Meet the Author Series

Frank Garland

  Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 PM North Franklin Station

With Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game just a week away, Cranberry Township author and journalist Frank Garland will discuss his experiences researching and writing about two Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame baseball players, Willie Stargell and Joseph Floyd “Arky” Vaughan. Both are ranked among the top performers ever to wear a Pirates uniform, with Stargell leading the team to a 1979 World Series championship and Vaughan carrying the Pirates to the brink of the 1938 National League pennant, only to see his team turned away in the waning days of the season by one of the most famous home runs in the history of baseball. Seating is limited and registration is required.

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The Great American Read

Premiers on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00 PM on WQED

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part television series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  
The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.

The premiere of the series, which celebrates the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved books as chosen by the public is on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00 PM on WQED.  For more information or to place your vote visit here.
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Hot Dog Fridays

Join us in the Mazzoni Reading Garden for a hot dog picnic each Friday of the summer.  $3.00 for a grilled hot dog, chips and bottled water. $10.00 for a family 4 pack.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranberry Library.
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Carol's Corner
Looking for a quick-pick read? Don’t have time to browse the huge stacks? Try Carol’s Corner. Located along the front glass wall of the library, tucked away in a quiet corner with two comfy chairs, Carol’s Corner offers ongoing displays with varying themes.
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We are proud to offer a genealogy resource for those patrons looking for information on their ancestors. is a great tool to help you locate family information.  This site must be accessed while using the library computers.
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HeritageQuest Online

We are proud to offer another genealogy resource that can be accessed from home using your library card number.
Heritage Quest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

Click Here to get started on the journey to your family history.
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Book Donations 
Accepted during regular library hours
The Friends of the Cranberry Public Library are collecting gently used books. Donations can be dropped off at the library circulation desk. Please do not leave books in the outdoor book return bin. Adult, teen and children’s books, both hardcover and p
aperbacks are welcome, if in good condition. The Library cannot accept encyclopedias, Readers’ Digest condensed editions, National Geographics, textbooks, sacred texts from any religion, VHS or audio cassette tapes, toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, newspapers, or computer equipment.
If you would like a tax receipt, please count the number of hardcover, paperback, CD's and other materials before bringing your donations to the circulation desk where you will receive your receipt.
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Can't find a book in Butler County? You can try InterLibrary Loan or you may also fill out a Suggest A Purchase form
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Do you have a good idea for a program? 
We welcome your suggestions
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fill out the form, and bring it to the library.