Adult Programs

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WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOK, DVD, OR AUDIO DONATIONS. 

DONATED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE DURATION OF OUR RENOVATION PROJECT, WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED IN MARCH OF 2020

Genealogy: Family History Intro and Basics

   Select Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM 

     Sep 10     Oct 8     Nov 12     Dec 10

Participants should bring their own laptop or technology to the program so they can participate in hands on searching and learning. Class is being taught by local genealogist, Sue Ennis. All ages and skill levels welcome.  Registration is required.

Cranberry Township Community Apiary flyerCranberry Township Community Apiary

 Presented by Mason Miller - In conjunction with the Cranberry Public Library

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Cranberry’s Pollinator Garden is designed to be a community resource for education about pollination and beekeeping.  A part of Cranberry Highlands’ Audubon Sanctuary certification program, the Garden provides a bee-friendly habitat adjacent to the municipal golf course for honey beehive placement and instruction.  The Pollinator Garden is a joint project of Cranberry Township-which owns the facility-together with Cranberry Highlands and Burgh Bees.  Discover how you can become involved with the local community apiary.  Whether you want to become a bee keeper, a sponsor, or just want to help, we will find a niche for you.  Registration is required.

Adults Crafter Dark flyer

Adults Crafter Dark September

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us for our new monthly adult craft program.  We'll be making autumn leaf candle jars and pipe cleaner squirrels.  All materials provided.   Registration required.


Adults Crafter Dark October flyer

Adults Crafter Dark October

Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us for our new monthly adult craft program.  We'll be making Spooky spell books.  All materials provided.   Registration required.


 Bigfoot flyerBigfoot in Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

Brian Seech is a researcher and investigator of the unexplained and founder of two research groups, Center for Unexplained Events (CUE) and Center for Cryptozoological Studies (CCS). Brian has been researching the unexplained since 1986 and has appeared on Monsters & Mysteries in America on Destination America, a national cable channel. He was featured on the independent film; “Mountain Devil, the Search for Frank Peterson”, was an extra in “The Mothman Prophecies” movie filmed in Pittsburgh and has also appeared on various internet radio shows. He also co-wrote articles for the Creature Chronicles column in the Hancock County Courier in WV from August – November 2013.

          Brian was a co-instructor for the first ever cryptozoology class at Eastern Gateway College in Steubenville OH in 2013 & 2015.

He will be giving a presentation entitled “Bigfoot in Pennsylvania”. Learn about the history and local sightings of this mysterious creature, Afterwards, there will be a question & answer session and eyewitnesses can come forward with their sightings. Register Here.  If you have had an encounter or sighting in PA, OH, or WV please contact Brian at centerforcryptostudies@gmail.com

 WitchesWitches of Pennsylvania flyer of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 PM

Discover the strange but true history of witchcraft in Pennsylvania. Thomas White is the university archivist and curator of special collections at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne’s History Department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. White received a master’s degree in public history from Duquesne University. Besides the folklore and history of Pennsylvania, his areas of interest include American cultural history and the history of the occult and the supernatural. He is the award-winning author of ten books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh, Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia (co-authored with Edward White), Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore, Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles (editor) and Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Tony Lavorgne.)  Registration is required.


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