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I Geek: Music

What do you geek?

That’s the question staff members at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library are asking their customers as part of the national Geek The Library community awareness campaign.  

Geek The Library features local educational material that introduces “geek” as a verb and encourages the public to talk about what they geek, whether it’s engineering, superheroes, music, zombies, or cooking. The campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone 'geeks' something—and that the library supports them all. Library staffers have been teaming up with local businesses to offer folks opportunities to share their 'geeks' with the world, and so far have collected lots of interesting and fun responses.

This week's featured participant geeks music.  He can explore and indulge this passion at the library with titles and services like the ones below.

Freegal Music - free music downloads & streaming

Freegal Music allows you to download and keep three songs per week or stream three hours of music per day for free with your Pioneer library card and PIN (the last 4 of your phone #).


Music by Caroline Grimshaw

A non-traditional approach to a reference book, Grimshaw's Music can be read straight through question-by-question, or by following the special 'Connect' boxes, which lead kids from one area of interest to another related area .Learners will find out something new each time they read the books.


The Blues. Red, White & Blues: A Film by Mike Figgis by Martin Scorsese

During the 1960s the UK was the location for a vibrant social revolution. The post-war traditional jazz and folk revival movements sewed the seeds for a new kind of blues music, entirely influenced by the black blues of the USA. Mike Figgis' film mixes interviews with dozens of the key players of the British blues movement with new music from an all-star jam session at the famous Abbey Road studios.


Elvis Presley : The King of Rock and Roll by Liz Gogerly

Elvis truly was the king of rock and roll., and here you can learn about the man and the music he created. Discover why Elvis was so popular as well as some of the tragic turns his amazing life took. Timelines, websites, and further reading help paint a complete portrait of the musician. For grades 4-6.


How Music Works by David Byrne

The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of Talking Heads explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music. Touching on the joy, the physics, and even the business of making music, How Music Works is a brainy, irresistible adventure and an impassioned argument about music's liberating, life-affirming power.


Disney Karaoke Series : The Lion King by Disney

Make music and have fun! Sing along with great songs from the classic movie like "Circle Of Life,"Hakuna Matata," "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "I Just Can't Wait To Be King."



Murder On Music Row : A Music Industry Thriller by Stuart Dill

Twenty-three-year-old Judd Nix, an unpaid intern at the most prestigious personal management firm in country music, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when his boss and mentor, Simon Stills, offers him a temporary position - an opportunity that may just cost Judd his life. This compelling thriller leads readers through a maze of twists and turns that connect Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and London in a behind-the-scenes look at an industry where there are no limits in the pursuit of money, power, and fame.




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