Baring Our Soles










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.

By |October 16, 2017|Categories: Exhibits|Comments Off on Baring Our Soles

At Home and Abroad

This June, photographer Lisa Fiordelisi will be displaying her exhibit “At Home and Abroad” in our meeting room. The photographs range from architecture to landscape, with a unique, timely feel surrounding the images.

Miss Fiordelisi states the following:

“I was born on the 4th of July in the heart of New York City, where I also attended college. One of my other endeavors besides photography was music and song, being in the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir in high school and singing elsewhere when asked (Also with the Stuart W. Smith choral group, The Valley Singers).

I studied floral arranging with John Gurnie, AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) leading me to do floral pieces done for weddings, centerpieces, corsages, and various floral arrangements where needed.

Also known by the nickname Lee, I’m a long standing member of The Contemporary Woman’s Club of the Township of Washington, and served as Club President once at the Closter Woman’s Club in Closter.

Finally, I enjoy photography immensely and like to display the many photos I’ve taken while visiting our relatives abroad. I truly hope they please everyone–as they have done in other places they have been shown.

Thanks for the opportunity you’ve given me in Hillsdale.”

Feel free to walk around the meeting room and take a look!

By |June 5, 2017|Categories: Exhibits|Comments Off on At Home and Abroad

Your Exhibit Here!

Our meeting room walls and exhibit cases are currently bare! If you are an artist, photographer, or collector you could share your work and passion with your community! Exhibit guidelines and policies are posted here on the website. We’d love to see your work or that of your friend. Pass along the invitation.

By |June 1, 2017|Categories: Exhibits|Comments Off on Your Exhibit Here!

Janet Kroenke: Mosaic Renaissance

Meet the artist on Saturday, May 20, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Janet Kroenke’s artist statement:

“This collection represents my journey through the art of Mosaics over the past 9 years. This interest began when I read the book, Mosaic Renaissance: Millefiori in Mosaics by Laurel Skye. As time went on I slowly acquired inspiration and skills from books and online tutorials. I was able to bring my years of commercial and fine art into play as I practiced this new medium.

My work incorporates irregular pieces of broken stained glass, old pieces of jewelry, broken plates, shards of pottery –all manner of bits and pieces that would otherwise be discarded. Some call this kind of work “Bits and Pieces Mosaics”. I also incorporate Murano Millefiori, a glass art form from the skilled glass workers of Murano, Italy. These are tiny pieces of glass created from glass rods filled with floral and geometric designs.

I also love to work on small animal skulls. These are cleaned and processed by professionals and none are in anyway endangered species. They are prepared for bio labs and crafts people. I find skulls to be the greatest example of nature’s architecture and it’s decoration and rebirth as a work of art is, for me, an affirmation of life itself.”

Janet has worked as a commercial artist, illustrator, and designer for over 40 years. Over the past 15 years, she has also worked as a digital imaging specialist. Mosaics represent her “latest exploration of ways to express creative ideas.”

Her work will be on display from May 1st through May 31st. Feel free to check out our display cases and stop by our meeting room for a better look!

By |May 3, 2017|Categories: Exhibits|Comments Off on Janet Kroenke: Mosaic Renaissance

Exhibiting Artist Joe Schlanger

Visit the meeting room during the month of March to see the work of local artist Joe Schlanger.


By |March 9, 2017|Categories: Exhibits|Comments Off on Exhibiting Artist Joe Schlanger