Starting this month, we now loan a number of specialty items:
Holiday and specialty cake and cookie pans
Home energy loss detector
Metal detectors for youth and adults
Borrowing any of these items is easy -- all you need is your library card. Just stop by our front desk and we'll be happy to assist you!
We're also proud to offer a new monthly program beginning in May! Our knitting group will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome! A complete list of our May programs can be found below.
Learn the basics of computer use or ask questions in a one-on-one setting. Please call the library during regular business hours to register (518-732-0879) or email our Director.
Story Hour with Miss Linda
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1.
Join Miss Linda for a story and craft! Recommended for children from birth through age 6.
Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with You!
Thursday, May 4, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Star Wars universe by making a cool craft!
Monday Matinee: La La Land
Monday, May 8, 1:00 p.m.
Join us and enjoy a movie for adults. May’s film is La La Land (PG-13).
Tuesday, May 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Are you interested in learning about how circuits work? Come to the library to create squishy dough circuits that can turn on lights, make machines move, make noises, and more!
Basic Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Wednesday, May 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Learn bicycle care and repair at this drop-in workshop led by Albany Bike Rescue. Workshop will cover basic assessment, wheel removal, tire removal, tube patching, tire/wheel assembly, brake and derailleur adjustment, and chain lubrication. Participants are asked to bring (if they own them): the front wheel of their bicycle complete with tire and tube, 2-3 tire levers, and a floor pump. Ages 13+.
Mother's Day Crafts
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come make a special craft for Mom, Grandma, or another special “Mom” in your life!
Library Board Meeting
Monday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club - Eligible
Tuesday, May 16, 1:00 p.m.
Join us for the Afternoon Book Club the third Tuesday of each month. This month's selection is Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Need legal help? Get a free, private, and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney. Sponsored by The Legal Project. Appointment required; call 435-1770.
Wednesday, May 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Come knit and chat the third Wednesday of each month! Beginners welcome.
Friends of CPL Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Duct Tape Crafts
Thursday, May 18, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Learn how to make wallets, bowties, flowers, and more!
Family Movie Night: Monster Trucks
Friday, May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is Monster Trucks (PG).
Cool Science: Magic Milk
Tuesday, May 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
In this month's exploration, we will create color swirls with milk and learn about chemical reactions!
Wednesday, May 24, 6:00 p.m.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime. Perfect before you head to bed!
TED Talk Discussion Series: Mental Health
Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share a common theme. May’s theme is “Mental Health.” TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes on a variety of topics.
Mountain View Cemetery Tour
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Enjoy a tour of Mountain View Cemetery. Explore the crypt and the historic section of the cemetery, and see the cemetery’s impressive markers. Tour meets near the Veterans Memorial on 43 Scott Avenue. Bring your own lawn chair and picnic lunch to enjoy afterward (optional). Sponsored by the Historical Society of Esquatak and the Castleton Cemetery Association.