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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading Program! We need your help in improving our program for next year. Please take the time to complete a short survey about our Summer Reading Program (click here to access the survey). We are interested in your feedback, whether you and your family participated in our Summer Reading Program this year or not. 

We are excited to present a new program for adults starting in September! Our Afternoon Book Club will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Books for the book club are available at the library and can be checked out up to 6 weeks before each book discussion. The selected books and meeting times through the end of the year are:
  • Tuesday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. - The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m. - This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin
See below for a complete list of our September programs. We hope you'll join us this fall! 

The library is also preparing for our second annual Halloween Costume Swap on October 15 (save the date!). 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. Thank you!

If you love the library and are interested in getting involved this fall, please consider joining our library's Board of Trustees! The Board is currently recruiting a new Trustee to join the Board. For more information, attend the Board meeting on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. or contact


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
September Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download our September 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
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 

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. 

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 

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! 
CPL at Farmers and Artisans Market

Friday, September 2, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033. 

Come visit the library's table at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market! We'll have a fun craft and LEGOs for the kids. 
Knock Hockey

Tuesday, September 6, 12:00-7:00 p.m.

Kids and teens - bring a friend down to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey! 
Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book

Friday, September 9, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is the new live-action The Jungle Book (PG), released this year. 
Water Balloon Baseball

Saturday, September 10, 2:00 p.m. 

Batter up! Stop by the library and beat the heat with a wet and wild version of baseball. We’ll be using water balloons in this game, so be prepared to get wet! Ages 7 and up. 
Pokemon Go Walk

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.

Join us and other Pokemon trainers on a walk around town! Get to know others who play the game and share tips and tricks. Participants under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Legal Clinic

Tuesday, September 13, 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.
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.

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

Friday, September 16, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033. 

Come visit the library's table at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market! We'll have a fun craft and LEGOs for the kids. 
Saturday Storytime

Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. 

Join Miss Mia for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.  
Fun Fall Crafts!

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Come down to the library to celebrate fall! We'll have materials and fall-themed craft ideas -- bring your creative side and your imagination.
Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. 

Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Afternoon Book Club: Beautiful Ruins

Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for the Afternoon Book Club the third Tuesday of each month. This month's book selection is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Books for the book club are available at the library. 
Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, September 20, 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!
Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups

Wednesday, September 21, 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. 
Cool Science: Flubber!

Tuesday, September 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for some cool science! This month we'll be making flubber, a non-newtonian fluid, from glue, water, and borax!
TED Talk Discussion Series: Astronomy

Wednesday, September 28, 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. September's theme is "Astronomy." 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. 
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