Performing Arts
Book to Boogie: Up and Down

Book to Boogie: Up and Down

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...
Book to Boogie: Ninja!

Book to Boogie: Ninja!

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...
Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

by Bryan Voell Since its inception in January 2015, Johnson County Library’s Listen Local project has featured more than fifty of the Kansas City area’s finest songwriters, composers and musical noisemakers. As I wrote back in March 2015, the overarching goal of Listen Local is to help educate our community on the breadth of talent...
Art(work) in the 21st Century Library

Art(work) in the 21st Century Library

by Kelly Hiser and Lisa Hollenbach It’s no secret to readers of the Library as Incubator Project that libraries today are engaging with art and artists in new and exciting ways. Indeed, LAIP and The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide are influential sources in this space, promoting projects and recommending best practices. We’ve seen libraries become publishers...
Trailer: Brandon Monokian's "Happy Yummy Chicken"

Trailer: Brandon Monokian’s “Happy Yummy Chicken”

We are thrilled to share an interview with Brandon Monokian, theatre artist, writer, and library-incubated extraordinaire. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s time to read up, because he just wrote, produced, and starred in a new film called Happy Yummy Chicken with an exciting cast you will most certainly recognize from your favorite movies and...
Book to Boogie: I Can Be Anything

Book to Boogie: I Can Be Anything

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...
Book to Boogie: "Chicks Run Wild"

Book to Boogie: “Chicks Run Wild”

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...
Ballet at the Barre at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Ballet at the Barre at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Today’s feature comes to us from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County in Ohio, with their fantastic partnership program, Ballet at the Barre, which is a collaboration between the library and the Cincinnati Ballet. Enjoy! ~Laura by Angela Hursh Marketing Department, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Ballet at the Barre is an...
Book to Boogie: "Alphabet Movers"

Book to Boogie: “Alphabet Movers”

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...
Capital City Records Update: The first few months of EPL’s local music project

Capital City Records Update: The first few months of EPL’s local music project

More today from Rabble, the killer new startup that is working with libraries to create a software-as-service model for local music collections.  Follow the whole series on this exciting development with the Rabble tag.  ~Erinn by Alex Carruthers On August 5th, 2015, Edmonton Public Library (EPL) launched Capital City Records – and you can go check it...
Singing Stories: Minnesota Opera and Northfield Public Library

Singing Stories: Minnesota Opera and Northfield Public Library

Today we hear from the Northfield Public Library, who partnered with the Minnesota Opera to bring music and art education to families in Northfield, MN this summer. Thanks to Leesa Wisdorf, Reference and Youth Services Manager at Northfield Public Library, for putting this together for us! ~Laura by Leesa Wisdorf The Northfield Public Library’s children’s...
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...