Performing Arts
DC Punk Archive: Origins

DC Punk Archive: Origins

Check out this awesome “origin story” from two Washington, DC (DCPL) librarians about the community-planned local music archive that aims to capture the past and present DC punk scene. Yet another fab local music library initiative! by Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty DC Public Library (DCPL) librarians Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty have dreamt of building...
The Listen Local Music Project at Johnson County Library

The Listen Local Music Project at Johnson County Library

Today’s feature comes to you from a new official member of the Library as Incubator Project team! Bryan Voell is the Local Arts Librarian for the Johnson County Library in Johnson County, Kansas, and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us as a regular contributing writer on a variety of arts and library topics. Today he...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
Book to Boogie: "The Shape Song Swingalong"

Book to Boogie: “The Shape Song Swingalong”

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: After Dark Productions ~ or, Murder in the Library!

Featuring: After Dark Productions ~ or, Murder in the Library!

This post was originally published in February 2013. Murder in the library – a popular program for libraries around the world, one that is personally near and dear to my heart (having played parts in two in-house “productions” in the last two years!). The format for this classic game is familiar to many: actors (library...
Book to Boogie: "Yo! Yes?"

Book to Boogie: “Yo! Yes?”

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...
Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with Rob Dz, who found the resources to record his first full length album at the library’s Media Lab. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In previous posts, we’ve...
Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space

Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space

More today from Rabble, the killer new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create & share their own local music collections.  Our friend Kelly Hiser kicked this series off earlier in the month (check out all of Kelly’s posts for us HERE), and today we hear from one of the pilot libraries for the program.  ~Erinn...
Book to Boogie: "In the Sea"

Book to Boogie: “In the Sea”

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: "How to Catch a Star"

Book to Boogie: “How to Catch a Star”

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...
Old Time Radio Theatre at Ferndale Public Library

Old Time Radio Theatre at Ferndale Public Library

I was totally delighted to come across a press release from Ferndale Public Library in Michigan (who we have featured on the site before – check out all their arts-incubating programs!) about “Old Time Radio Theatre.” Now, we’ve heard about libraries hosting live performances of radio plays, but this is a slightly different approach –...
Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on sharing community created content a the library– this time taking a closer look at teen artwork generated in juvenile justice programs. Be sure to take a look at the Terms of Service documents Kelly shares, and check out all of her posts in this...