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Make It Happen At the Forge_Revised

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 Decorative Books Stacks program

Check out these two upcoming programs presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted -- Decorative Book Stacks and Custom Designed T-Shirts!

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Flyer for Intro to 3D Design class

Interested in learning about 3D design so you can use our 3D printers? On Monday, July 11 from 6-7:30 pm, join expert maker Alan Bachmann for an orientation to Tinkercad, 3D Builder, and PrusaSlicer. Learn how to use this software to create models for 3D printing.

This class has a $5 fee, which must be paid in advance. Register here.

Flyer for Brushless Painting 3D program

Come make with a maker and add an extra dimension to your artwork in this fun class! 

On July 21 from 6-7:30 pm, local artist Sal Greco will bring his Brushless Painting class back to The Forge -- with an added twist. In addition to bringing a variety of household objects to paint with, you can now also bring some items to stick TO your painting to give it a 3D effect. 

Register here, and check out the highlight video from the previous class!

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Tis the season (sort of). Shake off those mid-summer doldrums and celebrate the holidays in The Forge from July 25-30. Cool off with a variety of holiday-themed classes and activities.

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Haul that tree down from the attic! You can create your own glass ornament or suncatcher in The Forge.

Create your own eye-catching design on a pre-cut piece of glass, then send it off to the kiln to be fused! All pieces will be ready to pick up in 1 week.

For this class, we’ve partnered with Spring Street Studios in Zelienople. Be sure to check them out!

Register here. Classes are offered on July 26 at 11:30 and July 30 at 10:30. Please note that this class has a $25 materials fee, which must be paid in advance.  

Flyer with Holiday Greeting Cards

Our popular Handmade Greeting Cards class is back with a holiday twist! On Monday, July 25 from 10:30-12:30, you can create 3 layered paper cards embellished with stamping and ribbon or twine. Come make some snazzy cards for the holidays or any other time of year! Presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted.

Register here. Note that there is a $12 program fee, which must be paid in advance. 

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Our Christmas in July celebration continues with Holiday Gift Boxes! On Tuesday, July 26 from 2-4 pm, you can create 2 custom gift boxes and 2 gift card/money holders. Perfect for the holidays or any other season!

Presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted.

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

Flyer with Christmas in July Holiday Tags

Tag, you’re it! Create 2 holiday gift tags in The Forge using paint and laser-engraved wood. Add some pizzazz to your gifts this July, December or any other month!

Register here. Class is offered at various times on July 27 and 28. Please note that this class has a $10 program fee, which must be paid in advance.

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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.

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 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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