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Martin & Morris Gospel Sheet Music Collection

This collection of 1,500 scores represents nearly the complete catalog of the publisher Martin & Morris Music Studio. In 1992, Necie Morris, widow of Kenneth Morris, gave one copy of each of the titles available in the store. An inventory of this reference collection was provided. In 1940, Kenneth Morris left Bowles Music House and […]

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Music To Run By

As someone who can't bring themselves to run unless a zombie from World War Z is chasing, I obviously need a little motivation. Like many of my fellow joggers on the lakefront, I like to plug in the earbuds and drift into my own personalized music video. Fortunately the library has thousands of CDs and downloadable music  available. It's a […]

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Old Pops & Piano Music Single Sheets

Dates: 1809-2004. Size: 72 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Old Pops comprises single song sheet music in alphabetical sequence in 286 boxes; 8 additional boxes contain Chicago songs, war songs and Christmas songs. Music Single Sheets are instrumental piano pieces filed alphabetically with Old Pops. [Processed]

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Digital Music at Lozano Branch’s YOUmedia

Our digital music workshops begin this week! Jeff will teach you how to use various equipment and software, and make beats. He'll guide users in grades 6-8 to create their own music. Digital Music Workshop Hours Tuesday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 11…

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Create Art and Music

children's musical instruments

Taking inspiration from Penny and Her Song, try some of these activities to create music and art in your home. Make Your Own Musical Instruments Singing is fun—but making music with instruments you create is even better! There are several books that can help you do this, we looked for ideas in The Kids Can Press […]

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Downloadable Books, Music and Videos

Q: I’ve never downloaded a book before. Where do I start? There are four types of electronic media you can download: eBooks, in Adobe ePub, Adobe PDF and Kindle formats. An eBook is text you read on a computer or mobile device. Audiobooks, in WMA and MP3 formats. Audiobooks are sound files you play on […]

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The Music of Mad Men

"When did music become so important?" Don Draper asks Megan in season five. Megan hands him a copy of the Beatles’ Revolver and tells him to start with the final track on the album. Don drops the needle, and "Tomorrow Never Knows" blasts out of the speakers. Don settles back in his chair with a drink […]

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Music to Pump You Up for Spring Cleaning

cleaning supplies

Believe it or not, the first official day of spring is March 20. It’s so close! I can almost feel it! For some reason, spring is traditionally the time when people do a massive cleaning overhaul on their homes and apartments. Personally, by the time spring rolls around I want to be out of my […]

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Choral Sheet Music Collection

Dates: 1840-2012. Size: 16 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Comprises a collection of sheet music for SATB and a large collection of German TTBB, totaling approximately 1,500 titles. [Partially processed]

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Martin & Morris Music, Inc. Papers

Dates: 1905-1980. Size: 2 linear feet. Accession #2003/14. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. When the Martin & Morris store was closing in the 1990s, gospel music devotees bought up the store’s remaining sheet music stock. The papers include more than 300 gospel music titles, […]

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