Posts tagged "Crafts"
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in January 2016.  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...
Why Libraries Matter: My Experience Planning a Black Lives Matter Program

Why Libraries Matter: My Experience Planning a Black Lives Matter Program

Editor’s Note: This piece is being posted anonymously, both for the contributor’s sake and for the college where he works. Images, unfortunately, cannot be shared at this time. If other librarians out there would be interested in any of the research materials used in this program, or in contacting the contributor for any further insights...
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...
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...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

Today we have a preview of a fantastic community cultural event that is coming up in London libraries in the UK in March. The SPINE Festival seeks to engage communities with their local libraries through book and literature-inspired arts programs and experiences. We look forward to sharing a follow-up post about the SPINE Festival when...
College of San Mateo Library Makerspace

College of San Mateo Library Makerspace

Today we bring you a feature on the Makerspace at the College of San Mateo Library. Director of Library Services Lorrita Ford shares some of the fantastic pop-up programs that the library hosts in conjunction with student clubs and academic departments. This is a wonderful example of the partnership-driven makerspace model that can inspire libraries...
Our Favorite Things: Art-Making Librarians

Our Favorite Things: Art-Making Librarians

For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re celebrating some of the art-making library staff we’ve met over the last year! Featuring: Rebecca Brooks – Laura had a fantastic time interviewing children’s librarian and art-maker Rebecca Brooks, the mastermind behind the graphic design and craft website Hafuboti. Poetry in the Stacks – if you’re a poet who...
Our Favorite Things: STEAM for Kids

Our Favorite Things: STEAM for Kids

2014 was a great year for lots of ideas for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning, especially for kids and young adults. Check out some of our favorites from our STEAM section below! Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library – coming to us all the way from Australia, a pop-up “laboratory of fun”...
Featuring: Lola Kovács, The Happy Librarian

Featuring: Lola Kovács, The Happy Librarian

I am so pleased to introduce Lola Kovács to the LAIP community today. I first ran across Lola’s book art on Etsy, and her delicate, ephemeral pieces are a treat.  So too is her vision of the ideal library, “a words meet pictures place.”  Enjoy! – Erinn I believe that libraries are the friendliest community areas ever. ~Lola Kovács Library...
"BiblioCraft," the new book by Jessica Pigza

“BiblioCraft,” the new book by Jessica Pigza

by Laura Damon-Moore Today is a great day, because today we’re celebrating a new book that came out last week from a dear friend of the Library as Incubator Project! BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects (Abrams/STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books) is by Jessica Pigza, also known as the Handmade Librarian....
Program Kit: Glitter Bangle Bracelet Makeover

Program Kit: Glitter Bangle Bracelet Makeover

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
Book Spine Collage at Fond du Lac Public Library

Book Spine Collage at Fond du Lac Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome our friend Mel Kolstad back to the site today to share a recent collage workshop she hosted at the Fond du Lak Public Library.  Mel is a huge supporter of libraries, and her collage work often uses discarded books for material and inspiration!  Enjoy– Erinn Book Spine Collage at Fond du...