Performing Arts
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...
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....