News from Castleton Public Library - October 2015
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Notes from Our Director: 

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 get together with others in the community -- to have fun, learn, create, or to volunteer to make a difference. This fall, we invite you to visit us to check out some of our materials, and to attend our programs. We are also seeking volunteers to help the library -- our Board of Trustees is recruiting new Trustees, the Friends of CPL are looking for support, and the library always welcomes volunteers who want to lend a hand. Send a message to or call 518-732-0879 for more information about getting involved. 

The support the library receives from the Friends of CPL makes many of our programs and services possible. In addition to funding our summer reading program and our museum pass program, the Friends also coordinate family-friendly events, volunteer, and raise money to donate to the library for materials and equipment. If you are interested in learning more about the Friends, please consider attending the Friends of CPL meeting at the library on Wednesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. or send a message to

See below for a list of upcoming events at Castleton Public Library. Information about the library is also available 24 hours a day on our website, Facebook, and Twitter

Do you have suggestions for programs, events, or services you'd like to see at the library? We would love to hear from you! Give us a call at 518-732-0879 or send an email to


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
October Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download the October events calendar as a PDF
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. 

October dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range 0-6. 
Family Movie Night - Cinderella (2015)

Friday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is the new live-action Cinderella, released this year. 
Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday, October 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Need a Halloween costume or have one to donate? We’re offering a costume swap! Bring in your clean, gently used Halloween costumes, masks, wigs, or accessories for children, teens, adults, or pets any time through October 3. Browse the swap 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. 
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, October 5, 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, October 6, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Computer Help

Selected Fridays at 10:00 a.m. 

October dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30

Computer help by appointment. 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
Clear Your Space, Clear Your Mind: Decluttering Your Home

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.

Have you read all the books about organizing, tidying, and decluttering but just haven't been able to make it happen? Professional organizing consultant Lisa Higdon will show you how to set priorities and give you tips to get started. 

Thursday, October 15, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Library Board Meeting

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

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Open Mic Night

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Musicians and spoken word poets -- come share your talents at our Open Mic Night! All ages welcome to perform and to watch. 
Friends of Castleton Public Library Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

Come get involved with the Friends of CPL! All are welcome. 
Wii at the Library

Friday, October 23, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Stop by to play some Wii with us!  
Making the Most of Social Security

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.

This workshop will help people ages 45-70 better understand their Social Security retirement benefits. Questions such as “when can I stop working?” and “what’s the best claiming strategy to maximize my benefits?” will be discussed. Presented by volunteers from Retirement Solutions.
History of Mountain View Cemetery

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.

Explore the history of the cemetery in the heart of Castleton. Presented by Norman Wiley, President of the Castleton Cemetery Association.
Halloween Family Fun & Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 31 
Library activities & parade registration - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Parade begins at 2:00 p.m.

Stop by the library for tricks, treats, and some 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 and contest co-sponsored by Friends of CPL, Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis, and Castleton Fire Department.
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