Music in the Library Is Classic! | Music Matters

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Ed Lein of Florida’s Jacksonville Public Library system has been putting on classical concerts in the branches since the late 1980s, with his Music @ Main series really taking off over the last decade.

Audiobooks from de Rosnay, Hayes, Hiaasen, & Hubbard | Xpress Reviews

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de Rosnay misses with The Other Story, Hayes is recommended for thriller collections, Hiaasen’s columns are a marginal purchase, Hubbard’s stories are uneven

Sculptor Calder, Voices of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Christie’s Poirot, the Latest Fast Scans | Video Reviews

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An introduction to one of America’s most important modern artists, whose influential body of work is so often reduced to only his mobiles; a vision of the “very complex historical narrative” that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Audiobooks from Chase, Finder, Hubbard, and McEwen & Koloniar| Xpress Reviews

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A dressmaker finds love, a suspenseful thriller for all collections, a solid Hubbard for lovers of war stories, a work for those who enjoy military thrillers

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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As with all scary and mysterious things, one of the safest ways to examine depression is through art. Depression is a classic theme in books, poetry, and music, but it’s also a burgeoning concept in video games.

Freegal Advice | Music Matters

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Steve Kemple is a music librarian at the Cincinnati Public Library, which has subscribed to Freegal since 2011. He shares tips and tricks for navigating Freegal’s offerings.

Fiction from Abercrombie and Hodgson; Nonfiction from Hofmann | Audiobook Reviews

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Abercrombie entertains and surprises with plot twists right up to the final pages, Lee does an excellent job telling Hodgson’s story and bringing its many characters to life, a familial “contract” that covers behavior on tech devices and online.

Audiobooks from Andrews, Barclay, Ewan, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Urban fantasy from husband-and-wife team Andrews, a mess from Barclay, a mystery/thriller from Ewan, and a spy-filled historical romance from Willig

Steve J. Martin on The Small Big | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Steve J. Martin is the director of Influence at Work in the United Kingdom; his work has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wired. He is the coauthor, with Robert B. […]

Snowden, the Maker Movement, and Award-winning SF | December Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Baker, Jo. Offcomer. Dreamscape Media. Read by Nicola Barber. Longbourn author Baker sets her latest against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Claire is a recent Oxford graduate […]

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