Performing Arts
Book to Boogie: "Quick as a Cricket"

Book to Boogie: “Quick as a Cricket”

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...
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

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 literature-loving songwriters to get creative in the...
Book to Boogie: "I Got the Rhythm"

Book to Boogie: “I Got the Rhythm”

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...
Out of the Archives: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

Out of the Archives: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2012. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to welcome Bryony Pritchard and Kim Glassby to the site today. Together Bryony and Kim form Playbods, a program that engages participants in exploring different art forms, from dance and movement to storytelling and visual...
Featuring: Brendan McCarty & "The Periodicals"

Featuring: Brendan McCarty & “The Periodicals”

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome a local musician to the Library as Incubator Project! Brendan McCarty and his band, The Periodicals, relied heavily on library materials when they decided to undertake a home recording project. A School of Library & Information Studies graduate and a musician, Brendan’s perspective on libraries and how they can effectively serve...
Book to Boogie: "Here Are My Hands"

Book to Boogie: “Here Are My Hands”

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...
Stage Fright: an essay by David Graham

Stage Fright: an essay by David Graham

I am pleased to welcome David Graham to the Library as Incubator Project. In this essay, David tackles a problem that many arts-incubating librarians and information professionals face: balancing the personal with the professional when it comes to involvement with local arts organizations and institutions. ~ Laura by David Graham I was in a library when I...
Book to Boogie: "SPLASH!"

Book to Boogie: “SPLASH!”

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 find these activities useful and...
Words and Music: an essay

Words and Music: an essay

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in the fall of 2011. by Amy White Late in 1989, I became the director of a small public library in Lisbon, Iowa, current population 2,011. The library is housed in one of the oldest storefront buildings in the town (built in 1875) and at the...
Volume Denver at Denver Public Library

Volume Denver at Denver Public Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Casey Lansinger, LAIP feature writer, who highlights Volume Denver, the new local music library from Denver Public Library. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Casey Lansinger Perhaps the musicians that participate in Denver Public Library’s Volume Denver will follow in the footsteps of bands like DeVotchKa, The Frey, One Republic or...
Out of the Archives: Cafe Poets at Melbourne City Library

Out of the Archives: Cafe Poets at Melbourne City Library

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in August 2012. by Laura Damon-Moore One-off performances and workshops by poets, musicians, and other entertainers are hugely popular in libraries and serve as valuable additions to a library’s program roster. But long-term partnerships or residencies mean that an artist works closely with a library to...
Book to Boogie: "Lines that Wiggle"

Book to Boogie: “Lines that Wiggle”

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...