Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

On Saturday, May 30, the Boyertown Community Library shared a Spring Art Show, which generated nearly 200 views and positive feedback.  The show, which was featured on ALA’s Programming Librarian site, contained pieces from community members.  View the show on YouTube. ...

See Making in Action this June Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C., will celebrate the maker movement on Capitol Hill this June. Nation of Makers, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus, will host the 2018 Capitol Hill Maker...

The Carnegie Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped will offer a Cojiform Playshop for Adults with Local Artist Isaac Bower on Friday, May 11, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 PM. Isaac Bower’s sculptures, modular cast shapes called Cojiform [vid 3:46 min], are nature-inspired...

cosplayers 1

 MontCo Comic Fest 2018 Nearly 600 enthusiastic comics lovers attended MontCo Comic Fest 2018 at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library on Saturday, April 7.               Attendees enjoyed gaming, children activities, lively workshops...

audience

  by Bev Leonhardt, Warren Public Library Throughout December of 2017, the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library in Warren exhibited a selection of festive vintage Christmas sheet music cover art surrounded by lovely decorations. The sheet music was selected from our Robertson...

The Madigan Library at Penn College is holding an upcycling book exhibition  from January 11 through February 28 in collaboration with The Gallery at Penn College. One of the programs was Old Books/New Lives: The Art of Upcycling.  Rather than disposing of books that have...

The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library is partnering with the Greensburg Art Center to offer Picture This at the Library.  Read more.     ...

During the month of November, Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (CLP-LBPH) is hosting a tactile art show in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors. Entitled Somatosensory: Relating to the Senses, the exhibit opened Friday night, November 3rd,...

Art Resources Transfer (A.R.T.) Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (D.U.C.) provides public schools and libraries with free books on contemporary art and culture and online teaching guides. All public institutions who self-define as underserved are eligible...

The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) is sponsoring a contest for all K-12 students in Pennsylvania!  The contest offers cash prizes. The deadline is April 2, 2017.  Access the flyer. ...