Programs

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Mindfulness Painting


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. There is a $5.00 supply fee for this program, payable at the program. Space is limited. Ages 18 and up. Registration Required.

Mr. Lanny Frattare


Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 PM 

Join us in welcoming Pittsburgh sports casting legend Mr Frattare as he discusses his  career announcing Pirates games as well as his career now, teaching at Waynesburg University. “There’s noooooo doubt about it,” you won’t want to miss this engaging and beloved local icon. Check online registration for time slots. 
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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.
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Consumer Reports

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.

Carol's Corner
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.
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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.
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HeritageQuest Online

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.
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Book Donations 

The Friends of the Cranberry Public Library are collecting gently used books. Donations can be dropped off at the library circulation desk during normal library hours. Please do not leave books in the outdoor book return bin. Adult, teen and children’s books, both hardcover and p
aperbacks are welcome, if in good condition.  Intake and processing of donated items takes a significant amount of staff time. As such, no more than 4 boxes/bags of donated items will be accepted at any one time by a person/group. 

The following items will not be accepted as donations:

  • Textbooks
  • Newspapers
  • VHS or Cassette tapes
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Sacred texts of any religion
  • Toys, puzzles, stuffed animals
  • Readers Digest Condensed Editions
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Items in poor condition
  • Computer equipment, hardware, and software
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.
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Can't find a book in Butler County? You can try InterLibrary Loan or you may also fill out a Suggest A Purchase form
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Do you have a good idea for a program? 
We welcome your suggestions
read the program policy
fill out the form, and bring it to the library.