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SUMMER HOURS

(July - August)

MONDAY 10:00 am-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-3:00 pm
SUNDAY Closed

Regular hours will go into effect after Labor Day

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





AUGUST 17 | SUMMER READING GAME FINALE

Scott Jameson Presents “A Universe of Stories” Magic and Juggling

Join Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas are plucked from thin air; basketballs are spun and juggled. A drawing comes to life, and a member of the audience unlocks telekinetic abilities. See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” It’s all part of the summer reading fun at the Croton Free Library.
Saturday, August 17, 11:00 a.m.


AUGUST 21 | TEEN WORKSHOP

College Essay Writing Program

Have you started writing your college essay? Well if not, we have a program just for you! Sign-up for a free college essay writing program taught by experienced teacher and journalist Linda Simon. For rising High School Seniors; Registration Required (in person or call 914-271-6612).
Wednesday, August 14, 21, and 28, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


SEPTEMBER 4 & 18 | PRESENTATIONS

Alzheimer’s Detection and Prevention

Jessica Flores, of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, offers two presentations designed for the general public. First, receive basic information everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and how early detection can help. Then, learn about lifestyle habits that we can adopt at any time in life to help keep our brains and bodies healthy as we age, and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. The presentations draw on the latest research on treating and preventing memory loss. Register in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours.
• Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters – Wednesday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.
• Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research – Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.


SEPTEMBER 7 | 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. This 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. With four decades of business experience, Jeanne Nelson is the creator and instructor of the PROWESS Workshops, interactive training sessions that cover business etiquette and workplace topics. Lyn Leis is a professional career coach and educator with more than a decade of experience in career development and higher education, helping students and 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, September 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


SEPTEMBER 20 | MUSIC

Mezzo-Soprano Kelly Guerra with Pianist Michael Skelly

Peruvian-American mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra and classical pianist Michael Skelly return to the Croton Free Library to present a sparkling program, including Peter Lieberson’s “Neruda Songs,” passionate settings of Pablo Neruda’s poetry. Kelly Guerra was most recently noted as a “standout” in the Wall Street Journal for her performance at the Tanglewood Music Center as Mrs. Doc in Leonard Bernstein’s A Quiet Place. This 2019-2020 season, Kelly will be an Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist, performing the role of Stephano in Roméo et Juliette. Michael Skelly has been a full-time member of the piano faculty at Columbia University for over 30 years. Michael, who resided in Croton-on-Hudson for decades, has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Enjoy an enthralling evening of collaborative music featuring works by Charles Ives, Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler, and Peter Lieberson, including moving selections especially appropriate for National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15).
Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.


SEPTEMBER 27 | MUSIC

Tamuz Nissim Quartet

Jazz vocalist and rising star Tamuz Nissim appears at Croton Free Library with featured artists – guitarist George Nazos, bassist Harvie S and drummer Tony Jefferson. Tamuz performs alongside some of New York City’s most acclaimed musicians, in clubs like Blue Note, Jazz Forum, The 55 Bar, Cornelia Street and others. Her latest album, “Echo of a Heartbeat,” received rave reviews, made it to the “JazzWeek” charts, and is being played in over a 100 radio stations worldwide. The Tamuz Nissim Quartet performs songs from recent discography – including jazz standards, vocalese, and “originals that are so smart they can bend light” (C. Michael Bailey, “All About Jazz”).
Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.


Exhibitions

OTTINGER ROOM AND LIBRARY GALLERY

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH AN AMERICAN FOLK ART

An Exhibit of Hooked Fiber Art
by
The Hudson River Rug Hookers

The Hudson River Rug Hookers, a contemporary hooking group of women, has been meeting in Croton for more than 25 years with Marilyn Bottjer of Kendal on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow as their teacher. The number of members has waxed and waned, some have been there since the beginning, others joined just last year. They have embraced the art of rug hooking using new methods and new materials. Artist Statement.

July 1 through August 31, 2019