Making Magic: The NEA, NEH, IMLS and Your Library

*This post is part of Free for All’s “Making Magic” series, which will focus on Kelley’s exploration of the opportunities in the library’s Creativity Lab as well as musings about the arts, creativity and imagination. If you’ve been reading the news, you know that the President’s proposed budget cuts funding to a number of cultural … Continue reading Making Magic: The NEA, NEH, IMLS and Your Library

Making Magic: Music in the Stacks

*This post is part of Free for All’s “Making Magic” series, which will focus on Kelley’s exploration of the opportunities in the library’s Creativity Lab as well as musings about the arts, creativity and imagination. Last week, the library offered the first performance of our Acoustic Archives Concert Series. Acoustic Archives brings live music to … Continue reading Making Magic: Music in the Stacks

Making Magic: Making Memories

*This post is part of Free for All’s “Making Magic” series, which will focus on Kelley’s exploration of the opportunities in the library’s Creativity Lab as well as musings about art, creativity and imagination. A little less than a year ago, I moved. Moving means that you have to systematically go through everything you own- … Continue reading Making Magic: Making Memories

Making Magic: Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

*This post is part of Free for All’s “Making Magic” series, which will focus on Kelley’s exploration of the opportunities in the library’s Creativity Lab as well as musings about art, creativity and imagination. I’m writing this on New Year’s Day and thinking about all of the resolutions that people make at this time of … Continue reading Making Magic: Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Making Magic: Keeping it Real

*This post is part of Free for All’s “Making Magic” series, which will focus on Kelley’s exploration of the opportunities in the library’s Creativity Lab as well as musings about art, creativity and imagination. Recently, I watched Patti Smith’s Nobel Prize ceremony performance of Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. Smith was chosen to … Continue reading Making Magic: Keeping it Real