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READ this funny and insightful book about caregiving. The Croton Free Library has many copies of the novel available in every format - print, large print, e-book, e-audiobook and CD audiobook.
PLAY the “Living the Dream” Scavenger Hunt by March 18. Solve our quiz about local sites in the novel, and submit your answers in the Library or on the website. Respondents with the most correct answers will be eligible for prizes!
SHARE your funny and/or heartwarming anecdote about your experience as a caregiver, or when someone was caring for you. Post your story on the library Facebook account or share it by dropping it in our “Living the Dream” box in the library. It could possibly be read aloud at the author event!
MEET the author, Croton resident Jeannie Zusy, for a lively talk. Jeannie has written several full-length plays, screenplays, short stories, and works of fiction. Relocating her adult intellectually disabled brother Davie to live near her proved to be one of life’s unexpected surprises and the story that inspired this book. This is Jeannie’s first novel.
GROOVE with local singer, songwriter and performer Bianca Mancinelli and her band. Their music is a funky mix of upbeat soulful blues and passionate lyrics. They’ll be spicing up the evening with a peppering of songs, many from the novel.
DONATE non-perishable, non-expired food items at the Library, during the March Month of Caring. All donations go toward Croton Caring's efforts to deliver food to Croton individuals and families in need.
Items of greatest need:
- Breakfast Items - Pancake Mix, Syrup, Breakfast Bars, Pop Tarts, Instant Oatmeal
- Lunch Items - Peanut Butter & Jelly, Mac & Cheese, Tuna Fish
- Dinner Items - Pasta Sauce (not pasta), Taco Kits, Rice-a-Roni, Stuffing, Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Dessert Items - Cake Icing, Cake Mix
- Snacks - Cookies, Chips, Fruit Snacks, Fruit or Applesauce Cups, Granola Bars
Croton Reads 2023
“A very funny, occasionally romantic, and surprisingly moving novel about how one woman’s life is turned upside down.”
— Simon & Schuster
Check it out in print, large print, e-book, e-audiobook and CD audiobook!