May 7th, 2012
Carole · Staff Recommendations
That’s how many music CD’s are owned by the Harrison Public Library, with an additional 905 owned by West Harrison Library, all available for you to check out or reserve with your library card.
It has been said
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~Berthold Auerbach
“Without music life would be a mistake.” ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
“Music is what feelings sound like”. ~Author Unknown
We can all agree on the benefits of listening to music. It soothes and calms, it inspires. It can set the mood, bring back memories, transport us to another time and place. It tells a story and evokes feelings we may have lost or not known we had. Music is a highly effective teaching tool. Research has shown that the therapeutic benefits of music help patients improve or recover from illness or trauma. Many books have been written about this, including Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia and This is Your Brain on Music by Levitan.
Sing out loud! Dance! Experience a universal truth- music brings pleasure.
To make it easier for you to find the CD’s of your choice, the expansive collection at Harrison has been divided into 23 genres. Some of the more popular genres are Pop-Rock, Jazz and Vocal, but we are sure to have something for every taste in the remaining genres of R&B, International, Country, Folk, Soundtrack, Show Tunes, Orchestral, Instrumental, Band, Concerto, Chamber, Opera, Electronic, New Age, Symphony, Choral, Gospel, Ballet, Holiday and Children’s. As a general rule classical music CD’s are cataloged by composer; popular music is cataloged under performer.
The collection is being added to all the time, with both new works by new performers and reissues of music by old favorites. Help yourself to 10 Cd’s per library card. Bring them home for 3 weeks. Our new file drawers are being clearly labeled to help make it easy to browse the collection, but ask a librarian if you need help finding that special song.
The most recent additions to the collection include:
- Bob Dylan- Chimes of Freedom
- Book of Mormon
- Florence and the Machine- Ceremonials
- Queen- A Night at the Opera
- 2012 Grammy Nominees
- Van Halen- A Different Kind of Truth
The following is a broad sampling of the entire collection, old and new: