Blink-182 is Back! Check Out These Pop Punk Classics Before Seeing Them on Tour
So, you thought pop punk died out in the early 2000s? Think again.
15 Great Underground Hip Hop Albums
Whether you’ve avoided hip hop in the past or are simply looking for something fresh for your playlist, these artists’ approach to production, rhythm, flow, and lyrics are sure to send you down the endless rabbit hole of independent and underground hip hop.
Happy Birthday to the Queen of Tejano Music
Celebrate Selena Quintanilla Pérez’s Birthday with her music.
5 Titles to Celebrate 60 Years Since The Beatles’ First US Single
Odds are you've probably heard at least one song by The Beatles. Now it's time to read a book about them.
9 Great Albums (and 1 Great Comic Series) from the First 50 Years of Hip Hop
It's hip hop's golden anniversary and we're about to drop some beats.
8 More Punk Rock Hidden Gems on Freegal
Check out 8 more albums, EPs, and singles from the world of punk, emo, riot grrl, and more—all free to stream and download on Freegal.
So You’ve Discovered Metallica: 10 Metal Albums from the 1980s to Listen to Next
Has Stranger Things brought out your inner metalhead? Check out these classic albums from the ‘80s.
So You’ve Discovered Kate Bush: 8 Songs and Albums to Listen to Next
Kate Bush is having a moment after being featured in the latest season of Stranger Things. Here's what you need to listen to next!
Singing the Praises of Freegal
Are you missing live music because of COVID? Check out the music on Freegal.
I Fell In Love with Funk!!
The music became the sound expressions of the pain, horrors, and upheaval of the world they knew.
A Week of African American Music History, It’s Not Over!
...you need to experience these genres of music on your own quest.
A Week of African American Music History, the Soulful Sound
What could be better than MOTOWN? If there is such a production company who could churn out hits like this, I have never heard of it.
A Week of African American Music History, JAZZ Explodes!
The second week focuses on the beginning of an international phenomenon of new music called jazz.
A Week of African American Music History, The beginnings
The first week focuses on the actual roots of African music being supplanted in the New World.
My Life in Black Music
From my lens, the deep impact and role that Black music has played in the experiences of the underrepresented, in social justice, celebrations, faith, as a unifying force, and for all people globally, deserves recognition 365 days of the year.
The Enduring Influence of Rance Allen
Just as Thomas Dorsey, “the Father of Gospel,” merged jazz and blues with gospel to mesmerizing effect, Rance Allen used the music he was exposed to during his youth – rhythm & blues, jazz and rock & roll – to shape a style that was the foundation for contemporary gospel music.
Happy 250th Birthday, Beethoven!
Fun and informative books about the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Memories of Becoming an MC, DS, David Sweet
DJ David Sweet recalls his memories of Hip Hop, Rap and Slam Poetry in Toledo over the past 40 years.
The Power of Music
Music has the power to bring joy, happiness and encourage healthy childhood development.
So You Still Say You Hate Musicals
Thanks to the new streaming movie, everyone's talking about Hamilton again. But you feel left out of the conversation because you hate musicals. Let us help.
Songs Inspired by Books
Ever since Ancient Greece music has looked to the printed page for inspiration.
Happy Little Trees: A Playlist
A collection of songs that are not thought of as happy songs in the traditional sense, but are uplifting just the same. This post includes classics and lesser known gems from musical groups and/or musicians like The Monkees, Bill Withers, Nick Drake, The Mountain Goats, Outkast and many more.
Replace Bad Habits With New Skills
Get a jump start on your resolutions for the new year! Trying to change a not-so-great habit? Replace it with something new, and let your library help!
Libraries are for Leisure
Libraries don't always have to be serious places of quiet study. A lot of what the Library does is about having fun.
Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018
2018 is heading to a close! It's time to look back on the best comics and graphic novels of the year.
Entertaining Sing-Along Storybooks
Picture books for kids featuring fun sing-along stories that will inspire little ones to sing and dance during storytime.
Start the Music: 10 Fun Music Themed Picture Books for Young Children
Fun books with musical themes for kindergarteners and first graders.
A Library Card for the Digital Age
Does your smartphone or tablet go wherever you go? Why not take your Library with you too! With our new eMedia card, you can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies & more - without having to visit us in person.
33 Songs About The Rain
April showers bring May flowers...and apparently a whole lot of musical inspiration too, as heard in these songs about the rain!
10 Influential Songs to Celebrate Black History Month
Music has always been about shared experience in life. Continue reading to explore a selection of influential songs spanning several decades.
We Will, We Will Rock You … To Sleep?!
Songs from popular musicians are turned into plinky, plunky instrumental lullabies with a few bells and barks thrown in for good measure. It’s soothing music for your little ones that won’t drive you crazy.
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