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

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Flyer for Make a Card for Dad program
Flyer for Decorative Books Stacks program
Flyer for Brushless Painting with Sal Greco class

Work alongside local artist Sal Greco as he demonstrates his unique process of painting! You will need to bring several household items to paint with, but no brushes. For more details and to register, visit the registration page.

Wednesday, May 25 from 6-7:30 pm. 

Flyer with an image of several Fathers Day T-shirts

Make a shirt for Dad in this fun program! Bring in a T-shirt and jazz it up with a selection of pre-made designs.

Cut and press the design of your choice onto your shirt with the Cricut Maker and Easy Press. Note: your shirt must be cotton or a poly-cotton blend.

There is a $7 program fee, which must be paid in advance.

Tuesday, May 31 and Monday, June 6. Register here.

Flyer for Father's Day Plates program

Tired of the same old Father's Day gifts? Create a custom laser-engraved plate for Dad in The Forge! Your plate will be the perfect gift for that special man in your life. 

This program is offered at various times on June 1 and June 4. There is a $10 fee, which must be paid in advance.

Register here.

Flyer for Fathers Day Picture Frames program

Show off on Father's Day and thank your dad with a laser engraved picture frame!  Create your own custom wording on the frame and jazz it up with various painting supplies.

There is a program fee of $10 which must be paid in advance. 

Dates and times vary; see our events calendar for dates and to register.

Flyer for Laser Engraved Hammers program

Make a gift that's sure to be a smash hit, just in time to celebrate the father figure in your life! Learn a little bit about our laser engraver and take home a custom-engraved hammer for your special someone.

There is a $20 program fee, which must be paid in advance.

Dates and times vary; see our events calendar for dates and to register.

Flyer for 2D Animation class

Ever wonder how simple pencil sketches evolve into lovable animated characters? Learn from animation expert Melanie Rathman as she guides us into discovering fundamental 2D animation character design! 

There is a $15 program fee, which must be paid in advance.

Saturday, June 25 from 10-11 am. Register here.

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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.

Flyer for Intro to 3D Design class

Did you recently take our Intro to 3D Design class, or are you interested in 3D printing software? Here are the PowerPoint slides from the presentation. 

Masks Now Optional 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 guidance from the CDC and in accordance with township protocols, masks are now optional during all library sponsored programs and storytimes. Those wishing to wear masks may continue to do so. All library sponsored programs are listed on our events calendar

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. Make a Shirt for Dad!

    Looking for that perfect Fathers Day gift? How about making a shirt for Dad in The Forge! Read on...
  2. Learn 2-D Animation from an Expert

    Discover how simple pencil sketches evolve into lovable animated characters! Read on...
  3. Let's Get 'Making'!

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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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