It's the time of year to give thanks! Any time this November, stop into the library and write down something that you’re grateful for on a paper leaf and we’ll add it to the gratitude tree in our front window. Watch the tree grow all month and see what people in our community are thankful for.
Starting this month, our Pajama Storytime will now be held weekly. Join us each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. for a story and simple craft. Feel free to bring along a stuffed animal friend or wear your PJs! We also hold a weekly Family Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. There's no need to register for either of our storytimes -- just come and join the fun and learning!
Finally, just in time for your holiday shopping, the Friends of Castleton Public Library are holding their annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser. At Barnes & Noble in Colonie Center on Saturday, November 18, you can shop and support your local library at the same time. The day will also include a number of special events (see below for a listing of the day's events). Can’t make it in to shop on 11/18? See the event listing for a code to shop online from 11/18-11/23.
See below for a complete list of our November programs. We hope you'll join us!
Learn the basics of computer use in a one-on-one setting. Call 518-732-0879 to register.
Teen Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 p.m.
Excited about a book you read recently? Looking for a good book to read? Come to our Teen BYO Book Club to share book recommendations and enjoy some snacks. For teens in 6th through 12th grades.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30.
Join us for a story and a craft! For ages birth through 6.
Make an Emoji Pillow
Friday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Do you love emojis? Create and decorate your own special emoji pillow! No sewing is required.
After Dinner Book Club: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
Monday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! This month's book is Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!
Sharpie Tie Dye
Wednesday, November 8, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Love tie-dye? Stop by for simple and fun tie-dyeing with sharpies! Bring your own t-shirt or other item to tie-dye. For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Friday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Day off from school? Come bring a friend down to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey!
Read to Lacey
Monday, November 13, 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.
Wii at the Library
Tuesday, November 14, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Come play Wii games and enjoy snacks with us!
Wednesday, November 15, 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, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Family Movie Night - The Emoji Movie
Friday, November 17, 6:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome at our monthly Family Movie Night! This month’s movie is The Emoji Movie (PG).
Friends of CPL Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble, Colonie Center, 131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205
Do your holiday shopping and support your local library at the same time. See below for special events on 11/18. Can’t make it in to shop on 11/18? Use the Bookfair code 12232054 when you shop on bn.com/bookfairs from 11/18 through 11/23.
Schedule of Special Events on 11/18 at Barnes & Noble:
10:00-10:45 am – Zumba Jammer Demo with Holly Rose
11:00-11:45 am – Storytime & Craft with Miss Joelle
12:00-12:45 pm – Tri-County Banjo Band
2:30-7:30 pm – Chair Massages by Reliable Massage
3:30-5:00 pm – Reading & Signing of God Needed A Puppy by Local Author John Gray
5:00-7:00 pm – Reading Rats with Miss Barb
Monday, November 20, 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, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, November 21, 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Come down to the library and craft something for your Thanksgiving celebrations!
Afternoon Book Club - All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Tuesday, November 21, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! This month's selection is All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. Books are available at the front desk.
Tuesday, November 21, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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Cool Science: Kaleidoscopes
Tuesday, November 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Join us for some cool science. This month, we’ll learn all about how we see color and make kaleidoscopes to take home!
TED Talk Discussion Series: Language
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share a common theme of "Language."