Posts tagged "Community"
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: We Popped!

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: We Popped!

by Suzy Waldo We did it! And it was spectacular. The community response was phenomenal. I watched so many people pull over just to take pictures of my branch. It was such a pleasure telling them (and seeing their surprise) that were 16 more libraries where they could see installations. The Instagram hashtag “popdesfleurs” blew up...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud! – The Final Chapter

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud! – The Final Chapter

Today we welcome Maddy Sakakini from Apples & Snakes to the website, to fill us in on the SPINE Festival, which took place in libraries around London this month. ~Laura As we close the book on SPINE Festival 2016, Maddy Sakakini looks back at the fantastic programme of events in libraries across 14 London boroughs, and...
Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

by Michael Cherry For the past two years, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has participated in a community rain barrel project called “Every Drop Counts.” The City Engineer’s Office, in partnership with Coca Cola, generously donated 55 gallon plastic drums that were converted into painted rain barrels. Community organizations, schools, and nonprofits were invited...
SPINE Festival Returns for Spring 2016

SPINE Festival Returns for Spring 2016

We have a super fun event to preview today–the SPINE Festival, produced by Apples and Snakes, a UK performance poetry and spoken word collective, for libraries in several London boroughs. We’ll have a follow-up post about the festival in a couple of weeks! Thanks to Kaysha Woollery for working with us to spread the word...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: Still Poppin'

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: Still Poppin’

by Suzy Waldo In my last post I wrote about how the beautiful Pop des Fleurs project came to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side and then became a system-wide project. If I had a nickel for every time I thought to myself, “What were you thinking?!?” I could buy a new cardigan. If I had...
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...
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...
Friday Linkubator Round-up | November 28- December11

Friday Linkubator Round-up | November 28- December11

Hello fellow art and library enthusiasts! We’ve got a whole lot of great stuff up our sleeves here at LAIP, and we love to share it all with you. Here’s what we’ve been up to: New features: Did you see the patron saint of librarians by artist Danny Fast??? Our latest Book to Boogie series features a...
Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Today we welcome Stephanie Schmalz from Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario, to the site to share some information about the library’s Artist at Work demonstration program. This program, which has been part of the library’s programming collection for fourteen years, is a great example of how to curate and share local knowledge and expertise...
Library Takeover

Library Takeover

A killer library-arts partnership in the UK caught our eye recently– read more about the Library Takeover, an event-production bootcamp for library staff and teens that culminated with two live events in the library space!  ~Erinn by Nina McDonagh & Alice Frecknall 6 young people, 6 library staff, 4 mentors, 2 boroughs – this is...
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November, 2013.  We’re delighted to welcome mixed-media artist Alice Walsh to the site today– when she began to study art, her home library supported her study, and then hooked her up with materials when she began using catalog cards in her work. Read on to learn more...
SDPL Labs: Maker Faire San Diego

SDPL Labs: Maker Faire San Diego

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, Monnee shares the awesomeness of the San Diego Makerfaire, where the library showed off its programs and connected with local makers . Enjoy! ~Erinn by Monnee Tong The...