News from Castleton Public Library - April 2017
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Notes from Our Director: 

The leadership team of Castleton Public Library is currently working on our long-range plan for the library. To shape our efforts in planning for the next few years, we are conducting a community survey. If you haven't already, please complete our 2017 Community Survey using this link:
Your response will help us to serve our community better. Thank you!

Looking for something to do during the school break week later this month? We have a number of fun activities on our calendar -- a full list of our April programs is listed below. 


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
April Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download our 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
After Dinner Book Club - American Rust

Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. 

Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion. This month's selection is American Rust by Phillipp Meyer. Books are available at the front desk.
Marble Madness!

Tuesday, April 4, 3:00-7:00 p.m. 

Design & build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!
Lighthouses of the Hudson River

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. 

David Chinery provides a look at the history and characteristics of lighthouses of the Hudson River, illustrated with period and contemporary photographs. Discussion includes the river’s “lost” lighthouses, as well as those delighting visitors today. 
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4. 

Join Miss Linda for a story and craft! Recommended for children from birth through age 6. 
Monthly Monday Matinee: Fences

Monday, April 10, 1:00 p.m.

Join us the second Monday of each month to enjoy a movie for adults. April’s film is the Academy Award-nominated film Fences (PG-13).
Free Skill Building Online

Monday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.

Interested in leveling up some skills for your job or business? Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County demonstrates free resources for sharpening your skills with Microsoft Office, coding, social media, and more. Registration required; call 732-0879. Program supported by funds from the NYS Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.
Rainbow Art

Friday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Stop by the library to create a rainbow craft using all kinds of materials!
Chalkboard Flower Pots

Monday, April 17, 12:00-7:00 p.m.

BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Get into the spring mood with a special flower pot. Decorate it with chalk as many times as you want, then take it home for planting!
Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. 

Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Afternoon Book Club - When Breath Becomes Air

Tuesday, April 18, 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for the Afternoon Book Club the third Tuesday of each month. This month's selection is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Books are available at the front desk.
Sculpture Walk

Tuesday, April 18, 4:00 p.m.

BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Join us for a walk to collect pieces of nature from the outdoors and then use them to make a unique sculpture.
Cool Science: Kazoos!

Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Join us as we make kazoos and learn how sound works.
Family Movie Night: Sing

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is Sing (PG). 
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.

Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.  
Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive

Thursday, April 20 through Monday, April 24

Save us your empties! Bring your returnable bottles and cans to the library any time from Thursday, April 20 through Monday, April 24. All proceeds benefit the Friends of CPL. 
Poetry Games!

Thursday, April 20, 12:00-6:00 p.m. 

BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Do you enjoy poetry, or want to try something new? Stop by for some fun poetry exercises and games.
Perler Bead Crafts

Friday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Come make something awesome out of perler beads!
TED Talk Discussion Series: Poetry

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share a common theme. April’s theme is “Poetry.” 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.
Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.

Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime. Perfect before you head to bed!
Chalk the Walk!

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stop by the library any time today to help us bring some color to our front walkway! There will be plenty of chalk, so make sure to bring your imagination.
After Dinner Book Club: Predictably Irrational

Monday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! May's selection is Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely. Books available at the front desk.
Star Wars Day: May the Fourth be with You!

Thursday, May 4, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Star Wars universe by making a cool craft!
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