Posts tagged "Music"
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...
Pack Your Library Card for the Moon! An Update on Brooklyn Public Library's Info Commons

Pack Your Library Card for the Moon! An Update on Brooklyn Public Library’s Info 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 resources that support creativity and learning! ~Erinn Pack Your Library Card for the Moon! An Update on Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons by...
Librarians and community involvement as a professional competence

Librarians and community involvement as a professional competence

We’re delighted to welcome Nick Demske back to the Library as Incubator Project for the first in a 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 an...
Bridging the Arts at Chicago Public Library

Bridging the Arts at Chicago Public Library

Our newest volunteer at the LAIP presents a fascinating overview of the Chicago Public Library’s arts-incubating partnerships in today’s feature. Read on to learn how reaching out has helped the CPL foster a sense of community and a greater appreciation of artistic expression in their city!~Erinn  Bridging the Arts at Chicago Public Library Actors transform...
Featuring: Mwatabu Okantah

Featuring: Mwatabu Okantah

Today, we feature Mwatabu Okantah, a performance poet based in Akron, Ohio, who also serves as Assistant Professor and Poet in Residence for the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University.  His new book, Muntu Kuntu Energy: New and Selected Poetry, is new from Chatter House Press. ~Erinn I am now able to see The Library in the same...
BONK! Performance Series at Racine Public Library

BONK! Performance Series at Racine Public Library

We’re pleased to welcome Nick Demske to the site today to share Racine Public Library’s BONK! Performance Series.  Nick is the director and curator of the BONK! Series, which aims to bring challenging poetry, art, and performance to the established local arts community.  The series has garnered national attention in the American poetry scene and...
Experimental Music at Cincinnati Public Library

Experimental Music at Cincinnati Public Library

Today, we’re pleased to welcome Steve Kemple to the site to share an exciting new programming series.  Steve is the Music Reference Librarian at the Cincinnati Public Library, and the Experimental Music series he launched this summer is going gangbusters!  Read on to learn more.  ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about...
The Treasure Room: The Historical Musical Instrument Collection at Vassar College

The Treasure Room: The Historical Musical Instrument Collection at Vassar College

by Erinn Batykefer The George Sherman Dickinson Music Library at Vassar College is a special place, and not just because it supports a well-respected Music Department.  The top floor also houses the United States’ first example of a museum within a library; named “The Treasure Room,” the museum collects and preserves the Music Department’s Historical...
Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

by Erinn Batykefer As any music buff knows, a light went out this past May when Chuck Brown, the “godfather of Go-go,” died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 75.  Go-go is something of a DC phenomenon; the genre developed in the 70s and has evolved into a hip-shaking blend of funk, R&B,...
Linkubator Sunday Round-up | Week of August 13-19

Linkubator Sunday Round-up | Week of August 13-19

Happy Sunday, readers! It was another lively week at the Library as Incubator Project, with lots of site updates and great conversations on Twitter and Facebook. In case you missed some of the new stories on the site, here’s a quick list to get you caught up: Pop-Up programming…in the library | Using the example...
Linkubator Sunday Round-up | Week of August 6-12

Linkubator Sunday Round-up | Week of August 6-12

Welcome to our first Linkubator Sunday Round-up! Check out the best #libraryasincubator ideas, links, and conversations from the Library as Incubator Project website and social media suite.  Enjoy! ~Erinn This week on the website: Page to Stage: “The Arabian Nights” | Guest blogger Brandon Monokian is back with more on the Page to Stage program at...
The Piano Room and Sheet Music Collection at Minneapolis Central Library

The Piano Room and Sheet Music Collection at Minneapolis Central Library

by Christina Endres This post is part of a series about the ways Hennepin County Library is incubating the arts.  For the first two installments, see Arts Programming and Partnerships at Hennepin County Library and Work of Art Workshops at Hennepin County Library.   Imagine that you had access to a grand piano, free of...