Posts tagged "Community"
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...
The Grand Intimate: Public Art at Chapel Hill Public Library

The Grand Intimate: Public Art at Chapel Hill Public Library

A town with a public art mandate on town-financed building projects. A library with a big renovation. And an artist with a vision that drew on favorite childhood stories.  This fantastic project is one to bookmark! Enjoy– Erinn.  by Daniel Siler, Marketing and Communications Manager, Chapel Hill Public Library There’s an interesting wrinkle to living in Chapel...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

This post originally appeared in October 2013. When we heard that there was a library with a “resident tinker,” we knew we had to get in touch!  Read on to learn how Innisfil Public Library in Canada is bringing the creativity of the maker movement into the library space by hosting an Artist in Residence...
Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library...and that’s a good thing

Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library…and that’s a good thing

This article originally appeared in September 2013. We were delighted when Laura Doggett got in touch recently– not only is she pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She will be sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as...
Featuring: Tieshka Smith

Featuring: Tieshka Smith

This feature was originally published in September 2013.  Today we bring you some stories of library incubation from Philadelphia photographer Tieshka Smith. In these examples from Tieshka, many of her creative projects would not have been possible – or as interesting, anyway – without the library. ~ Laura by Tieshka Smith Over the course of...
Poetry Path at Worthington Libraries

Poetry Path at Worthington Libraries

Today we hear from Lisa Fuller, director of community engagement at Worthington Libraries in Worthington, Ohio, about a wonderful public art project she developed– a poetry path!  Combining green space, libraries, and the arts, it hits all my favorite things. Enjoy! ~Erinn   Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about the...