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 Our Library Wall
August 2014 - Matthew Fell
Fell, age 28, lives in Patterson, New York. He is an avid hiker on trails surrounding Patterson, as well as Tarpywile in Danbury and preserves at Hemlock Hills and Bennett Pond in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Many scenes are of the Hudson Highlands and Minnewaska Park in the Shawangunk Mountains. Fell's hiking experiences are depicted as impressions in his paintings.
In the display cases
The 100th Anniversary of the Start of WWI: A Glimpse of North Salem in the Great War
Staged by Susan Thompson, Town Historian
Thirty-one North Salem men served; two did not come home. One was Albert Jenkins Lobdell Jr. who grew up in Salem Center in Hickory Glen (now Lobdell House). His parents ran the store and post office (now the courthouse). "Bert" died on September 29, 1918 in the battle for the Hindenburg Line. Serving under North Salemite Major General John F. O'Ryan, 337 soldiers of the 107th died and 658 were wounded - the most single-day American losses of the entire war. But the tide turned that day. The memorial in front of Delancey Hall is dedicated to Bert and the others who died.
North Salem was also a site for training horses to go into battle under the auspices of Major General John F. O'Ryan. Read more about it at the library.
In the conference room
Historic Newspapers from North Salem
Compiled by the North Salem Historical Society
From gossip, weddings, ads and obituaries to front page dramatic headlines, our latest display on old newspapers in the conference room of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library offers a revealing look at our past. Take this historic tour of early newspapers starting in the 1880s and see the variety of papers and reporting styles that covered the stories of North Salem, Croton Falls, Purdys and Salem Center.
Newspapers Tell the Story in Words and Pictures will be up for approximately six months.
Please let us know if you have copies of any old papers that we could copy and add to our collection.
Thank you and enjoy!