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Downloadable Foldables: Origami for Ebooks

Want to share the downloadable book, magazine, audiobook and music fun?

Folding instructions:

1) Print and cut out the Cootie Catcher image.

2) Place with printed side up and fold in half crossways.  Open the paper back up, and fold in half again in the opposite direction.

3) Flip the paper over so the blank side is up.  Fold corners into center.

4) Turn over (printed side up), and fold corners into center again.

5) Turn over so the circles are on top.  Slide your thumb and forefinger behind 2 tabs and gently press together so they meet.  Repeat with the other side until all four points meet in the middle.

Playing instructions:

1) Choose a symbol and alternate directions opening the cootie catcher as you spell the word.

2) Choose which type of downloadable you’re interested in and lift the flap to find out how to access it!

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New Call Numbers, New Books: Fine Arts

Our children’s collection reorganization continues apace!

To give you an idea of what is in each new collection category, the next several posts here will feature new books from each new category.

This section includes books about art, music, dance, theatre, and creative writing. Items such as monologues, books featuring famous artwork, movie guides, set design, and books about how to play music are all examples of what can be found in this collection.

Today, here are a few new books from our Fine Arts area.


Hi Tech Clothes by Richard SpilsburyHi-tech clothes

Describes recent technological advancements made in clothing and design, from high-tech materials used for sports apparel and electric lights sewn into fabric, to ecologically-conscious clothes and garments from recycled fabric.






Saint-Saens Danse Macabre by Anna CelenzaSaint-Saëns's Danse macabre

Tells the story of how the composer Camille Saint-Saëns found inspiration in the Paris Catacombs and a poem to create his famous work.







Just Behave Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter

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On this day in history: February 12

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is performed for the first time on February 12, 1924.

For more information on this event, click here.

To listen to Leonard Bernstein’s recording of “Rhapsody in Blue” (from NPR), click here.

To download any of several pianists’ recordings of “Rhapsody in Blue” for free, go to Freegal and use your library card number and PIN to log in.

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue by Anna Harwell Celenza

In January of 1924, a twenty-six-year-old pianist, George Gershwin, finds himself slated to compose, in only five weeks, a concerto that defines “American music,” and the result is his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue.

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Did you know…

You can download three songs a week for free with your library card number and PIN from Freegal.

Some kids music groups that are available include:

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Kidz Bop

Laurie Berkner Band

The Backyardigans

Praise Baby Collection

The Wiggles

Wonder Pets

Fresh Beat Band

Search by song title, artist, composer, album title or genre.  If you find more than 3 songs you’d like to have, save the extras in a wishlist for future downloading.  Your 3 downloads reset every Monday.You can also find movie soundtracks, lullabies and classical music for your family’s music needs!

Ask us if you have any questions about using this service!

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