The dawning of a new year is a great time for a fresh start and to explore new opportunities. Want to find ways to eat healthier, join a book club, or explore a new craft? We have programs this month to help you attain your goals! See this month's program calendar for more information.
Our weekly Thursday storytime is also changing beginning this month. Our Learn & Play Storytime, offered every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., helps little ones from birth to age 5 build their early literacy and motor skills through stories, rhymes, music, movement, and play. Bring your little one and help strengthen the skills they need to become ready to read -- and have fun too!
Learn the basics of computer use in a one-on-one setting. Call 518-732-0879 to register.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!
Write to Your Favorite Author
Wednesday, January 3, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Have questions about a book you like? Want to tell an author what you thought about his or her story? Join us and use our supplies to write a letter or draw a picture that we’ll mail to your favorite author!
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 (not held on 2/1).
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 - The Lego Ninjago Movie
Friday, January 5, 6:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome at our monthly Family Movie Night! This month’s movie is The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG).
Read to Lacey
Monday, January 8, 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.
For adults. Join quilter Pat Wood for an introduction to basic quilting methods and techniques and make a simple project to take home! If possible, please bring your own sewing machine.
Teen Time: Edible Art
Wednesday, January 10, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Create your own artistic sculptures and structures out of food and eat them when you're all finished! For teens in 6th through 12th grades.
Afternoon Book Club - News of the World
Tuesday, January 16, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! This month's selection is News of the Worldby Paulette Jiles. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesday, January 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.
Tuesday, January 16, 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, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Study Week @ CPL
Busy studying for Regents exams, preparing for tests, or doing homework? Join us for some snacks and use our study space. Groups and individuals welcome. Hours below:
Wednesday, January 17, 2:30-7:30 p.m
Thursday, January 18, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, January 22, 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24, 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 17, 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, January 17, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Duct Tape Crafts
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We have a rainbow of duct tape to match your imagination. Drop in to make wallets, flowers, & more!
Colorful Ceramic Coasters
Monday, January 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For adults. Drop in and create a colorful ceramic coaster for your coffee table with this super easy craft!
Wednesday, January 24, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Come create cool art using recycled items!
New Year, New You: Stop Dieting and Start Getting Results
Monday, January 29, 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 in 2018! Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Cool Science: Marshmallow Catapults
Tuesday, January 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Join us for some cool science. This month we'll make catapults and experiment with the laws of physics using marshmallows!
TED Talk Discussion Series: Animals
Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share a common theme of "Animals."
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come down and visit the library and learn about all the fun things you can do with us (plus – pick up a special goodie bag to take home!).
After Dinner Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Monday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! This month's book is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Books are available at the front desk.