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Brand from Home | April 2, 2020

Music Playlists

Try listening to a streaming Playlist from Freegal Music, Naxos Music Library or Alexander Street free with your library card. Alexander Street will ask for an academic institution, use Glendale Public Library.

Today's recommending listening includes Naxos Music Library Jazz, Music for Sleep and a Classic Soul playlist. Happy listening!

Get a free Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Library eCard instantaneously. It can be used to access our online resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, online classes, online tutoring, and learning games, as well as streaming movies and music, and more.

Music Streaming

RADIOOOOO is the wonderful musical time machine that allows you to travel through space and time!

Instead of browsing songs listed alphabetically or by genre, listeners on the website Radiooooo explore playlists organized by decade and by geography. On Radiooooo, the five o’s represent the five continental landmasses, all of which you can hear music from. The world map was hand-drawn by Benjamin Moreau and his partner Noemi Ferst, an illustrator and Radiooooo’s artistic director, using a quill pen and ink.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with highlights of the 10th annual Monterey (California) Jazz Festival, held in 1967, part of the California Revealed collection on the Internet Archive. The show starts 55 seconds in, artists include Illinois Jacquet, Ray Nance, Svend Asmussen, Jean-Luc Ponty, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the Don Ellis Orchestra.


Art Resources Online

California's Statewide Arts Education Coalition has launched a website with resources for parents homeschooling, educators and those who just want to keep creative at home. Create at Home includes links to curated resources for: Arts for Healing, Performing Arts, Music, Visual and Media Arts, and Art Educators and Professionals.

For a limited time, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is sharing full length videos of the Company performing on stage. Online learning guides related to the performances, created for children, teens, and adults are available on Lincoln Center’s website.

Art Inspiration - Try It at Home

Celebrate Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month by trying out a new e-resource. Creativebug offers online arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more, with video tutorials.


Staff e-Recommendations

The modern podcast format is wonderful, but lately I have decided to spend evenings with the radio dramas and comedies of yesteryear. If you are a fan of The Thrilling Adventure Hour or Welcome to Night Vale, you will enjoy The Best of Radio Film Noir on Alexander Street and A Golden Hour of Comedy ​on Freegal!

Turn your mental dial back to the 1940s with the suspense of The Maltese Falcon and The Card Game. Join Milton Berle on a hilariously frustrating trip to your favorite public library in Library Card. Finally, wind down with George Burns and Gracie Allen discussing Gracie's Relatives. Happy tuning! -SB

Continue traveling back in time with the podcast Phoebe Reads a Mystery. The unchallenged boss of podcasts, Phoebe Judge (host of Criminal) is reading the Agatha Christie novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, one chapter a day, everyday in her new limited-pandemic-run podcast. Yes, her voice and inflections are often mocked, but they couple well with Christie's writing. -GG

Try other audio versions of Agatha Christie and And Then There Were None, our Brand Library Book to Art Club read on Hoopla.

Go back even further in time with Shakespeare’s sonnets, first printed as a sequence in 1609, in celebration of Poetry Month. They can be puzzling or disturbing and beautiful at the same time. Try reading them first and then listen to them being read to get another interpretation.

Hoopla has a nice collection of 9 Shakespeare Sonnets, Take All My Loves - featuring Rufus Wainwright, Siân Phillips, Anna Prohaska, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Marius Vries, Frally Hynes, Peter Eyre, Helena Bonham Carter, Martha Wainwright, Fiora Cutler, Carrie Fisher, Florence Welch, William Shatner, Jürgen Holtz, Christopher Nell, and Inge Keller.

If you want to hear another Captain's voice, Sir Patrick Stewart @SirPatStew is reading out a Sonnet a day on his Twitter and Instagram feed. -EH


Covid-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization, the California Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Public Health Department.



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