Music

Dec
18

Unplugging in a Device-Free Zone

Unplug? Go without cell phone/computer/internet/movies/television/music/games? Why would I want to do that? It’s not like it’s addictive or harmful for me. Or is it? The ongoing unplugged movement, which celebrates face-to-face human interaction and communing with the physical world, or meatspace, as opposed to cyberspace or a virtual environment, suggests it is healthy to get […]

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Jan
31

Art or Junk?

Many of us creative types have to overcome a sense of paranoia about our own work. Is it good enough? Who am I kidding? No one will ever like this! Mom was right I should have gotten a real job! Sometimes facing the blank page or empty canvas can be like climbing a mountain in […]

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Jan
18

Creativity and David Bowie

January is International Creativity Month, and the sad fact that David Bowie passed away on January 10 has many people marveling at the extraordinarily creative person he was. How can his creative processes inspire us? His list of accomplishments is staggering: singer, songwriter, performer, record producer, actor, playwright, visual artist, and successful businessman. Cameron Crowe […]

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Perfect Holiday Break Reading

Thanksgiving’s a dim memory and Christmas is over. Don’t let the post-holiday blahs get you. Now you’ve got time to chill and enjoy some holiday-break reading! If Santa didn’t bring you (enough) books, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up suggestions from library staff about perfect holiday break reading choices. These are some of our […]

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Dec
21

Cozy Books to Read Aloud

When the skies turn gray and the weather tends more to storms than sunshine, nothing is quite so picturesque as curling up inside, warm and dry, with a great book. If you’ve got loved ones around – your children, partner, siblings, parents, even a pet – why not expand the joy and read aloud to […]

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Dec
14

Christmas Music From the Library

Go to a mall the day after Halloween, and you’ll notice that the piped-in music has a subtly changed; the percentage of jingly sounds to others has really shot up, although it’s too soon to hear recognizable Christmas albums. As I write this, in mid-November, one area radio station has started playing Christmas music 24 […]

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