Posts tagged "Storytelling"
Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Today’s project comes from our friend Dr. Matt Finch, an educator and library programmer currently based in New South Wales, Australia. You might remember Matt’s other library programs, which are a blend of story telling and role playing activities for young library users (kids and young adults): Read about the Literacy Smackdown Read about the...
The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

You might remember our friend Dr. Matt Finch, of library zombie apocalypse fame. Today we’re highlighting another program that he developed for the Parkes Shire Library in Australia. I love the flexibility of this program as far as ages go – getting both school-age kids and older students involved sounds like a blast! The original...
Playing by the Book

Playing by the Book

And…we’re back after a long “weekend” at the American Library Association Annual Meeting! We had a blast and learned so much – watch for our wrap-up post about the conference tomorrow! Today, though, we are so happy to present this interview with Zoe Toft, the founder and manager of a wonderful early literacy blog called Playing...
Featuring: Emily Neuburger's "Show Me a Story"

Featuring: Emily Neuburger’s “Show Me a Story”

We have a real treat for you today – educator, writer, and craft designer Emily Neuburger (see her blog at redbirdcrafts.com) joins us to talk about her 2012 book, Show Me a Story and some related library programming she did for the Boston Public Library. Enjoy (I mean, how can you NOT?!)! ~ Laura Please introduce yourself...
Paints to Puddings at Parkes Library, Australia

Paints to Puddings at Parkes Library, Australia

Something that happens to me on a regular basis with this project is that I hear about program ideas and immediately think, oh my goodness, I have to replicate that or do something similar at my library/in my art-making practice/etc. When our friend Matt Finch (you remember him, from the Zombies in the Library storytelling event) put...
Zombies at the Tullamore (Australia) Public Library

Zombies at the Tullamore (Australia) Public Library

On November 9th, 2012, the rural Australian town of Tullamore, New South Wales experienced a library event like no other. During a storytelling visit by British writer and educator Dr. Matt Finch, students across the age range from 8 to 18 visited Tullamore’s public library for what they thought would be a writing workshop. Arriving...
Featuring: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

Featuring: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to welcome Bryony Pritchard and Kim Glassby to the site today. Together Bryony and Kim form Playbods, a program that engages participants in exploring different art forms, from dance and movement to storytelling and visual arts. We love their multidisciplinary approach to their work and to their emphasis...
Page to Stage: on the telling of stories

Page to Stage: on the telling of stories

Brandon Monokian is a theatre artist who works in the New York City and New Jersey area. For the Page to Stage guest blog series, Brandon will document the process of bringing three works from the page to the stage – all in the Princeton Public Library. Page to Stage : an intro to “Freak”...
[ALOUD] summer update

[ALOUD] summer update

[ALOUD] brings together today’s brightest cultural, scientific, and political luminaries with the curious minds of Los Angeles. We first featured the [ALOUD] lecture and event series in March 2012, and I am so pleased to share some summer updates from this very engaging and unique program series. This summer at the Los Angeles Public Library, storytelling...