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Essential Blue Note Albums from Casey

Posted on in Hoopla, Music.

For over eighty years, Blue Note has been synonymous with excellence in jazz. During the golden era of jazz in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Blue Note enjoyed success with a talented roster of stars, a distinctive sound produced by Rudy Van Gelder and an excellent aesthetic with sleeves designed by Reid Miles.

Here are some essential Blue Note albums available from Hoopla:

 

All of these albums and more are available through Hoopla

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Book Rec from Bobby

Posted on in Book, OverDrive/Libby.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Bobby says: “Hadfield’s memoir about his lifetime of training to become an astronaut and time in space is a rich, enjoyable journey with many applications to living on Earth. For those who’ve always been more curious about astronauts’ lives. ”

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Quirky Nonfiction & True Crime from Brent

Posted on in Book, OverDrive/Libby.

Running with Scissors: A controversial and unflinching memoir about the impact mental illness can have on a family. It’s also a coming of age story of a boy wrecked by his mother’s dangerous ego and instability.

Empty Mansions: The fascination biography of Huguette Clark, a reclusive and eccentric heiress. Her fortune was worth millions, but she spent the last few years of her life in a hospital in Manhattan leaving her Fifth Avenue apartment empty, as a well as many other extravagant mansions in other parts of the country. She is said to have survived on a diet of sardines and saltine crackers.

Columbine: This is the harrowing retelling of the events that lead up to the 1996 school shooting in Columbine, Colorado. It examines the lives of Dylan Klebold & Eric Harris and what motivated them to commit such a heinous crime. It also gives insight into the psychological damage the survivors of crime have endured in the years since it happened.

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