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

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Check Out the Clean Side of The Forge flyer

Stop in during our open hours and see what's happening on the "clean" side of The Forge. Ask your questions about Cricut, Accucut, Embroidery, Sewing or 3D printing and watch demonstrations of these machines in action! No registration required. 

January 24 from 12pm to 2pm

**Note: if you want to work on a specific project, please register for one of our "Appointments in The Forge" below** 

Book It in The Forge flyer

Create your own custom bookmark using CorelDraw & the laser engraver! Each participant will leave the session with their own unique bookmark cut from Chipboard. 

Registration is required and space is limited. Check the events calendar for dates and registration info.

3D Design class flyer

Interested in learning about 3D design so you can use our 3D printers? 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. Monday, January 24 from 6-7:30 pm.

See the registration page for additional details.

Flyer for DIY Valentines program

Get crafty for Valentine's Day this year by making your own valentine! Participants will create a gift bag, card, and tag for Valentine's Day using paper and stamps. Presented by local maker Jen Burkowski.

Registration is required. There is a program fee of $12, payable by cash or check at the door.

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 Mandated 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 increase in COVID-19 transmission and in abundance of caution, the Library will be mandating masks for all adults and children 2 years of age & older during all library programs and storytimes. The expectation is that masks will be required while Butler County has substantial or high transmission levels.

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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