Local residents are invited to submit applications to hang their work in our gallery. For more information, please call Phyllis Gargiulo at the library.
On the Gallery Wall
Now through the end of the month the featured artists in he exhibition at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem will be students from the North Salem Nursery School. Family members, pets, exotic animals, favorite toys, superheroes, gardens and homes, insects and dinosaurs are just some of the subjects that populate the imaginations of preschool children. Their colorful renderings of them are freely creative and evocative. Each has a story behind it; each brings a smile to one's face. As a group they are simply delightful.
In the Exhibit Cases
Doll and handmade doll clothes belonging to Frances Close Andrews from the 1890's.
Helen Frisbee, the granddaughter of Charles Close (owner of Old Hundred Tea Room which was the house at the corner of Titicus and June Roads where the North Salem Center/post office now sits) has donated a doll with a complete wardrobe hand stitched by Mrs. Close. The skirts, dresses, coats, hats etc are remarkable items, intricately detailed with pleats and lace, in the style of the late 1800's. Helen is now 98 years old and still remembers vividly stories of her childhood at the Close Homestead.
In the Conference Room
Pictures of the restoration of the Cat Ridge Cemetery.
On a Table in the Main Room
Take a look at the altered books on the theme of "home" made by the Library's Monday Night Time Arts Group. Feel free to gently pick them up and examine them.