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50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action

Books and Chapters

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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Aging Better with the Denver Public Library: Report on Older Adult Services

Reports

The Aging Better Report by Denver Public Library (DPL) on its 2019-2020 Older Adult Services is more than the usual departmental report. It is based on a philosophy about aging and learning, exemplified in the …

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Annie Montgomery, Teaching Artist

Articles and Blog Posts

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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Around the World in 80 Creative Ageing Projects

via The Baring Foundation   |   Reports

From the report details: In the spirit of Phileas Fogg (who had open credit with Barings Bank), this book reveals 80 projects offering arts (of all forms) to older people from Europe, Asia, the US, …

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Bill Wertheim, Teaching Artist

Articles and Blog Posts

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

Articles and Blog Posts

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

Articles and Blog Posts

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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Community Spotlight: Photography and Memory Project

Programs and Initiatives

The Photography and Memory Project is a four-year initiative of the Denver Art Museum, Denver University (DU), and the Denver Public Library that brought DU students and older adults together to exchange personal snapshots and …

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Creative Aging Program, “Adobe Illustrator, Barnwood, and Plasma Class” at Campbell Public Library in Wyoming

Videos

In January 2022, teaching artist, Ellen Peterson, taught, “Adobe Illustrator, Barnwood, and Plasma Class,” through the Campbell County Public Library System in Wyoming. During this program, participants created an image on barnwood using Adobe Illustrator, …

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Dave Johnson, Teaching Artist

Articles and Blog Posts

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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