“Brigsby Bear”

The Croton Free Library screens thought-provoking, beautifully executed, and critically acclaimed films on select Fridays. The movies are free and open to the public, with library doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the film beginning at 7:15 p.m. “Brigsby Bear,” written by Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello, follows the life of James who has been raised in an isolated bunker, and entertained and contained by his captors with a children’s TV show produced solely for him. When James is rescued and reintroduced into the world, his life changes forever. James sets out to finish the story of “Brigsby Bear” himself and must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about. “Brigsby Bear” stars Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill and Claire Danes. (PG-13, 97 mins., 2017)
Friday, December 1, 7:15 p.m.


Courtesy of the Harold Lloyd Trust

Comedic Genius Harold Lloyd & Pianist Jesse Beller

The gift of laughter launches the holiday season at the Croton Free Library. Join us for an evening starring comic genius Harold Lloyd in his silent film classic “Hot Water” and the hilarious short “Bumping into Broadway.” Harold Lloyd gets into “Hot Water” with his troublesome in-laws in his 1924 film, when Hubby (Lloyd) mistakenly believes that he’s accidentally killed Wifey’s (Jobyna Ralston’s) meddling mother. In the 1919 short, “Bumping into Broadway,” a gallant playwright (Lloyd) comes to the rescue of a starlet (Bebe Daniels, Lloyd’s one-time flame) who cannot pay her rent. Pianist Jesse Beller provides live, original accompaniment – with extraordinary style and flair.
Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.


Slots Still Available

Calling all serious singers – seasoned performers and aspiring voice students alike. Give us a song! Cris Groenendaal (who starred as the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) hosts the Broadway & Cabaret Showcase at the Croton Free Library. Sue Anderson, musical director for several Broadway shows, will accompany Cris and all other performers. Come as an audience member or register as a participant. Singers sign up to give a concert-quality performance of one or two well-prepared songs in the Broadway or cabaret genres. Call (914-271-6612), e-mail (, or visit the library to register. High school age and older.
Saturday, December 9, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., run-through, 7:30 p.m. concert (free, open to the public).



Come revel in the joyous music of the Westchester Klezmer Program. This intergenerational group, which performs the style of Eastern European folk and dance music known as klezmer, is the largest program of its kind in the country. Under the lively direction of Kenny Green, the musicians offer a crowd-pleasing good time. This concert is for the whole family and a great way to set the mood for the holidays.
Sunday, December 10, 2:00 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.
Monday, December 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Photographs by Chris Mahoney

On Display November - December 2017

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2:00-4:00pm