Posts tagged "Music"
Featuring: Brendan McCarty & "The Periodicals"

Featuring: Brendan McCarty & “The Periodicals”

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome a local musician to the Library as Incubator Project! Brendan McCarty and his band, The Periodicals, relied heavily on library materials when they decided to undertake a home recording project. A School of Library & Information Studies graduate and a musician, Brendan’s perspective on libraries and how they can effectively serve...
Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer.  I mean, I don’t get paid or anything, but...
Words and Music: an essay

Words and Music: an essay

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in the fall of 2011. by Amy White Late in 1989, I became the director of a small public library in Lisbon, Iowa, current population 2,011. The library is housed in one of the oldest storefront buildings in the town (built in 1875) and at the...
Volume Denver at Denver Public Library

Volume Denver at Denver Public Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Casey Lansinger, LAIP feature writer, who highlights Volume Denver, the new local music library from Denver Public Library. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Casey Lansinger Perhaps the musicians that participate in Denver Public Library’s Volume Denver will follow in the footsteps of bands like DeVotchKa, The Frey, One Republic or...
Chattanooga Public Library to pilot three Mozilla-funded community education projects

Chattanooga Public Library to pilot three Mozilla-funded community education projects

Today we welcome back Mary Barnett from Chattanooga Public Library to the site to talk about several truly awesome projects that are just getting started at the library and in the Chattanooga community this summer. Consider this a kick-off post to a fantastic ongoing series on the variety of innovative incubating programs Chattanooga PL has...
Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

When I first heard the song “Ravens in the Library”, I knew there had to be a good story behind it. I did a little digging, and musician S.J. Tucker graciously agreed to talk to me about her inspiration. I hope you all enjoy the story and song as much as I do! ~Holly Library...
Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
Incubating Art at Ferndale Public Library

Incubating Art at Ferndale Public Library

Today’s feature comes from the public library in Ferndale, Michigan. Circulation Specialist and artist Lindsey Harnish discusses the variety of arts-incubating programs and projects that the library, in partnership with local artists, facilitates for the Ferndale community. The programs highlighted today are fairly easy to replicate and the ideas are infinitely scalable, which is always...
Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library

Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library

Today it’s our pleasure to feature an interview with Rachel Gary, Communications Manager for Hartford Public Library in Hartford, Connecticut. We talked with Rachel about the fabulous Baby Grand Jazz music performance series at the library, continuing this library’s long tradition of making art available to their community. Enjoy. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP):...
Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries

Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries

by Angela Terrab Libraries collect music, libraries host music, librarians moonlight as musicians and offer patrons spaces to create their own mixes . . . Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated. Here are some of our favorite musical libraries! Steve Kemple’s Experimental Music at the Library series uses non-standard  instruments...
Featuring: Lost in the Stacks

Featuring: Lost in the Stacks

This feature originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in February 2012. The Library as Incubator Project heard about librarian-singer Rita Meade through a Twitter contact and immediately contacted her to learn more about her and the band she performs with, Lost in the Stacks. Rita kindly answered our questions in this interview. -...
Iowa City Public Library's Local Music Project: An Update

Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Project: An Update

We’re so glad to be able to bring you an update on one of our favorite arts-incubating projects today: John Paulios from Iowa City Public Library joins us as the new man in charge of ICPL’s Local Music Project, which we featured on the site back in 2012, just as it was kicking off in...