Happy Halloween everyone!
I’m going to offer a bonus listening advisory suggestion today!
In keeping with the fact that today is Halloween – I suggest you check out this cool CD!
Halloween Stomp: Haunted House Party
This neat album features really cool old time swing music perfect for the Halloween season!
Here is a listing of the songs on the CD followed by the artists performing the songs:
The Haunted House (Ray Noble)
Shivery Stop (Frankie Trumbauer)
Mysterious Mose (Harry Reser)
The Boogy Man Is Her (Tom Gerun)
Haunting Blues (Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Lang)
Bug-A-Boo (Red Nichols, Wingy Mannone)
Got The Jitters (Don Redman)
The Boogie Man (Todd Rollins, Chick Bullock)
The House Is Haunted (Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch.)
Zombie (Gene Kardos)
Mr. Ghost Goes To Town (Louis Prima, Pee Wee Russell)
Skeleton In The Closet (Nat Gonella and his Georgians)
The Goblin Band (Glen Gray)
Hell’s Bells (Sid Peltyn)
With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm (Rudy Vallee and the Connecticut Yankees)
The Black Cat (Ozzie Nelson)
Strange enchantment (Gil Evans)
The Ghost Of Smokey Joe (Cab Calloway)
Ol’ Man Mose Ain’t Dead (Nat King Cole Trio)
Swingin’ At The Seance (Glenn Miller)
Horror Fantasia For Spooks And Wild Indians (Charlie Barnet, Peggy Lee)
Haunted Heart (Tommy Dorsey)
The Headless Horseman (Kay Starr)
Dry bones (Tommy Dorsey).
And here is the link to the request page:
And on to our suggested daily recommended titles in print and digital formats!
Our Digital Catalog suggested title for today is the downloadable audiobook:
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas
“Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, “”I am an alcoholic,”” to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam-and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. She tells of how she found herself living in denial, about the extent of her addiction and keeping her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who had never found the right balance.
Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.”
Here’s a link to the request page in the Digital Catalog:
And our Print Book Suggested Read for today is:
Miss Jane: A Novel by Brad Watson:
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction: Astonishing prose brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet Southern pastoral.
Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America.
Now, drawing on the story of his own great-aunt, Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central “uses” for a woman in that time and place: sex and marriage. From the highly erotic world of nature around her to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the country doctor who befriends her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, Miss Jane Chisolm and her world are anything but barren.
The potency and implacable cruelty of nature, as well as its beauty, is a trademark of Watson’s fiction. In Miss Jane, the author brings to life a hard, unromantic past that is tinged with the sadness of unattainable loves, yet shot through with a transcendent beauty. Jane Chisolm’s irrepressible vitality and generous spirit give her the strength to live her life as she pleases in spite of the limitations that others, and her own body, would place on her. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.
Here’s a link to the request page in StarCat:
Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.
Have a great day!
Online Catalog Links:
StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/
The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/
Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/
Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony
About Library Mobile Apps:
You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.