Sometimes, when I am feeling in a funk and blue, the best thing is to let the tears flow. It can be so cathartic. This is a personal opinion, not a medical one – so practice under your own advisement.
There was an article recently in the Waterloo Region Record about renowned author and journalist Malcom Gladwell’s most recent episode (“King of Tears”) of his podcast series "Revisionist History", which was inspired by a musical event held at the Central Library. He talks about music, emotion and the type of music that brings us to tears.
Speaking of podcasts, the library has a Podcast Club, similar to book clubs but for Podcasts! Anyone can join this informal discussion group. September’s Podcast Club topic is about Mystery. New listeners and podcast enthusiasts are welcome.
And one more note, if you are interested in making your own podcast there is a program about learning the techniques, tips, styles, and production methods to professional podcasting. Join us for The Art of Great Podcasting.
Now get out your hankies and give these tunes a listen.
Did you know Central Library hosts live musical performances on a regular basis? Music in the Lounge is a series of performances that invite you to relax in the Reading Lounge, slow down, and listen to the sweet sounds of live music.
Isn't it time you learned to play the world's most friendly instrument? Music educator, Cynthia Kinnunen, will walk you through some basic chord shapes, strum patterns, and have you playing songs before the evening is over. There will be ukuleles available to borrow or bring your own! Open to all adults, no experience required.