The Bethel Public Library welcomes everyone to spend some time enjoying the art and collectibles on view now!
On the first floor…
In the Morton Gallery, viewers will enjoy the beautifully rendered oil paintings of Suzanne Molineaux.
In the Maria Parloa Community Room, viewers will appreciate the paintings and mixed media of artist Jacklyn Mathews.
In the display case, admire the one-of-a-kind feather smudge wands of Judy Vuozzo. Then, on October 1, attend Judy’s Library performance of Tibetan Singing Bowls.
On the second floor…
In the Morris Gallery (Accessible Art Project), get a close-up view of Honorah O’Neill’s captivating creatures.
In the display cabinet, look closely at the assortment of old bottles and glass transformers collected by Tom Borysiewicz, our Adult Services Librarian. Then visit Tom at the Reference Desk and he will tell you more about them!
Wait, there’s more!
In the Seelye House, come see our very special permanent P. T. Barnum collection, generously donated by Laurence Gibson and Cynthia NeJame, and carefully and lovingly assembled over many years. On view are important letters and correspondences, many of which highlight significant personal and pivotal events of the great showman’s life. Also included are rare broadsides, photographs, and cartes-de-visite, as well as artifacts from General Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind and Commodore Nutt.