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Beatles Forever at Ferndale Library

Beatles Forever at Ferndale Library

Today we have a really cool program to share with you courtesy of Jeff Milo at Ferndale Area District Library in Michigan–a multimedia concert that, with its Beatles theme, attracted an intergenerational audience. Enjoy! ~Laura by Jeff Milo This was the first time we got a standing ovation at the Ferndale Area District Library. Leave...
Book to Boogie: "Count the Monkeys"

Book to Boogie: “Count the Monkeys”

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...
"Life on a Shelf" from Sanspointe Dance Company

“Life on a Shelf” from Sanspointe Dance Company

This post was originally published on September 4, 2013. Today, we take a glimpse at a project that celebrates the importance of libraries in our communities. Last month, the Sanspointe Dance Company in Birmingham, Alabama, presented “Life on a Shelf,” a series of dance performances touring local libraries, including branches of the Birmingham Public Library....
Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

This post was originally published on August 27, 2013 by Laura Damon-Moore Today’s featured project is a splendid example of library + community collaboration at Edinburgh Central Library in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Interactive Art Trail, for which masters students from the Edinburgh College of Art were invited to create new works based on their investigations...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 21 - 27

Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 21 – 27

Only the briefest preamble today, as things are Crazy (with a capital C) in Incubator Land. Enjoy the best of the best from this last week on the interwebs! As always, tweet us with your favorite things @IArtLibraries! New features: What’s new from The Hatchery? Using the library as a backdrop for tableaux vivants, that’s...
Featuring: Tieshka K. Smith at Oak Park Public Library

Featuring: Tieshka K. Smith at Oak Park Public Library

Today we’re pleased to present a brief writeup by photographer Tieshka K. Smith, who was an artist in residence at the Oak Park Public Library in Illinois earlier this year. The resulting series, Oak Park After Dark, is a beautiful study of a community in the crisp clarity of Midwestern winter nights. ~Laura by Tieshka K....
Hatchery Highlights: Tableaux Vivants Redux

Hatchery Highlights: Tableaux Vivants Redux

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 on...
Alternative programming ideas with alt+library

Alternative programming ideas with alt+library

This post was originally published on August 21, 2013. When I heard Lori and Jess speak about alt+library at ALA 2013 in June, I was struck by a mention of a “Bad Art Night.” What a great way to get everyone creating art at the library, with no expectations or inhibitions! I knew that I...
Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

This post was originally published on August 26, 2013.  Frequently with this project I get downright envious of the children, young adults, and adults that get to participate in certain library programs. The project highlighted here is one of those. When Heather Dickerson, a staff member at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena, Montana,...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 14 - 20

Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 14 – 20

Hidee ho, good internet neighbor! The seasons are starting to turn away from summer bliss towards the school year. But reading and creativity are in the air, and lots of people are breathing it in deeply. Enjoy the best links this week had to offer!   New features: San Diego Public Library teamed up with...
Featuring: The Dance Heritage Coalition

Featuring: The Dance Heritage Coalition

This post originally appeared on the site in August 2012. by Christi Weindorf The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is all about building supportive and inspiring partnerships between libraries, archives, dance organizations, dance companies and dance artists. These alliances are focused on preserving, enhancing, augmenting and providing access to collections that document the past, present and...
Coloring for Grown-Ups Programs in the Library

Coloring for Grown-Ups Programs in the Library

In case you haven’t heard, coloring programs for grown-ups are taking off at libraries! If you’re looking for an easy and accessible way for your library to host a creative program for adults, coloring might just be the way to go. Many libraries have hosted these programs as one-off events, but others are making them...