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:


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.


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.
Wednesday, August 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


The Mark of Zorro, with Jesse Beller, Pianist

Zorro rides again at the Croton Free Library. Join us for an evening starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. in the dual role of Don Diego, mild-mannered aristocrat, and Zorro, the masked hero, in the silent film classic, The Mark of Zorro. You’ll marvel at Fairbanks’ athleticism, heroine Marguerite de la Motte’s beauty, and pianist Jesse Beller’s extraordinary live accompaniment to this 1920 action film (1 hour, 47 minutes).
Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.


Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.

Watching this adventure-filled sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, is an action-packed way to prolong summer vacation fun. The Guardians began as a group of intergalactic criminals forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. In Vol. 2, the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt’s) true parentage. (PG-13, 2 hours/16 minutes).
Thursday, August 24, 3:00 p.m.


The Balloonman, Chris Fuentes

Giant balloon sculptures and tales of building community – Chris Fuentes, of the Westchester Balloon Company, brings his unique storytelling style to the Croton Free Library. Watch Chris construct the heroes of his stories – illustrating the summer reading theme “Build a Better World!” Storytime takes on a brand-new dimension with fabulous balloon sculptures and loads of audience participation. Experience your imagination taking off, and celebrate a summer full of reading with us! Saturday, August 26, 11:00 a.m.


Collected Photography of
Steven Mones

Come see a new presentation of photography. Many images are local to the Westchester area. All sales are donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s and the CFL.

Reception: Saturday, July 15, 12:30-2:30pm

On display July 1 - August 31