Posts tagged "Community"
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...
Featuring: Tieshka K. Smith at Oak Park Public Library

Featuring: Tieshka K. Smith at Oak Park Public Library

Today we’re pleased to present a brief writeup by photographer Tieshka K. Smith, who was an artist in residence at the Oak Park Public Library in Illinois earlier this year. The resulting series, Oak Park After Dark, is a beautiful study of a community in the crisp clarity of Midwestern winter nights. ~Laura by Tieshka K....
Alternative programming ideas with alt+library

Alternative programming ideas with alt+library

This post was originally published on August 21, 2013. When I heard Lori and Jess speak about alt+library at ALA 2013 in June, I was struck by a mention of a “Bad Art Night.” What a great way to get everyone creating art at the library, with no expectations or inhibitions! I knew that I...
SDPL Labs: Partnering with Fab Lab for Fabulous Maker Programs

SDPL Labs: Partnering with Fab Lab for Fabulous Maker Programs

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, Uyen shares their partnership with Fab Lab & how you can get involved. Enjoy! ~Erinn SDPL Labs: Partnering with Fab Lab for Fabulous Maker Programs by Uyen Tran When...
Featuring: Tom Bevan

Featuring: Tom Bevan

This post was originally published on August 2, 2013. We’re excited to share the work of Tom Bevan on the site today– a new addition to our growing catalog of library workers who double as artists, and who use the library as direct inspiration to their work.  Tom’s most recent piece scrutinizes the digital shift...