Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hear clearly now!!! CDPL Music collection display increases profile!

Due to CDPL's increasingly active audio/visual collection, the music CDs have now been expanded to two distinct sections and freeing up space for our growing DVD collection. The original corner of the long rack for music is now devoted to Classical music genres, soundtracks for theater productions, television shows and movies, and national and international folk and ethnic music. The featured CDs on top of these shelves will include the latest soundtracks and classical genre and composers featured in our Sunday concert series.

And recently, we have set up a brand new display rack to the right of the Reference Desk that is devoted entirely to all the popular music genres including Pop, Country & Western, Contemporary Christian/Gospel, Jazz and Rock, Rhythm and Blues.

Finally, in order to help our various music lovers better locate their favorite styles, colorful labels have been added for each major ANSCR Classification which shows which genre is covered by each letter classification (e.g. Jazz - MJ, R- Holiday music, L - Soundtrack music). Some of our featured current albums are pictured to the right. Among the latest titles are more than a few Grammy winners.

As always, our music CDs can be checked out for two weeks and renewed up to three times... just like our books.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kids' Reading Club

Clarence Dillon Library's Kids' Reading Club, led by Caitlyn Parker, will have their 2nd meeting on Thursday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. to discuss Beverly Cleary's book, "Ramona the Pest." Interested students in grades 3 to 5 are invited to register by calling the library at 908-234-2325 x107.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Barbara Tomlinson will present a lecture on the art collection of the National Gallery in London at the Clarence Dillon Public Library on Sunday, February 13, 2011. She will give a “virtual tour” of their stunning art collection offering her engaging blend of aesthetic insight, cultural perspective, and humor. The program will begin at 2:00 pm.

The program will take place in the downstairs meeting rooms of the library. Admission is $5.00 which is payable at the door. Registration is required. Please register by calling the library at 908-234-2325 or by email or in person at the circulation desk.