Posts tagged "Music"
Idea Exchange: Building a Sustainable Program Suite

Idea Exchange: Building a Sustainable Program Suite

by Jaime Griffis, Director, Programming and Promotion, Idea Exchange Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community in the exploration of reading, arts, innovation and learning. One of the ways in which we strive to create an environment of curiosity and discovery is through our dynamic programming for children and teens. In order to build a sustainable...
Featuring: Ebony Tusks

Featuring: Ebony Tusks

by Bryan Voell What happens when libraries and the hip-hop world intersect ?  In late 2015, Martinez Hillard, front-man for the Lawrence, Kansas, hardcore hip-hop trio Ebony Tusks, was asked to contribute an original poem for a video project promoting the role Kansas libraries play in the lives of those who use and are inspired...
Featuring: INVERSES

Featuring: INVERSES

Today we are thrilled to share an interview with Joanne Lam, the writer, co-creator and producer of INVERSES, a multi-sensory project based on the journey of a roving cardboard box. Explore INVERSES here, and read more about how it came to be below! LAIP:  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.  Joanne: Hi!  I...
Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

by Bryan Voell Since its inception in January 2015, Johnson County Library’s Listen Local project has featured more than fifty of the Kansas City area’s finest songwriters, composers and musical noisemakers. As I wrote back in March 2015, the overarching goal of Listen Local is to help educate our community on the breadth of talent...
Art(work) in the 21st Century Library

Art(work) in the 21st Century Library

by Kelly Hiser and Lisa Hollenbach It’s no secret to readers of the Library as Incubator Project that libraries today are engaging with art and artists in new and exciting ways. Indeed, LAIP and The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide are influential sources in this space, promoting projects and recommending best practices. We’ve seen libraries become publishers...
Rabble: Libraries and the Public Humanities

Rabble: Libraries and the Public Humanities

The Rabble team is back on the site today to talk about how the intersection of Humanities research and their software-as-service model for libraries that will allow communities to create their own local music collections. Check out all of their for us HERE. ~Erinn Rabble: Libraries and the Public Humanities by Lisa Hollenbach I recently joined Rabble as a Public Humanities...
Capital City Records Update: The first few months of EPL’s local music project

Capital City Records Update: The first few months of EPL’s local music project

More today from Rabble, the killer new startup that is working with libraries to create a software-as-service model for local music collections.  Follow the whole series on this exciting development with the Rabble tag.  ~Erinn by Alex Carruthers On August 5th, 2015, Edmonton Public Library (EPL) launched Capital City Records – and you can go check it...
Singing Stories: Minnesota Opera and Northfield Public Library

Singing Stories: Minnesota Opera and Northfield Public Library

Today we hear from the Northfield Public Library, who partnered with the Minnesota Opera to bring music and art education to families in Northfield, MN this summer. Thanks to Leesa Wisdorf, Reference and Youth Services Manager at Northfield Public Library, for putting this together for us! ~Laura by Leesa Wisdorf The Northfield Public Library’s children’s...
Beatles Forever at Ferndale Library

Beatles Forever at Ferndale Library

Today we have a really cool program to share with you courtesy of Jeff Milo at Ferndale Area District Library in Michigan–a multimedia concert that, with its Beatles theme, attracted an intergenerational audience. Enjoy! ~Laura by Jeff Milo This was the first time we got a standing ovation at the Ferndale Area District Library. Leave...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

This post originally appeared in August 2014. Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local...
Featuring: Dave Menzo and "Shhh..."

Featuring: Dave Menzo and “Shhh…”

Dave Menzo is an Ann Arbor, Michigan musician who wrote to us with a story about his new album, “Shhh…”, which was produced entirely using equipment that he checked out–wait for it–from the Ann Arbor District Library! We posed some questions to Dave, and he put together this nice response for us. Enjoy this feature...
Book to Boogie: "The Animal Boogie"

Book to Boogie: “The Animal Boogie”

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...