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  • Posted on: Thursday, April 21, 2016

    The music world lost a true visionary today. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Prince pushed the envelope. Librarian Kassy fondly remembers the legend and provides some library materials to help you get through. The Purple One left an indelible mark on the music world and on the lives of music lovers. Let’s all celebrate his life and legacy today, and party like it’s 1999.

  • Earth
    Posted on: Monday, April 18, 2016

    People all over the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It is a time to appreciate the beauty, grandeur, and provision of our home planet. It is also a day to remember our responsibility to protect our fragile environment. in honor of humanity’s home, our music expert Breck selected works by composers who were inspired by nature to create masterpieces of music.

     

  • Irish farmhouse
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    The enchanted isle of Ireland has given the world more than its fair share of gifted artists, authors, and musicians. From U2 to Van Morrison, James Joyce to Oscar Wilde, and Liam Neeson to Colin Farrel, it can seem like there are more talented and creative Irish men and women than there are drops of water in the river Shannon. And since it every American’s favorite Irish holiday is coming up, it seems the most fitting time to celebrate the Irish with a selection of books, music, and movies in this month’s virtual book display.

     

  • Gerard van Honthorst - The Concert - 1623
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 09, 2016

    Ever wonder what a 275 year-old violin sounds like? Musical expert and Associate Librarian Breck tells you where you can hear it in this celebration of the life of the great Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Known as a technical wizard on the violin as well as an opera composer, Vivaldi was virtually unknown until a trove of his works were discovered in 1926.

  • Electricity
    Posted on: Friday, March 04, 2016

    Wrestlemania season is upon us! Not to mention spring break and the Ides of March. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little power boost if I’m going to be running around woo-hooing. Here are some titles to inspire us all to greater heights!

  • Don Giovanni
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  This can be a very happy occasion for the person in a healthy relationship.  For the rest of civilization, it is yet another day to mourn love lost and to remember past romantic failures.  Sometimes the best cure for the blues is to remind ourselves that it could be much worse.  And if there is any art form which can drive home this truth, it is opera. Associate Librarian Breck, our resident composer and musicologist, is your guide to the best of operatic videos and CDs from the library.

  • Electricity
    Posted on: Friday, February 05, 2016

    If you've come for the bunch of moldering skeletons you normally find here, you'll soon be disappointed! This month's Signal Boost is all happy fluffy girlie things! *twirl*

  • Violinist
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Step into the new year on the right foot with brand new works by great composers, and new recordings of favorites from centuries past by the greatest performers working today.  Some of the best music ever made is being made right now.

  • Teen Alien Encounter
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    The belief in alien life forms is one of the greatest mysteries humans love to ponder. Are they out there? If they were to pay us Earthlings a visit, would they come in peace? If we went to their planets would they be hostile? Welcoming? Do they want to eat us? Love us? Or do they simply just want us gone? Will they come all at once, or in surges like in The 5th Wave? Will they ever even come at all? The possibilities are endless and can go on forever in our endless imaginations.

    Bring your favorite alien invasion scenario along with your creativity to the Teen Alien Encounter program, 4:00pm, January 21 at the Edmond Library. Join us for UFO-themed snacks, crafts, and discussions. And in the meantime, explore some of the library's out- of-this-world resources (and some of my all time favorite extraterrestrial adventures) and brush up on your own alien knowledge!

  • David Bowie montage
    Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2016

    This past weekend we lost one of the greats in the music scene. David Bowie (1947-2016) was an innovative and fearless icon. Creative til the very end, he left behind one last album to say goodbye. Librarian Anna's first experience with Bowie was in the movie The Labyrinth as the Goblin King. So in honor of the Goblin King, she's got a list of some of 2015’s best YA books—matched up with some classic Bowie lyrics.

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