APRIL 20| CONCERT

Vera String Quartet

Formed in 2015, the Vera Quartet – Pedro Rodriguez (violin), Patricia Quintero Garcia (violin), Inés Picado Molares (viola), Justin Goldsmith (cello) – quickly began to make a name for themselves. Since their inception, they have held residency at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, completed their first international tour in South Korea, and been selected to participate in the 2018 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. National award-winning Vera Quartet has just been named the Quartet in Residence at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Cellist Justin Goldsmith of Croton-on-Hudson brings the Vera String Quartet to his hometown library to present Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1in b minor,Op.33; Thomas Adès’s The Four Quarters, Op. 28, and Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 2 in C Major. Come hear these rising stars, as their auspicious musical career takes off.
Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.


APRIL 22 | CONCERT

Classical Pianist Gregg Michalak

Join us for a lovely afternoon of piano works by Beethoven, Debussy, Granados, Chopin and Liszt, performed by Gregg Michalak. Collaborating with many prominent artists and orchestras both as a soloist and in chamber music, Gregg Michalak continues to grow in reputation as an exciting and seasoned performer. He appeared at Bruno Walter Hall (New York City), and his playing was featured in the 2014 Broadway play “The Portrait,” as well as the 2017 production of “The Dressmaker’s Secret.” Gregg, who has just released a new CD of concertos by Beethoven and Mendelssohn on the Archive Classics label, is a member of the Vassar College music department.
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 p.m.


APRIL 23 | PRESENTATION

Demystifying Medicare and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

This presentation from Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (a project of the Westchester Library System) informs and guides those trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. Whether you already have Medicare, or are planning your retirement and contemplating healthcare coverage, this engaging, interactive program helps outline your options and future costs. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is requested. Sign up at the library in person or by calling 914-271-6612.
Monday, April 23, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


APRIL 24 | PRESENTATION

Croton Free Library Association Annual Meeting

Come cast your vote on April 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Ottinger Room at the Library to elect new members of the Library’s Board of Trustees and officers for the Croton Free Library Association. This is a great chance to hear more about what’s happening at the Library, meet the volunteers who work closely with the professional staff to make the Croton Free Library a place that truly serves the entire community, and learn how to become more involved in the Library. Voting is limited to current members of the Croton Free Library Association. Become a member by donating HERE or by making a donation in-person in the Library or at the Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


MAY 2 | PRESENTATION

The Spine – Anatomy, Common Injuries, and Prevention

Croton-based physical therapist Kelly J. Keesey presents an overview of how the human spine functions – and malfunctions. Learn how common spine injuries can be prevented and treated. Kelly (MPT, CSCS, cert. MDT, YT) – who is the owner of Old Post Physical Therapy – has been practicing physical therapy for 18 years. After graduating from Duquesne University, Kelly has devoted much of her continuing education to studying the spine. Please join us for this 45- minute presentation with a 15-minute question and answer session to follow.
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.


MAY 5 | MUSIC

Joe Flood with Mark Ettinger

Joe Flood presents original works from his 30-year songwriting career. A multi-instrumentalist, Joe accompanies himself on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. Joe Flood’s songs have been recorded by many of the great names in American music from legendary jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, The Band. Joe’s long-time friend and collaborator, bassist Mark Ettinger, joins him on stage. Among Mark’s many musical accomplishments are conducting the Seattle, Cincinnati, and Dallas Symphony orchestras for juggling troupe The Flying Karamazov Brothers and playing piano for Bo Diddley.
Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.


MAY 7 | 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, teens and adults.
Monday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.


MAY 19 & 20 | SPRING BOOK & BAKE SALE

Sweet Bargains

Volunteer to set up and clean up, staff the sale or bake – by calling the Croton Free Library, 914-271-6612. Early bird admission: $10 to shop 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Free and open to the public for browsing and buying:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.


SIGN UP BY MAY 29 | YOUNG ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE

Classical Music Recital for High School Students

Sign up to be a part of the Croton Free Library’s annual Classical Young Artists’ Showcase. Students in 7th through 12th grade are invited to give a recital-quality performance of up to 8 minutes of well-prepared classical music. Instrumentalists and vocalists presenting solo and group pieces welcome. The library’s piano is available for use. Performers must provide their own accompanists (who may be adults). Registration closes May 29. Register in person, by phone (914-271-6612) or by e-mail (lskelly@wlsmail.org).
Saturday, June 9, rehearsal 3:00 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m.


Exhibitions

In/ /Outlaws

Paintings by Jeanne-Noel Mahoney and John Toth

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2:00-4:00pm
On display will be recent paintings by Jeanne-Noel Mahoney and John Toth, a mother-in-law, son-in-law team. Artist Statement

On Display March 2 - April 28