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Regular Hours (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 (July–August) MONDAY  10:00 am–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–3:00 pm
SUNDAY  closed

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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:

Also check out our new monthly calendar, which shows both recurring and special events, and sign up for our email newsletter.


FEBRUARY 25 |  WORKSHOP

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 Teens and Adults. Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.


MARCH 1 |  CROTON READS

Author Michael Cunningham will visit the Library. Space is limited therefore Library district residents may pick up a maximum of two free tickets at the reference desk beginning February 7. Any remaining tickets will be available for non-village residents beginning February 21.
Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m.


MARCH 6 |  MUSIC

Ride with Singer/Songwriter Marc Berger

Marc Berger performs songs from his critically acclaimed album, Ride, with Rich DePaolo on guitar and D’raz on accordion. Inspired by Marc’s lifelong love affair with the American West, Ride presents ten cinematic songs capturing the vastness and romance of the West, while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. From the haunting message and beat of “Twister” to the challenge of taming a wild horse in “Take It on the Chin,” the evening’s performance takes you on a blazing tour of the Great American Frontier. “It’s the breathtaking grandeur of the high desert and plateaus suspended between the pioneer days and ten minutes ago” - FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange). Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, and opened shows for Bob Dylan, and other national acts. Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.


MARCH 11 |  PRESENTATION

The New NY Bridge Project with Brian Conybeare

Wonder what’s actually happening with The Tappan Zee Bridge? Brian Conybeare, the Special Advisor to the Governor for the New NY Bridge Project, visits the Croton Free Library for a special presentation co-hosted by the Library and the Croton Friends of History. Governor Andrew Cuomo has put together a team of international, national, and local experts to make sure that the design chosen for the New NY Bridge would make the Hudson River crossing much easier, more efficient, and environmentally protective of residents and marine wildlife. The new bridge is structured to last for at least 100 years, and to be mass-transit-ready, and pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly. Brian Conybeare – well-known for his Emmy Award-winning reporting during his 16 years at News 12 Westchester – was appointed by Governor Cuomo in July 2012 to lead the project’s community outreach team. In his presentation, Brian discusses the overall New NY Bridge project including: the winning design-build team, the proposed design and features of the New NY Bridge, and the project schedule. Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.


MARCH 20 |  TEEN ART WORKSHOP

Zentangle with Instructor Jill Greenbaum

Discover the art of Zentangle: A fast, fun way to get both focused and chill! It’s a simple method for creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. “Tangling” develops creativity, a sense of relaxed alertness, along with an increased sense of calm. This workshop includes all the materials you need: Italian paper tiles, pencil, Micron pen and tortillion. Come tangle with Jill, a certified Zentangle teacher, and experience the “Zen” element of this art form and method, which was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. You’ll leave with your own works of art and a new way to step away from the daily pressures of school. The workshop and the materials used during it are free. Grades 6 and up. Register by visiting or calling the library (914-271-6612) during open hours. Friday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.


MARCH 21 |  CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Animals in Winter with 2 Hands 2 Learn

We turn up the heat in winter, but how do animals stay warm? Dropping temperatures and shorter days trigger fascinating changes in wildlife. Learn about migration, hibernation, torpor, survival strategies and adaptations. Handle fur and feathers, create a small animal habitat to take home, and snack on the type of food eaten by wintering birds. Grades K and up. Register by visiting or calling the library (914-271-6612) during open hours. This program was originally scheduled for January 24, but was snowed out. We are asking those interested in attending to register once again, as many schedules will have changed since the January date. Now the animals are coming out of their winter houses to play – just like we are. Learn all about it! Saturday, March 21, 11:00 a.m.


MARCH 27 |  THEATRE

“All I Need to Know About Life I Learned on the Radio” with Kacey Morabito Grean

There are a few “rules of radio” that actually apply quite nicely to life: smile, keep moving forward, tell the truth. Then there are the life lessons a radio personality learns along the way. Kacey Morabito Grean has been waking up New York’s Westchester and the Hudson Valley for the past 15 years, as co-host of Mike and Kacey in the Morning. Kacey of 100.7 WHUD creates an inspiring and uplifting hour of entertainment with stories and music. Feel free to sing along! Presented by M&M Productions; with Q&A to follow. Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.


APRIL 11 |  ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

Sign up Begins March 11

Unplug and take center-stage – blues, folk and acoustic rock welcome. Songwriter Peter Calo hosts the evening and offers a tune or two himself. Peter has been a senior band-member for Carly Simon, guitarist for the Broadway hit Hairspray, and musical consultant to director Julie Taymor for her film Across the Universe. Soloists, duos and trios may sign up to perform one or two well-prepared songs. Two microphones are available, as is the piano. (Please do not plan on drums, amps, mixers or other sound systems). Call (914-271-6612), e-mail (lskelly@wlsmail.org), or visit the library to sign up. Registration begins March 11. Adults and teens, high school age and older. Saturday, April 11, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. run-through, 7:30 p.m. concert


 


Exhibitions

PETE SEEGER AND FRIENDS

The Art of Ted Berkowitz

On display in the Ottinger Room January 2 to February 28, 2015. Reception Tuesday, February 24, 6:00-8:30pm


DANTE’S NEEDLE

and other fresco paintings

by Michael Biddle

On display in the Ottinger Room March 1 to April 30, 2015.
Reception Saturday, March 14, 2:00-4:30pm