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

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Tap your heels together and say, "There's Gnome place like home!" Come hang with your gnomies and DIY yourself a puzzle gnome to take home.

There is a $16 materials fee, which must be paid in advance.

Thursday, February 2 @ 1 pm
Friday, February 3 @ 10 am

Flyer for Peg's Paints: Basic Strokes 2

Continue learning glass painting with Peg!

This class will pick up where Basic Strokes 1 left off and continue to teach you the strokes and techniques required to paint a variety of designs on glass. Participants are asked to bring a glass or small vase to paint on. 

There is a $20 materials fee, which must be paid in advance. Please note that this class will be cancelled if there are fewer than 5 participants.

Friday, February 3 from 12:30-2:30 pm

Flyer for Book Folding with Love program

Join us for 'Book Folding with Love' as we repurpose books into a thoughtful gift! Learn the art of book folding with a beginners fold and walk away with a beautiful piece of art.

There is an $8 program fee.

Tuesday, February 9 at 10 am

Flyer for Yelena's Roses painting class

Love is in the air, and in this valentine-themed edition of our Watercolor Doodles series, learn how to use watercolor paints to create beautiful roses! Presented by local artist Yelena Kunkel.

There is a $20 materials fee.

Saturday, February 11 at 10 am

Flyer for Clay Trinket Dishes program in The Forge

Have you been searching desperately for a dish to store your trinkets? You can create your own clay trinket dish in this two-part class! Participants will use air dry clay, rubber stamps and watercolor paint to create their dish. 

Participants must attend both sessions on Feb 13 and Feb 27 at 10 am.

There is a $22 materials fee, which must be paid in advance. Register here for both sessions.

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Learn All About 3D Design

If you have any interest in using our 3D printers, you'll want to attend our 3D Design classes! 

In Introduction to 3D Design and 3D Printing, you'll get a basic introduction to 3D printing software like Tinkercad, 3D Builder, and PrusaSlicer. Then, you can go more in-depth in our 3D Printing: Techniques for Design class. Both classes are taught by expert maker Alan Bachmann. Learn how to use this software so you can create models for our 3D printers!

Each class has a $5 fee, which must be paid in advance. 

These classes are offered regularly.

Note: if you attended one of Alan's previous Intro to 3D Design classes and want to view the presentation slides, you can do so here.

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Electronics in The Forge!

Check out these electronics classes and meetups, led by electronics expert Art Ianuzzi. 

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

Registration is required, and only one activity per appointment is recommended.

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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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at The Forge

Thanks to generous donors and CTCC, The Forge has now been open for over a year! 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 Forge offers a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.

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