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

Are you interested in helping to support the library and raise funds for the library's programs and services? Join the Friends of Castleton Public Library! The Friends of CPL are currently recruiting new members. The support the library receives from the Friends of CPL makes many of our programs and services possible. In addition to providing funding for 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, March 16, at 7:00 p.m., or send a message to  

Speaking of the Friends of CPL, the Friends' annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is coming up! Save the date for Saturday, April 9 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Applebee's Restaurant, 594 N. Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Enjoy a breakfast of 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and unlimited beverages for only $6.00 per person. You can buy tickets at the library starting March 1.

Do you have any suggestions or comments about the library? We'd love to hear from you. Stop by, give us a call at 518-732-0879, or send an email to


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
March Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download the March 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

Tuesday, March 1, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range 0-6. 
Bookmark Crafternoon

Thursday, March 3, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Come to the library and make your very own bookmark from a variety of craft supplies! 
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1. 

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! 
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, March 7, 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. 
Legal Clinic

Tuesday, March 8, 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 or email
Saturday Storytime

Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. 

Join Miss Mia for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range 0-6.  
Tax 101

Monday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

It's tax season! Could you use a little guidance? An attorney from the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York will give an overview of income tax, and discuss tax issues and current IRS scams. We will also cover events that can trigger an income tax issue, such as cancellation of debt and withdrawing funds from retirement accounts. 
Recycled Art: CD Etching

Wednesday, March 16, 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Recycle old CDs to make cool etched art! Drop in to create your own masterpiece. 
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, March 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Family Movie Night - The Muppet Movie (1979)

Friday, March 18, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! This month, join us for the classic original Muppet movie!
Open Mic Night

Sunday, March 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. 
Library Board Meeting

Monday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups

Wednesday, March 23, 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. 
Snap Circuits

Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Day off from school? Come play with our Snap Circuits kits and have fun learning electronics! Drop in any time, or bring a friends along and compete for an extra challenge. 
TED Talk Discussion Series: Beauty

Wednesday, March 30, 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. March's theme is "Beauty." 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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