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An Artist Residency at Shaler North Hills Library

An Artist Residency at Shaler North Hills Library

Today we present a lovely talk with artists and library staff members from the Shaler North Hills Library in Pennsylvania. The library is starting an artist residency program developed out of a wonderful long-running program called “Art and Inspiration”. Read on for some serious inspiration on how to start up an artist residency at your own...
DC Punk Archive: Basement Shows & Community Archivists

DC Punk Archive: Basement Shows & Community Archivists

…the best part is that this archive is not to remember how great punk was; it is to remember how great punk is. FROM BASEMENT SHOWS TO COMMUNITY ARCHIVISTS:   ENGAGING THE PUBLIC IN THE DC PUNK ARCHIVE by Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty Community engagement through programs, concerts, outreach and volunteer involvement has been a...
SDPL Labs: Arduino Aplenty

SDPL Labs: Arduino Aplenty

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Uyen shares the cool intergenerational programs. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Uyen Tran We did a lot of computer programming workshops at our San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin...
The library-museum connection: Glass books and books about glass

The library-museum connection: Glass books and books about glass

We’re excited to welcome Rebecca Hopman to the site today for her first post in a new series on the incredible #libasincubator work at the Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass.  The CMOG is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft...
The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Amalia Kalisz Tonsor, Labs Mentor The latest chapters...
Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2013. Poem in Your Pocket Day is on April 24th. Welcome to National Poem in your Pocket Day!  We’re delighted to welcome Wendy Saz to the site as part of our National Poetry Month line-up.  Wendy is the Branch Manager for Crozet Library in the...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

This article is the fourth in a series brought to us by Edith Abeyta, who is currently participating in a yearlong artist residency at the Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. by Edith Abeyta It’s not unusual for artists to work in the public sphere but it is not so common for artists...
Framing Fraktur: An Expanding Celebration of Art and Culture

Framing Fraktur: An Expanding Celebration of Art and Culture

Today we welcome back Rachel Karasick, who wrote the preview post for the Framing Fraktur exhibition at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel fills us in on the exhibition and larger fraktur celebration since it opened in early March. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Rachel Karasick Framing Fraktur opened at the Free Library on March 2nd, and...
Lawrence Public Library's PoeTree Installation

Lawrence Public Library’s PoeTree Installation

This post was originally published in April 2012. Since then, Rebecca Dunn has become one of our most popular contributors with her Pages to Projects series.   We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Dunn, a Youth Services Librarian Assistant at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS to the Library as Incubator Project! For National Poetry Month, Lawrence...
A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library

A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library

Today, Guy Hankel of Madison Public Library joins us to talk about his work to create the Yahara Music Library– a project that launched Rabble, a new start-up that is building software for local music collections with library principles in mind. Check out all of our YML and Rabble posts by Kelly Hiser and the team HERE. ~Erinn by Guy Hankel It’s...
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 Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and the Nolen Library. This first...