Tag Archives: Music

Freegal Music is Back…and Better!

Great news music fans! Freegal is back in the WPL eResource lineup, and it’s even better than it was before. Now you can download AND stream music and videos from many of your favourite artists. For you numbers people, Freegal offers over 9 million songs and 15,000 videos from 28,000 labels (including Sony Music) in over 100 countries. WOW. The numbers are impressive, but there is so much more. -You can stream music...
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New Addition at Central

You may have noticed new addition at the Central Library as we move towards our enhanced automotive archives collection. We have a new art piece! A painted “car” that prominently features the band the Motor City Five (often shortened to MC5). Which made me wonder who are the MC5 were and why the artist painting this car choose to honour them? The MC5 are, while not local to Windsor, from relatively...
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Teen Zone Trivia Challenge!

Have you checked out Teen Zone or Tween Scene? A drop in program for tweens and teens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15-4;45, we have some special events planned for May. Along with crafts, writing, board games and video games we also have a Trivia Challenge, Poetry on Demand (where poet Vanessa Shields will create poetry on the spot), Challenge a Guinness Book Record (if you beat the challenge,...
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A bit o’ Erin, for your ears

If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, click on over to HOOPLA on our website to listen to the featured collection of Celtic Music.  Or if you search the music section for “Irish” or “Ireland” you can readily discover over 100 sound recordings by current and past artists.  You can hear traditional ballads, anthems and songs as well as tin whistle and fiddle compositions, dance music, and legends and folk...
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Musicians Turned Authors

Two weeks ago we celebrated the eightieth birthday of Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed Canadian author and musician. Cohen is one of those exceptional artists who produces amazing work in both the fields of literature and music. His novel Beautiful Losers is considered a classic work of Canadian fiction, while his volumes of poetry are also greatly acclaimed by critics and readers alike. Cohen is not alone in his multifaceted talents, but belongs...
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HOOPLA UPDATE…it’s music to our ears!

You’ve been hearing us promote our Hoopla video downloading service for a while. Well, things have just gotten even more exciting in Hoopla-land. In addition to movies and TV shows, you can now download music and audiobooks through the same easy-to-use Hoopla interface! The Hoopla music catalogue is very impressive with over 100,000 albums in a variety of genres available for you to check out. This collection is growing daily as...
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Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen: Canadian Writer-Poet-Musician Turns 80

This week marks the 80th birthday of Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, Leonard Cohen. Born in Westmont, Quebec on September 21, 1934, Mr. Cohen has received numerous accolades and praise during his eight decades on this Earth, being recognized as one of our Nation’s most gifted writers and musicians. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias award for literature, was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, and has...
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Trio Tuesday: BEES

Pardon my pun, but there seems to be a lot of buzz about bees lately. Whether they are worried about their declining numbers, singing their praises as the lifeblood of global fruit production or complaining about a recent sting, people certainly seem interested in the world of bees. I’ve noticed the topic keeps cropping up in my conversations, in the books I read and the documentaries I watch. So when...
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Music & Audiobooks now Available on Hoopla

Hoopla, Hoopla, HOOPLA! This word has been in my vocabulary for about a year now, and it’s just as much fun every time I say it.  With our Hoopla-versary just around the corner, let’s look back and reflect on all of the reasons why we love this eResource so dearly. –Every title is available right away. No waiting. No holds. Ever. –It’s available anytime, anywhere.  I have used Hoopla on...
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Music Free & Legal: Freegal

Illegally downloading music is never a good idea.  In addition to being against the law, it’s unfair to the artists, producers, record labels, and music industry affiliates.  On top of all this, it can really harm your computer. Try to imagine using BitTorrent, P2P, and other file sharing networks as taking candy from a stranger.  You might be fine, but, there’s always that chance that the candy is tainted and will make...
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