Now that it's warmer out, it's a great time to explore the outdoors -- and your library can help!
Bringing your bicycle out of storage and finding that you need to make a repair or inflate a tire? Our bicycle repair station, with basic tools and an air pump, is available for free on the library's front lawn anytime!
Explore underneath the surface of the Earth with our metal detectors for loan! We loan a standard metal detector as well as a metal detector designed for use by kids. Borrow one for 14 days using your library card, just like borrowing a book.
You can also borrow fishing poles from the library for 14 days. The library has 5 poles to loan -- each pole is ready to go with line, hook, and a bobber.
Learn the basics of computer use in a one-on-one setting. Call 518-732-0879 to register.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.: 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!
One-on-One Resume Critiques
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Strengthen your resume with a one-on-one resume critiquing session with career counselor Marsha Lazarus. Program supported by funds from the NYSL’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31.
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.
Create a Chain Reaction!
Thursday, May 3, 3:00-6:00p.m.
Use a special kit to set up a course of ramps, hammers, pendulums, and more, then watch the chain reaction!
Star Wars Day - May the Fourth Be With You!
Friday, May 4, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Star Wars universe by making a cool craft!
Read to Lacey
Monday, May 7, 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.
Monday Mile Community Walk
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 (no walk on 5/28 due to Memorial Day).
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: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Monday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books are available at the front desk.
Build with Keva Planks
Wednesday, May 9, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Want to build something cool? Drop in and make a tower or other exciting structure out of Keva Planks!
Mother's Day Crafts
Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Stop in to make a special craft for Mom, Grandma or another special "Mom" in your life!
Friday Movie Night: Peter Rabbit
Friday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.
Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! Join us this month for Peter Rabbit (PG).
Afternoon Book Club-The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Tuesday, May 15, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk.
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.
Wednesday, May 16, 4:00 p.m.
Come down to the library to play a giant version of one of our favorite games! We'll play Yahtzee on the front lawn, but in case of bad weather, we'll play inside. For ages 7 and up.
Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Monday, May 21, 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.
Library Board Meeting
Monday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
ICAN: What Is It and How Can It Help Me?
Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by the Legal Aid Society of NENY. The Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) assists people in enrolling in and using managed care plans which provide long-term care services, such as home attendant services or nursing home care. ICAN services are free and confidential. Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Cool Science: The Case of the Floating Ping Pong Ball
Tuesday, May 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
In this month's exploration, we'll use a hairdryer to float ping pong balls and learn about gravity!
Teen Time: Duct Tape Crafts
Wednesday, May 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Come make awesome duct tape creations and enjoy some snacks! For teens in grades 6-12.
TED Talk Discussion Series: Physics
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of short TED Talks that share a common theme. May's theme is “Friendship.” 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.