Author Archives: Nichols Memorial Library

Your morning music minute: Macca!

Happy 78th, Sir Paul. Read his life story at NH/Overdrive. And by popular request, his most covered number, the one that started out as ‘scrambled eggs’.

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This just in

New eBooks and audios on NH Downloadable Books.

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Morning movie, book and music minute.

Just out on DVD is Once Were Brothers, a bio-pic on The Band. You can also stream drummer Levon Helm’s tell-all on Hoopla. . UPDATE: we just added a copy of Once Were Brothers–place your reserves now.

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Your morning music minute

Music minute: Baton Rouge by Fairpoint Convention. Ian Mathews (6/19) shares vocal chores with Judy Dyble. The gangly fellow on lead guitar is a young Richard Thompson. You can stream Fairport and Thompson on Hoopla. Tupac Shakur would have turned 49 … Continue reading

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Saturday music matinee: piano man

People naturally think of Bob Dylan as a folk guy with a guitar, but he was a startlingly powerful on the piano. He had a good gospel/barroom feel and, since he couldn’t move around, had bear down and sing.

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Sunset serenade: a hopeful tune

Bluegrass great Jesse McReynolds (mandolin) leads his band through a Hunter-Gracia classic, Franklin’s Tower. “May the 4 winds blow you safely home…”

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Your morning music minute: Adelaide

Herman Prey (b. 6/11) sings Beethoven’s lied, based on a poem by Friedrich Matthisson). Prey could jump from comic opera to the heavy German repertoire. He was admired for his versions of Schubert’s songs.

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Shop Nichols Wish List at Bayswater

Support your library and your local indie book dealer by buying a book from our wish list at Bayswater Books. Read more. Also trending: the library is taking back returns and Kanopy video is live.

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Your Morning Music Minute: Howlin’ Wolf

Born 6/19, 1910, Chester Burnett, aka the Wolf, bridged the divide between country and urban blues, and inspired many of your favorite rock stars. More Wolf on Hoopla.

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Kanopy goes live!

Our Kanopy trial received enough of a following for us to create a regular account. Dive in to their collection of 30,000 movies, educational programs, documentaries and kids videos! Visit our Kanopy page to find out how to create an account … Continue reading

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