burke, James Lee

All Dressed in White
Clark, Mary Higgins

The Crossing
Connelly, Michael

The Promise
Crais, Robert

Pharaoh's Secret
Cussler, Clive

Numero Zero
Eco, Umberto

Tricky Twenty-two
Evanovich, Janet

Mistletoe Inn
Evans, Richard Paul

Avenue of Mysteries
Irving, John

Golem of Paris
Kellerman, Jonathan

Bazaar of Bad Dreams
King, Stephen

Together for Christmas
Kinkade, Thomas

Ashley Bell
Koontz, Dean

Secret Sisters
Krentz, Jayne Ann

Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything
Martin, Nancy

Solar Express
Modesitt, L. E.

Cross Justice
Patterson, James

A Christmas Escape
Perry, Anne

Crimson Shore
Preston, Douglas

Bone Labyrinth
Rollins, James

Precious Gifts
Steel, Danielle

Forgotten Soldier
Taylor, Brad
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THANKFUL
for
BOOKS! 
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Friends of the Library
Pet Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 5
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

$10 pre-register online
$13 walk-ins

Please enter through the Mazzoni Reading Garden.

Proceeds benefit Cranberry Public Library!
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Online registration is now available for library programs.

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Cranberry Library's
2015-16
Annual Giving Campaign
kicks off this November!

We thank you for your past support.

Please consider a gift to this year's campaign.

Online donations are accepted!

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Online Books for Kids

Did you know that Cranberry Library offers not one, but two incredible online eBook resources for kids? 

Both TumbleBooks and BookFLIX are interactive learning tools for children that include fiction and non-fiction books as well as games and puzzles that accompany the titles.

Books can be searched and sorted according to reading levels and subject interest of each child. And, best of all, both services are FREE with your Cranberry Public Library card!

TumbleBooks


Program Highlights
November - December 

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.

NOVEMBER 2015

First Editions Book Club
Mondays, November 2 @ 7PM
Join us for a discussion of Lost in Shangri-La by author Mitchell Zuckoff. Copies of the title are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Tween Art Club
Tuesday, November 3 from 4-5PM
Kids in grades 4-6. Join Ms. Rachael on the first Tuesday of the month for an art project. Online registration required.

Parent Seminar - Preparing for the Future
Wednesday, November 4 @ 6PM
If you're feeling overwhelmed by all of the choices you and your teen are facing, this is the place to be! The workshop is based on the book No One Told Me by Jennifer Parsons. Learn how to assist your teen in choosing a major, finding a school, preparing for college visits, searching for scholarships and financial aid. Cost per family is $20, payable at the door, includes a copy of the book. 

Cranberry Adult Discussion Group
Thursday, November 5 @ 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.

Family Fun Night
Thursday, November 5 from 6:30-7:30PM
For all ages, a different themed evening of fun and activities for the whole family will be offered monthly. No registration necessary.

TAB Meeting
Monday, November 9 & 23 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.

Teen Art Club
Tuesday, November 10 from 4-5PM
Teens in grades 7-12 can join us to exercise their creativity. Online registration required.

Darieth Chisolm Visit
Tuesday, November 10 from 6-8PM
Former WPXI news co-anchor and now author, speaker, business coach, and popular video podcaster will be joining us to speak and sell her book, Hustle: Why Now is the Time to Unleash Your Passion.  

 
CLOSED - VETERANS DAY
Wednesday, November 11

Homeschool Crafternoon
Thursday, November 12 from 1-2PM
Join Ms. Rachael to make a craft and hang out with other homeschoolers! For children ages 6-11. Register online.

Family Playtime
Thursday, November 12 @ 6:30PM
For birth-preschoolers. Drop in to play with toys bought with our Family Place Grant for an hour of free play and family and friend bonding time! Register online.

Teen Movie Night
Friday, November 13 from 7-9:30PM
For 7th-12th graders. Come watch a movie and play games after hours at the library! Bring a friend or two and have even more fun! Online registration required.

Teen Magazine Club
Monday, November 16 from 4-5PM
This new teen program meets on the third Monday of each month. We'll be working towards creating a library magazine by teens and for teens. No registration required.

Cranberry Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, November 16 @ 6:30PM 

Tween Lego Club
Tuesday, November 17 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.

Books and Bagels Book Club
Wednesday, November 18 from 10AM-Noon
G.I. Brides by Duncan Barrett is November's selection.

Budding Builders
Thursday, November 19 from 4-5PM
For 1st-3rd graders. Meet on the third Thursday of each month with Ms. Rachael for an hour of free building with other Lego enthusiasts. Register online.

Tail Wagging Tutors
Thursday, November 19 from 6:30-7:30PM
Elementary school children can practice reading with one of our dog tutors. Online registration required.

Santa's First Stop
Friday, November 20 @ 6PM
Stop and visit the library's table at this annual township event! 

THANKSGIVING - CLOSED
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
& FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
 

DECEMBER 2015

Tween Art Club
Tuesday, December 1 from 4-5PM
Kids in grades 4-6. Join Ms. Rachael on the first Tuesday of the month for an art project. Online registration required.

Cranberry Adult Discussion Group
Thursday, December 3 @ 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.

Family Fun Night
Thursday, December 3 @ 6:30PM
For all ages, a different themed evening of fun and activities for the whole family will be offered monthly. No registration necessary.

TAB Meeting
Monday, December 7 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, December 7 @ 7PM
Please call or stop at the Circulation Desk for title information.

Teen Art Club
Tuesday, December 8 from 4-5PM
Teens in grades 7-12 can join us to exercise their creativity. Online registration required.

Young (at heart!) Adult Book Club
Tuesday, December 9 @ 7PM
Call or stop at the Circulation Desk for title information. All fans of YA fiction welcome!

Homeschool Crafternoon
Thursday, December 10 from 1-2PM
Join Ms. Rachael to make a craft and hang out with other homeschoolers! For children ages 6-11. Register online.

Family Playtime
Thursday, December 10 @ 6:30PM
For birth-preschoolers. Drop in to play with toys bought with our Family Place Grant for an hour of free play and family and friend bonding time! Register online.

Tween Movie Night
Friday, December 11 from 7-9:30PM
4th-6th graders can come watch a movie and play games after hours at the library. Bring along a friend or two and have even more fun! Please register online.

Meet Punxsutawney Phil
Saturday, December 12
We don't have all the details yet, but we're super excited to welcome local legendary rodent and weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil! More details coming soon!

Tween Lego Club
Tuesday, December 15 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.

Books and Bagels Book Club
Wednesday, December 16 from 10AM-Noon
Title information is available at the library's Circulation Desk.

Budding Builders
Thursday, December 16 from 4-5PM
For 1st-3rd graders. Meet on the third Thursday of each month with Ms. Rachael for an hour of free building with other Lego enthusiasts. Register online.

Tail Wagging Tutors
Thursday, December 17 from 6:30-7:30PM
Elementary school children can practice reading with one of our dog tutors. Online registration required.

Teen Magazine Club
Monday, December 21 from 4-5PM
This brand new teen program meets on the third Monday of each month. We'll be working towards creating a library magazine by teens and for teens. No registration required.

LIBRARY CLOSED - CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY
DECEMBER 24 & 25

LIBRARY CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S EVE & DAY
DECEMBER 31 & JANUARY 1
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INFANT STORYTIME
(Birth-18 mos)
Mondays, November 9 - December 7
10:30AM
Babies and their caregivers share smiles, stories, and more at storytime for our littlest readers!


A-B-C COME READ WITH ME
(All ages)
Tuesdays, November 10 - December 8
Wednesdays, November 18 - December 9
10:00AM or 11:00AM
Listen to stories, sing songs, make a craft and have a ton of fun at this storytime for all ages!