Diversity in holiday music

Searching for diversity in holiday music?

Classical Music Library database has recorded music.  Links to the African American and Traditional music genres may have a selection you would like to listen to online or send to your mobile device.

The Tennessee Electronic Library’s General OneFile database contains articles on music of three holiday celebrations – Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

  • “Matisyahu: Light A Fire For Hanukkah Music.” All Things Considered 1 Dec. 2010. General OneFile. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.

Note:  Links to embedded music video.


  • Ellis, Sian. “Sing we now of Christmas: the story of English Carols.” British Heritage Jan. 2009: 40+. General OneFile. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.


  • Collins, Terry. “A spirited Kwanzaa celebration; Music, dance and poetry carried a message of peace and unity as more than 100 people filled a Minneapolis church for the Sacred Sounds of Kwanzaa concert.” Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN] 30 Dec. 2001: 1B. General OneFile. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.

Current magazines and the holidays…

Browsing the magazine shelves,  I found a few healthy tips for the holiday season.  Health has photos of 8 holiday treats under 80 calories; the naga truffles look yummy.  “Mix & Match Workout” and “America’s Healthiest Mall Foods” are feature articles.  Prevention‘s December issue promotes “Easy Party Pleasers!” and suggests 30-minute dinners at  http://prevention.com/quickandeasy.  January Runner’s features  “New Year, New You” and an article about dressing appropriately for the cold.

There is comfortable seating near the magazine shelves.  Enjoy!

E-book readers and apps

Like to read? Want convenience? Digital books may be the answer. Although our library’s e-books require you to use a computer there are other alternatives. Some public libraries have e-book collections that can be downloaded to portable devices, such as a Nook™.

Check out these links to websites with reviews and comparisons of e-book readers and reading apps.