Posts tagged "Music"
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 Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated.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...
Media World! at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

Media World! at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

We’re delighted to welcome Melissa Morrone back to the site to share an update on the multifunctional community Info Commons at Brooklyn Public Library.  Read on to learn more about a special volunteer who helps to teach users about the recording studio as a way to give back to his community. And don’t miss the other exciting posts...
Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part III

Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part III

Nick Demske is a powerhouse. He’s back to the Library as Incubator Project today for the final installment in his series on building and implementing excellent performing arts programs at libraries. Nick’s work at Racine Public Library is an impressive intro to the post that follows, so I encourage you to check out our recent...
Live Lounge at Hutt International Boys School

Live Lounge at Hutt International Boys School

This morning we have the pleasure of featuring a performance art series that takes place in the library at Hutt International Boys’ School in New Zealand. Liam Dennis, a year twelve student at the school, shares some background information on Live Lounge, the series he founded at the school recently. ~ Laura by Liam Dennis My...
BRIC Classes at Brooklyn Public Library's Information Commons

BRIC Classes at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

We’re delighted to welcome Melissa Morrone back to the site to share an update on the multifunctional community Info Commons at Brooklyn Public Library.  Read on to learn more about their exciting partnership with a local arts and media studio and find downloadable example lesson plans for digital media classes! ~Erinn by Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public...
Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part II

Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part II

We’re delighted to welcome Nick Demske back to the Library as Incubator Project for the next installment in his series focusing on strategies librarians can use to implement excellent performing arts programs for their communities using a principle we call “Programming as Collection Development.” Nick’s work at Racine Public Library is an impressive intro to...
Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part 1

Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part 1

We’re delighted to welcome Nick Demske back to the Library as Incubator Project for the next installment in his series of posts focusing on process and strategy librarians can use to implement excellent performing arts programs for their communities using a principle we call “Programming as Collection Development.” Nick’s work at Racine Public Library is...