Backyard Ecosystems: Attracting Wild Birds to Your Backyard
Want to make your backyard a destination spot for wild birds? Join members of the Stormy Oaks Nature Conservancy on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm for this informative presentation. They will discuss how to entice birds to your backyard, show samples of different types of seeds and feeders, give steps to provide a healthy feeding environment for your backyard birds, and provide some basics in beginning birding.
Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities!
In 1944, sixteen African American sailors arrived at Great Lakes for a groundbreaking officers’ training course. Thirteen of those men would become the first African American commissioned officers in Navy history. In this program, we explore the experiences of the Golden Thirteen at Great Lakes, their time in the fleet, and the lasting legacy of these pioneers. Presented by Tricia Menke of the National Museum of the American Sailor.
Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm. Register here.
On June 10 at 7:30 pm, join us for a historical discussion and cocktail tasting!
Award-winning author Cody McDevitt will discuss the history of speakeasies, discotheques and dancing clubs in Pittsburgh. The program includes a cocktail tasting and demonstration with co-author Sean Enright, who will be creating a special cocktail just for this event.
Lake Erie contains approximately 1000 shipwrecks, of which almost 200 were lost in Pennsylvania waters. The Pennsylvania Archaeology Shipwreck Survey Team (PASST) is dedicated to researching these shipwrecks and telling their stories. This talk will use examples of shipwrecks recorded by PASST to introduce maritime archaeology and what it can tell us about Lake Erie seafaring. Presented by Ben Ford of PASST.
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm. Register here.
Author Kathy Thomas will discuss her book Don't Call Me Rosie, The Women who Welded the LSTs and the Men who Sailed on Them, on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30pm.
Hear about the women who build the Landing Ship, Tanks (LSTs) that landed on the beaches of Africa and Europe during World War II. These women were not riveters - they were welders. These are the stories of the women welders who built the LSTs and the men who sailed on them.
Aquatic Invasive Species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity worldwide. Affecting both local ecology and economy, these small critters can have big impacts to our watersheds. Come to this program and learn what characteristics make a species invasive, how they move from place to place, and how you can prevent their spread. Also, get tips for installing ponds and other water features in your garden or backyard.
Presented by Amber Stilwell of PA Sea Grant.
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm. Register here.
Pittsburgh has always been associated with steel, bridges and the rivers that surround the city. But for over a hundred years, Pittsburgh has also been home to many people who have a strong connection with the sea services. The submarine USS Pittsburgh was an important part of history and the men and women of Pittsburgh were there to support her from her launching to her decommission.
Join Bob MacPherson, a Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer (Submarine Engineering Technician) with over twenty years of service, for this discussion about the history of the USS Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Navy League.
Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 pm. Register here.
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.
We are still not accepting book donations at this time.