music

Celebrate Black History Month

February is, among other things, Black History Month.  We like to celebrate here at the Maud Marks Library with a huge festival!  Join us this Friday, February 10, 1-4 PM for our Black History month festival.  AfroTones and Jazz Education, Inc. will be here to present the history of music from the drums of the motherland to the jazz of today.  We will have several story times including The Patchwork Quilt by Bettye Stroud.  We will be coloring and piecing together a giant Freedom quilt as well as making other crafts.  Of course, the International Cafe will be open as well with a taste of Africa and the Southern U.S. inspired by life on the plantations.

Join us as we learn more about the African American culture and history of our own country!

Book Hunters in Brief #147: Rocking Memoirs

On this week when Bob Dylan became a Nobel Laureate, and Bruce Springsteen is in the midst of a book tour as opposed to his customary arena-packing, six-encores and a cross-stage vamp kind of tour, Book Hunters got to thinking about musicians on paper. Below is just a sampling of what some musicians have to say that they could not say in a song.

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

HACK THE PLANET: Round Three

HACK THE PLANET: Music and Sound

Learn beginning Computer Coding using GoogleCS . 

Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8

Grades 6 and up

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Country Club: South Africa

Join our library "Country Club" as we "travel" to a different country each month to sample food, music, games and more!

In October we will stamp our passports in South Africa where we will welcome a special guest and try some food, music, stories and dance traditions.

Get an extra sticker for your passport by bringing your wellies (rain boots)!

Date: Wednesday, October 28

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-11

Space is limited.    

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Country Club: Venezuela

Join our “Country Club” and each month we will “travel” to a different country to sample food, music, games, language and more!


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will stamp our passports in Venezuela in September.

 

Date: September 23                
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-11

Space is limited.     

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Book Hunters in Brief #85: Women of Rock

There was a time--not all that long ago--when a guy could say, "she plays guitar pretty good...for a girl" without being thought to be a barely-sentient accretion of cheese puff dust and questionable hygienic practices.

Those days are gone (at least among reasonably enlightened music lovers) and, in the case of rock and roll, it only took sixty or seventy years!

This week, Book Hunters give a shout out to women who rock.

Heroes, Superheroes & Villains

Journey into the world of heroes and superheroes through music, magic and puppets!

                                                                      

Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Ages: For ages 5+                                  

 

Children will be seated first and must be able to sit through program on their own.

Space is limited, free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to program.

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

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

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