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

Explore what's offered at CPL this May! Join us for our programs for kids, adults, and families (see below for a full list of the month's programs), make a trip to an area museum with one of our free museum passes, or discover new stories and subjects in our library's collection of books, audiobooks, magazines, and DVDs. 

Are you interested in helping to build on the Castleton Public Library’s continuing success? Do you value the many services that the library provides, from books and movies to programs and more? Do you want to ensure the library’s successful future by helping to maintain and improve it? Join the board of trustees! The Board is currently recruiting a new Trustee to fill a Board vacancy. For more information, attend the Board meeting on Monday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. or contact

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
May Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download the May 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
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, May 2, 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, May 3, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

May the Fourth Be With You! Make a Star Wars craft and go on a scavenger hunt for some of your favorite characters.
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2.

Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range birth to age 6. 
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3. 

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! 
Mother's Day Crafts

Friday, May 6, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Come make a special craft for Mom, Grandma, or another special “Mom” in your life!
World War II Book Review and Discussion

Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

Join Michael Hiser for a review and discussion of Rick Atkinson’s WWII Liberation Trilogy: An Army at Dawn, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light.
Legal Clinic

Tuesday, May 10, 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
Focusing on Breathing

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to practice the technique of "focusing on breathing." Help improve sleep, stress, anxiety, anger, hypertension, chronic pain, etc. For ages 10 through adult. Please register; call 518-732-0879. 
Family Movie Night - Norm of the North (2016)

Friday, May 13, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! 
Saturday Storytime

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. 

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

Monday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Ten Most Useful Free Genealogy Websites

Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Interested in your family history but don’t want to spend a fortune subscribing to online databases? Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty explores the best free resources. 
Yard Yahtzee

Wednesday, May 18, 4:30 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.
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Monday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.

Join Norm Wiley to learn how stormwater runoff pollution affects our area and how you can help prevent it.
Maple Hill Middle School Storytelling Performance

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.

7th graders from MHMS are looking forward to sharing a variety pack of stories with you. Come hear tall tales, spooky stories, and stories to make you laugh out loud! 
TED Talk Discussion Series: The Brain

Wednesday, May 25, 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. May's theme is "The Brain." 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. 

Friday, May 27, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Come spend the afternoon crafting. We have plenty of supplies - bring your imagination!
Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups

Wednesday, June 1, 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. 
Wii at the Library

Wednesday, June 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Come hang out and play Wii with us!
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