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Registration is now open for makerspace orientation tours! Discover all the creative possibilities The Forge has to offer.

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From the Lane to Handmade flyer

If crafting is up your alley and you have time to spare, come into The Forge and see what you can make with a bowling pin! You'll be given a retired bowling pin that has been spray painted white and a variety of craft supplies to transform your pin into anything you like.

This program has a $20 materials fee, payable by cash or check at the door. Registration is required and space is limited. See calendar for available dates.

Lets Wrap flyer

Parents, avoid those prying eyes and wrap your gifts in a spacious environment at our "Let's Wrap at The Forge" days! Bring your own supplies and drop in between the specified times. Registration is required and space is limited.

For a small fee, if you wish to make custom gift tags you can work with our Makerspace Manager to create unique laser engraved tags.

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Are you interested in what The Forge has to offer for DIYers, inventors and makers? Stop in during our open hours and see what's happening. As a question or two or just say hi! No registration required. 

December 20 from 1 pm to 4 pm
December 21 from 10 am to 1 pm

**Note: if you want to work on a specific project, please register for one of our "Appointments in The Forge" below** 

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 manager Mary Frances? You can schedule a one-hour appointment in the Forge on select days.

Registration is required. Only one activity per appointment is recommended.

Masks Mandated 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 increase in COVID-19 transmission and in abundance of caution, the Library will be mandating masks for all adults and children 2 years of age & older during all library programs and storytimes. The expectation is that masks will be required while Butler County has substantial or high transmission levels.

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. From the Lane to Handmade

    Ever wonder what you can make with an old bowling pin? Come on into The Forge and find out! Read on...
  2. Let's Wrap at The Forge

    Avoid those prying eyes and wrap your gifts in a spacious environment at our "Let's Wrap at The Forge" days! Read on...
  3. Link with the Library

    Find out about programs, events and much more! The best way to stay up to date with us is through our e-newsletter. Our free e-newsletter...
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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at the Cranberry Library Forge

Thanks to generous donors and CTCC, The Forge is ready to open its doors. 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 makerspace will offer a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.

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