Thursday, December 19, 2013

Unique Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Librarians

Let's face it.  Time can get away from you during the Holiday season and it is Christmas before you know it. Whether you are looking for a last minute gift or something that will support and inspire your favorite librarian, wannabe librarian, librarian staff, or anyone interested in learning skills or looking for creative ideas
you can give a workshop, even if you have waited until Christmas Day or the New Year.  See my website at

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas @ the Library

Christmas comes to libraries across the country. Take a look at books that become Christmas
Trees and giving comes to local libraries.  Merry Christmas!

Art 4 Librarians-Christmas Program and Displays for Librarians

Naomi Bates

Story Lady 101

Kaylancaster Library Programs

KK Freds Library Holiday Crafts Christmas Program

Book Riot

JB West Hartford Libraries love the ballet for the holiday

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Go Green Librarian Workshops!

Have you noticed a drop in attendance in your library program?  Get inspired by enrolling in these online workshops offered December 1, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Begin to use the terminologies and concepts found in your reading and the lecture materials in your postings on the discussion board.
In painting American history paintings such Benjamin West's The Death of General Wolfe reflect the interest in Romanticism by American artists.  In this painting we drama, sacrifice, politics, and patriotism on a grand scale.

Genre paintings painted by artists such as James, Rembrandt, Raphaelle, and other Peales were astute at creating tromp l'oeil paintings that predate super-realism that we will see in the late 20th century. 

The Signing of the Constitution, John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Trumbull's The Signing of the Constitution:

1.  John Trumbull (1756-1843) is one of America's most famous history painters.  Read about him at the National Gallery of Art at
National Gallery of Art
Trumbull also served in the military as an assistant to George Washington long before he was commissioned to paint this well known painting.
Using The Signing of the Constitution painting as inspiration write a letter describing this artwork to someone who has never seen it.  Describe what the painting represents and how the artist conveys this to the viewer? We, the people, are onlookers but how does the artist bring us into the painting through the groupings and placement of the figures.  Where does the viewer stand in relationship to the painting?  How does the artist make us a part of the ceremony?
Use the following guides to help you describe, analyze, and interpret this painting.
Questions to Ask as You Look at a Work of Art
Art Terms-Language of Art

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Museum as Educator-Looking at Art with Children

Join others in an online workshop. The Museum as Educator-Looking at Art with Children sign up at