Record Store Day is Coming!
Record Store Day is April 19 this year. Before you hit up your local record shop for special deals and releases, pick up some library books and movies on all your favorite genres, bands, songs, artists - you name it! Did you know that there are several thousand vinyl records available for check out in Room 207 at MLK Jr. Memorial Library? Check what vinyl we've got on the shelves through our online catalog.
But first, we have some of our favorite music non-fiction and fiction on display at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library on the Lower Level!
Top Picks and Local Licks
20 Feet from Stardom (DVD)
DVD 782.4209 T971
Hard Art : DC 1979
by Lucian Perkins
The beat! : go-go music from
by Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.
by Patti Smith
Girls to the Front : The true story of the
Riot Grrrl Revolution
by Sara Marcus
Searching for Sugarman (DVD)
DVD 92 R6964C
Go-go live : the musical life and death
of a chocolate city
by Natalie Hopkinson
The Sweet Forever:
by George Pelecanos
Record Store Lore
And you shall know us by the trail of our vinyl : the Jewish past as told by the records we have loved and lost by Roger Bennett -- 780.8992 B472
Empire Records -- DVD 791.43 EMPIR
Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories by Jill McCorkle -- FICTION MCCORKLE
I need that record! The death (or possible survival) of the independent record store -- DVD 338.64209 I11
Record collecting for girls : unleashing your inner music nerd, one album at a time by Courtney E. Smith -- 781.6402 S6443
Record store days : from vinyl to digital and back again by Gary Calamar -- 381.4578 C141
Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz -- YA FICTION PRINZ
Looking to put more than just a book in your hand? Check out free downloads and streaming music through Freegal and Overdrive. Learn more about the music collection specifically at MLK Library here and consider joining the Book Club with a Beat.