January

Display Cases: National Hobby Month: Choose a new hobby!
Consider a new hobby from the tempting array of choices explored in this display.

Lower Concourse Gallery: Project Restoration: SSHS students restore archival photos
Under the direction of art teacher David Beinlich, South Side High School photography students gain experience in digital restoration techniques by working with photos from the Rockville Centre Public Library Archives.

The Helen Crouse Room and Small Community Room: Prints and Photos by Steve Breslow
Steve Breslow has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Queens College. He taught printmaking at Suffolk County Community College and has been with the Social Security Administration for over 30 years. The multifaceted Breslow is an etcher, computer printmaker, photographer and sketch artist. He has had several solo art exhibits in Long Island libraries and has exhibited in juried shows on Long Island and in New York City.

Upper Concourse Gallery: Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground at 221 N. Village Avenue is a photographic essay that traces the Rockville Centre Public Library’s current home from its conception to its grand opening in 1962. (Runs through May 2015).

February

Display Cases: Black History Month: The Harlem Renaissance in Print
The Harlem Renaissance in Print explores the written expression of this significant cultural movement.

Lower Concourse Gallery: Plated: Food Photography by Yanina May
Yanina May Goldstein graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Photography from Nassau Community College. She has taught photography classes to children and teens and has worked in commercial photography. Yanina currently serves as the Director of Photography for a modeling and acting school in New York City. She also runs Yanina May Photography, where she does family, event and product photography. See yaninamayphotography.com

The Helen Crouse Room and Small Community Room: A Blending of Cultures: Artwork by Chidi Enyobi and Mz. Shawtieroc
Chidi Enyobi is originally from Nigeria where he worked as an architect. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in fine and applied arts and currently works in commercial art here in the USA.
Mz. Shawtieroc is an artist specializing in photography. Her images range from photojournalism to lifestyle to fashion. She captures the emotions of others and those of herself and portrays familiar life experiences. She strives to communicate a sense of connectedness in her work.