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August is Audio Appreciation Month! Celebrate this event by checking out various audio book and music titles at your library! Here are a few recommendations for children.
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The library has audio book versions of many popular titles shown below in audio compact disc format.
Children's Audio Books
Harry Potter* by J.K. Rowling
One of the most popular fantasy series about a young wizard named Harry Potter. Harry attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and makes new friends, learns new magic spells and goes on a quest to defeat the dark wizard Lord Voldemort.
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
Nicholas Benedict, an orphan afflicted with physical ailments and narcolepsy, is sent to a new orphanage where he encounters depraved bullies, difficult circumstances, and a mystery that could change his life forever.
39 Clues* by Various Authors
A series of intriguing adventure stories written by today's popular authors such as Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis and more. These audio books will engage readers by combining card collecting, reading and online gaming.
Besides compact disc, you can also download audio books to your digital audio player, including your iPod, smartphone, or home computer via OverDrive Digital Library or OneClickdigital. Using your digital audio player, you can transition or navigate to other chapters of the book without having to change discs. Here are a few recommended digital audio book titles:
Children's Digital Audio Books
Artemis Fowl* by Eoin Colfer
A popular fantasy and action series about a young master criminal named Artemis Fowl. Artemis gradually develops his moral character as he works with the fairies to help defeat enemies and save the world.
The Mysterious Benedict Society* by Trenton Lee Stewart
Reynie Muldoon, an orphaned child with special abilities joins an elite team of four talented children and they become the Mysterious Benedict Society. They soon go on an adventurous journey of espionage to defeat a villain who plans to take over the world.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians* by Rick Riordan
A young boy named Percy Jackson discovers that the legendary Greek Gods still exists and goes on an adventurous quest to prevent a devastating war between the gods.
In addition to audio books, the library also has a substantial collection of new music CDs and downloadable new eAudio and eMusic for all ages! Please see a librarian at your library for more details.
You are cordially invited to enjoy Multicultural Music from Around the World. This fun event will take place on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Let's take a trip around the world through music. Don and Shane will bring music and instruments from around the world for a fun and educational experience!
This delightful musical program is part of the 2012 Summer Reading Celebration, and is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Jumping the lines between acoustic soul and folk rock, Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon combine varied musical pasts to create a place where listeners can relax in the comfort of the musical groove. For more information about Bev and Greg and their music, please visit their web site. They also have a YouTube channel.
This delightful musical program is part of the 2012 Summer Reading Celebration, and is possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
The Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the place to be on Saturday afternoons in July. We'll be having puppets and music programs as part of our Summer Reading Celebration! All of our programs are sponsored by the wonderful Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and are FREE!
Here's what's on the agenda for July:
July 7th, 2012: Puppetry Workshop for Kids @ 3:00PM ~ Children love puppets so what could be more fun than actually making one to bring home! In this workshop children will make their own unique puppets and then learn how to give them life and character through voice and movement. This program is best for school age children. Please arrive early since seating is limited.
July 14th, 2012: Punch and Judy Show @ 3:00PM ~ Come meet Mr. Punch and his wife Judy in this traditional Punch and Judy Show. The first Punch and Judy shows appeared in the 16th century and the antics of these 2 characters still continue. Come join the fun; a wonderful program for the entire family.
July 21st, 2012: Multicultural Music from Around the World @ 4:00PM ~ Let's take a journey around the world through music. Don and Shane will bring you music and instruments from all over the world for a truly hands-on experience and lots of fun too!
July 28th, 2012: Bingo Schmingo @ 4:00PM ~ More music and more audience participation with Bingo Schmingo; and with a name like that you know it will be lots of fun too! You'll leave the library singing!
June 30th, 2012, Room 225, 2:30pm
Relive the Big Band era with dance music by The Tenor Band. Reminisce to the sounds of 'Begin the Beguine' and 'Tenderly'. Dont' miss this entertaining blast from the past! And a chance to ballroom dance.
To request an accommodation for Library-sponsored meetings or events, please call 408-808-2173 or 408-808-2130 (TTY) at least three business days before the meeting/event.
Ramana Vieira's Fado Music
Room 225, 2:30pm
Called the "New Voice of Portuguese World Music", this powerful vocalist is making her mark as one of the premier contemporary Fado artists. She has been featured in the New York Times, has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, performed at the 2010 Encontro festival in Macau, and one of her songs was played in an Olympic opening ceremony.
Her extraordinary gift of bringing the historic style of Fade into modern times is her unique trademark.
Her Ensemble now features the beautiful Portuguese guitarra, a signature sound in Fado music.