Libraries
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

This post was originally published on February 18 2015.  Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and...
Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

by Abby Wanserski. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to libraries which support the research activities of museum staff as well as the public. Previous articles about The Met’s Watson Library and their Special Collections discuss how The Met’s libraries welcome the public. The Nolen Library is a hub for learning and inspiration for...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

by Suzy Waldo After over a decade of working in libraries, I have embraced the idea that sometimes the best projects happen totally by accident. Early in January 2015, my friend and fellow South Side Community Council member Jennifer Holliman asked me if Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side would be interested in participating in an...
Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting cartoons with communities

Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting cartoons with communities

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting...
Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange

by Sandra Sydor, Coordinator: Marketing and Outreach, Idea Exchange Idea Exchange is transforming the way people experience their local library and gallery space. There is an abundance of programs and services for all ages, inspired by a passionate focus on art, reading, knowledge sharing, creativity, and culture. An importance is placed on free public access to...
Community Art Project at Amityville Public Library

Community Art Project at Amityville Public Library

Today, we’ve got a great interview with Ann Hofbauer about a clever solution to a space problem in her library– and how it turned into an incredible community art show. She’s got lots of tips and tricks to share. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about how this community...
Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December, 2014. 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 artist in residence Justin Bitner about his take on the monthly Night Light late night programming series at the library–...
Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

by Bryan Voell Since its inception in January 2015, Johnson County Library’s Listen Local project has featured more than fifty of the Kansas City area’s finest songwriters, composers and musical noisemakers. As I wrote back in March 2015, the overarching goal of Listen Local is to help educate our community on the breadth of talent...
Aesthetics of Research at Columbia College Library

Aesthetics of Research at Columbia College Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Kristy Bowen, Co-Curator of the Aesthetics of Research project at Columbia College Library in Chicago. We were so excited to hear about this project, which explores the library as an incubator for creativity through exhibitions, events, and other “shenanigans” as Kristy says! Enjoy! ~Laura by Kristy Bowen Initiated in early...
Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

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 repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...
The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn The library-museum connection: Bringing local...
Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Today it’s our pleasure to share an Artist-in-Residence program with you! This one is hosted by the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, WI. Their two-month-long residencies encourage community engagement with the arts through public lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. We’re excited to add this residency to our growing list of library-based artist residency programs! ~Laura...