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On Our Library Wall
September 2014 - Robert Uricchio

Photography, for me, ismore than simply attempting to capture a moment or place in time. I am a person who loves nature and being outdoors. Nature inspires me. Photography is the medium I choose to present my inspiration of nature to my inspire my audience as nature inspires me.

The colors of the trees, the sound of a flowing river or nearby stream, the blue of the sky, the red of the earth...these are the elements that make me feel so comfortable and relaxed in nature. I use my camera as a tool to  capture my contentment in nature and share it with my audience.

Through my images I hope to share with you some of the beauty, splendor and freedom of nature and the outdoors that I have experienced and enable you to bring a piece of it into your world. 


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!