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MONDAY 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
TUESDAY 10:00 am-9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 10:00 am-5:30 pm
THURSDAY 10:00 am-9:00 pm
FRIDAY 10:00 am-5:30 pm
SATURDAY 10:00 am-5:00 pm
SUNDAY 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Summer hours will go into effect after July 4th

The library is closed on all legal holidays, including Christmas Eve, but it is open on Election Day.

The Library will be CLOSED
Monday, February 18 for Presidents Day


Dungeons and Dragons at the Library

Come to learn about the game, develop characters, and start a campaign. Taught by experienced Dungeon Master, Joe Riedel, in the Ottinger Room. For 9th grade and up.
Sunday, February 16, 2:00 p.m.


FILM: A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Continue the Croton Reads film series with the 1961 film adaption of Lorraine Hansberry’s famous play, A Raisin in the Sun. The film stars Sidney Poitier as Walter Younger and Ruby Dee as Ruth Younger. Rated PG, 128 minutes.
Sunday, February 17, 2:00 p.m.


Valentine’s Day Mug Cakes

Come spend an hour learning to make a tasty treat in our creative space. Mug cakes are easy personal-sized cakes that you can create in just 5 minutes and you can use the potholders you made last month! Please bring TWO microwavable mugs; make one to eat and one to go! Registration Required.
Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 p.m.


FILM: A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

The last film in the Croton Reads series is the 2008 adaption of A Raisin in the Sun. The film debuted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and stars Sean Combs, Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad. Rated PG-13, 131 minutes.
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.


The Songs of Scotland with Peter Walker

Scotland was home to a vibrant musical culture in the 18th century, from the songs of Robert Burns to the Gaelic piping of the Highlands. A flourishing music publishing industry in Edinburgh produced numerous collections of instrumental music and songs. Peter Walker presents a program of pieces from these collections, ranging from songs of Jacobites and Highland regiments to pastoral love songs and traditional ballads, as well as piping tunes played on a replica of a set of smallpipes dated to 1757. Peter has been described as a “rich-voiced” and “vivid” singer in a New York Times review, and an “impressive” and “exciting” piper by
Sunday, March 3, 3:00 p.m.


“What Is Ayurvedic Medicine?”

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician, introduces the principles of Ayurvedic medicine and compares it with Western medicine. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind and spirit. Discover how your own body constitution (dosha) influences your balance and harmony; ways to determine why and how you might be out of balance; simple things you can do to achieve harmony in your life, and more. Owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, N.Y., the presenter is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor.
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.


Meet the Author

Discuss who Lorraine Hansberry was and what she worked toward in her brief life with Imani Perry, author of our Croton Reads 2019 selection, Looking for Lorraine. Imani Perry will visit the Library on Sunday, March 10th. The author presentation and Q&A will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Tickets Required.
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 p.m.


“Caring for the Caregiver” with Pam Cardozo

Attention caregivers: Are you feeling tired and drained most of the day? Do you feel like nothing you do is appreciated? Is most of your day spent on mind-dulling or overwhelming tasks? Do you feel angry and resentful in your caregiving role? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, join Croton resident Pam Cardozo for her presentation, “Caring for the Caregiver.” Pam discusses the signs, symptoms and causes of caregiver stress and burnout; ways to prevent it; where to turn for help. A registered nurse and certified life coach, Pam has a lifetime of experience as a psychiatric nurse, educator in geriatrics, hospital director of volunteers, and hospital patient advocate.
Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.


Calling Authors of Adult and YA Fiction and Non-Fiction

The Croton Free Library honors published authors hailing from, working in and/or writing about Croton-on-Hudson and its neighboring environs. A Celebration of Local Authors is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019, ushering in National Library Week (April 7 to April 14). The afternoon includes readings, book signings, and a reception toasting the writers. Interested in participating? The library asks authors to visit or e-mail for a set of instructions and a simple application due by March 13. Time slots for readings are limited. Preference will be given to authors who are part of the Croton community and who have not appeared at the library before.
Deadline to apply: March 13, 2019. Event: Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m.


Special Appearance

This year we’ve included Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and autobiographical anthology To Be Young Gifted and Black as additional reading AND a special appearance at the Library on Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. by Joi Gresham, Hansberry’s Literary Trustee, former Croton resident and the daughter of Jewell Handy Gresham and Robert Nemiroff. She will discuss, “Lorraine Hansberry: A Living Legacy” and speak with the audience. Tickets Required.
Sunday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.


Homegrown String Band in Concert

The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the 21st century. This family of musicians collaborates to develop an “organically grown” repertoire of original and roots music inspired by the classic sounds of rural America. The Jackofsky family (husband, wife, daughter) trio uses a full palette of instruments – including guitar, banjo, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo ukulele, baritone ukulele, harmonica and doumbek – to take the audience on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to contemporary blues and bluegrass.
Sunday, March 24, 2:00 p.m.


Elinore O’Connell Presents Traditional Irish Music with a Touch of Jazz

In the spirit of the Irish seisiún or “session,” Elinore O’Connell and her band of traditional Celtic and jazz musicians offer a warm and lively evening. Listen to tunes played by accomplished local fiddler Sean Roarty and mandolin player Joseph Connolly. Elinore sings Celtic-inspired songs infused with American jazz, featuring bassist John Goldberg and pianist Julio Valenzuela. Elinore, who has made her mark as a jazz and Broadway singer, brings a bit of the Emerald Isle to her home library.
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.


Sonnet, Piano-Four-Hands Duo

Join us for an afternoon of piano four-hands music featuring Sonnet with pianists Mi-Won Kim and Bari Mort-Zieff. A program of delightful dances spanning three centuries of musical styles gives a lively welcome to early spring. Pianists Mi-Won Kim and Bari Mort each received their Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School in Manhattan. Originally from Korea and New York respectively, they have successfully merged their inherently different origins and perspectives into a musical meeting of the minds.
Sunday, March 31, 3:00 p.m.


Tim Robinson


Landscape, still life, woods & water paintings in the Ottinger Room.

January through February 2019

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 5th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Marcy B. Freedman presents

Rethinking Past Work from a Feminist Perspective

An exhibition in honor of Women’s History Month. Full Artist Statement.

March 1 through April 30, 2019

Reception with brief remarks:
Saturday, March 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.