June

Display Cabinets: On your mark, get set…READ!
Inspired by the 2016 Olympics, kids can become champion readers this summer!

Helen Kraus Room: Cellphonography by Amy Bisagni
My name is Amy Bisagni and I am thrilled to be showcasing my work here at the library. I am a retired (2012) elementary school teacher who spent over 35 years teaching youngsters in the Levittown School District. I loved every bit of it and I do believe that teaching gave me the patience and dedication needed to be a photographer! When I announced my retirement, people kept asking me what I was going to do… I have not retired from life; I have quite simply reinvented myself. I remain connected to education through tutoring, and I am involved in cinema, which has always been a passion of mine. But best of all, I have found time to see beauty in the simplest things, and I photograph them.
My exhibit is titled, “Cellphonography”. All my photographs were taken with the camera on my cell phone, which also serves as my darkroom! As the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you at the moment.” So, I take a picture and tweak it until it “pops” for me, just as one might tweak a recipe until it tastes just right. So that is what you see before you. Enjoy the show… I hope it makes you smile! Amy B.---wife...mother…teacher…cinephile…photographer.

Small Community Room: Watercolors and Oils by Dorothy Webster
Dorothy Webster started as a self-taught artist. In her later years she took art classes at adult education and the senior center, encountering wonderful teachers who gave her valuable critiques. Dorothy’s favorite media are watercolor and oil; she enjoys painting seascapes, flowers, animals and portraits. Although most of her work is realism, she does dabble in semi-abstracts. Dorothy now belongs to three art leagues. She is honored to have had paintings included in The Long Beach Art League calendars and on display in the Tilles Art Gallery at CW Post.
Upper Concourse Gallery: RVC Restored
RVC Restored is a photographic essay that features archival photos of Rockville Centre that have been digitally restored by the very talented South Side High School Photography Club students.

July

Display Cabinets: Art Imitates Life: LGBTQ in Literature
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning person could be your family member, your neighbor, your colleague, or someone in the front-page news. As more people feel comfortable coming out of the closet, authors feel more comfortable including them in literature. This exhibit highlights books (and some movies) that feature LGBTQ characters.

Upper Concourse Gallery: RVC Restored
RVC Restored is a photographic essay that features archival photos of Rockville Centre that have been digitally restored by the very talented South Side High School Photography Club students.

July, August
Lower Concourse Gallery: Youth Services Summer Reading T-Shirt Display
Enjoy a look at T-Shirts from Summer Reading in years gone by.