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women with a black cat slung over her shoulders
Daniel Tures, November 13, 2020

The ill-omened day is at hand! Or is it? In Spanish and Greek culture, Tuesday the 13th is the ill-omened day, and in Italy, it’s Friday the 17th. Well, at least we can agree that the number 13 is ill-omened? Or Friday? Although for those who live for the weekend, Friday is propitious.


Heavy metal rock concert at the Coliseum
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, June 23, 2020

The library is home to many resources, even heavy metal music. We make it possible to indulge people on a headbanging journey on demand through resources such as hoopla and Freegal.


Keith Jarrett on The Köln Concert album
Keith Chaffee, May 08, 2020

On May 8, 1945, Keith Jarrett was born. Jarrett is best known as a jazz pianist, but he’s also recorded a significant amount of classical music.


Octavia staff playlists
Amanda Mellor, May 05, 2020

Over the past month, the Octavia Lab, the do-it-yourself makerspace at Central Library, has transformed itself into a light manufacturing center making face shields for the local medical community combating the cor


Covers of music and audiobooks to help you fall asleep
Alice S., April 08, 2020

A good night’s sleep. Has anyone had one in the past few weeks? I know that I often wake up at 4:30 a.m. with a racing mind and an exhausted body these days. When this happens, one of my standby sleep rituals is to listen to music or an audiobook.


a man and his giant record collection
Daniel Tures, April 07, 2020

Way back in the 1980s, for that BFF or pen pal or special someone, you would make mixtapes. The perfect set of songs, lovingly curated to express your eternal friendship, your inspiration, the dark abyss of your misunderstood heart, your super coolness or your tender feelings.


Sepulveda becomes a lonely road, [1963]. Valley Times Collection
Glen Creason, March 31, 2020

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.―Henry David Thoreau


women holding her library card wearing headphones
Daniel Tures, March 26, 2020

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” ―Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Rayando el sol logo Maná – Rayando el Sol Tour
Patricia Valdovinos, January 17, 2020

En la última semana de diciembre cumplí 28 años y eso no solo viene con un nuevo año de vida, sino también un año nuevo. Mi cumpleaños cae en el día treinta de diciembre, así que tengo la suerte de poder decir que mi cumpleaños es el próximo año por solo UN día.


Feliz Navidad with colorful lights
Patricia Valdovinos, December 20, 2019

No puedo creer que el 2019 está por terminar. No estoy totalmente preparada para las festividades. Justo ayer recordé que había ordenado dos coronas de navidad (obviamente yo no puedo tener solo una) ya que las dos llegaron casi al mismo tiempo.


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