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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...
Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

This story was originally posted on September 17, 2012. The USC Libraries bring us the story of a unique community art project that demonstrates the interplay of art, math, and science. Thanks to Nathan Masters for bringing this to our attention! ~ Laura With nearly 50,000 business cards, the USC Libraries recently constructed an origami model of a...
Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Today’s feature comes to us from Virginia Public Library in Virginia, MN. The library has a partnership with a local quilt guild wherein a different quilt artist shows their work in the library each month. Library director Nancy Maxwell put us in touch with adult services librarian Susan Hoppe, who answered some questions about the...
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...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Part 3: Creating the Book

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Part 3: Creating the Book

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares an in-process update on their “Day in the Life” book project! You can check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project |...
Poudre River Public Library District's Community Mural

Poudre River Public Library District’s Community Mural

This post was originally published on Jan 11 2012. Meet Irene Romsa, the Outreach Services Manager for the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In June 2011, she collaborated with Rafael Lopez, an award-winning children’s book illustrator of such titles as Book Fiesta! and My Name is Celia, to create the Fort Collins Community...
Our Favorite Things: Arts in Academic Libraries

Our Favorite Things: Arts in Academic Libraries

For various reasons, we end up sharing a lot of public library spaces and programs on the LAIP. But, we don’t want to short our academic colleagues, who are doing wonderful things to incubate the arts for their campus (and wider!) communities. With that in mind, we’ve put together a Favorite Things list of some...
Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Licking County (OH) Library card holders can now check out a guitar from the library! The new guitar collection launched in mid-December, Barbary Sanderson tells us, and there’s already a waitlist forming on the six guitars. Barbary, who is a Teen Services Assistant at the library, is a guitar player herself who...
Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP. This week, dive into the Open Lab model with Teen Librarian Simon Rafferty. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Simon Rafferty  If you’ve been following The Labs Series @ CLP you know about The...
SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

When our friend Kara West of San Diego Public Library mentioned the cool things happening with their IDEA Lab, we knew we had another series on our hands!  Today we welcome Uyen Tran to the site to share some of the awesome things SDPL has done to build support and sustainable working models for 3D...
Qiana Mestrich's "Inherited Patterns" at Mid-Manhattan Library

Qiana Mestrich’s “Inherited Patterns” at Mid-Manhattan Library

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Sales to the Library as Incubator Project website today to share a new site-specific installation at Mid-Manhattan Library that explores identity, marketing, and names– and required some serious research at the DuPont company archives. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Liz Sales Like many women her age, Qiana Mestrich was named after a...
Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

by Laura Damon-Moore You know how excited we get about library programs that go beyond the “make and take” (although we love those too!) and embrace elements of art education, giving people a chance to explore different art techniques. That’s why we’re big fans of the Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library in New...