Posts tagged "Hands-on"
The Music Lab at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Music Lab at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Today we highlight a partnership between the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. These partners combine to offer the Music Lab at the library, an opportunity for patrons of all ages to see, hear, and feel real musical instruments, and interact with real professional musicians!...
Book to Art Club: Updates for 2017

Book to Art Club: Updates for 2017

Today we bring you a long-overdue update on a sibling project of ours, The Book to Art Club! First things first; the Book to Art Club can now be found at a new URL: http://booktoartclub.squarespace.com/.  We are very pleased to report that the Club, now in its third year, boasts over 25 chapters with locations in...
The Gentle Art of World Domination: Art, Occupational Therapy, and Libraries

The Gentle Art of World Domination: Art, Occupational Therapy, and Libraries

This year we have the distinct pleasure of hosting updates from Dr. Matt Finch, with whom we’ve worked on a number of LAIP features, as he serves as Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia. Matt’s visit with a class of new Occupational Therapy students demonstrates how, by bringing hands-on, participatory activities...
Engaging Student Stakeholders with Google Cardboard at Pearsall Library: Phase One

Engaging Student Stakeholders with Google Cardboard at Pearsall Library: Phase One

by Ian Boucher  Google Cardboard is a quick and cheap technology to implement in a library, and its implications are just as fascinating. We at North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Pearsall Library ushered in 2016 with a Google Cardboard demo space, reinforcing to our students the part they can play in personally assessing the value of...
"An Evening to Paint" at North Carolina Wesleyan College's Pearsall Library

“An Evening to Paint” at North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Pearsall Library

by Melissa Knox My name is Melissa Knox, and I am the Circulation Supervisor at Pearsall Library on the main campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College. “An Evening to Paint” was such a simple art project for people of all ages. While we aimed for student involvement, it quickly became a program for staff and...
The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

By Bryan Voell The Johnson County (KS) Library opened its first Makerspace in 2013. At that time it was the size of a (very) small room, but with the economy of size came loads of creative potential. The demand for our two 3D printers, green screen and software-loaded Macs was so great that it quickly...
Update: The Book to Art Club

Update: The Book to Art Club

Today we’re giving a quick update about the Book to Art Club, a sister project to the Library as Incubator Project that combines art-making with the tried-and-true library book discussion group. Since the Book to Art Club started in 2014, we’ve had 11 chapters (and counting!) spring up at public, school, and academic libraries all...
Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries

Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries

Makers, makerspaces, maker programs – call ’em what you will, but 2014 saw a LOT of maker STUFF in libraries! In this Favorite Things post, we’ve put together a set of interesting and innovative maker + library updates. San Diego Public Library Labs – The purchase of two 3d printers kick-started this awesome public makerspace...
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”...
Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Parkes Shire Library in Australia! Shellie Buckle, Cultural, Education and Libraries Manager and Tracie Mauro, Branch Librarian (who wrote up this awesome previous post) bring us a story about Fun Palaces at the library today. Who wouldn’t want to spend a little time in a Fun Palace?! ~ Laura by Shellie...
Conquer Your Fear and Create

Conquer Your Fear and Create

by Ryan Claringbole Sometimes all anyone needs to learn something is to play with it. That’s what happened with Deborah Fields. While at Philadelphia she was handed a Lilypad and told “go teach this” by one of her friends. Now she’s teaching craft technology courses at Utah State University. Professor Fields understands that the maker...
Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler: Setting up Shop

Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler: Setting up Shop

We have the privilege of being artists-in-residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library for May and June! This means that for the first time, the Incubator Project “lives” somewhere physical – that isn’t a coffee shop. In the space, which is the Bubbler headquarters at MPL’s Central Library, we have several projects happening. Special...