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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

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



APRIL 20 | PRESENTATION

“Pick one. Tell me about it. Get a surprise.”
An interactive performance by Marcy B. Freedman

The artist is inviting members of the public to sit and chat with her about a work on view. The duration of each one-on-one conversation will be determined by the participant. At the conclusion of each encounter, the lucky person will be gifted with a very special surprise.
Saturday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


APRIL 23 | TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAM

Goddess Bracelet Making with Judy

Come spend an afternoon at the Croton Free Library and make a goddess bracelet. It’s easy for beginners and no experience necessary. Great way to get into beading for someone who would like to get started. All materials are included. For tweens, teens and adults. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


APRIL 23 | PRESENTATION

Croton Free Library Association Annual Meeting

Come cast your vote on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Ottinger Room at the Library to elect new members of the Library’s Board of Trustees and officers for the Croton Free Library Association. This is a great chance to hear more about what’s happening at the Library, meet the volunteers who work closely with the professional staff to make the Croton Free Library a place that truly serves the entire community, and learn how to become more involved in the Library. Voting is limited to current members of the Croton Free Library Association. Become a member by donating HERE or by making a donation in-person in the Library or at the Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


APRIL 26 | THEATRE

Botanic Garden, by Todd Logan

In Botanic Garden — a funny, poignant drama — Kate Goodman, a widow, is desperate to get out of a first date. She turns to the one person who can help: her deceased husband, Jake. Botanic Garden is an inventively constructed portrait of an imperfect marriage between people who always loved each other, even when they didn’t get along. Todd Logan’s heartwarming play charms audiences with the intricacies of a long-term relationship: the trials and joys, the loss and renewal. Starring veteran actors Karen Quinn-Panzer and Frank Panzer, the play is brought to the library by M&M Performing Arts Company.
Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.


APRIL 27 | CHILDREN’S EVENT

Up in Arms Presents “Tortoise & Hare’s Race to Health”

On your mark, get set, read! That’s what Benjamin Booksmart does to help his friend Terrence the Tortoise as he prepares for another race with Henry the Hare. Inspired by Aesop’s famous fable, the show features a cast of colorful, fun puppet friends who engage the entire audience through interactive songs and movement. Ideal for ages 3 through 8.
Saturday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.


APRIL 30 | PRESENTATION

Demystifying Medicare and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

This presentation from Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (a project of the Westchester Library System) informs and guides those trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. Whether you already have Medicare, or are planning your retirement and contemplating healthcare coverage, this engaging, interactive program helps outline your options and future costs. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is requested. Sign up at the library in person or by calling 914-271-6612.
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


MAY 1 & 8 | PRESENTATIONS

Retirement Income Planning

Paul Petrone – a local CFP, CPA –presents two informational presentations for those contemplating retirement. A social security, retirement and tax specialist, Paul helps attendees weigh their financial options during sessions held on consecutive Wednesdays. Registration required; sign up for one or both presentations in person or by phone (914-271-6612) during open library hours.
Social Security Tips to Retire Happy: Paul discusses the factors to consider in deciding how and when (age 62, full-retirement or 70) to claim Social Security. He outlines the seven most common Social Security mistakes and how to claim spousal and survivor benefits. Information is most pertinent to those ages 60 to 70, no matter what their marital status. Register.
Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Solving the Retirement Income Puzzle: This presentation is especially relevant to those who are in the “red danger zone,” five years before and after retirement. Paul assists attendees in asking the hard questions: How do I replace my paycheck; how long does my money have to last; how much can I withdraw and not run out of money? Register.
Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.


MAY 3 | MUSIC

Flute and Piano Duo, Rama Kumaran and Jack Coen

Rama Kumaran and Jack Coen present an evening of flute and piano music, entitled “Ways of the Heart.” Flutist Rama Kumaran, a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, won the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in 2015 (becoming its youngest-ever winner) and appeared on the NPR radio program “From the Top.” A classical pianist and organist, Jack Coen is the director of music at Church of the Epiphany in New York City. As a composer, Jack received the 2018 Harrington award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre Writing. The duo brings an engaging evening of classical music – including composers as various as Fauré, Beeftink, Takemitsu and more – to Jack’s hometown library.
Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.


MAY 4 | BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Battle of the Books Interest Meeting

A Battle of the Books interest meeting is scheduled at the Library for all interested participants and their parents. Westchester Library System’s Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for children and teens entering Grades 4 – 10. Teams are sponsored by public libraries in Westchester County. This year, this day long tournament will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, NY. Participants are required to read five books and the team meets on a regular basis to hone their skills regarding book trivia.
Saturday, May 4, 2:00 p.m.


MAY 4 | ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

Peter Calo Hosts

Unplug and take center-stage – blues, folk and acoustic rock welcome. Songwriter and award-winning guitarist Peter Calo hosts the evening and offers a tune or two himself. Peter has released several CDs of his original songs and was a senior band-member for Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Linda Eder and Sophie B. Hawkins for many years. This year, the Acoustic Showcase pays special tribute to Pete Seeger, whose 100th birthday is just the day before. Hear your friends, family and neighbors perform, including Brian Aspinwall, George Attisano, Jennifer Dreaper, Marc Ferris, Flubber Brothers (Chris Belden, Robert Drescher, Kevin McCarthy), Tony Gordon, Claire Hilbert, Susan Kane, Steve Kirkman, Vic Messick, Karen Palmieri, and Caroline Staples. (Line-up subject to change.)
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.


MAY 18 & 19 | SPRING BOOK & BAKE SALE

Sweet Bargains

Volunteer to set up and clean up, staff the sale or bake HERE. Early bird admission: $10 to shop 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Free and open to the public for browsing and buying:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19.


SIGN UP BY MAY 28 | YOUNG ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE

Classical Music Recital for High School Students

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 closes May 28. Register in person, by phone (914-271-6612) or by e-mail (lskelly@wlsmail.org).
Saturday, June 8, rehearsal 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m.


Exhibitions

OTTINGER ROOM GALLERY

Marcy B. Freedman presents

Rethinking Past Work from a Feminist Perspective

An exhibition in honor of Women’s History Month. Full Artist Statement.

March 1 through April 30, 2019

Reception with brief remarks:
Saturday, March 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


LIBRARY GALLERY

Reflections and Woven Dreams

March through April 2019

“We Control the Horizontal, We Control the Vertical”, a catch phrase from the ’60’s TV show “Outer Limits”, may come to mind upon viewing the spectacular work of Croton on Hudson photographers Jim Bourdon and Mary Jean Picciano, now at the Croton Free Library Gallery. It’s worth a visit to the Croton Free Library’s Gallery to see such original and interesting work by two local artists. Full Artist Statement.