Each month Bayport-Blue Point Public Library changes up its display cases for your
viewing pleasure! Come in and see what’s new for this month!
In the east case Ed Silsbe, President of the Blue Point Civic Association, has organized information about the efforts, ideas and work of the group.
Colorful examples of French earthenware from Jan North's collection are in the west case. This pottery has been made in Quimper,
Brittany for over 300 years. Gene Horton's Annual Summer Solstice Walk post card display is housed in the LeCluse case.
Parish Outreach, a community organization sponsored by Our Lady of the Snow aiding those in need of help, has an exhibit arranged by Diana Mongan in the east hall case. The American Legion Smith-Wever Post #651 of Sayville pays tribute to America's Veterans in a patriotic display in the west hall case. U.S. Army Veteran Bob Parente's exhibit in the LeCluse case honors our National Historic Memorial-Decoration Day. "Mother Russia- a composition of Landscapes, People of Russia and Historic Sites"-by Lou Pascocello is shown on the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board.
Mitts, gloves and Springtime Baseball season equipment owned by Michael Burke is shown in the east case. Pete Berman's post cards of local sports teams are in the west hall case. The Le Cluse case has Randi Morgan's Barbie Dolls celebrating Spring Time.
In the east hall case is a display arranged by Jim Mendelson showing the charitable works of the Blue Point-Bayport Lions Club. Pharmacist
Connie Still's collection of antique pharmaceutical bottles and objects is exhibited in the west hall case. Brenda Kirschenheiter's
color Easter cards are in the LaCluse case. On the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board are Gene Horton and Walter Petrule's photographs of the
Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce past St. Patrick's Day Parades.
Civil War enthusiast Dennis Murnane, whose relative served in the
Grand Army of the Republic and fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, has
an exhibit in the west hall case. In the east case the Bayport Civic
Association is showcasing their efforts, achievements and community
spirit. Brenda Kerschenheiter's antique valentines are once again in
the LeCluse case.
In the west hall case Gene Horton shows the five library locations over the past 75 years. A postcard collection of Gene Horton's is in
the LeCluse case. Karen McGinley's Middle School art students have their work in the east hall case.
Interesting clever bird carvings designed by Bayman Ed Brown of Patchogue are displayed in the east and west cases. Barbara Kipp's
colorful, humorous, delightful "T'was the Night Before Christmas" annual Holiday creation is in the LeCluse case.
Joe Novak's carvings of holiday figures and ornaments will be in the
LeCluse case for the month of November, than move to Meadow Croft to
be displayed at Christmas at Meadow Croft Affair. Terry Quintal's
creative carvings of animals, birds, and objects are in the west case.
Thanksgiving is celebrated in the east case in an exhibit designed by
Thanks to Chief Eric Ferraro Fire Safety month is featured by the Blue Point Fire Department in an exhibit in the east hall case. Shown in the west hall case are a 25" X 17 1/2" X 7" Viking ship hand made by Gail Dreyer and her collection of Norwegian artifacts.
Barbara Kipp has created a Halloween panorama in the LeCluse case.
Diane Maher's collection of all shapes and sizes salt cellars is housed in the LaCluse case. Besides being an expert on home canning Mark Vosburgh is a carver. Several of his fish decoys are on display in the hall cases.
West Sayville's Suffolk County Marine Museum has artifact displays in the hall cases. The LeCluse case holds Jerry McCluskey's Texaco old-time promotional materials of cars, trucks, boats, and signage.
Commemorating battles of the Civil War year 1862 Kevin Yates has arranged
war time displays in the east and west hall cases. Brenda Kirschenheiter's
collection of 4th of July postcards and WW2 memorabilia is in the LeCluse
Members of the National Organization of Pen Women are showing their work in the
hall gallery and hall cases. The exhibit in various media of landscapes and florals
was arranged by Marianne Thorvaldsen.
A colorful artistic Spring Easter Egg Tree dreamed up by Bayport Girl Scout Troop
#1296 is featured in the east hall case. Don’t miss Virginia Meyer’s Easter Parade
of hats in the west hall case and see Peter Berman’s collection of a varied assortment
of bottles in the LeCluse case.
A Blue Point-Bayport Lions Club information exhibit arranged by Jim Mendelson is
in the east hall case and Christina Harney has created a St. Patrick’s scene for
the west hall spot. Virginia Meyer’s unglazed bisque china “Frozen Charlotte” dolls
collection is in the LeCluse case near the circulation desk. These tiny dolls, also
called penny dolls, were sold in penny candy stores in the early 1900’s.
Our hall cases honor two February birthday presidents. Local historian Gene Horton
has arranged an eye catching portrait of George Washington in the east case and
Jill Polla has extensive information about Abraham Lincoln in the west case.