I love Christmas music, but this year it's the melodies I want to hear. If you need more, CPL's Jazz Music Library database has over 200 Christmas albums available to CPL cardholders. Some of my favorite CDs are:
Peace by Jim Brickman
Homecoming by Jim Brickman
December by George Winston
Nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards were announced recently. The winners will be revealed February 10, 2013 at the 55th Grammy Award Show. In the meantime you can find the nominees for the major categories in the Library's collection:
Channel orange [sound recording] by Frank Ocean — Album of the Year
El Camino [sound recording] by the Black Keys — Album of the Year
Babel [sound recording] by Mumford & Sons — Album of the Year
Blunderbuss [sound recording] by Jack White — Album of the Year
Some nights [sound recording] by Fun — Album of the Year
Stronger [sound recording] by Kelly Clarkson — Record of the Year — "Stronger"
Red [sound recording] by Taylor Swift — Record of the Year — "Red"
Making mirrors [sound recording] by Gotye — Record of the Year — "Making Mirrors"
Every two weeks, you can download a free piece of music, courtesy of Alexander Street Press. Find the link from our Databases page and you can sign up for future notices.
To check out information on Christmas customs, crafts, recipes, movies, music, stories, legends, and more, check out these sources in the library to enhance your enjoyment of this holiday season.
Thanksgiving Day kicks off a month of celebrations. May we suggest a movie, tips from Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving prepartions, a history, music to sooth, and a story about family.
Planes, trains and automobiles [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
Martha's classic Thanksgiving [videodisc] by [presented by] Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia
Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thanksgiving night: a novel by Richard Bausch
If you are looking for a witch's cackle, a ghost's boo, or howling wolves, then check out some of these scary music cds. If want to Monster Mash, call the Ghostbusters, or tell the scariest stories, these cds will get you in the Halloween mood!
Halloween fun by Lois Skiera-Zucek
—William J. Clinton, President of the United States, 1993-2001
Classical music speaks both to the mind and to the heart, giving us something to think about as well as to experience.
Celebrate opening night at one of the many concerts offered throughout the month of September.
Just got home from the movie theater? Want to hear that great theme song again? Here are some soundtracks from the lastest and greatest family movies for you to enjoy:
Brave [sound recording]: original soundtrack by original score composed by Patrick Doyle
Hugo [sound recording]: original score by [music by] Howard Shore
Enchanted [sound recording]: an original Walt Disney Records soundtrack by songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz; score by Alan Menken
Wee sing in the car [sound recording] by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Car tunes [sound recording] by Sugar Beats
Classic African American gospel [sound recording] by from Smithsonian Folkways
Dust bowl ballads [sound recording] by Woody Guthrie
Absolute Animals 1964-1968 [sound recording] by the Animals — When I was Young - Eric Burdon & The Animals
Chicago Transit Authority [sound recording] by Chicago — Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? - Chicago
Inarticulate speech of the heart [sound recording] by Van Morrison — River of Time - Van Morrison
60's pop hits [sound recording] — Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
Here come the 123s [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
Here come the ABCs [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
Crayons [sound recording] by Donna Summer