The Library will have a delayed opening
until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24
for building maintenance


MAY 21 | BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Battle of the Books Meeting

Second meeting of the Battle of the Books kids and teens team. Come meet your teammates and check out the books you’ll be reading! This meeting is still open to all interested participants going into grades 4-10 in fall 2018, even if you haven’t sign-up yet! We’ll go over tournament rules and schedule. For more information, click HERE.
Monday, May 21, 4:00 p.m.


SIGN UP BY MAY 29 | 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 29. Register in person, by phone (914-271-6612) or by e-mail (lskelly@wlsmail.org).
Saturday, June 9, rehearsal 3:00 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m.


JUNE 8 | MUSIC

Jazz Artist Tony Jefferson

Drummer and vocalist Tony Jefferson continues his adventures in vocalizing. His eclectic taste in music informs his growing multidirectional repertoire. Tony is a versatile musician, and a “fixture” on the New York jazz scene as an accomplished drummer, whose singing prompted The New York Times to say this: “… at his most lyrical, he [Tony Jefferson] invites comparison with Mr. (Freddy) Cole and his brother, Nat. But he is also given to flights of improvisatory fancy calling to mind the scat singing of Al Jarreau and Bobby McFerrin.” Vocalist Tony Jefferson – with pianist Alex Smith (Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett) and bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Asleep at the Wheel) – presents a diverse program of music, including timeless standards, classic soul, Brazilian, and blues.
Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.


JUNE 13 | MUSIC

Lost River Trio

In this pre-Clearwater show, David and Jake Bernz and bassist Mark Murphy – the Lost River Trio — return to the Croton Free Library for a special performance as part of the release tour of their forthcoming album “The Lost River Tapes.” David Bernz grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, immersed in the music of family friends Pete Seeger and Lee Hays of the Weavers. In the early ’90s, he formed a close relationship with Pete Seeger and became a two-time Grammy Award-winning producer for Seeger’s CDs. Jacob Bernz – heavily influenced by both contemporary musicians, and by the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and his father, David Bernz – is a prolific songwriter with more than 1,000 songs to his credit. Mark Murphy has pursued his career in professional music with Walt Michael, Tom McCreesh and Company, with whom he’s appeared on Nashville Network’s “Fire on the Mountain” and NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion.”
Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.


JUNE 23 | SUMMER READING GAME KICK-OFF

Up in Arms Presents “Musical Monsters”

The Croton Free Library kicks-off its 2018 Summer Reading Game with “Musical Monsters,” presented by Up in Arms. Starring sweet and funny puppets, the show follows the quest of Melvin the monster for the confidence to pass the test for his screamer’s license. Melvin’s friend Red the rat narrates Melvin’s journey to tap into his monster intelligence. while teaching the audience about the various music styles from rock to country, classical, jazz, Latin, pop, and Broadway standards. Entertaining for the entire family, “Musical Monsters” is an excellent start to this year’s Summer Reading Game, with its theme “Libraries Rock.” Youngsters are invited to sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Game which runs from June 23 to August 18. During the summer, children share their reading to earn prizes, drop in for crafts, watch movies, play bingo and lots more.
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.


Exhibitions

Summer Dreams

Sharon Kullberg
Lavinia Wiggins

exhibit their paintings relating to the sights of sunlit days,
and walks in the woods

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2:00-4:00pm

On Display May 1 - June 29