Posts tagged "Quick Programming"
Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

by Laura Damon-Moore Today, permit me a moment to grandstand about one of my favorite “incubating” programs that most libraries already offer (for the younger set, anyway) and all libraries can offer. Tracing. And coloring. I turned to these children’s room mainstays for several programs last year, that ended up appealing to kids, teens, and adults alike. Here I’ve...
Join us today to create an Exquisite Corpse poem on Twitter!

Join us today to create an Exquisite Corpse poem on Twitter!

It’s the last Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month 2012!  Today, we’re partnering with Karen Jensen, the  mastermind of Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, to host a day-long, interactive poetry project on Twitter– and we want you to join us! We’ll be building an Exquisite Corpse poem by collecting the lines you tweet with the hashtag #ExquisiteCorpse. ...
Lawrence Public Library's PoeTree Installation

Lawrence Public Library’s PoeTree Installation

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 Public Library collaborated with the Lawrence Arts Center to create a month of poetry-focused activities, titled “Poetry Off the Page.” Rebecca worked with other LPL staff to...
National Haiku Poetry Day

National Haiku Poetry Day

Are you ready for National Haiku Poetry Day on April 17th?  We asked poet and school librarian Sari Grandstaff, who founded National Haiku Poetry Day in 2007, to share her favorite haiku resources and tell is a little bit about the event!  Here’s what we found out: Sari Grandstaff founded National Haiku Poetry day in...
National Poetry Month: Call for ideas & submissions

National Poetry Month: Call for ideas & submissions

April is National Poetry Month, and all of us here at the Library as Incubator Project are getting excited! As a poet myself, I know from experience that libraries play a crucial role in the evolution of a poem from a strange idea into a legitimate piece of art, rich with metaphor, emotion, and meaning. ...
BOOKLESS: A library transformed

BOOKLESS: A library transformed

The books have been removed from Madison’s Central Library, and the shelves taken down.  The computers have moved to a temporary location, and the book drop is sealed shut.  As Madison Public Library prepares for the renovation of the old Central building into a beautiful new library space, the old building sits empty. What to...
Library Journal's Best Art Instruction Books of 2011

Library Journal’s Best Art Instruction Books of 2011

by Laura Damon-Moore Library Journal reviewer Heather Halliday writes on her picks for the best Art Instruction books of 2011. The list includes guides on everything from drawing to cartooning to digital photography. Among the reviewed titles are Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice (Yale University Press, 2011) and John Neel’s Rethinking Digital Photography: Making...
642 Things to Draw

642 Things to Draw

by Laura Damon-Moore The title of this book does a pretty good job of summing up its contents. 642 Things to Draw from Chronicle Books (2010) is just that – a huge list of ideas for sketches – perfect for artists, designers, and doodlers suffering from drawing block. Says the book’s description, 642 Things to...