Monday, April 25, 2005

Over 100 New Compact Discs @ the Library

Not willing to pay $16.99 for a CD you haven't heard? Not sure how this downloading music from the Internet and burning your own CD process works? Come to the Public Library and "check-out" all the new music we've added to the collection. If you've never borrowed a CD before, they are located near the newspaper and magazine section, and the loan period is three weeks. You can try a new artist or listen to a Broadway show in the comfort of your own home or car for FREE.

Since the beginning of this year, the library has added more than a hundred new CDs in various categories. If you're a Classical music fan, the library has works by all the major composers, as well as most operas, symphonies, concertos, overtures, and sonatas. If you're planning a road trip or spring party with small children, the library has sing-along AND dance-along CDs by Barney the dinosaur, Mickey Mouse and friends, the Wiggles, and other award winning children's musicians.

If you are a child of the 60's, the library's new Rock section is for you. Besides contemporary rock artists such as U2, the Beastie Boys, and Bruce Springsteen, we have purchased anthologies by the Beatles, the Eagles, the Doors, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Pink Floyd. These artists are shelved under MR, which is the Rock and R&B section. In that same section, we have also added R&B artists such as Alicia Keys, Usher, Ray Charles, and Kanye West.

If you like softer popular music, we now have the greatest hits of Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, and Rosemary Clooney. Most of these CDs have been digitally remastered and actually sound better than those old vinyl 45's.They are shelved under MA, along with contemporary popular artists such as Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Eva Cassidy, and Celine Dion.

To check availability of these CDs, you can try one of three ways: One: ask a reference librarian to help you. Two: simply browse the CD section next to the magazines. Or three: find the list of "New Books" on the library's webpage, click on "Compact Discs," then click on each individual CD for availability. If you would like to suggest artists/CDs for us to purchase, simply drop a note in the suggestion box at the reference desk.

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