An Interview with Sherri Liberman of Mulberry Street Library

An Interview with Sherri Liberman of Mulberry Street Library

Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein takes us back to Mulberry Street Library, a branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein I introduced Library as Incubator Project to Mulberry Street Library and their wonderful...
Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots is a Cleveland-based program that re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. This year’s Literary Lots effort brought together new partners and a fabulous under the sea theme.  Today, Felton Thomas Jr, CPL’s Director,...
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Fantastic Friday: Restaurant Menus

Fantastic Friday: Restaurant Menus

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Here at the LaIP, we get excited about ALL types of artists.  Unfortunately, the nature of the internet favors visual...
Conquer Your Fear and Create

Conquer Your Fear and Create

by Ryan Claringbole Sometimes all anyone needs to learn something is to play with it. That’s what happened with Deborah Fields. While at Philadelphia she was handed a Lilypad and told “go teach this” by one of her friends. Now she’s teaching craft technology courses at Utah State University. Professor Fields understands that the maker...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local literature-loving songwriters to get creative in the...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 17 - 23

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 17 – 23

Are all our Northern Hemisphere friends withstanding the August heat?  Wisconsin weather makes you feel like you want to take a shower the minute you step outside.  Thankfully, the weather on the interwebs is always nice! New features: Albany Public Library turns a branch library into a gallery space for local artists twice a year,...
Audio Storytelling at DC Public Library

Audio Storytelling at DC Public Library

DC Public Library has a new space for digital projects and some incredible folks working to connect people with one another, information, and the tools to tell their own stories. Peter Timko reached out to share the workshop series he’s developed, drawing on the library’s resources and his own skills in audio production.  Read on to learn more about...
Out of the Archives: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman

Out of the Archives: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman

This feature originally ran on August 7th, 2013. As someone who loves both reading and climbing trees, I was thrilled to come across The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman, an installation piece at the Cleveland Public Library which was inspired by mythical objects and symbols of knowledge. Today, Mark shares his inspiration and process. -Holly Library as...
Art at APL: Transforming a Neighborhood Branch into a Gallery Space

Art at APL: Transforming a Neighborhood Branch into a Gallery Space

A wonderful way that libraries can function as an incubator for the arts is by providing space for artists to show their work. This article from Albany (NY) Public Library presents a great example of how the library-as-gallery can bring a community and the arts together. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Deanna DiCarlo One of the best...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 10 - 16

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 10 – 16

A little bit of housekeeping on the LAIP site this week, but with just as much internet awesome as usual.  What have you been up to? New features: Sort of a feature, sort of project news: We show off our experience last week at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN with our Art +...
Fantastic Friday: Penmanship Journals

Fantastic Friday: Penmanship Journals

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Just a few days ago, I came across a blog post that highlighted a bunch of digitized penmanship journals.  Penmanship...
An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

Many libraries are finding ways to share community-created content and provide their patrons with access to exciting new writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  I’m excited to introduce Kelly Hiser to the site today to share her work on one such...
The Book to Art Club, Year 2!

The Book to Art Club, Year 2!

We at the LaIP spent most of our time at the ALA Annual Conference this summer talking about our Book to Art Club, and we’re so very excited to be back after a summer hiatus! This month’s featured title is Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, which draws heavily on the work of Georges Seurat and his technique...
Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic

Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic

by Laura Damon-Moore This spring I was presented with a unique opportunity in my capacity as Assistant Director (with a focus on programming and outreach) for the small-but-mighty Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, Wisconsin. In 2013-2014 Evansville became home to fifteen Little Free Libraries as part of a family literacy partnership of the Evansville Community...