Summer is here and I can’t get enough of these upbeat jams! I hope they bring you as much joy as they bring me.
Spring is finally here! That means it’s time to roll your windows down and start blasting some beautiful new tunes. Check out some of my favorite new songs on this month’s playlist:
Considering March is Women’s History Month, I figured the entire playlist should pay homage to women in music. Many of the songs included in this list have been released by the artists pretty recently, but not all of them. Towards the end I started to include some of my all time favorite songs from female vocalists/musicians/songwriters from over the years.
My love for women in music started with Carole King. ‘I feel the Earth Move’ was my first favorite song, and consequently prompted me to purchasing her album Tapestry as my first CD. I still find myself seeking out this album for comfort on occasion.
In college I was exposed to a much more broad spectrum of music from independent artists, but still drawn to female singers. Rilo Kiley was and probably still is one of my favorites bands, with front woman, Jenny Lewis, singing her (and my) heart out.
Jenny has gone on to pursue a solo career as a singer/songwriter and is still producing heartfelt, beautiful music.
Tegan & Sara are also right up there with Rilo Kiley for me, and always have been. These Canadian twins produce some of the most beautiful songs of the heart I’ve ever heard.
All of these women in music have played a huge role in cultivating my love of women in music and I continue to enjoy their work regularly, as well as seeking out other amazing women changing the music landscape every day.
I’ve decided to start making a monthly playlist of songs to share with you. Here’s my list of February Favorites. Some of these are being released on albums coming out this month, but some are just on heavy rotation in my life. You can listen to them through the link above then place the album on hold from RRPL.ORG, or download most of the albums featured from Hoopla Digital.
Are you going on a trip in the car this weekend? What about walking at the park or going hiking? Have you ever thought about taking a book, not to read but to listen to? I have a 5 hour drive to see my parents when I go home for the holidays, so I always stock up on audiobooks. I also try and go on walks at the parks and around my neighborhood. I also use the Hoopla and OverDrive applications on my phone to listen to books. In addition, Hoopla has a variety of music albums that can be listened to.
Come check out the New Audiobook display, or the ones in the general collection here in the library. We have a Playaway collection too.
Need help getting familiar to the Hoopla and OverDrive applications? A staff member at the reference desk can assist you or use the Digital Library page to find instructions for your device.
Have fun reading, or rather listening!