Events Highlights

Below is a list of programs for kids and adults, scheduled to take place in the library’s Ottinger Room. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Additional programs for kids (like storytime and book groups) and ongoing exhibitions can be found here:


Classical Music Recital Featuring Teenage Musicians

Sign up to be a part of the Croton Free Library’s annual Classical Young Artists’ Showcase. Students in 7th through 12th grade are invited to give a recital-quality performance of up to 8 minutes of well-prepared classical music. Instrumentalists and vocalists presenting solo and group pieces welcome. The library’s piano is available for use. Performers must provide their own accompanists (who may be adults). Registration opens May 1 and closes June 1. Register in person, by phone (914-271-6612) or by e-mail (
Saturday, June 17, rehearsal 3:00 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m.


Singer/Songwriter Sheri Miller

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, heartfelt songs, while accompanying herself on guitar and piano. She also sings a wide range of classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash and others. Included on the “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists” list, Sheri has collaborated with many Grammy Award-winning songwriters, such as J.D. Souther and Shawn Mullins. She has released two records, “Mantra” and “Winning Hand,” and her original song ”I Could Love You Still.” Sheri is currently recording a new record in Nashville, NYC and LA, to be released in 2017. Get ready for an entertaining, gorgeous performance. Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.


Mary Roach Visits the Library

Mary Roach will be visiting the Croton Free Library on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. The author presentation will consist of a one-on-one interview conducted by Tina Jordan, Senior Editor at Entertainment Weekly. Tickets are required. Space is limited, so Croton Free Library card holders may pick up a maximum of two free tickets per family at the reference desk beginning Monday, May 22. Any remaining tickets will be available beginning June 5. Visit the Library and enter the raffle to win dinner with Mary Roach. More Info
Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.


Vent Nouveau Presents Works by Saint-Saëns

Romance is in the air, as Vent Nouveau performs works for winds by Camille Saint-Saëns. The woodwind ensemble of Vent Nouveau – dedicated to highlighting a wide range of wonderful yet underperformed repertoire for winds – perform solo and duo pieces, and combine forces to present “Caprice sur des airs Danois et Russes.” The evening recital takes place at clarinetist Kristen Mather de Andrade’s hometown library – the Croton Free Library. In addition to Kristen Mather de Andrade (clarinet), the ensemble includes other principal instrumentalists with the West Point Band – Katrina Owens (flute) and Anna Pennington (oboe) – as well as Jeongeun Yom (piano), a member of the music faculty at Manhattanville College. Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.


Jeffrey and The Bossy Frog

It’s the kick-off of our Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World ”! Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog of The Bossy Frog Band thrill young audiences with their banjo-driven, costume-character-dancing, 100% interactive music concert. Their show has been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families! And, their latest recording, “15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE!),” is a Parents’ Choice Award winner. After the show, youngsters are invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Game –which runs from June 24 to August 12. During the summer, children share their reading to earn prizes, drop in for crafts, watch movies, play bingo and lots more. Saturday, June 24, 11:00 a.m.


I, Witness

Photographs by Deborah Lea Cohen

Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2-4pm

On display May 1 - June 29