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50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action

Book and Chapter

Some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries are over the age of 50. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests, …

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Annie Montgomery, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview with Lifetime Arts’ Director of Education, Annie Montgomery, she talks about how her passion for theatre inspired her to become a teaching artist, and how a colleague invited her to co-teach one …

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Bill Wertheim, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview with poet and artist, Bill Wertheim, he talks about how he got started as a teaching artist, and how he later met Ed Friedman and Maura O’Malley at the Town of Pelham …

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Boston Creative Aging Program Highlights

Article and Blog Post

Earlier this year, Mayor Martin J. Walsh along with the Age Strong Commission and the Office of Arts and Culture announced a partnership with Goddard House Community Initiatives and Lifetime Arts that has brought free …

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Celia Caro, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview with mixed-media artist, Celia Caro, she talks about how she got started as a teaching artist and how one of her colleagues at Pratt, Paul Ferrara, introduced her to the Creative Aging …

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Dave Johnson, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview with poet and teaching artist, Dave Johnson, he talks about how he got started as a teaching artist at Poets House, a poetry library in New York City. His teaching artist career …

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Frank Ingrasciotta, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview, performing artist Frank Ingrasciotta, talks about how he discovered educational theatre and how one of his performances at a senior living center led him to teaching a memoir writing workshop to senior …

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How Libraries Help Combat Loneliness

via Arts Council England   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article, “How Libraries Help Combat Loneliness:” “Loneliness affects more than 9 million people across the country. Find out how libraries are at the forefront doing great work to bring people together.”

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Jeremiah Jenner, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview with photographer and teaching artist, Jeremiah Jenner, talks about how he began teaching photography classes at Broward County Community Schools in 2009. In 2014, he was referred to the Miami Dade County …

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Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Creative Aging at Brooklyn Public Library

Case Study

Supported wholeheartedly by Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) leadership, creative aging programming has become an integral part of the library’s offerings for their older adults. By leveraging pre-existing resources and infrastructure and dedicating support towards the …

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