TAG: music

Kids & Families Find Outdoor Summer Fun & Adventure with the Library

Posted in News on June 7, 2022 at 6:00 am

You can head outdoors to enjoy many of our summer programs, including performances by Alex Zerbe (a.k.a. The Zaniac) and Eric Herman, held in local parks and the outdoor areas around our libraries. Young readers and their families will enjoy our Nature Storytimes and Family Storytimes in the Park, which are both in-person and outdoors. Families can […]

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Marvelous Books, Music & Movies to Explore for Goat Yoga, Trivia & Tea Blending

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Did you know that for every library program we offer there are often dozens, sometimes hundreds, of related books, CDs, DVDs, and digital resources available from the library? Here are just some of the materials you can check out to get ready for upcoming programs, explore after attending, or dive into when […]

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10 Ideas for a Wonderful Winter (& to Conquer the Doldrums)

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 27, 2022 at 7:00 am

Wintertime can be beautiful, calming, and quiet. But it can also bring on the doldrums. Here are some ideas that you could try to help lift your mood. […]

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Book Gift Ideas You Can Check Out at the Library Before You Buy

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

The holiday season is when I love to give books as presents to family and friends. I read a wide variety of titles throughout the year, and inevitably, as I’m reading, I’ll think of someone who will also enjoy the book. So, I’ve complied this list of books that could make great gifts for your loved ones too. I’ve sorted them into interests […]

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Life, Love and Gimbap: Cookbooks, Music, Movies and Fantastic Reads

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY SUSAN GOERTZ I had never eaten gimbap before I was invited by a high school friend to her home to try one of her Korean mother’s specialties. I was very excited. Then, I was shocked to learn that this popular sushi-style rice dish included hotdogs. Aren’t hotdogs as “American” as apple pie?! This introduction […]

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’Tis the season for streaming holiday music from hoopla

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley It’s a contentious and potentially divisive subject: When does the Christmas and holiday music season start? Is it okay to play holiday music before Thanksgiving? Before Halloween? In July!? Personally, I find that my preference for holiday music depends upon the year. Sometimes I am fully ready to dive in as soon […]

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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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Dance Apocalyptic: A pandemic playlist & more

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Lately, random songs have been popping into my head, often playing on loop, until I give in altogether and play the same track 20 times in a row while dancing in my pajamas. Maybe you are experiencing something similar. (No judgment. All feelings deserve to be felt.) With a quick online search, […]

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Bright shining sounds (Part 2): A social justice playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Music shapes us. It makes us feel. It rouses us, and soothes us into sleep. It consoles, uplifts, inspires. Music about social justice can inspire listeners to advocate for causes they believe in and can educate people about issues. The best social justice songs tell stories of voices rarely heard and have […]

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Catch traditional Irish band Floating Crowbar at the library

Posted in News on February 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March with the rhythmic sounds of Irish pipes, flute, whistle, banjo, mandolin, as well as fiddle and guitar. Local band Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Learn more at their website: www.floatingcrowbar.com Floating Crow […]

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