Holiday Music Program for Families at the Lincoln Park Branch

The Lincoln Park Branch will present Songs of the Season:  Featuring the Old Town School of Folk Music's Lindsay Weinberg from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Saturday, December 7. Families with children ages 3 to 10 are invited to attend this festive holiday music performance with Ms. Weinberg, who is a popular Wiggleworms (TM) teacher at the…

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Make Music Together


Penny brings home her song and tries to share it with her family in Penny and Her Song. Share the love of music and reading with your family by trying these activities: Sing together as a family. Ask your parents what songs they learned as children and ask them to sing them with you. What […]

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Jewish Music Archives

Dates: 1991-2006. Size: 23 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Contains more than 200 unique interviews and performances on CDR, cassette and minidisk featuring klezmer musicians from North America and Europe. Established by the YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, Chicago Chapter. [Processed]

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Jubilee Showcase Gospel Music Video Collection

Dates: 1963-1984. Size: 20 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Fifty hours of the 100 extant programs of this Emmy Award-winning Chicago gospel music television program. Performers include the Staple Singers, Dixie Hummingbirds and hundreds of others. [Description]

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Jubilee Showcase Gospel Music Video Collection

One of the longest-running programs in Chicago TV history, Jubilee Showcase aired for 21 years—January 10, 1963, through January 8, 1984—on WLS-TV, Chicago's ABC station. Presenting the widest variety of gospel and inspirational music, this historic, pioneering program reached a vast audience every Sunday morning. It featured America's greatest gospel artists, including many of Chicago's […]

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Who can use hoopla music, audiobooks, movies and TV?

CPL cardholders in good standing who live in Chicago may use hoopla. Hoopla is not available to reciprocal borrowers. Chicago residents, get an eCard for instant access to our online services. To create your hoopla account, you will need your library card number and PIN. You also need an email address. You will be prompted to create a password […]

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Horror and Music at the Oscars

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When I sat down to enjoy Sweeney Todd again the weekend before the Oscars, I was under the impression that it had won in 2007 for Best Picture. I was wrong: that honor went to No Country for Old Men, another film with a high creep score. Of course, for pure spine tingling, it's hard to […]

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