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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 will go into effect after July 4th

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

The Library will be CLOSED on Sunday,
January 20 due to inclement weather
The Library will be CLOSED on January 21,
in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day



JANUARY 23 | HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help (for Grades 3-6)

Drop into the Croton Free Library on Wednesdays for homework help, run by local high school students who want to help younger friends. These 90-minutes sessions will take place in the small program room.
Wednesday, January 23, 3:30 p.m.


JANUARY 23 | TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAM

Loom Potholder Craft

Come and make loom potholders in January that we can use for our Valentine Mug Cake program in February. This program is for Tweens and Teens. Pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, January 23, 4:00 p.m.


JANUARY 23 | EXTENDED HOURS FOR STUDY HALL

Study Hall @ the Library (for High School Students)

The Croton Free Library will stay open late just for high school students on Jan. 23 to prepare for the end of the 2nd quarter.

WI-FI • CALCULATORS • CHARGERS • SNACKS • THERAPY DOG • RELAXING LOUNGE • DESIGNATED QUIET & GROUP STUDY AREAS

NOTE: The library will be open only to students. Regular library services will not be available during these extended hours to all other patrons.

More Study Halls @ CFL coming: April 3 • June 12 & 19.
Wednesday, January 23, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.


JANUARY 26 | STUDENT ART WORKSHOPS

Paper-Cutting with Local Artist Sine Hjort

Young artists learn to use paper cutting to tell stories and create beautiful pictures. Paper-cutting artist Sine Hjort introduces students to the tradition of paper cutting, beginning with simple designs and frequently used basic patterns. Working with folded paper and scissors, participants will enjoy experiencing the “magic” of unfolding their own paper cutting, and revealing the picture they have made. Registration is required. Register by calling (914-271-6612) or visiting the library during open hours.
Saturday, January 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, grades 1 through 4; 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., grades 5 and up (including adults).


JANUARY 27 | MUSIC

The Hudson Valley String Quartet Presents “The Bad Boys of the Quartet: Ravel and Beethoven”

When one thinks about musicians rebelling against tradition, classical music does not instantly come to mind. Yet Beethoven and Ravel composed some of the most avant-garde music of their time, and it was not always a comfortable experience for their audiences or their critics. The Hudson Valley String Quartet - Marka Young, David Fiedler, violins; Lauren Buono, viola; Jeanne Fox, cello - explores both the “badness” and the greatness of Ludwig van Beethoven’s quirky and beautiful Opus 59, #3 quartet, and Maurice Ravel’s sensuous, iconic quartet written in 1903. Taking great music local, the Hudson Valley String Quartet is dedicated to bringing great string quartet literature to the Hudson Valley’s concert scene.
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.


JANUARY 29 | TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAM

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.
Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 p.m.


FEBRUARY 2 | WORKSHOP

Origami as a Therapy for Mind and Body with Yoshimi Arai

This origami workshop is a therapeutic exercise and a joyful meditation. Music during the class sets the mood and stimulates hearing, while the color of the paper stimulates vision. Folding origami improves dexterity and mental focus, while helping calm emotions. Join artist and educator Yoshimi Arai for this afternoon workshop, and engage your Zen mind. For teens and adults; registration is required. Register by calling (914-271-6612) or visiting the library during open hours.
Saturday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.


FEBRUARY 9 | FAMILY WORKSHOP

West African Drum Circle

People of all ages and experience are invited to gather at the Croton Free Library for a community drum circle. Learn to play basic rhythms collectively on traditional West African Djembe and Djun drums of various sizes. In order to ensure that each participant has access to a drum, the workshop is limited in size. Registration is required. Register by calling (914-271-6612) or visiting the library during open hours. Designed with children in mind, the workshop is, however, open to all ages.
Saturday, February 9, 11:00 a.m.


FEBRUARY 10 | CONCERT

Collective Brass Presents “Beautiful, Bright and Fast”

Collective Brass performs classical music spanning the centuries. This delightful program offers classical favorites, beautiful melodies and breathtaking energy. The musicians of the quintet (all of whom are members of the West Point Band) – Carl Stanley and Bill Owens, trumpet; Drew Mangus, horn; Alaina Alster, trombone; Keith Kile, tuba – present music originally written for brass by Steven Sacco, as well as virtuosic organ and vocal music by Bach and Monteverdi arranged for brass quintet.
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.


Exhibitions

Tim Robinson

Observations

Landscape, still life, woods & water paintings in the Ottinger Room.

January through February 2019

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 5th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm