We're offering a variety of classes and events for all ages this month, with lots of Halloween fun! We're seeking donations for our fourth annual Free Halloween Costume Giveaway on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. We're currently accepting donations of any clean, used or new costumes, masks, wigs, and accessories for children, teens, and adults. Donations can be dropped off any time during the library's hours of operation through Friday, October 12. Thank you!
Also, don't miss our Halloween Parade and Party, co-sponsored by the library and the Castleton Fire Department. The parade leaves from the library at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, led by a fire truck! The parade ends at the firehouse, where we'll enjoy treats, crafts, and games. All ages are welcome.
See below for a complete list of our October programs!
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.
October StoryWalk at Schodack Island State Park
Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.
Stop by Schodack Island State Park any time in October to participate in our StoryWalk. The walk is on a loop path that begins near the playground. Each month a new story will be featured. This month's story is A Bed for Bear by Clive McFarland.
Monday Mile Community Walk
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
October 1, 15, 22, 29 (no walk on 10/8 due to Columbus 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 - Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey
Monday, October 1, 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 Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to our evening storytime. Recommended for ages birth-8.
ICAN: What Is It and How Can It Help Me?
Wednesday, October 3, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Legal Aid Society of NENY. The Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) assists people in enrolling in and using managed care plans that provide long-term care services, such as home attendant services or nursing home care. Please register; call 518-732-0879.
Learn to Sew: Pajama Pants
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
For adults. Learn to sew an elastic-waisted pair of pajama pants with instructor Pat Wood. Please bring your own sewing machine, if you have one. Registration is limited; call 518-732-0879 to register.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1.
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Fun Fall Crafts
Wednesday, October 10, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the fall by making a special craft to decorate your home!
Emergency Preparedness: Get Your Go-Bag Ready!
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.
Learn to prepare for natural & man-made disasters with RensCo Health Dept. Register; call 518-732-0879.
Teen Time: Paper Clip Jewelry
Thursday, October 11, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Enjoy snacks & create a necklace or bracelet using paper clips & washi tape! For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Thursday, October 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Discover your family history using Ancestry Library Edition! Registration required; call 518-732-0879.
Free Halloween Costume Giveaway
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Browse a selection of donated Halloween costumes, wigs, masks, and accessories & pick out costumes to take home! Donations of clean, gently used items accepted from 9/1/18 through 10/12/18.
Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog
Monday, October 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids – read aloud to Lacey the therapy dog! Reading time with Lacey is first-come, first-served.
Library Board Meeting
Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club: The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Tuesday, October 16, 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 The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester.
Create Your Own Games
Tuesday, October 16, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Do you like to play games? What about creating your own?! Come to the library to make (and play) Balloon Ping Pong, Post It Sudoku, and more! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us the third Wednesday of each month to knit and chat. Beginners welcome!
Friends of CPL Monthly Meeting
Wednesday,October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Come get involved with the Friends of Castleton Public Library!
In addition to funding our summer reading program and our museum pass program, the Friends also 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.
Paint a Mini Pumpkin
Friday, October 19, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Have the day off from school? Come paint a mini pumpkin to decorate your home for Halloween!
Family Movie Night - Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Friday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG).
Cool Science: Spooky Sounds
Tuesday, September 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
We’ll learn about how sound works by using a plastic cup to make crazy noises, such as chicken sounds!
Duct Tape Crafts
Thursday, October 25, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
We have a rainbow of duct tape to match your imagination. Drop in to make wallets, flowers and more!
Halloween Parade & Party
Saturday, October 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Join the parade, which begins at the library at 2:30 led by a fire truck! Parade ends at the firehouse, where we’ll enjoy treats, crafts, and games. Co-sponsored by Castleton Public Library and Castleton Fire Dept.
Preserving Family Photographs and Documents
Monday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Learn about free & low-cost ways to preserve your family photographs and documents.
TED Talk Discussion Series: Economics
Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share the common theme of “Economics.” For adults.