Friday, June 26, 2009
And to find out, I go to a variety of sources. I ask my friends, I scan the shelves of music stores and libraries, and then I peruse the world wide web.
One website that has a good mix of music genres is AllMusic . Here I can spend an abundant amount of my free time finding not only jazz, but every sub-genre of jazz to impress my jazz-loving friends. Or pop. Or rock. Or country. The list is just about endless.
Another place I visit on my internet stroll is Rolling Stone’s website. Here I can check out new releases and album art, as well as read articles on some old favorite groups, or learn about new ones.
Entertainment Weekly, aside from its movies and movie star info, has a pretty good music review page. Album art, photo galleries and news briefs are also included. And it's great when I'm in the mood for music, but still want to catch the latest star news, too.
When I just want to hear similar groups or songs to what I know I already love, I turn to Pandora, on online radio-type website that takes my preference and then streams music that is similar. So not only do I get to find new grooves, I get to listen to them too.
I’d love to share more, but I’m on a time crunch for finding a great new group to listen to this weekend. Will it be Bibio, Jill Sobule, or someone currently unknown?
I can’t wait to find out.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
- Wait and see which one will be available first.
- Make a reservation at the catalog computer.
- Come back later.
Our recommendation for you to do is No. 2.
When you make a computer reservation, you can choose either the first available computer or one that is available at the certain time you would prefer. You can do this from any of our 8 Catalog, Database, Reservation computers at the Marysville Library or any computers that have an internet access at home, school, and work.
Just go to our homepage http://www.sno-isle.org/page/?ID=1 and click on "How do I reserve a computer?" on the top right corner. Once you go to the "Reserve a computer" page, just follow the directions. All you need is your library card number and your pin number (last four digits of your phone number).
The wait time depends on the time of the day but we often see our patrons only having to wait for 5 - 10 minutes. Make sure to log in to your computer within 5 minutes of your reservation time, otherwise your reservation will be cancelled automatically. While you wait, please browse though our fabulous book collection.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What can your children do? We make it very easy to sign up: all you have to do is come in and pick up the reading log, or go online. Pick a goal of how much they think they can read this summer, either in minutes per day or number of books. Each child who signs up also gets two free tickets to the Aquasox baseball team! Then starting on June 28 they can bring in the reading log each week for five weeks and get a prize. If your child wants to stretch themselves, we even have an activity sheet. If they do all the activities on the sheet, they get to pick out a free paperback book.
What else can your children do? We have some great programs lined up, kicking off with musician/entertainer Bonnie Phipps performing a “Patchwork quilt of rhythm, rhyme, story and song” on June 20. We’ll have a variety of creative programs on Tuesdays at 11 starting on June 23: exploring art and music throughout the world, button-making, transforming trash to treasure, the science of art, exploring art styles, and even playing with Legos. Finally, your child has the opportunity to make their very own toy with toymaker Rick Hartman on August 4th.
We have lots of other programs going on throughout the summer for teens, younger children, and even adults. Come fight the summer doldrums and check us out!