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

Fall means fun at Castleton Public Library!  As the air becomes crisp and daylight gets shorter, it's a great time to curl up with a book or a movie. It's also a good time to visit the library to enjoy a family craft activity, a book discussion, or to learn more about a topic that interests you. 

Thanks to support from the NYS Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Program, we're able to present a free seminar for people interested in starting a business. Join us on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. for So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur with career counselor Dr. Tom Denham. Please register by calling us at 518-732-0879. 

The library is preparing for our second annual Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 15 (more details below in our events calendar!). 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 from now through October 14. You don't have to donate to participate in the swap. Don't forget to join us for our other fun Halloween events. 

Finally, just in time for your fall and holiday shopping, the Friends of Castleton Public Library can help you save a bundle while raising important funds for the library’s ongoing success.  Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends is a community program that provides 25% off most purchases at Boscov’s when you buy a $5 shopping pass from The Friends. How does it work? Just buy your pass (available at the library through 10/18) and shop at any Boscov's on Tuesday, October 18

See below for a complete list of our October programs. We hope you'll join us this fall! 


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
October Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download our October 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
Pipe Cleaner Crafts

Monday, October 3, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Have the day off from school and looking for something to do? Look no further! We will have craft supplies out all day to make projects using pipe cleaners!
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, October 3, 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 read. For adults.  
Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, October 4, 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!
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3. 

Join Miss Linda for a story and craft! Recommended for children from birth through age 6. 
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4. 

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! 
Family Movie Night: The Angry Birds Movie

Friday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is The Angry Birds Movie (PG), released this year. 
Legal Clinic

Tuesday, October 11, 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 Rose Porter at 518-435-1770.
So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 p.m. 

Career counselor Dr. Tom Denham discusses entrepreneurship in this seminar. Discover how to navigate the 3 stages of entrepreneurship and develop an understanding of the core concepts of your business. Explore the “dos and don’ts” of success and the survival strategies to avoid failure in your first year of business. Registration required; call 732-0879. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program. 
Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday, October 15, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Need a costume or have one to donate? Bring in your clean, used Halloween costumes, masks, wigs, or accessories for children, teens, or adults any time through October 14. On October 15, browse the selection and pick out costumes to take home. Save your money by swapping instead of buying! We'll also enjoy some Halloween music and treats to gear up for the holiday.
Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. 

Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Fundraiser - Friends Helping Friends at Boscov's

Shopping Day: Tuesday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Help support the Friends of Castleton Public Library! The Friends are selling a 25% off shopping pass for Boscov’s good for the store’s “Friends Helping Friends” day on Tuesday, October 18. 
Passes are $5 each and are valid at any Boscov's location. Passes can be purchased at the library any date through 10/18. All proceeds benefit the Friends of CPL. 
Afternoon Book Club: The Worst Hard Time

Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for the Afternoon Book Club the third Tuesday of each month. This month's selection is The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan. Books are available at the front desk.
Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, October 18, 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!
Friends of CPL Meeting

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

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

Friday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Day off from school? Join us at the library to make crafts with yarn and learn about straw weaving!
Kids' Cemetery Tour

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033. 

Join us at the Mountain View Cemetery on Scott Avenue in Castleton for a family-friendly tour! We’ll get to go in the vault, find a grave marker that's not made of stone, see where the founders of Castleton are buried, make a grave stone rubbing, and more! Tour meets at the flagpole.
Cool Science: Soap Clouds!

Tuesday, October 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for some cool science! In this month's exploration, we'll learn what causes a reaction with special soap in a microwave. 
TED Talk Discussion Series: Creativity

Wednesday, October 26, 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. October's theme is "Creativity." 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. 
Halloween Family Fun & Parade

Saturday, October 29
Activities & Parade Registration - 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Parade begins at 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the library for tricks, treats, and spooky science! Come in costume to join the parade, which begins at the library and ends at the firehouse with treats and an opportunity to win prizes at a costume contest. Parade/contest co-sponsored by Friends of Castleton Public Library, Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis, and Castleton Fire Department. 
Halloween Craft & Treat

Monday, October 31, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

It's Halloween! Stop into the library any time today to make a craft and pick up a treat.
Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics

Wednesday, November 2, 5:00 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association will explore memory loss issues and discuss the differences between memory loss brought on by normal aging vs. dementia. Registration requested; call 867-4997. 
Perler Bead Crafts

Friday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Day off from school? Come make something awesome out of perler beads!
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