Whether you record your reading online or on paper, the more you read, the more chances you earn to win a prize! This year, our prizes are $30 Amazon gift certificates. We'll draw 30 winners! Submit your reading/activity logs by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31 to be eligible for our prize drawings.
We'll also have special goody bags available to pick up at the library at the end of the program for all youth participants! You can pick up your goody bag from August 17 - September 11.
Learn about the free productivity suite known as the Google Apps Suite with educator Nathaniel Heyer. Learn what tools are available free with a Google or Gmail account, how to import and edit documents and files created in other software tools, and best practices for making use of Google's apps. We'll take a short tour of 4 of the most popular tools - Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Advance registration is required - email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Funding for this class is provided by a UHLS Adult Literacy Grant.
TED Talk Discussion Series
Wednesday, August 12, 8:00 p.m.
Our TED Talk Discussion Series returns -- in virtual form! We'll watch 2 short TED talks on a shared theme, then discuss. For adults. Please email email@example.com for Zoom connection information.
New York Raptors!
Thursday, August 13, 6:00 p.m.
Come face to face with birds of prey! This live, all-ages virtual event with Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will feature hawks, owls and falcons as part of an up-close exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom connection information. Funding for this event provided by Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program.
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. A recording and full transcription of the meeting will be available at a later date. Please email email@example.com for Zoom connection information.
Did you read anything interesting this summer? Did you read the Teen Read It Forward book? Looking for back to school recommendations? Teens going into 6th-12 grades in the fall are invited to join a virtual book discussion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom connection information.
Digital Organization Workshop
Thursday, August 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the best apps for getting organized, making deadlines, collaborating on projects, saving time, and maximizing efficiency. Led by educator Nathaniel Heyer, this session will be held online via GoToMeeting. Advance registration is required - email email@example.com to register. Funding for this class is provided by a UHLS Adult Literacy Grant.
Virtual Classes & Events - Available Anytime After Posting Date!
The Summer Reading Club is over, but thank you for spending your summer reading with us! Check out our YouTube channel for a closing “thank you” video from our staff — we’ll post in on Tuesday, September 1.
Our WiFi is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access the public WiFi at the picnic table on the front lawn, or alongside the building on Stimpson Avenue (the signal is strongest near the front of the building). Just look for the network called "Castleton Public Library." There's no password to connect!
Borrow a WiFi Hotspot
Did you know that we loan WiFi hotspots? They can be borrowed for 14 days -- all you need is your library card! Hotspots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be checked out and returned at CPL. Call 518-732-0879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.