Category Archives: Music

Use your Library Card to Stream and Download Music

Freegal – WPLs music streaming service, has rebuilt its App from the ground up! Fun fact: In December 2017, music lovers in Canada streamed over 900 million songs in a single week – setting a new national record. Our friends at Nielsen tell us that these numbers continue to increase, with streaming on the rise, downloading on the decline, and CDs moving towards obsolescence. With easy to use streaming services...
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Keep Calm and Rock On, and on, and on: Aging in the Rock World

  “Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we’re getting the hang of this thing, you know?”  – Keith Richards The Rolling Stones Formed in London, England in 1962 by Brian Jones, the original lineup also consisted of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart. The Stones very first gig though, (and only that gig)featured Mick Avory on drums who later went on to drum...
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George Michael,1963-2016

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, better known as the singer George Michael passed away this week. The man was supremely talented, with an incredible voice and sense of style that saw him become an icon. A leading voice throughout his career, his talent and presence will be long remembered. His influence on music and culture is undeniable. If you’re not familiar with his music, I’d recommend starting with his singles through Freegal...
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DC Comics’ Rebirth

We are excited to announce the addition of DC Comics’ “Rebirth” to our hoopla digital offering! As a patron of the Windsor Public Library, you now have immediate access to the entire “DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition,” a 96 Page Collectors’ version that features extensive bonus material not available on any other library digital media platform! Experience this one-shot DC “teaser” on your new mobile device this holiday season!Prepare yourself...
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Thanking Gord Downie – Celebrating The Hip

The Tragically Hip (check out their stuff here) have long held iconic status in the Canadian music scene. The group is composed of the legendary lead singer Gord Downie, and also includes the amazing  guitarists Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, the excellent bassist Gord Sinclair, and the incredible drummer Johnny Fay. For many, they are the ultimate Canadian rock band. Since 1984 they have released 14 studio albums and two live albums, 1 EP,...
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