music

A Melodious Tale

 This is a lovely picture book that has been loosely based on an article that ran in the Washington Post several years back. It is a story that stuck with me;  I was delighted to learn that it is now written in a format that I can share with young people. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.   

The Man with the ViolinKathy Stinson

Children's Harlem Renaissance Festival Thursday

Children's Harlem Renaissance FestivalJoin us Thursday, February 13 at 10:30 am for our 6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival.  Musicians from the Harlem Renaissance will be featured as the highlight of our program. Children and their families will get a chance to dance, snack and be merry to the tune of musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.    Come in and vote for your favorite musician.  

6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival

Join us February 13 at 10:30 am for our 6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival.  Musicians from the Harlem Renaissance will be featured as the highlight of our program. Children and their families will get a chance to dance, snack and be merry to the tune of musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.    Come in and vote for your favorite musician.  

All About Music

If you are music crazy, try these books for a different take on the sweet sounds that fill our lives:

How Music Works by David Byrne

Musicophilia: And Other Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

Music: The Definitive Visual History from DK Publishing

Music Soothes the Soul

Music has been around for a long time. There are all types of music such as jazz, country western,Gospel ,the classics and many more. Music has been known to soothe the soul and set one’s spirit to a blaze. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century profession formally began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Veterans hospitals around the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients' notable physical and emotional responses to music led the doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the hospitals. Today, we are still using music to help patients. We don’t necessarily hire musicians but we have technological devices to help out. Music is used by everyone. Here at northwest branch we have various types of music that can be use for check out. Take a look around, you just may be surprised at what you find.

 

Mardi Gras Indians! Music! Costumes! History!

A real treat for kids and their grownups:  the Mardi Gras Indians from Young Audiences of Houston are coming to the Children's Activity Room Thursday, February 7, at 4 pm. There will be music, costumes, and history of these musicians.  This program is brought to you by FOLK, Friends of the Library Kingwood!  Please visit them and thank them for all they do to provide programs, craft materials,and all the extras!!

For Magical Monday, February 11, at 4 pm, it's Mardi Gras crafts. 

Music Catalog

Do you listen to music?  Did you happen to know that the HCPL audio catalog is quite expansive?  We have everything from classical composers including Beethoven, Handel, and Mozart to much more contemporary artists.  Not sure where to start looking?  Through our new titles page, you can find out what are the most recent, most requested, or most circulated music titles we have to offer.

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