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(September - June)

MONDAY 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
TUESDAY 10:00 am-9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 10:00 am-5:30 pm
THURSDAY 10:00 am-9:00 pm
FRIDAY 10:00 am-5:30 pm
SATURDAY 10:00 am-5:00 pm
SUNDAY 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Summer hours will go into effect after July 4th

The library is closed on all legal holidays, including Christmas Eve, but it is open on Election Day.


Introduction to Babysitting

Potential babysitters build essential skills for responsible childcare through this four-hour course. Amanda Tucker, a first-grade teacher, gives hands-on instruction on several topics, including: interviewing and communication tips; ages/stages of young babies and toddlers; safety and first-aid; feeding and caring for children (including diaper changing). Amanda holds three teacher certifications – including Early Childhood, General Education and Special Education – and a Master’s Degree in Literacy. She will administer a simple test at the completion of the course and distribute certificates. Bring paper and pen – and your lunch! For youngsters ages 10 and up. Registration required. Register in person or by phone (914-271-6612) during open library hours.
Saturday, September 22, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


“Joni and James” – The Music of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor Performed by Anne Carpenter and Peter Calo

Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, two songwriting giants, created some of the most endearing and lasting music of all time. Anne Carpenter and Peter Calo visit their immense library of music, performing classics and deep tracks, alike. Peter Calo has been Carly Simon’s guitar player and backing vocalist for the last 20-plus years. During his long relationship with Carly Simon,Peter served as her musical director, occasional producer and even song collaborator. Peter has performed with James Taylor, as well. Anne Carpenter, a bright star on the Westchester music scene, has had her original songs recorded by such artists as Sloan Wainwright. Join Anne and Peter for an intimate and informal evening of great music with guest artist, award-winning producer and composer John Lissauer.
Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.


“Objects and Memory” with Jonathan Fein

What are the things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us? How do we preserve the past and speak to the future? What would you save if your house were on fire? Producer/director Jonathan Fein presents a lecture based on his acclaimed PBS documentary film Objects and Memory. Illustrating his lecture with video, Jonathan explores how otherwise ordinary things become transformed into precious conveyors of experience, emotion, and identity. “Objects and Memory” is jointly presented by the Croton Council on the Arts, the Croton Free Library, and the Croton Friends of History.
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.


Songs to Inspire Hope and Change with Fred Gillen, Jr. and Hudson Valley Sally

Long time activist-folk musicians – Fred Gillen, Jr. and Hudson Valley Sally (Terry Colliton, John Fisher, Laurie Siegel, David Tarlo) – join together for an evening that will have you singing familiar tunes and learning new ones. New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient, Fred Gillen, Jr. has released nine full-length albums, to critical acclaim. Hudson Valley Sally was selected for the Folk DJ Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference, November 2015. Their sponsor, Sonny Ochs, writes “Hudson Valley Sally is a delightful group of activist musicians who will have you smiling and clapping. Most of all, they’ll have you thinking about the content of their songs. They have something relevant to say!”
Friday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.


Ukulele Swing with Edukated Fleas

The duo Edukated Fleas play and sing the “big hits” on a little instrument with lots of personality – the ukulele. Favoring swing, standards and vintage tunes, Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews have been playing ukulele duets together since 2007. Bassist Mark Murphy joins the Edukated Fleas, who have delighted audiences in venues as varied as the Clearwater Festival, New York Uke Fest, The Towne Crier, Boothbay Opera House and Mohegan Storytelling Festival.
Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.


Earring Design with Joan Lloyd

Express your creative side with artist Joan Lloyd, as she teaches you how to design and bead your very own earrings in this two-hour workshop. Choose from a vast variety of colorful beads to make one-of-a-kind earrings for yourself or a special someone. You’ll also have an opportunity to donate an additional pair of earrings of your own design to a local women’s shelter. Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For tweens and teens (Adults welcome, too).
Tuesday, October 23, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Spooktacular Animal Adventure with Animal Embassy

Meet some of the animals that haunt our dreams, and make the hair stand up on the back of our necks! Animal Embassy discusses animals that are perfectly at home in the shadows and in swamps, and are on the prowl under the moonlit sky. Join Animal Embassy as we demystify these amazing animals and help families to see the beauty in these often maligned and misunderstood creatures. Get up close and personal with Animal Ambassadors such as a Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, an Emperor Scorpion, a Ball Python, an Axolotl, an Indian Peahen, Argentine Black and White Tegu, and “spooktacular” wildlife artifacts in the spirit of Halloween! Children 4 and older best enjoy this program.
Saturday, October 27, 2:30 p.m.


“Poverty, Inc.” with Moderator Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger

The documentary “Poverty, Inc.,” directed by Michael Matheson Miller, inquires into the nature of human flourishing and the effects of the multibillion dollar poverty industrial complex erected to promote it. From Toms Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, “Poverty, Inc.” unearths the mixed, even catastrophic, results of charity businesses in the developing world. The afternoon is moderated by Dr. Geneive Brown Metzer, who served as the Jamaican Consul General in New York 2008 to 2012, heading Jamaica’s largest foreign mission whose jurisdiction included 33 states, Puerto and Bermuda. Geneive states, “What drives me is: how can I be a change agent for the Caribbean in reshaping its image and affecting public expectation.” Geneive is currently principal of her own consulting firm focusing on US-Caribbean relations. Discussion and refreshments follow the film screening (91 minutes), which begins at 2:00.
Sunday, October 28, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


You Are My Blue

Photographs - Bibiana Huang Matheis
Poems - Bettina “Poet Gold” Wilkerson

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, October 13, 3:00-5:00pm

On Display September 1 - October 28