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:


Jeffrey and The Bossy Frog

It’s the kick-off of our Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World”! Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog of The Bossy Frog Band thrill young audiences with their banjo-driven, costume-character-dancing, 100% interactive music concert. Their show has been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families! And, their latest recording, “15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE!),” is a Parents’ Choice Award winner. After the show, youngsters are invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Game –which runs from June 24 to August 12. During the summer, children share their reading to earn prizes, drop in for crafts, watch movies, play bingo and lots more. Saturday, June 24, 11:00 a.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 adults and teens. Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Steel Passion, Drum Band

Take a mini musical vacation with Steel Passion, The Steel Band of Christ Episcopal Church (Tarrytown). A small band with a big sound, Steel Passion plays global music with an island cadence: calypso, pop, jazz, classical and liturgical. Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.


Sciencetellers Present “Pirates: Lost at Sea”

Part scientist, part storyteller, our Scienceteller sets sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience help lead the exploration of the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist! The Summer Reading Game at the Croton Free Library continues through August 12: Children share their reading to earn prizes, drop in for crafts, watch movies, play bingo and lots more. Saturday, July 29, 11:00 a.m.


I, Witness

Photographs by Deborah Lea Cohen

Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2-4pm

On display May 1 - June 29