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Monthly Displays

November 2022

Display Case East: Barbara Keute has been doing French Flower Beading since her teens when her grandmother’s friend gifted her some beads. She has been beading ever since and her artwork has been shown in several European museums.
Display Case West: depression glass is glassware made from 1929 to 1939, often clear or colored translucent that was distributed free or at low cost, in the United States and Canada. Brenda Kirschenheiter inherited her collection from her mother, who acquired the glassware by going to the movies during the Depression.

November Exhibit
November Exhibit

October 2022

Display Case East: Michael Burke is a diehard New York Mets fan who has been collecting Mets’ baseball memorabilia for over 25 years.
His collection includes baseball gloves from the 1890s to the 1950s. His favorite player is Ed Kranepool, who played for the Mets in the 1960s and 1970s.
Display Case West: Information about the Bayport Blue Point Chamber of Commerce and this year’s Community Expo.

October 2022
October 2022 Display

September 2022

Display Case East: John Kowalchuk has been woodworking for 25 years and is a member of the Long Island Wood Turners Association. He enjoys working with exotic woods from around the world for their unique colors, and with local wood that can be found on Long Island.
Display Case West: Harry Schnepf creates custom made birdhouses that are based on real houses. He loves birds and has been making birdhouses for 10 years.

September 2022
September 2022 Display

August 2022

Display Case East: Ronald Bush began working on his family farm at age three, pushing a broom to help feed the cows. He currently runs Bush Farms, which is an agricultural museum located in Brookhaven. The pieces in the display case are just a few of the thousands of items he has collected over the years from area farms.
Display Case West: Alex Jerome creates items out of recycled objects based on The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Marvel and DC Comics. His display is titled “The Art is in the Garbage.”

East Case Display
West Case Display

July 2022

Display Case East: Patricia Cudak has been collecting Barbies for over 30 years and has over 50 dolls, including Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart and a commemorative Queen Elizabeth Barbie.
Display Case West: Azuree Agnello is a librarian in Suffolk County who has collected salt and pepper shakers for 11 years and has amassed over 150 of them from her travels and as gifts from family members and friends.

East Display Case July
West Display Case July

June 2022

Display Case East: Frank Reiser possesses what could be the world’s only remaining documented specimen from the Kentucky Meat-Shower of 1876. The display also includes original texts, writings, and artifacts related to the meat shower and lays out the chain of evidence supporting the specimen’s authenticity.
Display Case West: Ellen D’Onofrio crafts whimsical wooden miniature houses with different holiday themes.

June Display Case East
June Display Case West

May 2022

Display Case East: Pamela Varacek’s art is about connecting with creative intuition and allowing it to guide through the process of creating. Pam owns Mini
Monet Art Studio in Sayville where she teaches art classes to all ages.
Display Case West: Anne McNulty creates celebrity portraits using pencil and charcoal as her mediums.

Pam Brewer
Anne McNulty

April 2022

Display Case East: Local glass artists Sandy and Kathryn Seff of Colorful Visions Art Glass Studio will be displaying spring-inspired art glass designs to welcome the new season.
Display Case West: Tom Brannock strikes just the right note with his collection of vintage bowling items.

March 2022

Display Case East: Local artist Jeanette Leonard, owner and designer of Blue Harbor Jewelry, displays her unique beach-inspired jewelry and shadowboxes.
Display Case West: Expert woodworker Joe Novak displays his whimsical wood carvings that include birds, gnomes, and other creatures.

February 2022

JANUARY 2022

January Display

NOVEMBER 2021

The east display case shows the history of the buildings our library has occupied.

November Display: History of the Library buildings.

SEPTEMBER 2021

AUGUST 2021

In the Le Cluse case, you will find Barbara Kipp’s handmade collection of dolls and other surprises. Local Artist Diane Keil’s watercolors are in the East & West case.

JULY 2021

Does anybody know what time it is? Check out Tim Tomasini’s clock collection in the LeCluse case. As a touch of summer in the East & West cases, artist Alice Schulteis’s Shell Art collection is on display.

JUNE 2021

Mosaics by Gabriella Grama is on display in the LeCluse case. Paintings by John and Deborah Ahearn are in the West case. Steve Walker’s black and white drawings will be in the East case.

MAY 2021

In the LeCluse case check out The Zoom Effect. Boxing memorabilia and trivia in the East case. In the West case, enjoy beautiful stained-glass designs by Laura Benedict.

APRIL 2021

The East and West Cases will feature lighthouse and sunset paintings by Donna Oliveri.

FEBRUARY 2021

Check out Rey Burns’s Tuskegee Airman display in the LeCluse Case. Enjoy Sheila Burke-Grey’s photography in the West Case. Brenda Kirschenheiter’s Antique Valentine’s Day display will be in the East Case.

JANUARY 2021

A Star Trek display by Randi Morgan will be in the LeCluse Case. In the East Case, find a tribute to Sister Janet’s 60 years of service as a nun at St. Ursula’s Convent. A Martin Luther King Jr. display by Christina Harney is in the West Case.

DECEMBER 2020

Local artist Joan Siciginano’s landscape paintings are displayed in the LeCluse Case. Our West Case features a SEED (Student Educational Enrichment and Development Foundation) display by Susan Chant. Get ready for the cold weather with Laura Barrella’s winter-themed display in the East Case.

NOVEMBER 2020

OCTOBER 2020

Enjoy Susan Chant’s collection of cuddly Boyd’s Bears in our LeCluse case. Loren Benedict’s colorful stained-glass artwork is in our East case. Laura Barrella warms up the West case with an autumnal nostalgic display.

SEPTEMBER 2020

In our LeCluse case, Jennifer Sullivan displays her dirty pour flip cup technique and Dutch pour technique paintings. Meg Wenzel shares her rescue dog paintings in the East case, and her autumn paintings in the West case.

MARCH 2020

Get a taste of Laura Barrella’s “Utensils of Another Era” display in the LeCluse Case. Catch a breath of fresh air in the East and West cases, with Long Island Artist Andrea Larmor’s watercolors with gold leaf featuring nature scenes.

FEBRUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020

Artwork by Pamela K. Varacek.

DECEMBER 2019

Portrait paintings by the Library’s own Deborah Ahearn are displayed in the West Case. Just in time for the holidays, the library staff’s collection of Nutcracker soldiers stand at attention in the East Case.

NOVEMBER 2019

Keep an eye out for our patron’s original artwork from the Keep it Simple Art Class, which is displayed in the LeCluse Case. The East Case features artwork by our talented local art teachers Karen McGinley and Samantha Raiten. Karen McGinley’s students’ artwork is in the West Case.

OCTOBER 2019

The East Case features Catherine Schwalm’s paintings of fisherman and the ocean. In keeping with the fishing theme, check out the West Case for Joe Novak’s fishing equipment.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Our bulletin board features information about Our Lady of Snow Parish Outreach. Barbara Kipp’s dolls are in the LeCluse Case. In the West Case, all about SEED, by Susan Chant. The East Case houses a display from the Islip Town Fire Museum.

AUGUST 2019

We’ll be shining a spotlight on Tom Maher’s lighthouse collection in the LeCluse Case. The East Case will showcase glass artist Julianna Kirk’s work while the West Case will present Ron Halcrow’s wood carvings.

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March 2022

March 2022