Learn the basics of computer use in a one-on-one setting. Call 518-732-0879 to register.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29; 4/5.
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us for fun and learning every Thursday at 10:30.
Family Movie Night - Coco
Friday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome at our monthly Family Movie Night! March’s movie is Disney Pixar's Coco (PG).
After Dinner Book Club: I Contain Multitudes
Monday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! This month's book is I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27; 4/3.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!
Go Further with Food: Realistic Strategies to Maximize Health
Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.
This free class with nutritionist Christa Valentine will provide realistic tips on how to eat healthy and delicious foods, feel satisfied, and reach your nutrition goals! Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Friday, March 9, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids - create your own unique artistic sculptures and structures out of food and eat them when you're all finished!
Read to Lacey
Monday, March 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Children are invited to read aloud to Lacey, the therapy dog! Reading to an animal can improve children's reading and communication skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. 15-minute individual reading time with Lacey is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beginner's Herbal Workshop
Monday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.
For adults. Make simple herbal products and learn how to identify useful herbs in your own backyard! Make a salve and lip balm to take home. Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Recycled Art: CD Etching
Wednesday, March 14, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Recycle old CDs to make cool etched art! Drop in to create your own masterpiece.
Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.
With Master Gardener Pat Thorne. Learn how to attract these winged wonders and explore the plants they love. Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Monday, March 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Is your stuffed animal friend coming apart at the seams? Has your dog's favorite toy seen better days? Drop in with your stuffed animals or dog toys for free mending by Kathy Meyer.
Monday, March 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Get a free, private, and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney. Sponsored by The Legal Project. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.
Library Board Meeting
Monday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club - Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! This month's selection is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Books are available at the front desk.
Pipe Cleaner Crafts
Wednesday, March 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Stop by to make a pipe cleaner monster, animal buddy, or any other pipe cleaner craft you can imagine! All ages.
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Come knit and chat the third Wednesday of each month! Beginners welcome.
Friends of Castleton Public Library Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Teen Time: Magnetic Poetry
Thursday, March 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Let’s create some unique magnetic poetry together and enjoy some snacks! For teens in 6th - 12th grades.
Quilting For Beginners: Rail Fence Pattern
Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.
For adults. Explore the fun of quilting with Pat Wood. Learn to make a rail fence quilt pattern, and make a pillow cover to take home! Please bring your sewing machine, scissors, sewing pins, and thread.
Cool Science: Magic Milk
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Join us for some cool science. In this month's exploration, we will create color swirls with milk and learn about chemical reactions.
TED Talk Discussion Series: Death
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of short TED Talks that share a common theme. March's theme is “Death.” TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes on a variety of topics.
Perler Bead Crafts
Friday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Day off from school? Come make something awesome out of perler beads!
Marble Run Fun!
Monday, April 2, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!
After Dinner Book Club: Commonwealth
Monday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! This month's book is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Books are available at the front desk.
Make a Suncatcher!
Tuesday, April 3, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Spring is coming – come create a beautiful suncatcher to decorate your home! For all ages.
Early Literacy Coding
Wednesday, April 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Kids learn simple coding using KIBO Robots, Cubetto Block Robot, and the Code & Go Robot Mouse Kit!
Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.
With Master Gardner Denise Maurer. Get big gardening results in small spaces by growing flowers, veggies, and herbs in containers! Learn about selecting containers, which plants work best, and maintaining your garden. Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Meet the Rats Storytime
Thursday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.
We'll read a story about rats, then get to meet some rats and their owner in real life! All ages welcome.
Kids' Book Bingo
Thursday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.
Come play bingo at the library with our special book-themed bingo set. You may be one of our lucky winners!
Lost in the Woods - Wilderness Survival Safety for Kids
Friday, April 6, 4:30 p.m.
Do you know what to do if you get lost in the woods? Learn from Schodack Island State Park staff how to stay safe, and make a survival pack to take home! Recommended for ages 8-12. Please register; call 518-732-0879.