Learn to Decorate Ukrainian Eggs!

Ukrainian Egg 1

From the very first time I saw a Ukrainian decorated egg (pysanka) I have loved the way they look and been fascinated by how they are made. So last spring when I saw that there was going to be a class in pysanky making here on Long Island, I was on it right away. I could hardly wait to sign up!
To decorate an egg, the dyes are applied in successive layers, with the lightest colors first. As each new color is added, wax is applied over the areas of the design that are to remain that particular color. At the end, all the wax is wiped away and the entire beautiful design is revealed.

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Proposed Library Budget 2015/2016

On Tuesday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. you will have the opportunity to vote on the Proposed Budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year. Having not pierced the tax cap, and through our coordination efforts with other Suffolk County Libraries, our … [Continue reading]

What Color is that Dress?

How we see an object has everything to do with how that object is illuminated. But our brains have adapted to see white as white whether it’s under harsh fluorescent light or soft daylight, whether it’s cast under blue or yellow light. That’s called … [Continue reading]