Celtic holiday music with Laura MacKenzie

The community is welcome to free, holiday performances featuring traditional Irish and Scottish music beginning this weekend at select branches. Laura MacKenzie brings her Celtic holiday program, a celebration of Yuletide favorites, many with Celtic origins, presented on a unique array of wind-powered instruments like wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, various types of bagpipes, gemshorn and …

Siama’s Congo Roots: Music from the Heart of Africa

East Central Regional Library encourages community members of all ages to join Siama and his wife, Dallas, for songs and stories that bring Siama’s Congolese culture to life. The program, Siama’s Congo Roots: Feel-good music from the Heart of Africa, engages both kids and adults to sing along to catchy songs in Kikongo, Lingala and …

Creating Music with Computers at McGregor Public Library

  East Central Regional Library invites students of all grade levels and adults to an entertaining performance starring George Maurer and his presentation, “Creating Music with Computers,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 at the McGregor Public Library.   Maurer is a performer, composer and producer, and he has toured the country to illustrate the …

New Music CDs

New music CDs have been added to the catalog. Click here to search for and place your holds on these popular artists.   Artist Title STREET DATE TOP 40 Bowie, David Blackstar 8-Jan-16 Platten, Rachel Wildfire 1-Jan-16 Puth, Charlie Nine Track Mind 29-Jan-16 The Mrs. Enough 29-Jan-16 Various Artists 2016 Grammy Nominees 22-Jan-16 Country Brothers Osborne Pawn …

Searching for a Grammy

When I was working the desk in a library in another state I both loved and hated certain times that elicited an increased amount of the calls we frustrated librarians called pursuit of trivia. Many of the calls came from Grammy Awards Night parties (or even Super Bowl parties). Tonight if you’re watching the Grammys …