It's the time of year to give thanks! Any time this November, stop into the library and write down something that you're grateful for on a paper leaf and we'll add it to our front window. Watch the number of leaves grow all month and see what people in our community are thankful for.
Did you know that you can now pay your library fines online?Log into your online account, then click "Fines/Fees" at left, then click the "Pay Online" button and follow the prompts to pay using your credit card or Paypal. Have questions? We're glad to help! Give us a call at 518-732-0879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, just in time for your holiday shopping, the Friends of Castleton Public Library are holding their annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser. At Barnes & Noble in Colonie Center on Saturday, November 17, you can shop and support your local library at the same time. Can’t stop in to shop on 11/17? Shop online through bn.com/bookfairs and use Bookfair ID 12397832 at checkout from 11/17 through 11/22.
See below for a complete list of our November programs. We hope you'll join us!
Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Learn what you want to learn, at your own pace! Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no Storytime on 11/22 - Thanksgiving)
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Make a Bookmark!
Thursday, November 1, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Come color your own customized bookmark!
Monday Mile Community Walk
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3.
Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue
Let’s walk the Main Street Mile together (weather permitting)! The walk will begin and end at the intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue. All ages welcome (children age 10 and under must be accompanied by adult).
After Dinner Book Club - Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
Monday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month's selection is Idaho: A Novel by Emily Ruskovich.
Teen Time: Crafts & Snacks
Tuesday, November 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Stop by the library to make your own unique artistic creations with our craft supplies and enjoy some snacks! For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to our evening storytime. Recommended for ages birth-8.
Perler Bead Crafts
Friday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Have the day off from school? Stop in to make something awesome out of perler beads!
Marble Run Fun
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!
Make an Emoji Pillow
Monday, November 12, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Do you love emojis? Create and decorate your own special emoji pillow! No sewing is required.
Monday, November 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Drop in with your stuffed animals or dog toys for free mending by Kathy Meyer.
Friends of CPL Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Come get involved with the Friends of Castleton Public Library! In addition to funding our summer reading program and our museum pass program, the Friends also coordinate family-friendly events, volunteer, and raise money to donate to the library for materials and equipment. If you are interested in learning more about the Friends, please consider attending the Friends of CPL meeting at the library.
Family Movie Night: Incredibles 2 (PG)
Friday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month’s movie is Incredibles 2 (PG).
Friends of CPL Barnes & Noble Fundraiser
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble, Colonie Center, 131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205
Do your holiday shopping and support your local library at the same time. The day will also include stories read aloud and special presentations! Call the library for complete listing of the day's events. Can’t stop in to shop on 11/17? Shop online through bn.com/bookfairs and use Bookfair ID 12397832 at checkout from 11/17 through 11/22.
Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog
Monday, November 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lacey loves for kids to read to her! Kids are invited to stop in to read to Lacey, or just pet her and say hi.
Library Board Meeting
Monday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Tuesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk.This month's selection is Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel.
Tuesday, November 20, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Come down to the library and craft something for your Thanksgiving celebrations!
Tuesday, November 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Rainbow Scratch Art
Saturday, November 24, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!
Cool Science: Lava in a Cup!
Tuesday, November 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
This month, join us as we create colorful lava and learn about density and chemical reactions.
TED Talk Discussion Series: Water
Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share the common theme of “Water.” For adults.
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come bring a friend down to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey!
Holidays on the Hudson
Sunday, December 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the holidays with storytime and a craft, a special visit from Santa, and light refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.