News from Castleton Public Library - April 2016
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Notes from Our Director: 

Spring brings a few changes to Castleton Public Library! We are delighted to share some of the ways we're improving our service to you: 
  • Lower fines for DVDs: Starting April 1, when you borrow DVDs from CPL, overdue fines for late DVDs are 25 cents per day, down from $1.00 per day. Overdue fines for books remain at 10 cents per day. Have an issue with a past fine on your library card? Talk to one of our librarians. 
  • More fun for kids and kids-at-heart: If you've visited the library lately, you may have noticed our new shelf full of games, LEGOs, and wooden blocks in the children's section. If you haven't seen it yet, come check it out! You're welcome to play any time that we're open. 
  • More school break week programs: We're increasing the number of programs we offer during school breaks for children and teens. See our events calendar, below, for a listing of our programs during Spring Break (April 25-29). Stop in and see us!
Want to help support the library while enjoying a great breakfast? Don't miss the Friends of CPL's annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 9! Enjoy a breakfast of 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and unlimited beverages for only $6.00 per person. Join us from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Applebee's Restaurant, 594 N. Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144. You can buy tickets at the library through April 8; walk-ins are also welcome. 

Do you have any suggestions or comments about the library? We'd love to hear from you. Stop by, give us a call at 518-732-0879, or send an email to


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
April Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download the April events calendar as a PDF
Computer Help

By appointment, to fit your schedule! 

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
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 

Bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler in for group play with wooden blocks, and help develop their skills in early literacy, math and reasoning, logic, social know-how and more! 
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.

Bring a book you've read lately and discuss it with the group! This is a great way to learn about books and authors you might not otherwise encounter. For adults. 

Tuesday, April 5, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

April 7, 14, 21, 28.

Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range birth to age 6. 
Friends of CPL Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, April 9, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Location: Applebee’s Restaurant, 594 N. Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Cost: $6.00 per person

Enjoy breakfast and help raise funds to benefit the library. Includes 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and unlimited beverages. Buy tickets at the library through April 8 – walk-ins also welcome!
Legal Clinic

Tuesday, April 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Need help with a legal issue? Get a free, private, and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney. Sponsored by The Legal Project. Appointment required; contact Jennifer Latte at 518-435-1770 or email
Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups

Wednesday, April 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Coloring for adults? Absolutely! It's a relaxing, stress-relieving, and fun way to spend an hour or two. We'll also have soothing music and herbal tea to help you unwind. 
Family Movie Night - The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Friday, April 15, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! This month, join us for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
Saturday Storytime

Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. 

Join Miss Mia for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.  
Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Explore the Power of Essential Oils

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

In this informational session with Dawn DuBois, you'll learn about what essential oils are, how they are produced, and ways to use them for yourself, your family, pets, and home to enhance your health and wellness. Samples will be available. Join us for this fun class.
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.  

Thursday, April 21, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Earth Day Project

Friday, April 22, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Paint a mini flower pot and plant a seed, then take it home and watch your plant grow. For kids and teens. 
Blackout Poetry

Monday, April 25, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM! Use your imagination and a book page to create a unique poem.
Perler Bead Crafts

Tuesday, April 26, 12:00-7:00 p.m.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM! Join us at the library to create works of art with special beads and an iron.
Wii at the Library

Wednesday, April 27, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM! Come hang out and play Wii with us. 
TED Talk Discussion Series: Travel

Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Join us the last Wednesday of each month for a viewing and discussion of two short TED Talks that share a common theme. April's theme is "Travel." TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." Annual TED Conference invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes on a variety of topics. 
Shrinky Dink Magnets

Thursday, April 28, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM! Join us at the library to make art that we can shrink down and turn into magnets!

Friday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM! Come spend the afternoon crafting. We have plenty of supplies - bring your imagination!
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