Singer/Songwriter Emilia Dahlin
CC Photo by: Ctd 2005 via Flickr
If you’re a crooner, a diva or a wedding singer, we’ll make you want to sing about our resources.
Photo: Chance Agrella
Sheet music: We’ve got hundreds and hundreds of books of sheet music (classical, rock, pop, historical, patriotic, and Christmas carols, to name a few). Don’t see the song you need for your instrument? Music can be a little tricky to search, so just ask!
Instruction: We have books, CDs and DVDs on mastering everything from piano to ukelele. You can even take music appreciation online (see Universal Class).
Shopping: If you need a new cello, piano, or guitar, we have books to help you buy the right instrument, or even build your own.
Online: Check out our Naxos sheet music database to download sheet music–legally! While best for classical pieces, it has a great feature for singers–transpose (change the key) online before you print most pieces. Hobbies & Crafts database features thousands of articles (with pictures) on everything from mixing your music in a studio to violin restoration.
Listening: Of course we have thousands and thousands of CDs, plus streaming and downloadable music. There are books to help you choose your next great listen or to learn about music styles and history. Don’t forget DVDs of musical performances, and all of the concerts at the library, too!
Seeking inspiration? Check out print or online biographies of musicians.
Whether you like to dabble or are trying to make it as a musician, let’s make beautiful music together.
Posted in Biographies, Databases, Education, Hobbies & Crafts, Music
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The American Library Association released a list of books in April that included these titles: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
What do these books have in common? They were included in the ALA’s list of the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2011.
Banned Books Week extends from September 30 – October 6. This will be the 30th anniversary for this event. The American Library Association promotes everyone’s freedom to read. Choose a book and celebrate your freedom to read.
Are you starting the college application process and need info on colleges, financial aid, the dreaded ACT and SAT tests, and more? The library has many resources in print and online that can help you.
A good place to start is the library’s online catalog or you can browse the shelves in the 370 area. For online resources try our topic guide on colleges which includes practice tests, information on scholarships, and more.
Questions? Ask Us!
If you enjoy biographies, here are a few new ones to try:
The Passage of Power: the Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro is the fourth volume in the author’s acclaimed series on the life ofLBJ. The latestvolume covers Johnson’s years as vice president andhisbecoming president upon the death of JFK. (B Johnson)
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie is the best-selling biography of the Empress of Russia and her 34 year reign in the 18th century. (B Catherine II)
Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider is the first biography of the actress best known for her role of Nora Charles in the Thin Man series. (B Loy)
Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller by Tracy Daugherty is the first biography of Heller and it is published in time for the 50th anniversary of Heller’s most famous work, Catch-22. (B Heller)
Just looking for some quick facts, or the latest info on someone famous? Try our Biography page.
For other full-length biographies, check our catalog or Ask Us!