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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.




JULY 18 | TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAM

Learn to Sew a Tote Bag

Join local artist, Mary McFerran to learn the basics of hand and machine sewing by creating a personalized tote bag over four classes. No experience necessary. For 12 and 13 year-olds. Limited availability.
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.


JULY 26 | TEEN SUMMER READING

A Universe of Stories Theatre Performance

Universe of Stories theatre performance at the Croton Free Library for grades 6-12! The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading program in New York State is “Universe of Stories”. Come to the Library and share your stories. We will jointly develop a theatre piece to perform from the stories that we share. Registration Required.
Grades 9-12: Monday, July 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Grades 6-8: Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Catherine Riedel for more information.
Performance on Friday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.


JULY 27 | SUMMER READING GAME ENTERTAINMENT

The Bossy Frog Band

Jeffrey Friedberg and The Bossy Frog Band thrill young audiences with their banjo-driven, costume-character-dancing, 100% interactive music concert. Their show has been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families! And, their latest recording, “15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE!),” is a Parents’ Choice Award winner. It’s all part of the summer reading fun at the Croton Free Library. The Summer Reading Game continues: June 24 through August 17. Share your reading with the Children’s Room helpers often and collect your treats.
Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m.


JULY 30 | TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAM

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.
Tuesday, July 30, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


AUGUST 6 | TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAM

Goddess Bracelet Making with Judy

Come spend an afternoon at the Croton Free Library and make a goddess bracelet. It’s easy for beginners and no experience necessary. Great way to get into beading for someone who would like to get started. All materials are included. For tweens, teens and adults. Registration required.
Tuesday, August 6, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


AUGUST 14 | 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.


AUGUST 14 | SILENT FILM

“The Freshman” with Jesse Beller, Pianist

“Well, shake my hand and call me Speedy!” Comic genius Harold Lloyd stars with Jobyna Ralston in the 1925 silent classic, “The Freshman.” When Harold Lamb (Lloyd) goes to college, his starry-eyed notions of university life make him the gullible target of upper-classman pranksters. A summer-time tradition at the Croton Free Library, the silent film is accompanied live by pianist Jesse Beller. You’ll be wowed by Lloyd’s wonderful physical humor and Beller’s original music.
Wednesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.


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.


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