We're offering a variety of classes and events for all ages this month, with lots of Halloween fun! We're seeking donations for our third annual Free Halloween Costume Giveaway on Saturday, October 14 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. We're currently accepting donations of any clean, used or new costumes, masks, wigs, and accessories for children, teens, and adults. Donations can be dropped off any time during the library's hours of operation through October 13. Thank you!
Also, don't miss our Halloween Parade and Party, co-sponsored by the library, the Castleton Fire Department, and the Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association. The parade leaves from the library at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, led by a fire truck! The parade ends at the firehouse, where we'll enjoy treats, crafts, and games. All ages are welcome.
Finally, this fall, be sure to check out our new bicycle repair station! It includes all the tools necessary for basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes. Tools are securely attached to the repair station with stainless steel cables. The repair station also includes hanger arms to allow pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments, and an air pump for filling tires. The repair station is located on the front lawn of CPL, next to the building’s front sidewalk.
See below for a complete list of our October programs!
Learn the basics of computer use in a one-on-one setting. Call 518-732-0879 to register.
After Dinner Book Club: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Monday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! This month's book is So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26; 11/2
Join us for a story and a craft! For ages birth through 6.
Chalk the Walk!
Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Help bring some color to our front walkway. We have plenty of chalk -- bring your imagination!
Rainbow Scratch Art
Tuesday, October 10, 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!
The Spirits Among Us & Our Ghostly Findings
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.
The North East Paranormal Society shares stories of hauntings over the last 40 years, along with some of what they believe to be the best evidence collected during their investigations of private residences, historic locations, and public venues in the area.
Free Halloween Costume Giveaway
Saturday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Browse a selection of donated Halloween costumes, wigs, masks, and accessories and pick out costumes to take home! We'll also enjoy some Halloween music and treats to gear up for the holiday. Donations of clean, gently used items accepted through 10/13/17.
Monday, October 16, 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.
Library Board Meeting
Monday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club - Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! This month's selection is Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Get a free, private, and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney. Sponsored by The Legal Project. Appointment required; call 435-1770.
Wednesday, October 18, 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, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Friday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Stop by the library to make bracelets, necklaces, and other creative beaded crafts!
Family Movie Night - The Neverending Story
Friday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.
This month’s family movie is the 1984 classic movie The Neverending Story (PG)! All ages welcome.
Saturday, October 21, 10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Joelle for storytime and a craft! Suggested age range birth to age 6.
Cool Science: Chemical Reactions
Tuesday, October 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
In this month's exploration, we will create exciting chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar.
TED Talk Discussion Series: Abuse
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share a common theme of "Abuse."
Halloween Parade and Party
Saturday, October 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Join the parade, which begins at the library at 2:30 led by a fire truck! Parade ends at the firehouse, where we’ll enjoy treats, crafts, and games. Co-sponsored by Castleton Public Library, Castleton Fire Department, and the Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association.
Marble Run Fun!
Monday, October 30, 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!
Halloween Craft & Treat
Tuesday, October 31, 12:00-8:00 p.m.
It's Halloween! Stop into the library any time today to make a craft and pick up a treat.
Teen Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 p.m.
Excited about a book you read recently? Looking for a good book to read? Come to our Teen BYO Book Club to share book recommendations and enjoy some snacks. For teens in 6th through 12th grades.
Make an Emoji Pillow
Friday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Do you love emojis? Create and decorate your own special emoji pillow! No sewing is required.