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BookWise for October 1 October 1, 2007

Posted by mplibrary in weekly BookWise.
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Special Library Hours This Month
Saturday, October 13 – open 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for Homecoming and Open House
Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21 – closed for Fall Break!!
Sunday, October 28 – open 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (due to concert that afternoon)

Library Resources for Music
The Library has subscriptions to several major music resources, including Grove’s Music Online, which is a gigantic collection of several Grove’s reference sets, chiefly the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, plus opera and jazz references as well.  Don’t let the word “dictionary” mislead you; these are more like encyclopedias with comprehensive articles on all aspects of music, and even links to song files and journal articles.  Another database, Naxos Music Library, is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 250,000 tracks, including classical, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music.

Banned Books Week, September 29 – October 6, 2007
“Treasure your freedom to read” is the pirate-themed slogan for our annual observation of the dangers of censorship.  Come in to see our pirate’s booty of books that some people don’t want you to have the opportunity to read.  Among the most challenged books of 2006:  The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher, and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler.  For information on the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, see http://www.ala.org/bbooks

Quotation of the Week:
“The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.”  Adlai Stevenson, U.S. politician, 1900-1965

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