Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Long Island Memories Digitization Project

Long Island Memories is a digitization project sponsored by Long Island Library Council. The library has chosen part of it's collection to make available to the public through this project
Here you will find postcards, documents, letters, books, and photographs about Brentwood's history. If you intend to use any of the collection for commercial reasons please call Brentwood Public Library, 631-273-7883.

Silk Scarf Painting

On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.

Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.

Needle Felting A Penguin Program

On Thursday, December 3rd we met in the Local History Room where we learned how to needle felt a penguin.
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