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:
JANUARY 11 | MUSIC
Singer/Songwriter Sheri Miller
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, heartfelt songs, while accompanying herself on guitar. She also sings a wide range of classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash and others. Included on the “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists” list, Sheri has collaborated with many Grammy Award-winning songwriters, such as J.D. Souther and Shawn Mullins. She has released two records, “Mantra” and “Winning Hand,” and recently released her original song ”I Could Love You Still.” Sheri is currently recording a new EP in Nashville, NYC and LA, to be released in 2015. Get ready for an entertaining, gorgeous performance. Sunday, January 11, 2:00 p.m.
JANUARY 24 | CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Animals in Winter with 2 Hands 2 Learn
We turn up the heat in winter, but how do animals stay warm? Dropping temperatures and shorter days trigger fascinating changes in wildlife. Learn about migration, hibernation, torpor, survival strategies and adaptations. Handle fur and feathers, create a small animal habitat to take home, and snack on the type of food eaten by wintering birds. Grades K and up. Register by visiting or calling the library (914-271-6612) during open hours. Saturday, January 24, 11:00 a.m.
JANUARY 25 | MUSIC
Pianist Michael Skelly Presents an All-Schumann Recital
Spend a winter’s afternoon with the wonderful music of Robert Schumann. Pianist Michael Skelly performs Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Fantasie in C, Op. 17, and a selection of additional smaller works. Michael Skelly is in his thirtieth year as a full-time member of the piano faculty at Columbia University. He has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Sunday, January 25, 2:00 p.m.
Portraits in Acrylic: 1994-2014
By Brook R. Maher
On display in the Ottinger Room November 2 to December 30, 2014. Reception Sunday, November 16, 3:00-4:30pm.