Performing Arts
#IArtLibraries | In Motion: American Sign Language Poetry

#IArtLibraries | In Motion: American Sign Language Poetry

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2012. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month in a big way here at the Library as Incubator Project. Throughout the month of April we’ll be posting a couple of times a week about innovative, interesting, and inspiring poetry projects....
#IArtLibraries | Tiny Library Concerts at the Collegiate School

#IArtLibraries | Tiny Library Concerts at the Collegiate School

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2012. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to feature Tiny Library Concerts, submitted by Allen Chamberlain, librarian at the Reed-Gumenick Library at the Collegiate School, a private K-12 school in Richmond, Virginia.  Tiny Library Concerts seems to be a prime example of how students and...
#IArtLibraries | Get It Loud In Libraries – Amplifying Everything We Have Got

#IArtLibraries | Get It Loud In Libraries – Amplifying Everything We Have Got

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in January 2012. by Stewart Parsons, Get It Loud In Libraries Manager, Lancashire County Council. Libraries are utterly thrilling places. At least they ought to be. They should wow the pants off people. All that free stuff. All that culture.  All that poetry to woo...
A Romance on Three Legs: The Ivory Archives

A Romance on Three Legs: The Ivory Archives

by Matt Finch Is a library just a machine for communities to make knowledge? From books to 3D printers, telescopes, or musical instruments, today’s institutions host collections and programs which inspire and empower people to create their own understanding and their own responses to the universe of knowledge, culture, and experience. Putting so much computing...
#IArtLibraries | Page to Stage: Revisiting a Revolution

#IArtLibraries | Page to Stage: Revisiting a Revolution

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. It’s summer “vacation” for us here in the States, and that means we’re fortunate enough to have Brandon Monokian return to the Incubator Project to guest blog about his wonderful Page to Stage series. This program, which brings works of literature to...
Book to Boogie: "ABC Yoga"

Book to Boogie: “ABC Yoga”

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...
The Music Lab at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Music Lab at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Today we highlight a partnership between the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. These partners combine to offer the Music Lab at the library, an opportunity for patrons of all ages to see, hear, and feel real musical instruments, and interact with real professional musicians!...
Book to Boogie: "I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean"

Book to Boogie: “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean”

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...
Discovering Austen: a One Woman Show

Discovering Austen: a One Woman Show

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2012. We revisit our interview with Kristin Hammargren this week, 200 years after Austen’s death. Kristin is still performing Discovering Austen in the Midwest! Check out the upcoming performance dates. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to welcome Kristin Hammargren for an interview on...
Book to Boogie: "So Many Feet"

Book to Boogie: “So Many Feet”

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...
Featuring: LA Made at Los Angeles Public Library

Featuring: LA Made at Los Angeles Public Library

We are super thrilled to share LA Made on the Library as Incubator Project blog today! This large-scale series of cultural programming leverages the wealth of interesting and diverse local talent in the Los Angeles area. Thanks to Wendy Westgate from the Exploration & Creativity Department, Engagement & Learning Division, Los Angeles Public Library, for...
Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries

Brisbane Pride Choir finds a home in libraries

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in June 2016. Lots of libraries provide a “home” for many types of arts organizations, from quilters’ guilds to writers’ groups, who do not have a permanent space for gathering. As a librarian with a performance background, I’m always personally interested when a performing arts group takes advantage...