Earring Design with Joan Lloyd has been postponed to Wednesday, January 24


Smoothie Workshop

Come and throw some nutrition and super food into your very own smoothies. We will whip up some delicious sips to slurp! 3 basic smoothies will be featured but participants will be invited to create their own concoctions with a variety of ingredients supplied or feel free to bring your own (no nuts, please!). Registration required. For teens and tweens in grades 5th-12th.
Thursday, January 18, 3:30-4:30p.m.


A Day of Wellness and Relaxation at the Library

Mental stimulation, stress alleviation and physical rejuvenation await participants in the Croton Free Library’s Wellness Day workshop series. Explore ways to enjoy a lifestyle full of positive energy. Teens and adults are invited to attend workshops led by local experts and running consecutively through the day:

10:00—Chair Yoga: Alleviate Stress Anywhere – Even at Your Desk, with Kristy Cohen, Yoga Sol

11:00—Nutrition-Packed Smoothies, with Susan Chasen, The Organic Teaching Kitchen

12:00—Dance and Movement Therapy, with Tina Maxwell, Dance on Hudson

1:00—Balance Training Class, with Caryl DePalma, certified personal trainer (NASAM)

2:00—“Food Changes Everything” with Kenneth Goldfarb, Integrative Health Coach and Executive Chef, discussing topics such as autoimmunity

Space is limited to provide for individual attention. Registration is required for each class. Register by calling (914-271-6612) or visiting the library during open hours. Check the library’s website crotonfreelibrary.org for possible changes and/or additions.
Saturday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Acclaimed Soprano Misty Ann Sturm Presents Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill collaborated with some of the finest lyricists of the 20th century: Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Ogden Nash, Maxwell Anderson and Ann Ronell. Misty Ann Sturm, winner of the Lotte Lenya International Vocal Competition, will perform Weill’s songs in an evening of cabaret along with pianist Anna Dagmar. Come hear Weill’s lesser known songs that were cut from his cinematic and theatrical productions alongside his familiar melodies, both humorous and heartfelt.
Sunday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.


Intro to Coding and Modeling for Teens and Tweens

In this course, you will learn the basics of computer programing and how it applies in your daily life. You will also be given an introduction to 3D printing and will be able to create your own 3D models. This is the first session of the course; those that sign-up will be eligible to attend all future sessions. This class will be taught by students Michaela Fitzgerald and Elisa Maiolo. This program is for students in grades 5 through 8. Registration Required. SIGN-UP HERE
Tuesday, January 23, 4:00 to 6:00 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 (Adults welcome too).
Wednesday, January 24, 3:00-5:00p.m.


Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement play and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents! Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award-winning recording artist and movement educator seen on “Sukey’s Circle!” and “Sukey’s House!” Space is limited! Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours.
Saturday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.


“A Parent’s Must-Have Guide to Getting into College”

Dr. Tony DiGiacomo presents information about college admissions testing and essays, as well as considerations in the selection process. The seminar, designed to bolster parents’ confidence before embarking on college searches with their children, is also open to the students, themselves.
Saturday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.


Flamenco with Rebeca Tomas and Cristian Puig

A duo performance from the Palo Seco Flamenco Company features flamenco dancer Rebeca Tomas and guitarist/vocalist Cristian Puig. The concert showcases the dance and music of Southern Spain in a vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm and emotion. Explanations and questions intermix with high-energy performance pieces and audience participation. School-age children would enjoy this program, as well as adults!
Sunday, February 4, 2:00 p.m.


Sopranos Julie Majchrzyk and Catherine Campbell Present “Aspects of Love”

The Croton Free Library presents a musical valentine, featuring its very own hometown divas. Sopranos Julie Majchrzyk and Catherine Campbell have co-created “Aspects of Love”: a concert about love, from romance to friendship, family to home. With individual careers in opera and musical theatre, Julie and Catherine have been singing together for almost 20 years. This concert offers favorites from Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Frank Wildhorn and more.
Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.


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 10, 11:00 a.m.


Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics with Li Liu

The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2000 years. Li Liu gives a one-woman performance, including: hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, Chinese yo-yos and foot juggling. Li explains some of the rituals of Chinese New Year, teaches audience members some basic Chinese phrases, and encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place. Celebrate Chinese New Year and explore the traditions of China through this program, appropriate for all ages.
Friday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.


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, February 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., grades 2 through 4; 1:30 to 3:30 p,m., grades 5 and up.


The Desert Walk Series by Yoon Cho

On Display January - February 2018

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2:00-4:00pm
The Desert Walk Series explores the relationship with our environments. Through her walk performances captured in the series, the artist searches for life in the barren desert landscapes along with her superimposed silhouette drawings of biological life forms such as seeds, embryos, and pollen. Artist Statement