Library Make'n'shake

june 23, 2018 10am - 7pm

at The Howlin' Wolf, 2 blocks from the Convention Center. See directions below.

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Welcome Back to New Orleans!

The city has been busy since the last time you were in town. New Orleans has used its resources to shake things up, change, regrow, and find new ways to exist outside of convention. Thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we want to celebrate creative engagement in libraries through a third-space, national non-profit partnership celebration.

We’re throwing a party, and you're invited!

The Library Make’n’Shake welcomes all types of library staff, educators, and community partners to drop by the Howlin’ Wolf for hands-on demos and projects accompanied by a brass band, a bar, food, and snowballs from 10am-7pm Saturday, June 23.

Grab lunch or a drink after work and gather ideas and connections for your library. Come by lightning talks to get the story on New Orleans community groups doing cool stuff,  and learn about national non-profit partnership opportunities.

Historypin will be hosting story sharing activities with the launch of their new Storybox program. MIT Media Lab will host hands-on demos ranging from the food computer, to data stories, to circuit stickers. Community partners across New Orleans will be invited to share their work.

Stooges Brass Band starts at five, the bar is open all day, lunch is at noon, and snowballs will be served from 1-3pm.

The Library Make'n'Shake will take place at The Howlin' Wolf (907 S Peters St), a music venue just 2 blocks away from the Convention Center. 

Special thanks to our partners that have made this event possible! If you'd like to join us as a presenter or partner, please let us know!

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Main Room 10am - 5pm

Throughout the day, the main room at The Howlin' Wolf will feature ongoing workshops and tutorials from 10am - 4pm from the Presenting Partners. In addition, come by for these special opportunities: 

10am Make'n'Shake opens. Ongoing  to workshops and tutorials from the Presenting Partners begin.

12 - 2pm New Orleans lunch (come by for lunch featuring New Orleans specialties)

1 - 3pm Hansen's Sno-bliz! (enjoy a New Orleans summer favorite when you come by)

4 - 5pm Lightning talks. Learn about the latest collaborations and projects between libraries and non-profits in short, 2 minute talks. If you're interested in sharing your project, please let us know!

Cash bar all day

the den 10am - 5pm

The Den, a separate space adjacent to the main room, will feature conversations and workshops all day from library and community partners throughout the day. We'll post the schedule here.


happy hour 5 - 7pm Featuring stooges brass band

Join us for happy hour at The Howlin' Wolf to meet up with others at the intersection of non-profits and libraries, and get down with the New Orleans sound of the Stooges Brass Band

photos courtesy of The Howlin' Wolf


Get involved!

Let us know if you'd like to get involved with this year's Library Make'n'Shake. You can reach out to Jon Voss at Historypin, or fill out the following form to submit a talk or workshop idea, sign up for a lightning talk, or join as a sponsor. 

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