With the Holidays coming sooner rather than later, the Department has put together a list of cookbooks for Vegans! For those that don’t know, vegans are people who do not eat or use animal products. They forgo animal products for a variety of reasons. If you are one or know one, these cookbooks in the library can help you create new dishes that everyone will enjoy.[Continue reading]
Now on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library is the solo exhibit Drawings by Jeanette Martone. The series of graphic work was inspired by Martone’s humanitarian efforts in the developing world. Each drawing captures a moment in time, in which the artist reveals the inner grace and beauty of her subjects that are found in the minute details of their environment. The images brings awareness to the common linkage of our humanity and the fragility of culture.
About the Artwork
The drawings stem from photographs taken by the artist during her travels to several countries in the developing world. In one work, Summer on the Sidewalk, Martone captures two school-aged girls interacting with one-another on a residential street. The children ignore the artist – and by extension the viewer – as they remain focused on each other. We do not see the younger girl’s face and the overt ambiguity of their interaction leaves us wondering what is taking place. Despite what can be inferred from their environment –the truck with the open hood in the background, and the girl’s bare feet –the pair project a joyful innocence that inspires a message of hope.[Continue reading]
Appetizers Memory of the World "UNESCO established the Memory of the World Programme in 1992. Impetus came originally from a growing awareness of the parlous state of preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts … [Continue reading]
Early Voting begins tomorrow, October 26th, 2019 in New York State for the first time in its history. Any registered voter in Suffolk County may vote early at the following locations listed below. If you cast a ballot during early voting, you cannot … [Continue reading]