music

Book Sale Coming Soon!

Book bags 3Mark your calendars!  The Friends of the Library are going to have a Books, Etc., Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 10 am – 3 pm.  In addition to lots of pristine hardback novels, they will also offer nonfiction (such as cookbooks), paperbacks, children’s books, VHS tapes, music CDs, audiobooks, and even some DVDs.  You will

PARTY TIME!!

The day has finally arrived!

HALLOWEEN PARTY!! 

Snacks! Games! Drinks! Candy! Prizes! So, join us for some ghoulish fun!!

 

Date: Tuesday, October 28

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: School-age children

A Melodious Tale

 This is a lovely picture book that has been loosely based on an article that ran in the Washington Post several years back. It is a story that stuck with me;  I was delighted to learn that it is now written in a format that I can share with young people. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.   

The Man with the ViolinKathy Stinson

Children's Harlem Renaissance Festival Thursday

Children's Harlem Renaissance FestivalJoin us Thursday, February 13 at 10:30 am for our 6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival.  Musicians from the Harlem Renaissance will be featured as the highlight of our program. Children and their families will get a chance to dance, snack and be merry to the tune of musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.    Come in and vote for your favorite musician.  

6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival

Join us February 13 at 10:30 am for our 6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival.  Musicians from the Harlem Renaissance will be featured as the highlight of our program. Children and their families will get a chance to dance, snack and be merry to the tune of musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.    Come in and vote for your favorite musician.  

All About Music

If you are music crazy, try these books for a different take on the sweet sounds that fill our lives:

How Music Works by David Byrne

Musicophilia: And Other Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

Music: The Definitive Visual History from DK Publishing

Music Soothes the Soul

Music has been around for a long time. There are all types of music such as jazz, country western,Gospel ,the classics and many more. Music has been known to soothe the soul and set one’s spirit to a blaze. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century profession formally began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Veterans hospitals around the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients' notable physical and emotional responses to music led the doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the hospitals. Today, we are still using music to help patients. We don’t necessarily hire musicians but we have technological devices to help out. Music is used by everyone. Here at northwest branch we have various types of music that can be use for check out. Take a look around, you just may be surprised at what you find.

 

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