Performing Arts
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...
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...
Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

We’re thrilled to present a conversation with Stacie Ledden, Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. In today’s post she talks about the library’s Backyard Concert Series, which brings the community together at the library to celebrate music during the summer. Special thanks to Erica Grossman at Anythink for coordinating today’s interview! ~Laura...
Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming

Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming

Today we are so pleased to present this article (the first of two) on the Library Takeover program, organized by Apples and Snakes, a performance poetry group based in the UK (check out their awesome library-based SPINE Festival work in our previous series). This program pairs youth who are interested in producing events at libraries...
Book to Boogie: "The Bus is for Us"

Book to Boogie: “The Bus is for Us”

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...
"Unbinding the Library" at NYC's Elastic City

“Unbinding the Library” at NYC’s Elastic City

This post was originally published July 30, 2013.  Elastic City is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization that commissions emerging and established artists to create participatory walks throughout New York and around the world. These walks tend to focus less on providing factual information and more on heightening awareness, exploring senses and making new group rituals...
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

This post originally appeared in August 2014. 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...
Book to Boogie: "Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses"

Book to Boogie: “Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses”

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...
Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

by Laura Damon-Moore At the beginning of 2015 we established, with graduate students from the UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies program, a new project under the IArtLibraries “umbrella” called UnBound Players. The goal for this project is to activate libraries as performance spaces and to explore literary and technological themes through participatory drama workshops and more...
Book to Boogie: "The Watermelon Seed"

Book to Boogie: “The Watermelon Seed”

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: Dave Menzo and "Shhh..."

Featuring: Dave Menzo and “Shhh…”

Dave Menzo is an Ann Arbor, Michigan musician who wrote to us with a story about his new album, “Shhh…”, which was produced entirely using equipment that he checked out–wait for it–from the Ann Arbor District Library! We posed some questions to Dave, and he put together this nice response for us. Enjoy this feature...
Book to Boogie: "The Animal Boogie"

Book to Boogie: “The Animal Boogie”

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...