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Star Wars Science Program

Sunday, November 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM  Franklin Station North

Join Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor and avid Star Wars fan, Yoosuf Picard, on a mission to explore the science behind the Star Wars universe. Dr. Picard will lead a discussion on how Star Wars technology relates to the real world and what defies the laws of science as we know them. A special focus of the 

program will be scientific principles behind lasers and plasma, and how light sabers share important similarities and characteristics. Kyber crystals will be provided; no prior Jedi training required.  Dr. Picard is currently an Associate Research Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at CMU where he develops and applies advanced electron microscopy methods for testing and analyzing the microstructure of next-generation materials. In addition to his involvement with many projects and organizations, Dr. Picard serves on the Materials ExplorerTM Committee and has played an active role in the development of the program for The Minerals Metals, and Materials Society (TMS).  Registration required. This program is for high school students and older.  

Disclaimer: Midichlorians will not be discussed.

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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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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.

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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, 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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