Posts tagged "poetry"
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...
Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming

Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming

Today we are so pleased to present this article (the first of two) on the Library Takeover program, organized by Apples and Snakes, a performance poetry group based in the UK (check out their awesome library-based SPINE Festival work in our previous series). This program pairs youth who are interested in producing events at libraries...
Upstream Arts presents "Ready for Work" programs at Hennepin County Libraries

Upstream Arts presents “Ready for Work” programs at Hennepin County Libraries

This post was originally published on August 30, 2012. The mission of Upstream Arts is to enhance the lives of adults and youth with disabilities by fostering creative communication and social independence through the power of arts education. Upstream Arts was founded in 2006 by a professional theatre artist and an educator who successfully used...
Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a remarkable place: something magical in the light, the disposition of the building, the acoustics, the ghosts of dead (but silently approving poets) and the astonishingly lovely and efficient staff. This never fails. I am gob-smacked by it: I have never known anywhere like it. ~Helena Nelson, poet and publisher,...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 2; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn Fluxus Club at the Walker...
A Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia

A Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia

We love to hear about arts-incubating programs that were inspired by programs or ideas shared on the Library as Incubator Project, such as the Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia, an all-girl international boarding school in Korea. The teacher-librarian, Taryn Berghuis, got the idea in part from the PoeTree installation at Lawrence Public Library....
Parachute Literary Arts Poetry on the Wonder Wheel

Parachute Literary Arts Poetry on the Wonder Wheel

In 2013 we featured a writeup about the poetry libraries sponsored by Parachute Literary Arts, which “celebrates poetry in Coney Island and strives to make poetry available to Coney Island’s neighborhood. Parachute Literary Arts believes poetry, like a parachute, can be a lifesaving tool, hence the name. In pursuit of our mission, we enrich our historic community in three ways:...
Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2013. Poem in Your Pocket Day is on April 24th. Welcome to National Poem in your Pocket Day!  We’re delighted to welcome Wendy Saz to the site as part of our National Poetry Month line-up.  Wendy is the Branch Manager for Crozet Library in the...
Lawrence Public Library's PoeTree Installation

Lawrence Public Library’s PoeTree Installation

This post was originally published in April 2012. Since then, Rebecca Dunn has become one of our most popular contributors with her Pages to Projects series.   We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Dunn, a Youth Services Librarian Assistant at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS to the Library as Incubator Project! For National Poetry Month, Lawrence...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...