Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In the display case at the Westerlo Public Library for the month of March, artist Robert DeVito’s Iconic Skylines paintings are on display. A multimedia artist, DeVito’s brightly painted skylines are sculpted from driftwood with layers of joyful colors of paint that create memories of a city of long ago. He searches along the shores of the Hudson to find old boards to paint. The shape of the board dictates the cityscape that emerges. Each piece is one of a kind and there are no reproductions of his images. His creations are so innovative and original that the Library of Congress has issued copyrights on the idea. 

DeVito makes his own colors from raw pigments and the result is unusually bright colors such as canary yellow, aqua blue and candy-apple red. While many artists create a base and then place on highlights, he continually builds on both, creating bold contrasts through a layering effect.  Using 19th Century techniques, he uses small, fine brushes, making each piece a time-consuming process.

In addition to his own murals, DeVito planned and executed the restoration of the large mural bracing the SAS terminal at JFK Airport in New York City. His Skylines have been in several galleries such as the Celadon Gallery in Soho and the Parlor Gallery in Douglaston. He has won first place awards at numerous art shows around the region. 

Tax forms

We have most of the federal tax forms, schedules and instructions and we also have the basic New York State forms that we will copy for you at no cost.  Can’t find it?  Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the tax forms on the Internet.

Story time

Our Toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two to five years old.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.


Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you need to brush up on your computer skills – or obtain basic skills?  See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an email account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Library info

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.