Okay, so the museums are closed but if you love them, take a look at some of their online exhibitions.
The Museum of the City of New York is one of the least appreciated in the city, but its collections are impressive. Do you remember the 1939 World’s fair? If you were there or just heard about it, you can explore some the museum’s artifacts.
Do you enjoy a bit of Broadway? While the Great White Way remains dark, there are many digitized images available.
And the museum is offering videos at #MuseumFromHome highlighting some exhibitions, programs and original series.
You can visit the Frick! Take the virtual tour on the museum’s website. And spend an enjoyable hour or more listening to talks about the collection and special exhibitions.
Are you feeling cooped up and is Spring calling you? The New York Botanical Garden has recorded gardening lectures. And you can sample the Garden’s wonderful plant collection by clicking through the photos online.
Spring will come. This halt to our lives will end and the Syosset Library will look forward to loaning you our passes to the wonderful world of museums!
-posted by Brenda, Reference Services
Let’s take a look at some of Syosset Public Library’s blog posts in April during the past five years:
2018: APRIL’S ART DISPLAY
2017: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW- AUDIOBOOK EDITION
2016: BROADWAY MUSICALS AND PLAYS—BASED ON, INSPIRED BY, OR ADAPTED FROM BOOKS
2015: APRIL: A BUSY TIME FOR HISTORY BUFFS
2014: PUT A POEM IN YOUR POCKET TODAY
See you next month when we take a look at the past 5 years in May.
-posted by Sonia, Reference Services
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
This month’s featured artist is John P. Cardone, a Long Island native, nature photographer, author, and medical educator. His work will be on display from April 7 to April 27.
His goal, in his own words: “In my waterscape and wildlife images, I try to capture the beauty and spiritual magnificence of nature. My photographs represent a moment in time through unique settings and the amazing personalities of wildlife. I am particularly interested in how nature can calm people’s minds while they take a “time-out” from their hectic, busy lives.”
Come in, view his display, and see if you think he has accomplished his goal. I’m sure you will enjoy his work. For more information about John P. Cardone visit his web site at www.waterviewsbook.com. His book, The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well-being is available for checkout.
**The Art Gallery is located on the main floor near the elevators.**
-posted by Betty, Reference Services
Syosset Public Library has an art gallery featuring a different artist each month. This is one of my favorite parts of the library. The gallery is located on the first floor behind the snack area and I highly recommend taking some time there when you are in the building.
January’s artist is Laura Montllor. She started painting watercolors after working as an architect for 30 years, in partnership with her husband. After his death from a battle with brain cancer, she began daily walks in the woods of Long Island Sound. These natural landscapes give a serene, life-affirming panacea that is evident in her art pieces through their fluid vibrancy. Her approach to painting is meditative and her hope is to inspire others to observe their world with mindfulness and renewed joy.
Looking at these beautiful watercolors created by Ms. Montllor is like taking a walk in the woods or enjoying a day at the shore. They are sure to make one feel relaxed and at ease.
For more information, you can visit LauraMontllor’s website or @panacea_painting on Instagram.
Posted by Betty, Reference Services