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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
June 2015 - Getting 'round

John OMeara

Round: found in nature, in art & architecture, in highly and less likely spaces.

John O'Meara takes us for a tour 'round the world through the lens of a camera. John is a longtime North Salem resident, known in town from involvement with AYSO soccer, the School Board and lots of musical adventures with the Mommy Daddy Band, including numerous visits to the Keeler Library Book, Bake & Plant Sale/Library Fair and other fundraisers. His work takes him on frequent trips 'round the world, providing the opportunity to collect the works for this exhibit

There will be a reception at the library on June 5, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 with wine, cheese and more.

In the display cases
Bryan Lee Madden's Etch a Sketch Artwork

etch a sketch

Bryan Madden grew up in Purdys New York. He attended college in Plattsburgh where he discovered a talent for Etch A Sketch. His etches have achieved Internet fame and media attention and been featured on CBS News, CNBC, and in The Wall Street Journal.

He takes commissions of people, homes and businesses in addition to traveling the country to sketch portraits at weddings, corporate events and parties. All his art is preserved by removing the sand contained within (so as to prevent shaking/erasing) and he has shipped many across country including one hanging in Portland in The Children's Museum of Maine.

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!