Performing Arts
Book to Boogie: "Dance with Me"

Book to Boogie: “Dance with Me”

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...
Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

When I first heard the song “Ravens in the Library”, I knew there had to be a good story behind it. I did a little digging, and musician S.J. Tucker graciously agreed to talk to me about her inspiration. I hope you all enjoy the story and song as much as I do! ~Holly Library...
Muse of Fire Project at Chattanooga Public Library

Muse of Fire Project at Chattanooga Public Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Mary Barnett, Public Relations Coordinator for the Chattanooga Public Library. This article originally appeared on that library’s website. ~Laura by Mary Barnett The Muse of Fire Project at the Chattanooga Public Library is one of those programs any library, any city, would be thrilled to create a home for....
Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

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: Move!

Book to Boogie: Move!

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...
Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library

Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library

Today it’s our pleasure to feature an interview with Rachel Gary, Communications Manager for Hartford Public Library in Hartford, Connecticut. We talked with Rachel about the fabulous Baby Grand Jazz music performance series at the library, continuing this library’s long tradition of making art available to their community. Enjoy. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP):...
Book to Boogie: "The Runaway Bunny"

Book to Boogie: “The Runaway Bunny”

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...
Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries

Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries

by Angela Terrab Libraries collect music, libraries host music, librarians moonlight as musicians and offer patrons spaces to create their own mixes . . . Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated. Here are some of our favorite musical libraries! Steve Kemple’s Experimental Music at the Library series uses non-standard  instruments...
Featuring: Lost in the Stacks

Featuring: Lost in the Stacks

This feature originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in February 2012. The Library as Incubator Project heard about librarian-singer Rita Meade through a Twitter contact and immediately contacted her to learn more about her and the band she performs with, Lost in the Stacks. Rita kindly answered our questions in this interview. -...
Book to Boogie: "It's a Tiger!"

Book to Boogie: “It’s a Tiger!”

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: "Giraffes Can't Dance"

Book to Boogie: “Giraffes Can’t Dance”

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...
Featuring: Anthony Lamarr

Featuring: Anthony Lamarr

When we heard about musician Anthony Lamarr and his song “Fear”, inspired by Veronica Roth’s wildly popular YA book Divergent, we knew we had to hear about his inspiration!  And what better timing than with the recent release of the closing book, Allegiant, in the Divergent series?  I spoke to Anthony briefly about his background and his relationship to reading and...