Friday, December 03, 2010

Get The Best CDs of 2010!

NPR listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. In the end, Gorillez edged out every other artist in a tight race with the sprawling and inspired album "Plastic Beach" to take the No. 1 spot. The National, The Black Keys, Broken Bells, and LCD Soundsystem rounded out the Top 5.
Regardless of how the votes fell, it is exciting to pause and look back on what an incredible year it's been for music, to rediscover a few of our favorites, and to spend time with some of the albums and artists we may have missed.

Get most of these titles through our library and the Lewis and Clark Library System.

20 Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: I Learned The Hard Way
19 Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
18 The Knife: Tomorrow, In A Year
17 Jonsi: Go
16 Band of Horses: Infinite Arms
15 She & Him: Volume Two
14 Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
13 The New Pornographers: Together
12 Yeasayer: Odd Blood
11 Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
10 Sleigh Bells: Treats
09 Spoon: Transference
08 Mumford And Sons: Sigh No More
07 Beach House: Teen Dream
06 Vampire Weekend: Contra
05 LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
04 Broken Bells: Broken Bells
03 The Black Keys: Brothers
02 The National: High Violet
01 Gorillaz: Plastic Beach

Santa Claus is coming!

We are happy to announce that Mr. Claus will be making several stops to the Blum House next week for visits and photos! The Blum House is right next door to the library, and is decorated beautifully for the season. Bring your children for a low-key, stress free Santa visit.

Santa will have the following schedule:

Tuesday, December 7th 5:30-7pm
Friday, December 10th 5:30-7pm
Monday, December 13th 5:30-7pm

We will have a photographer available for a small fee. Crafts and cocoa will also be provided if you would like to soak up the festive atmosphere of the Blum House. If you have any questions, please call the library at 618-344-1112, or send an email to our Children's Librarian, Miss Alison at alisond(at)mvlibdist(dot)org