Happy February!  Happy… Super Bowl Sunday?  Do we celebrate that?  Well, whatever you’re doing to mark this day, we hope it’s joyful and soul-lifting.  Find new inspiration – possibly with what you’ll find below!

This week on the website:

  • WendyMacNaughton3Wendy MacNaughton’s profile sketches, drawn at the San Francisco Public Library, capture a community that is living and breathing.  “Even more than books, the structure is made of people. It is one of the last truly social resources left that anyone uses.”
  • Portsmouth Public Library invited artists to curate displays on the books that inspired them – could this work at your library?
  • Loesja Vigour brings us a unique insight, the view from a prison library, where inspiration can flourish quickly.
  • Illustrator Lisa Congdon talks about a new, exciting project with Brainpicker’s Maria Popova, as well as her love of libraries.
  • We check back in with The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where this digital makerspace turned the library into a recording studio— complete with sample tracks recorded by teens!

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What new ventures, projects, or ideas will you be chasing this month?  We’d love to hear!  Connect with us in the comments, via e-mail, or on Twitter & Facebook.  Have a great, inspiring week!


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