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29 08, 2022

August Music Recommendations

By |August 29th, 2022|

Happy August! As summer comes to a close, Matthew and I are back with four more music recommendations! Both of us will recommend two albums each. For each album recommendation, we have provided a YouTube link to a song from that particular album. Feel free to give each song

28 07, 2022

July Music Recommendations

By |July 28th, 2022|

Happy July! I’d like to welcome a new contributor to the monthly music blog. His name is Matthew Kerner and he’s been a Patron Services Assistant for the past couple of years at the library. Matthew plays drums in his band and has studied music in college. Like before,

26 07, 2022

New on the Library’s Rokus: HBO Max and Apple TV

By |July 26th, 2022|

Rokus are one of the most popular items in our Library of Things collection at DPL. We surveyed patrons on which new streaming services the library should offer. Based on your feedback, we’ve added two new streaming services to the collection! We now offer HBO Max and Apple TV as

30 06, 2022

Monthly Music Recommendations

By |June 30th, 2022|

Mariel and I are back again for another round of music recommendations. Sadly, this is the last month Mariel will be contributing to the music blog post. We will miss Mariel and have appreciated her recommendations for the past half-year. Let’s send Mariel off with four more great music

31 05, 2022

Music Recommendations: Warm Weather

By |May 31st, 2022|

As the weather is starting to get warmer, Mariel and I are here with 4 more album recommendations this month to keep things fresh. For each musical recommendation, we will include a link to the album and a sample song from that album. We hope you enjoy and discover

26 04, 2022

Music Recommendations: April

By |April 26th, 2022|

Mariel and I are back with four more album recommendations this month. For each musical recommendation, we will include a link to the album and a sample song from that album. We hope you enjoy and discover some new artists! If you feel so inclined, please email us at

5 04, 2022

Birdwatching Kit: New in the Library of Things

By |April 5th, 2022|

One of the more beautiful things about springtime is the rejuvenation of outdoor life. Flowers begin to bloom, leaves regrow, and birds return to soak up northern Illinois weather. Don’t miss your opportunity to observe the birds in their natural habitat with our brand new Bird Watching Kit! If you

23 03, 2022

Music Recommendations: Around the World

By |March 23rd, 2022|

This month, we’ll be featuring music from other parts of the world. “World music” is often used as a catch-all term for music that isn’t Westernized, but music is made in dozens of styles and languages in dozens of countries—for example, the Tuareg style of music from Mali is

2 03, 2022

Guess the Oscars and Guess the Grammys Contests

By |March 2nd, 2022|

This year, our annual Grammys and Oscars contests will are being held side by side! The Oscars are being held on March 27. Coincidentally, that’s a week before the Grammys, which will be held on April 3. These are both popular contests at the Library, so the competition should be

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