Happy New Year! 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 your family history? We have programs this month to help you attain your goals! See this month's program calendar for more information.
The new year also brings an exciting change to our library -- we no longer charge late fees! Starting January 1, when you check out items from Castleton Public Library (from our shelves, or requested for pickup at our library), you don’t need to worry about late fines on overdue books, DVDs, and other materials. Just make sure to return the items when you can. If you visit other libraries within Upper Hudson Library System, keep in mind that items you borrow at other libraries may be subject to overdue fines. Have questions about this new policy?Send me an email, give us a call at 518-732-0879, or stop in and ask!
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.
Mend-A-Bear by Appointment
Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! (call 518-369-2488 for appointment)
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Family Movie Night: Smallfoot (PG)
Friday, January 4, 6:00 p.m.
Movie lovers of all ages are welcome! This month’s movie is Smallfoot (PG).
After Dinner Book Club - See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
Monday, January 7, 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 See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
January 8, 15, 22, 29 (no Storytime on 1/1).
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime. Recommended for ages birth-8.
Teen Time: Touchscreen Gloves
Thursday, January 10, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
Are you tired of your fingers freezing when you use your phone? Come to the library to make your own touchscreen gloves and enjoy snacks! For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Saturday, January 12, 10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Joelle for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.
Build with Keva Planks
Saturday, January 12, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Want to build something cool? Drop in and make a tower or other exciting structure out of Keva Planks!
Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog
Monday, January 14, 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.
Afternoon Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Tuesday, January 15, 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 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
Tuesday, January 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.
Friends of CPL Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
Come get involved with the Friends of Castleton Public Library! The Friends 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.
Study Week @ CPL
Thursday, January 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 24, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
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 listed above.
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Thursday, January 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Discover your family history using Ancestry Library Edition! Registration required; call 518-732-0879.
Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, January 23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stop by the library to make bracelets, necklaces, and other creative beaded crafts!
New Year, New You: Stop Dieting and Start Getting Results
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 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 2019! Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Perler Bead Crafts
Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Come make something awesome out of perler beads!
Cool Science: Rainbow Paper
Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
We’ll learn how color, light, and rainbows work by using solvents and black paper to make rainbow paper!
Family Movie Night - Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Friday, February 1, 6:00 p.m.
Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our family movie night! This month’s movie is Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG).
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Visit to learn about all the fun you can have with us (plus-pick up a special goodie bag to take home!). Drop in for a special storytime at 10:30, and drop in from 11:30 - 4:00 to make your own library card holder.
After Dinner Book Club - The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking