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

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Flyer for Embroidered Halloween Tea Towels class in The Forge

Watch a demonstration of our Brother Embroidery Machine and take home a machine-embroidered Halloween tea towel! Perfect for scaring your friends at teatime. 

This class has a $15 fee, which must be paid in advance. Click the links below to register:

October 5 at 12 pmOctober 12 at 10 am
October 5 at 1:30 pm  October 12 at 11:30 am
Flyer for Spooky Light-Up Bottles class in The Forge

Add some spooky ambience to your residence for Halloween this year! First, get a demonstration of CorelDRAW software and how it can create designs for our laser engraver. Then, watch a demonstration of the laser engraver as it etches a Halloween-themed design into a green bottle. Participants will go home with one Halloween-themed bottle and a fairy light cork stopper to make it light up.

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

October 4 from 6-7:30 pm
October 11 from 10-11:30 am

Flyer for Clay Trinket Dishes class in The Forge

Have you been searching desperately for a dish to store your trinkets in? 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. 

Sessions are October 3 and October 17 from 10 am to noon. Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration is required. There is a $15 materials fee, which must be paid in advance.

Flyer for Fall Watercolor Doodles class in The Forge

Fall Watercolor Doodles - Thursday, Oct 13 from 5:30-7:30 pm

In this fall-themed edition of our Make with a Maker series, learn how to use watercolor paints and sharpie to create beautiful, free-form pieces of art! Presented by local artist Yelena Kunkel.

Please note there is a $15 materials fee, which must be paid in advance. Register here.

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 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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