headphones and computerThe library has so many resources for music lovers! Here are a few ways to further your passion for sound:

If you are a history buff and want to learn more about your favorite genre of music, we have a few new releases on our shelves: “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution” by Todd S. Purdum, “Country Music USA – 50th Anniversary Edition” by Bill C. Malone, and “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968” by Ryan H. Walsh.

Interested in learning a new instrument? We have introductory books on how to play the guitar, drums, and many others, as well as songbooks to expand your repertoire.

Learn how you make your talent for music into a business! Lynda.com has multiple courses for music composition, audio engineering, and music production. You can take as many courses as you like, and you’ll receive a certificate when completed.

Or do you just want to listen and enjoy music? Each library branch has a great selection of physical CDs, and be sure to check out hoopla if you want to download some music instantaneously. Download music directly to your device and listen in the car or while doing chores. New music is added weekly to hoopla, so be on the lookout for that new release you’ve been excited to listen to! For assistance with downloading and devices, visit this page or stop by any branch location.

Enjoy live music with the Trinidad North Steel Drum Band at the Elkton Library on Friday, August 10th, at 6:30 PM.  Celebrate summer with the sounds of the islands, and learn about the rich history of the music. Register by calling 410-996-5600 x 481, or by going online.