OCTOBER 17-20, 2019

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Library as Art Space Drop-In Workshops - Library as Incubator Project - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Library as Art Space Drop-In Workshops

10/19/2013 - 10:00am

Central Library - Throughout the Library

Take part in one (or all) of these wonderful workshops as you explore Central Library.  The team from the Library as Incubator Project will be on hand to teach you many new ways of experiencing a library


Blackout poetry

Make your own poem using words from another text. Use the pages of text in your Library Workbook (these are drawn from classic texts, how-to manuals, and other books with interesting language) and use a Sharpee to highlight the words you want your reader to see to create a poem within your text. Black out all the other words, and title your poem!



Maps can tell you where you are, where you've been, where you’re going, and how you relate to the world around you. You can make a map for anything that can be connected-- not just places.  Look through the books and images available at the map table for inspiration, and use the blank pages in your Library Workbook to draw your own map.  Lead someone to the new library, your favorite hiding spot, or another world!



You don't need to be an artist to draw something cool.  Tracing is a great way to engage your brain and explore an image or idea with your hands.  Choose from a variety of library books with interesting images and use a pencil to trace away!  Once you have the basic image down on the blank pages in your Library Workbook, you can spiff it up with markers.

Library as Incubator Project

About Presenter Library as Incubator Project


The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres, and was inspired by a discussion about creative advocacy for libraries in one of their courses at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.

The Project highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. At a time in which both libraries and arts organizations are often having to do more with less, it makes sense for these two parts of our culture to support each other. The Library as Incubator Project calls attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, and provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas.

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