Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” at Madison Public Library

Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” at Madison Public Library

This post was originally published May 19, 2015 on tonemadison.com and is re-published on the Library as Incubator Project with permission from Tone Madison. Pull quotes here were chosen by LAIP editors.  Read the original article.  Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” The absurdity of reducing a...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Three

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Three

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 3; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
"The Challenge of Painting" at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

“The Challenge of Painting” at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the artist behind of a new show at NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library, where artist and librarian Arezoo Moseni regularly curates shows of community artists.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein Susan Bee’s work brings a distinct style and pushes the boundaries of what a single...
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"Unbinding the Library" at NYC's Elastic City

“Unbinding the Library” at NYC’s Elastic City

This post was originally published July 30, 2013.  Elastic City is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization that commissions emerging and established artists to create participatory walks throughout New York and around the world. These walks tend to focus less on providing factual information and more on heightening awareness, exploring senses and making new group rituals...
Figure/Ground at the Cleveland Public Library

Figure/Ground at the Cleveland Public Library

This post was originally published July 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Cleveland Public Library’s See Also program is an innovative partnership with LAND Studio that brings a rotating suite of contemporary art installations to the library’s Eastman Reading Garden.  See Also is a clever pun that plays on a reference cataloging term; if you find it on a...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | 17 - 23

Friday Linkubator Roundup | 17 – 23

So how’s everybody doing out there? It’s hotter’n’heck where I’m sitting, but at least there are books and the ever-interesting interwebs. And things were certainly hopping out there! Enjoy this week’s best links and frivolities. New features: Madison Public Library, one of our strongest library connections, was the center of a public art controversy, and we...
Update: The Book to Art Club

Update: The Book to Art Club

Today we’re giving a quick update about the Book to Art Club, a sister project to the Library as Incubator Project that combines art-making with the tried-and-true library book discussion group. Since the Book to Art Club started in 2014, we’ve had 11 chapters (and counting!) spring up at public, school, and academic libraries all...
Program Kit: Blacklight Painting for Young Adults

Program Kit: Blacklight Painting for Young Adults

by Laura Damon-Moore I coordinate the summer programs for kids and young adults at Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, Wisconsin. This summer we ended up with an eclectic assortment of hands-on activities for young adults (mainly middle school students), from Cupcake Wars to Mega Games Day to a Maker Day with squishy circuits, ArtBots,...
Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a remarkable place: something magical in the light, the disposition of the building, the acoustics, the ghosts of dead (but silently approving poets) and the astonishingly lovely and efficient staff. This never fails. I am gob-smacked by it: I have never known anywhere like it. ~Helena Nelson, poet and publisher,...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 10 - 16

Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 10 – 16

Friends, we’re past ALA Annual and San Diego Comic Con (not that we were there, but the internet, it was a-buzzing). I hope you’ll forgive us for running on low power as we focus on our day jobs, but don’t worry, we’re still bringing you as much awesome as ever! Enjoy these links we found,...
Hatchery Highlights: Pop-Up Book Display

Hatchery Highlights: Pop-Up Book Display

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

This post originally appeared in August 2014. Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 3 - 9

Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 3 – 9

It was a week to bask in the creativity of human beings and the glory of the internet. Enjoy this fun-stuff heavy edition of our weekly roundup! New features: Think you can’t explore movement in story time with a nonfiction book? Think again! This month’s Book to Boogie takes on the 5 senses. Here’s something...
The Floating Library in Minnesota

The Floating Library in Minnesota

Your very-cool-thing for today is the Floating Library Project, a floating public art project that makes artists’ books and other art works available to the public–via boat, canoe, inner tubes, and other waterborne devices. A fabulous, summery exploration of art and literature. ~Laura From their website:  The Floating Library is an experimental public art project...
Book to Boogie: "Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses"

Book to Boogie: “Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...