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The album and documentary Buena Vista Social Club was released to much praise in the late 1990s, piquing America’s interest in Cuban music. The band released a live album in 2008 and a collection of previously unreleased tracks earlier this year, reigniting interest in the island to the south. If you’re craving the sound of Old … Continue reading “Rhythm is Key: Docs About Cuban Music”
On May 28, thousands of cyclists will descend upon Flat Branch Park in downtown Columbia to embark on a soiree on wheels along the MKT and Katy Trails. Cyclists participating in the annual Pedaler’s Jamboree will make the 35 mile trek to Boonville’s Kemper Park on Saturday morning. Riders will be greeted with a celebration … Continue reading “Pedaler’s Jamboree: A Festival of Bicycles and Music”
The library recently added a copy of “The Ferguson Report” to the collection, and it is very much worth reading. The report covers an in-depth investigation into both the police department and the judicial system in Ferguson, Missouri where black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. The report shows a systemic and “implicit … Continue reading “Race in America”
Wednesday, June 28 › 1:30-7 p.m.
Harrisburg, Lions Club Park
Audiobooks, Comics, eBooks, Music, Movies & TV
Tuesday, August 8 › 6 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Wednesday, August 9 › 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
I have vivid memories of sitting by my boom box listening to American Top 40 on the radio, my finger poised over the record button, so I could capture Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on cassette tape. This legendary’s musician’s work was the soundtrack of my adolescence, and I was among the many shocked and saddened … Continue reading “Celebrating – and Mourning – Prince”
I love sharing my favorite books with others, especially when they make me laugh! I found a great one last week, and not only did I make my co-workers read it right then and there, but I also just had to write a blog about it! The book is “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” … Continue reading “Laughing in the Library”