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

Our Summer Reading Program has gotten off to a great start. Over 170 people have registered for our Summer Reading Program so far, breaking last year's record! Interested in signing up? It's not too late -- you can register all summer long. Little ones, kids, teens, and adults can all participate! Click here to see a full list of all of our summer programs

In July, the monthly Legal Clinic will return to our library. Held the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00, the Legal Clinic offers a free, private, and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney. The next Legal Clinic will be held on July 12. This service is made available through The Legal Project. Appointments are required; contact Jennifer Latte at 518-435-1770.

The library will also have a table at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers' and Artisan Market through the end of the season. Stop by to learn more about the library, make a craft, or play with LEGOs! Stop by and see us this month on Friday, July 1 and Friday, July 15 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Market is held at the intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street. 

We hope you will join us for a summer full of fun and learning! 

Best,

Melissa Tacke, Library Director
July Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download our Summer Reading Program 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
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 

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! 
Patriotic Crafts

Friday, July 1, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Get ready for the 4th of July with some fun crafts to celebrate and decorate your home! 
CPL at Farmers and Artisans Market

Friday, July 1, 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. 
Sidewalk Science: Candy Chromatography

Tuesday, July 5, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for outdoor science! We’ll discover the colors hidden within the colorful shells of some popular candy.
Yoga on the Lawn

Wednesday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.

Join instructor Rachel Toolan for yoga on the front lawn. In case of bad weather, yoga will be held indoors. Please bring your own mat; ages 12 and up.
Story Hour with Tri-City Valley Cats

Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. 

After reading a story about baseball, we’ll get to meet some special visitors from the ValleyCats!
Water Balloon Baseball

Thursday, July 7, 12:00 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. 
Saturday Storytime

Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. 

Join Miss Mia for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.  
SPUD!

Saturday, July 9, 2:00 p.m. 

Calling all teens! Head over to the library to learn to play a classic outdoor game. It involves running, dodging, and throwing, so bring your friends for ultimate fun! Ages 12 and up.
The Pillowcase Project

Monday, July 11, 6:00 p.m. 

The American Red Cross teaches kids how to be prepared for natural disasters and local emergencies. Each participant receives their own free pillowcase to color and use as their own emergency kit! Recommended for ages 8-12. 
Olympic Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 12, 12:00-6:00 p.m. 

Get a jump start on your 2016 Summer Olympic celebrations by completing an Olympic-themed scavenger hunt at the library!
Legal Clinic

Tuesday, July 12, 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.
 
Smoothies with Honest Weight Food Co-op

Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. 

Smoothies are a great way to get fruit and protein into children’s diets. In this class, kids will be able to choose from all-organic ingredients to create their own smoothie!
Sidewalk Science: Lemon Volcanoes

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for outdoor science! This week we’ll create an explosive chemical reaction using lemons, baking soda, and dish soap. 
Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups

Wednesday, July 13, 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. 
Musical Story Hour

Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m. 

Explore the fun of making music with local musicians Kitty and Bert Murphy at this special Story Hour. After reading a story about music, we’ll sing songs together and even play instruments!
Sculpture Walk

Thursday, July 14, 12:00 p.m.

Come take a walk and create some art. We’ll use found objects to make our own unique sculptural masterpieces!
Family Movie Night - Zootopia (PG)

Friday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! 
Chalk the Walk

Friday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Stop by the library all day today and help bring some color to our front walkway! 
CPL at Farmers and Artisans Market

Friday, July 15, 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. 
Library Board Meeting

Monday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Racing Flags with the Tang Museum

Tuesday, July 19, 4:00 p.m.

On your mark, get set … create a racing flag with Skidmore College’s Tang Museum!
Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m.

Join instructor Rachel Toolan for yoga on the front lawn. In case of bad weather, yoga will be held indoors. Please bring your own mat; ages 12 and up.
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m.

Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.  
Story Hour with Bud's Florist

Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. 

After reading a story about flowers, we’ll meet a special visitor from Bud’s Florist!
Tie Dye

Saturday, July 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Twist some color into your life! Bring your plain tees, socks, or anything else that needs brightening. 
ZAP!

Tuesday, July 26, 2:00 p.m.

Learn a fun game of skill. Bounce tennis balls to score points, but watch out – don’t get ZAPPED!
Teen Trivia Night

Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.

Attention teens! Do you have what it takes to be the trivia champ? Come by the library for a night of brain-busting trivia! 
Traveling Pond

Wednesday, July 27, 6:00 p.m.

A traveling pond from Dyken Pond will “splash” its way into our library with live fish, salamanders, frogs, and insects! Children will be able to touch live animals and will learn how these animals survive in a watery environment. 
TED Talk Discussion Series: Food and Nutrition

Wednesday, July 27, 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. July's theme is "Food and Nutrition." 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. 
Therapy Dog Story Hour

Thursday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.

At this special Story Hour, we’ll read about therapy dogs, then get to meet a real live therapy dog and his owner! 
Sculpture Walk

Thursday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.

Come take a walk and create some art. We’ll use found objects to make our own unique sculptural masterpieces!
Pool Noodle Obstacle Course

Thursday, July 28, 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the library to join us for an obstacle course full of fun! Jump, crawl, dodge, and throw all through a course made of pool noodles. Bring your friends and see who can be the champ! 
Crafternoon

Friday, July 29, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come spend the afternoon crafting. We have plenty of supplies -- bring your imagination! 
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