At Your Library

At Your Library 12.22.22

Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/25-12/31

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Make a Snowman Kit- Pick-up now through Saturday, December 30. Celebrate the beginning of winter by making a snowman craft to decorate your home!

Perler Bead Crafts – Mon., 12/26, 12:00 – 6:00pm – Use your imagination to make awesome creations with perler beads!

Cool Science: Lava Lamps – Tues., 12/27, 3:00 – 5:00pm – Discover the science behind how lava lamps work, and make your own simple lava lamp!

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 12/27, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Beading Bonanza – Wed., 12/28, 3:00 – 7:00pm – Stop by the library to make bracelets, necklaces, and other creative beaded crafts!

Winter Bird Feeder Storytime – Thurs., 12/29, 10:30am – Join us for a special storytime and activity! Listen to stories about winter birds and then make your own simple bird feeder. Hang it up outside to help keep the local birds fed during the winter months!

Teen Time: Cocoa and Coloring – Thurs, 12/29, 4:00pm – Teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to relax with hot cocoa, light refreshments, and coloring sheets!

New Year’s Day Crafts – Fri., 12/30, 10:00am – 6:00pm – Ready to get excited for 2023? Stop by to make special New Year’s Day crafts to decorate your home!

Bridge Club – Fri., 12/30, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher. 

Library Closed – Sat., 12/31 – Closed for New Year’s Eve.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

We’ll be making snowy owl poppers on Thursday, December 22 at “Crafternoon for Kids” and noisemakers for New Year’s celebrations the following Thursday, December 29. Stop by the children’s room between 3 and 5 PM. 

And don’t forget, Tuesday Storytime continues indoors for your little ones on December 27 at 11 AM in the Annex at Town Hall.

Join our Tween Book Club for a discussion of the book “The Thing About Jellyfish” by Ali Benjamin. We’ll meet Thursday, December 29 at 5 PM. Snacks and a related craft are included.

We will close for Christmas on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, and will reopen on Tuesday, December 27 at 10 AM. New Year’s closing will be Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2, 2023. We reopen Tuesday, January 3 at 10 AM.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Questions? Call the library at 518-283-030

East Greenbush Community Library 

Mon/Fri 10-6p; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8p; Sat 10-5p; Sun 1-5p. Library closed: 12/24, 12/25 & 1/1; closing at 5 pm on 12/31. We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. Go to or call 518-477-7476 for a full list of programs – registration is required unless noted otherwise. 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061.

The Winter Reading Challenge starts January 9th for all ages! Stay tuned to our website for participation details.

The Friends mini-book sale is open year-round! See the sale display in the main library next to the public computers and main entrance. Selections are refreshed often.

12/28, 7-9p: What have you been reading lately? Join our Wednesday Night Book Chat to share your recent reads and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers. Look for our WNBC Facebook post at No registration required.

1/3, 6p meeting / 6:30p program: Join the Greenbush Garden Club to watch document A Garden for All Seasons, Butchart Garden in Victoria, British Columbia. Register.

1/9, 1-6p: Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767, go to or use the Free Blood Donor app.

1/11, 3p: Tech-Talk Webinar: How to Keep Yourself Safe When Shopping, Surfing, and Working on the Internet.

1/15, 2p: Qigong Meditation: Join us for an introduction to meditation in motion for the mind & body.

1/16, 10:30a: MLK Day Movie: Selma (PG13), the unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

1/19, 1p: 3rd Thursday Matinee: Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (PG). Stay tuned to our calendar for Feb. & Mar. movies

1/22, 2p: Historical Society: Bobbie Reno presents Hampton Manor Past & Present

1/23, 10:30-5p: AARP SMART Driver Course

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