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Northport Main Level

 

 

Table for Two

Table for Two
Northport Building
Main Reading Room

 

Acrylic paint on canvas by Northport Artist, Emily Eisen, providing a garden view of the Library Courtyard from the Northport Library Café.  The artist shared that she is honored and delighted to have her painting hanging in her much-loved library.

 

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Haven
Northport Building
Café

 

Acrylic paint on canvas by Northport Artist, Emily Eisen, providing a unique perspective of the staircase leading to the mezzanine of the Northport Library building.  The artist shared that she is honored and delighted to have her painting hanging in her much-loved library.

 

Pink/Mauve/Purple#149

Pink/Mauve/Purple#149 (1981)
Northport Building
Main Reading Room

 

A painting by the American abstract painter and photographer Stanley Twardowicz (1917-2008).  This painting was gifted to the library by his estate through the generosity of his wife Lillian Dodson in 2011.


Stanley Twardowicz became part of the beat scene in Manhat­tan and Northport, counting among his colleagues Jack Kerouac, Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. In the 1950s the Museum of Modern Art acquired one of his paintings and six of his photographs.  His work has been in major exhibitions including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Guggenheim Museum. Mr. Twardowicz’s work has been acquired by private collections and museums such as the Joseph Hirschhorn Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Milwaukee Art Center, and the Heckscher Museum

 

Red/Blue#81

Red/Blue#81 (1997)
Northport Building

Main Reading Room

 

A painting by the American abstract painter and photographer Stanley Twardowicz (1917-2008).  This painting was gifted to the library by his estate through the generosity of his wife Lillian Dodson in 2011.

Stanley Twardowicz became part of the beat scene in Manhat­tan and Northport, counting among his colleagues Jack Kerouac, Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. In the 1950s the Museum of Modern Art acquired one of his paintings and six of his photographs.  His work has been in major exhibitions including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Guggen­heim Museum. Mr. Twardowicz’s work has been acquired by private collections and museums such as the Joseph Hirschhorn Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Milwaukee Art Center, and the Heckscher Museum

 

Lithograph: Beckett

Lithograph: Beckett
Northport Building
Café

 

One of three limited edition lithographs of Samuel Beckett, Walt Whitman, and James Joyce by artist Jack Coughlin adorn the wall in the Northport Library Café. The lithographs were a gift to the library from Michael L. Glennon.

 

Lithograph: Whitman

Lithograph: Whitman
Northport Building
Café

 

One of three limited edition lithographs of Samuel Beckett, Walt Whitman, and James Joyce by artist Jack Coughlin adorn the wall in the Northport Library Café. The lithographs were a gift to the library from Michael L. Glennon.

 

Lithograph: Joyce

Lithograph: Joyce
Northport Building
Café

 

One of three limited edition lithographs of Samuel Beckett, Walt Whitman, and James Joyce by artist Jack Coughlin adorn the wall in the Northport Library Café. The lithographs were a gift to the library from Michael L. Glennon.

 

The Little Jenny Bugeye Coming Home to Solomons

The Little Jenny Bugeye Coming Home to Solomons
Northport Building
Café

 

A limited edition lithograph by John Poague MacLeod hangs above the fireplace in the Northport Library. The lithograph was a gift to Library from the McKays.

 

Northport Harbor Mural

Northport Harbor Mural
Northport Building
Main Lobby

 

An historic sense of Northport is conveyed to Northport Library visitors through the mural of Northport Harbor circa 1910 which is displayed opposite the Circulation Desk. This was the same decade the original Andrew Carnegie library building was erected on Main Street.

 

Northport

Northport
Northport Building
Main Lobby

 

Aerial photography of Northport Habor by photographer Stephen Mastrorocco.

 

Millennium Bookball

Millennium Bookball
Northport Building

Main Reading Room

 

In the spring of 1999, the Library Trustees commissioned Northport sculptor George W. Hart to create The Millennium Bookball. This complex spherical arrangement of 60 interlocking books is suspended from the ceiling of the Main Reading Room of the Northport Library. Each book is engraved with the title and author of one of the "Best Books of the Century" as selected by community members. This unique and beautiful work of art was funded, in part, through the generous donation of community residents whose names are engraved on a plaque in Northport's Main Reading Room. Click here for a bookmark PDF. Watch a video of the Bookball's assembly.

 

Bust of Abraham Lincoln

Bust of Abraham Lincoln
Northport Building
Adult Reference Desk

 

The bust of Abraham Lincoln, located on the Reference Desk at the Northport Library, was sculpted and donated to the Library by Northport resident Peter Tomlinson.

 

Bust of Abraham Lincoln

Untitled Sculpture
Northport Building
Adult Reference

 

A sculpture that is located behind the Reference Desk at the Northport Library was donated to the Library in 1999 by its artist, Northport resident David Jackier.

 

Bust of Muguet

Bust of Muguet
Northport Building
Adult Reference Desk

 

Bust of Muguet located behind the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Q & A

Q & A
Northport Building

Adult Reference Desk

A terra cotta sculpture that is located behind the Reference Desk at the Northport Library was donated to the Library in 1999 by its artist, Northport resident David Jackier.

 

Painting

Painting
Northport Building

Main Lobby

 

Located above the copy machine leading into the Main Reading Room.

 

Untitled Sculpture

Untitled Sculpture
Northport Building

Main Lobby

 

Northport artist David Jackier sculpted this terra cotta piece for the Northport Library.

 

Untitled Sculpture

Sculpture: Abstract in Stone
Northport Building

Main Reading Room

 

Centerport artist Lawrence Schloss sculpted this piece. It is an abstract sculpture composed of granite, marble, and blue stone.

 

Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography
Northport Building

Main Reading Room

 

Black and white photographs located to the right of the Adult Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room.

 

Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography
Northport Building

Main Reading Room

 

Black and white photographs located to the right of the Adult Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room.

 

Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography
Northport Building

Main Reading Room

 

Black and white photographs located to the right of the Adult Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room.

 

 

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