Richard Curran is displaying their collection of Girl/Boy Scout Memorabilia in our Display Cases downstairs. Feel free to take a look! There is an assortment of sashes, pins, badges, and more.
This February, local artist David Smilon will be exhibiting pencil drawings of 44 Presidents. Mr. Smilon is a retired History Professor from Bergen Community College who took up drawing as a hobby. He combined his new talent for art with his extensive knowledge of history to create the portraits hanging in our Meeting Room. Each portrait has a quote from that President under the drawing.
The pen and color pencil illustrations of Tamao Van Beers will be on exhibit during the month of December.
Tamao is a native of Funabashi City, Japan. She graduated from Bunka Gakuin Art School in 1996 and moved to the United States in 2011.
She has been illustrating and painting animals since she was a young child and dancing classical ballet for over 30 years. Tamao has been commissioned to paint portraits for several people, but her focus has been mainly on ballet and animal themes. Over the past several years she has self-produced annual calendars based upon the “Nutcracker” (2012), “Don Quixote” (2013), “Giselle” (2014), “Sleeping Beauty” (2015), “Coppelia” (2016), “Swan Lake” (2017), and “Cinderella” (2018).
Tamao currently resides in Hillsdale, NJ with her American husband and two cats named William and Jacob (named after the Brothers Grimm).
The display cases on our main floor feature the exhibit “Baring our Soles”, brought to the Library by the Center for Hope and Safety.
The exhibit helps victims of abuse on their personal, visual journey. They evoke feelings of despair, happiness, and are filled with memories of life changing events. These shoes are about the victims and their stories. They are no longer just shoes, but symbols of breaking the silence.
The 24-Hour Hotline is (201)-944-9600. The Administrative Office of the Center for Hope and Safety is located at 12 Overlook Ave, Suite A, Rochelle Park NJ 07662. Their phone number is (201)-498-9247. For volunteer opportunities, call Gervonn Rice at (201)-836-1075.