Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Staff Visits WIN / WNYH Radio Station

On Tuesday, May 20th librarians, Edana Cichanowicz, Head of Reference, Rosalie Toja, Head of Programing and Mary Koferl, Head of History Department, visited WIN Radio Station in Jericho. There we taped a program reviewing some of the upcoming programs that the library is presenting in the near future. The staff does this bimonthly for the radio station. If you want to know more about the programs we offer keep tuned to WNYH (740 AM).

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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