LP Alert! We just put out some great vinyl boxed sets. Including, but not limited to, some interesting square dancing sets- complete with instructional booklets! “Bow to your partner, Bow to your corner.”
If you have an old Victrola or Grafonola, you’re in luck, because we refilled with the Free Bins with some 78s this morning. We also added some LPs, music magazines, and sheet music as well, so come take a look while the weather is still fine.
Check out American Song for some new content! Specifically, Alexander Street Press tells us:
You will find 241 new albums (3,460 tracks) from Rounder Records and Air Mail Music, including new releases of bluegrass, zydeco, folk and Cajun music….
Example albums include:
* Delirium Tremolos
* Bluegrass Goes to Town: Pop Songs, Bluegrass Style
* I’m a Zydeco Hog
* Music for Maids and Taxi Drivers
* The Best of Louisiana Music
* The Art of Old Time Mountain Music
After today at 5:00, the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives will be closed for the holidays. We’ll reopen on January 2 with intersession hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) until classes start on January 13. As ever, please see our posted hours for more details.
Christmas arrived early at the Music Library because we just put a WHOLE bunch of those highly coveted CDs in the Free Bins. Stop by after class and see if there is anything in there just for you!
The library will be open the following hours this week:
Monday the 25th: 8am-10pm (regular hours)
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: CLOSED
Whether the week holds Thanksgiving family time, Black Friday deals, or pets and pajamas, we at the library hope that you have a great one!
If you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, or just need a quiet place to write, come to the 3rd floor of the library on Thursday, November 7th for a “Come Write In” event at the Music Library.
From 7 to 10 pm, we’ve reserved our largest table with its 48 (yes, that’s 48) power outlets for you and all of your portable electronic devices. We’ll also have coffee, tea, and a few light snacks to keep you energized throughout the evening.
NaNoWriMo is a movement of people who try to write a 50,000 word (or thereabouts) novel in 30 days, specifically during the month of November. Currently there are over 88,000 novelists participating this year. It started in 1999 in the San Francisco Bay area, and has since become a world-wide movement. (citation: History, NaNoWriMo.org)
Some of the more famous novels that have been written during NaNoWriMo include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.
Head over to nanowrimo.org to sign up, lend your support, or even just for more information.
Alexander Street Press is reporting that American Song is unavailable right now. They’re working on the technical magic and hope to have things running again soon. We apologize for the trouble!
We currently (until October 11) have a trial for Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. It includes:
Streaming video of more than 60 past performances from the Metropolitan Opera of New York’s Live in HD series, as well as more than 350 classic full-length video and audio performances. Includes multiple performances of more than 100 different operas featuring some of the greatest stars in the history of opera. New releases are added each month.
BGSU users may access it on campus or off at: http://maurice.bgsu.edu:80/record=e1000833 . Please let Susannah Cleveland know what you think about the database! We can’t promise we’ll subscribe, but we’d love to hear your thoughts.