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:
JUNE 19 | YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM
007 and Pizza Kick off Teen Summer Reading Game
Teens, come watch “Skyfall” (PG-13) and stay for a pizza party. You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Game, which begins in June. A librarian will be on-hand to describe how the Teen Summer Reading Game works at the Croton Free Library. Hint: prizes at the beginning, prizes at the end, the fun of pleasure reading in between. (FYI, you will be able to sign up to participate throughout the duration of the summer reading program, and are not required to register to attend the movie/pizza party.) Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.
JUNE 29 | CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Archaeology Antics with Professor Livingpebble
Get your shovel ready to dig into some serious fun. Embark on an adventure with the zany Professor Livingpebble, as he sets out on a slapdash safari of imaginative challenges, comedy and action. Archaeology Antics, created and performed by veteran New York family entertainer and variety actor David Engel is loaded with magic, bubble-play, sound effects, eccentric props and enough fun to inspire and delight. (Recommended for children ages 4 and up.) Kids encouraged to attend in safari attire! This program is made possible by the Croton Free Library Association. After the show, youngsters are invited to (but not required to) sign up for the Summer Reading Game – “Dig Into Reading” – which runs from June 29 to August 10. Children, share your reading, come in for weekly giveaways and prizes, drop in for crafts, Pajama Storytime, and lots more. Not reading yet? Ask about our Book Buddies program that pairs high-school volunteers with younger children, so that all ages can enjoy summer reading fun. Saturday, June 29, 11:00 a.m.
JULY 10 | YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM
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 young adults entering 5th and 6th grades. Wednesday, July 10, 3:00 p.m.
JULY 20 | MUSIC
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 20, 7:30 p.m.
Art Within Nature
Pleasantville photographer Robert Uricchio says of his exhibit, Art Within Nature, “I use my camera as a tool to capture my contentment in nature and share it with my audience.” The exhibition will be on view during the months of May and June.