1. Manchester Central Library, Sunday Funday, 1 Year Celebration


    from Claire Dixon Added 6 0 0

    Sunday Funday 22nd March 2015 Celebrate the first year of Central Library reopening! Central Library opens their doors on a Sunday for the special occasion with a range of activities to suit everyone in the family. See the fun that happened in Central Library; A Library of the 21st century and officially one of the top visitor attractions in Manchester!

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    • Monkeying Around


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      Students receive a stress break as they toil over finals.

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      • Inspiring Art


        from Terence Brown Added 16 1 0

        Interview with artist Maria Baagala

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        • Author Interview: Kekla Magoon


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          Simpson Street staff writer, Aubrianna, created a book trailer (commercial) at the library for the book "Fire in the Streets". In response, the author, Kekla Magoon, stopped by Madison's Central Library to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Aubrianna! www.keklamagoon.com www.simpsonstreetfreepress.org

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          • SLIFF Kids PIXIL Merge 2013


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            This video was made during the SLIFF Kids Film Making Camps in August 2013.

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            • Everything Everything presents: Chaos to Order


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              Every day from 10-15 November, internationally acclaimed band Everything Everything take over Central Library Manchester as they present Chaos To Order, a week of curated events and experiments to challenge perceptions and test the limits of what a 21st century library can be. Throughout the week Everything Everything will, in public view, compose new songs that directly respond to the iconic Grade II* listed building’s extraordinary architecture. Library goers, visitors and audiences can see first-hand how the Ivor Novello Award and Mercury Prize nominated band work together and with other artists in the surroundings of a working public library. Kiran Leonard performs Dereveaun Seraun, an original composition of five movements specially commissioned for the residency and in collaboration with HOME and North West Film Archive singer-songwriter Josephine will perform against a backdrop of historical footage from the archive collections. Throughout the week Emma Jane Unsworth will be the Chaos To Order Writer-in-Residence. Unsworth will host daily readings of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems and Q&A sessions with Manchester’s hottest new fiction writers, as well as hosting drop-in workshop sessions in one of the city’s newest social spaces. Comedian, writer, presenter and activist Josie Long performs a one-off specially commissioned piece in Central Library’s performance space, in which she will explore the theme of Chaos To Order. BBC 6 Music presenter and stand-up comedian Shaun Keaveny will kick off the weekend by inviting audiences to drop by for a drink and a spot of post-work levity. The audience gets in on the act on with a part-performance, part-installation from Matthew Bourne and Christophe De Bezenac. Performance company Quarantine present The Reading Room, a mass spoken-word choir under the magnificent dome of the Henry Wolfson Reading Room and invite members of the public to make a contribution to Chaos To Order with ‘Between us, we know everything....‘ a mobile video studio based at Central Library throughout the week capturing both the useful and useless information a person acquires in their lifetime. Elements of Everything Everything’s residency will combine in the residency’s finale event on Saturday 15 November. Singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop performs a new commission in the Henry Wolfson Reading Room, while internationally-renowned dance producers Company Chameleon reprise an improvised dance piece created for the residency. Everything Everything will then take to the stage to debut original material shaped and influenced by the library’s unique surroundings and the residency’s theme - Chaos To Order. All events are free / Tickets are available from LibraryLive.co.uk

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              • Welcome inside the Central Library!


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                Building of the central library begins in fall 2016 and it will be completed in 2018 to celebrate the centennial of Finnish independence. The library is the Finnish Government's official centennial project. Watch the video as it takes you inside the Central Library. You’ll see a new type of library designed by ALA Architects. The layout is divided into 3 parts: - 1st floor is the central service station for those on the go - 2nd floor is the forge where skills and ideas come to life - 3rd floor is the calm oasis for thought and contemplation The first floor is an accessible and lively space where the entrance and service points meet. It includes the lobby, an exhibition area, a library zone specifically for families, an event spot, a café and restaurant, and a space just to hang around. This ground floor will be the most active environment in the library, where the confluence of the city and the library will flow together. The second floor is for hands-on activities. It is a place for working, creating, interacting and learning-by-doing. Here you will find studios, gaming rooms, a makerspace, a kitchen, and areas for workshops, meetings, and other interactive exchanges. These areas will be functional, with the option to make divided or enclosed areas as needed. They will be ideal for working, organizing meetings, testing ideas, editing videos or creating objects with 3D printers. The third floor is designed for the individual and one’s own thoughts. It is a tranquil area for relaxing and concentrating. Under the cloud-like ceiling one can study, escape from hectic routines, or just admire the view of the city. This area provides the ideal atmosphere for the beloved pastime of reading. The majority of the library’s collection resides here, in addition to quiet reading areas, the children’s world, and the patron’s balcony. For more information: http://www.keskustakirjasto.fi Production and creators: City of Helsinki, ALA Architects and VIZarch

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                • Victorian Royal Avenue


                  from Ellen Bell Added 28 0 0

                  John Lanyon completed this Italianate cream sandstone building for the Northern Bank in 1885. The door-cases are decorated with richly carved scrolled brackets with floral swags and animal motifs. ‘NB’ monograms appear on the ground floor mosaic roundels and first floor urns. Ionic columns in reddish brown granite span the first and second floors. This B1 listed building has been converted into a gallery and offices. W. H. Lynn won the competition to design the public library for the Belfast Corporation, finishing the red sandstone building in 1888. Corinthian columns and floral spandrels decorate the first floor and linen swags surround the semi-circular windows of the second floor. The decoration continues inside with a leafy ironwork staircase, coffered ceilings, ornate stucco work, a domed reading room and a former art gallery and museum lit by panelled glass roof. Part of the Cathedral Quarter Tour App Image Acknowledgements: • Photographs of Free Library by R. French, National Library of Ireland [L_ROY_02394], [L_CAB_05340] pending • Photographs of Royal Avenue by R. French, National Library of Ireland [L_CAB_05073] pending

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                  • LightNight 2014


                    from Mark McNulty Added 74 1 0

                    LightNight is Liverpool's one-night arts and culture festival taking place annually in May. Over 50 city centre organisations keep their galleries, museums and venues open until late, staging around 100 special cultural events for visitors of all ages. The LightNight audience can expect special tours, fascinating exhibitions, a late night ceilidh, street performance, spectacular light projections, live music, open studios and more. Most of the events are free, and they are for residents and visitors to the city alike. It's a great chance to do something different on a Friday night! LightNight next takes place on Friday 15 May 2015. lightnightliverpool.co.uk LightNight is produced by Open Culture - culture.org.uk / info@culture.org.uk / 0151 478 4550 Track: 'Flight Night' by Lo Five http://lofivemusic.bandcamp.com/track/flight-night

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                    • St.+Louis+Public+Library+2012+Grand+Reopening+Video-HD


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                      December 9, 2012, marked the grand reopening of Central Library in downtown St. Louis after an extensive two year renovation.

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