OCTOBER 23 | TEEN/TWEEN 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 (Adults welcome, too).
Tuesday, October 23, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


OCTOBER 27 | CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Spooktacular Animal Adventure with Animal Embassy

Meet some of the animals that haunt our dreams, and make the hair stand up on the back of our necks! Animal Embassy discusses animals that are perfectly at home in the shadows and in swamps, and are on the prowl under the moonlit sky. Join Animal Embassy as we demystify these amazing animals and help families to see the beauty in these often maligned and misunderstood creatures. Get up close and personal with Animal Ambassadors such as a Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, an Emperor Scorpion, a Ball Python, an Axolotl, an Indian Peahen, Argentine Black and White Tegu, and “spooktacular” wildlife artifacts in the spirit of Halloween! Children 4 and older best enjoy this program.
Saturday, October 27, 2:30 p.m.


OCTOBER 28 | DOCUMENTARY AND DISCUSSION

“Poverty, Inc.” with Moderator Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger

The documentary “Poverty, Inc.,” directed by Michael Matheson Miller, inquires into the nature of human flourishing and the effects of the multibillion dollar poverty industrial complex erected to promote it. From Toms Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, “Poverty, Inc.” unearths the mixed, even catastrophic, results of charity businesses in the developing world. The afternoon is moderated by Dr. Geneive Brown Metzer, who served as the Jamaican Consul General in New York 2008 to 2012, heading Jamaica’s largest foreign mission whose jurisdiction included 33 states, Puerto and Bermuda. Geneive states, “What drives me is: how can I be a change agent for the Caribbean in reshaping its image and affecting public expectation.” Geneive is currently principal of her own consulting firm focusing on US-Caribbean relations. Discussion and refreshments follow the film screening (91 minutes), which begins at 2:00.
Sunday, October 28, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


NOVEMBER 9 | THEATRE

Four on the Floor

Four on the Floor offers a collection of funny and touching short plays – four comic looks at life’s twists and turns by four award-winning local writers. A man with an ingrown toenail gets treatment for his ingrown soul; a Sunday school teacher offers a rather unique interpretation of the Ten Commandments; a widow makes an unusual request of the Rabbi at the funeral of her husband; and a patient turns the tables on a shrink. • Foothold by Pat Lennon: Featuring Christopher Lukas/Joe Niola and Ali Bernhardt. Directed by Christopher Lukas. • Is Nothing Sacred? by Evelyn Mertens: Featuring Ann Gulian. Directed by Robin Anne Joseph. • The Late Gordon Kaplan by Robin Anne Joseph. Featuring Ann Gulian, Jess Beveridge and Bruce Apar. Directed by Robin Anne Joseph. • Split Session by Albi Gorn: Featuring Jess Beveridge and Bruce Apar. Directed by Albi Gorn The evening’s performance is brought to the Croton Free Library by M&M Performing Arts Company. Join us for an evening of serious comedy.
Friday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.


NOVEMBER 10 | SUPER SATURDAY INTERVIEW INTENSIVE

Presented by Jeanne Nelson and Lyn Leis

Perfect your job interview skills! Learn the techniques that spell success in a highly competitive job market. “A degree will get your foot in the door; good manners will open it,” say business etiquette consultant and trainer Jeanne Nelson and career counselor Lyn Leis. The expert duo takes participants through the skills needed to navigate interviews with confidence and poise in four consecutive workshops: Interview Basics, Alternative Interview Formats, Typical Interview Questions, and The Interview Lunch. Jeanne Nelson is the creator and instructor of the PROWESS Workshops, interactive training sessions that cover business and workplace topics. Lyn Leis is a career coach with 10 years’ experience helping job seekers discover and prepare for their career paths. Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For students, new grads and young professionals, and a refresher for seasoned professionals. Bring your lunch along (there will be a 30-minute midday break).
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


NOVEMBER 12 | HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENT

Flu Shot Clinic at the Library

The professionals of Croton’s local Save Mor Pharmacy bring flu shots to the Ottinger Room of the Croton Free Library. The vaccinations are given to those 6-years-old and over; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Interested parties should drop in during the clinic’s hours with their health insurance cards. In addition, a limited supply of free shots are available to those without insurance – on a first-come-first-served basis. Please direct pharmaceutical questions about the vaccine (for instance, nasal spray delivery or higher doses for seniors) to Save Mor Pharmacy, 914-271-2900.
Monday, November 12, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


NOVEMBER 13 | AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Directed by Morgan Neville, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” documents the legacy of the beloved Fred Rogers, the star of the children’s television show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired for 30 years. The film explores the life and lessons of Fred Rogers, and also features Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin and David Bianculli. (2018, PG-13, 94 minutes).
Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 p.m.


NOVEMBER 17 & 18| FALL 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.
Come browse and buy, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. Early birds: admission, $10; shop 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17.


NOVEMBER 27 | TEEN/TWEEN 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.
Tuesday, November 27, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Exhibitions

You Are My Blue

Photographs - Bibiana Huang Matheis
Poems - Bettina “Poet Gold” Wilkerson

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, October 13, 3:00-5:00pm

On Display September 1 - October 28