Posts tagged "Community"
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

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

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 about Alice’s art and how she’s giving back! ~Erinn   My...
Featuring: Literary Explorations at Oak Park Public Library

Featuring: Literary Explorations at Oak Park Public Library

This summer I read the call for submissions for Oak Park Public Library’s show “Literary Explorations,” inviting community artists to submit art work based on books, and I knew that this would be worth exploring. The exhibit was up for the month of October, and the Community Relations Coordinator, Debby Preiser, shared some behind the...
Art Meets Science at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art Meets Science at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Our first post about the art exhibits hosted at Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library was such a success, we thought it would be fun to turn it into a series.  Good thing our writer-in-the-field for New York was up to the task!  Rebecca Rubenstein returns to the site today to share more...
Provincetown Public Press: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Provincetown Public Press: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

We can’t get enough of innovative ways to support and collect community-created content, so we invited Matt Clark and Cheryl Napsha of Provincetown Public Library, to write a series of posts on different aspects of the library’s new e-publishing venture, Provincetown Public Press.  This week, they’re following-up with a summary of their efforts so far– obstacles,...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

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 program. ~Erinn by Wendy Riccardi Alan J.Groombridge...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson to the LAIP this week for the first in a series on the Writer-in-Residence program at Forbes Library!  Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press this month, aided in no small part by the folks at Forbes and her work as Writer in Residence. Read on...
Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Earlier this year, a UK researcher named Laura Doggett got in touch.  She’s not only pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She’s sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as she conducts more in-depth research for the next...
Out of the Archives: The Big Draw Chicago

Out of the Archives: The Big Draw Chicago

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in October 2012. The Big Draw-Chicago returns in 2013 with more great informal art-making programs. Check out the full schedule for 2013′s The Big Draw-Chicago. Here at the Library as Incubator Project, we sure love community programs that tap into national – or even international...
Featuring: Tieshka Smith

Featuring: Tieshka Smith

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 documenting Germantown (and Philadelphia) life over the past...
Provincetown Public Press: Design, Collaboration, & Release updates!

Provincetown Public Press: Design, Collaboration, & Release updates!

We can’t get enough of innovative ways to support and collect community-created content, so we invited Matt Clark and Cheryl Napsha of Provincetown Public Library, to write a series of posts on different aspects of the library’s new e-publishing venture, Provincetown Public Press.  This week, they’re following-up with highlights on the actual book launches as...
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

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 she conducts more in-depth research for the...
Literary Lots: Please Dream a Million More

Literary Lots: Please Dream a Million More

Today, we welcome Julia Kuo to the site to share a special end-of-summer wrap-up on the Literary Lots project, which re-purposed abandoned spaces and brought art and literacy programs to the children of Cleveland, Ohio in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. It’s been exciting to follow this pilot project, so don’t miss the first...