Staff Picks - Movies & Music

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All of the titles on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2019. Release dates will probably change for some, and many may not make it to local theaters, but all the books are available for check-out or hold request. Click on the title for more information about the book; click on the date (or TBA) for more information about the movie!

November 30, 2018
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For 25 years The Lotus Music & Arts Festival has brought a wide range of international and national artists to Bloomington, not only to its acclaimed festival, but throughout the year. Here's a selection from this year's line-up.

September 12, 2018
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Pop Rock is infectious, likable, maybe a little shallow, but eminently listenable. Pop literature is a darn good read.

May 9, 2018
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Surf Rock is high-spirited and fun. Books you take to the beach are mostly props used to fill the time waiting for that next big wave, or to snag the attention of passers-by while you're waiting for that wave.

May 9, 2018
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Americana music is that big basket we throw everything that doesn't fit neatly into a rock/country/folk category. Americana as literature, however, is that big basket where we throw quintessential American stories.

May 9, 2018
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Garage Music is the DIY of rock, full of crunching sound and spirited performance created mostly at home.

May 8, 2018
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Music inspires in many ways, from patriotic to spiritual. Books can also help you aspire to greater things and achieve your goals.

May 8, 2018
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Literature as well as music benefits from an independent publishing scene where experimental, cutting edge, and--quite frankly--the next big thing coexist with the obscure, the eclectic, and the just plain weird.

May 3, 2018
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Like Rap, poetry is the rhythmic use of words to describe ideas and sensation within a conceptual framework. It's also fun.

May 3, 2018
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Classic rock is music that has stood the test of time, that many generations love. Classic literature is the same deal: stories that transcend fashion and explain an era, often long past.

April 27, 2018
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All of the books on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2018. Some of the movie release dates (in parentheses) may change or may not even be released here. Click on the title for more information about the book; Click on the date (or "TBA") for more information about the movie!

December 27, 2017

Enjoy the music of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald through these CDs in the Library's collection.

And for even more, don't forget about free access to our online music services!

March 29, 2017

Enjoy the music of jazz legend John Coltrane through these CDs in the Library's collection.

And for even more, don't forget about free access to our online music services!

March 29, 2017

Enjoy the music of jazz legend Duke Ellington through these CDs in the Library's collection.

And for even more, don't forget about free access to our online music services!

March 29, 2017

Enjoy the music of jazz legend Louis Armstrong through these CDs in the Library's collection.

And for even more, don't forget about free access to our online music services!

March 29, 2017