DECEMBER 18 | WORKSHOP

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.
Monday, December 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


DECEMBER 28 | CHILDREN’S PARTY

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Join us in ringing in the New Year a few hours early. We’ll be making festive New Year’s Hats and reading New Year’s stories, while we count down the hours to the ball drop. Light refreshments will be served. This program is for children of all ages. Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours.
Thursday, December 28, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.


DECEMBER 29 | TEENS AND TWEENS

Make Your Own 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! Participants will have a choice of 3 recipes: Strawberry Shortcake, Peppermint Swirl, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (vegan). Please bring your own microwavable mug (at least 8 ounces). Make one to eat and one to go! Space is limited! Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For tweens and teens (Grades 5-12)
Friday, December 29, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


JANUARY 7, NEW DATE | BROADWAY & CABARET SHOWCASE

Cris Groenendaal, Master of Ceremonies

Come to the cabaret! Cris Groenendaal (who starred as the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) hosts the Broadway & Cabaret Showcase at the Croton Free Library. Sue Anderson, musical director for several Broadway shows, accompanies Cris and all other performers. The annual showcase is always a crowd-pleaser. Hear Cris, Sue, your family, friends and neighbors, including: Ben Bauder, Nanci Gentile, Emily Groenendaal, Jonathan Hiller, Kathryn Kit, Elissa Leone, Justen Lopez, Dante Mancinelli, Julie Martinez, Tina Mayer, Martina Portychova, Carmel Riggs(listing subject to change). Free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 7, 2:00 p.m.


JANUARY 20  | WORKSHOP SERIES

A Day of Wellness and Relaxation at the Library

Mental stimulation, stress alleviation and physical rejuvenation await participants in the Croton Free Library’s Wellness Day workshop series. Explore ways to enjoy a lifestyle full of positive energy. Teens and adults are invited to attend workshops led by local experts and running consecutively through the day:

10:00—Armchair Yoga: Alleviate Stress Anywhere – Even at Your Desk, with Kristy Cohen, Yoga Sol


11:00—Nutrition-Packed Smoothies, with Susan Chasen, The Organic Teaching Kitchen


12:00—Dance and Movement Therapy, with Tina Maxwell, Dance on Hudson


1:00—Balance Training Class, with Caryl DePalma, certified personal trainer (NASAM)


2:00—“Food Changes Everything” with Kenneth Goldfarb, Integrative Health Coach and Executive Chef, discussing topics such as autoimmunity


Space is limited to provide for individual attention. Registration is required for each class. Register by calling (914-271-6612) or visiting the library during open hours. Check the library’s website crotonfreelibrary.org for possible changes and/or additions.
Saturday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


JANUARY 21 | MUSIC

Acclaimed Soprano Misty Ann Sturm Presents Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill collaborated with some of the finest lyricists of the 20th century: Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Ogden Nash, Maxwell Anderson and Ann Ronell. Misty Ann Sturm, winner of the Lotte Lenya International Vocal Competition, will perform Weill’s songs in an evening of cabaret along with pianist Anna Dagmar. Come hear Weill’s lesser known songs that were cut from his cinematic and theatrical productions alongside his familiar melodies, both humorous and heartfelt.
Sunday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.


JANUARY 27 | INTERACTIVE PARENT-CHILD EVENT

Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement play and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents! Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award-winning recording artist and movement educator seen on “Sukey’s Circle!” and “Sukey’s House!”
Saturday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.


JANUARY 27 | PRESENTATION

“A Parent’s Must-Have Guide to Getting into College”

Dr. Tony DiGiacomo presents information about college admissions testing and essays, as well as considerations in the selection process. The seminar, designed to bolster parents’ confidence before embarking on college searches with their children, is also open to the students, themselves.
Saturday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.


Exhibitions

Photographs by Chris Mahoney

On Display November - December 2017

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2:00-4:00pm