July

Display Cases: Art Imitates Life: LGBTQ in Literature
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning person could be your family member, your neighbor, your colleague, or someone in the front-page news. As more people feel comfortable coming out of the closet, authors feel more comfortable including them in literature. This exhibit highlights books (and some movies) that feature LGBTQ characters.

Lower Concourse Gallery: Youth Services Summer Reading T-Shirt Display
Enjoy a look at T-Shirts from Summer Reading in years gone by. (Runs through August 2015).

Upper Concourse Gallery: RVC Restored
RVC Restored is a photographic essay that features archival photos of Rockville Centre that have been digitally restored by the very talented South Side High School Photography Club students. (Runs through May 2016).

The Helen Crouse Room
no exhibit

Small Community Room
no exhibit

August

Display Cabinets: The Amiable Whale: 101 Years of Water Safety
In 1914, Wilbert E. Longfellow created the inaugural life-saving course for the American Red Cross. Alarmed by the high number of deaths by drowning each year – especially the fact that most victims were pre-teens and teens – Longfellow made it his life’s mission to teach swimming and life-saving techniques and to make them fun for young people. Longfellow’s disposition and girth earned him the sobriquet “The Amiable Whale.” Stop by the exhibit to learn more about Longfellow and his legacy and see if you yourself are “waterproofed.”

Helen Kraus Room: St. Raymond’s Art Club
St. Raymond’s Art Club started a decade ago as a social ministry for seniors led by Trudy Santoemma, an expert in watercolor. Over the years the club has grown in number and scope. Now it is attended by artists of all ages and proficiency levels who work in all manner of media. Members are treated to guidance from Ms. Santoemma, instructional videos, art demos and opportunities to sketch. The club meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Small Community Room: Youth Services Annual Teen Photography Exhibit
Come view the latest images that our local teens have captured with their cameras or phones and see the world through their eyes.

Lower Concourse Gallery: Youth Services Summer Reading T-Shirt Display
Enjoy a look at T-Shirts from Summer Reading in years gone by. (Runs through August 2015).

Upper Concourse Gallery: RVC Restored
RVC Restored is a photographic essay that features archival photos of Rockville Centre that have been digitally restored by the very talented South Side High School Photography Club students. (Runs through May 2016).