Author Archives: Brian H.

48th GMA Dove Awards

by Brian H. “Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more!” Here are the 2017 nominees for Songwriter of the Year […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories Lists

by Brian H. Be inspired to read a true story title from one of these Beyond Bestsellers participant created lists.  True Stories theme for August has wrapped up and we are looking forward to Westerns for September.  But really, you can add a list on any of the themes at anytime.  Read and recommend to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian H. True Stories Inspire We are halfway through this month’s theme, True Stories. Community readers have been inspired! The lists of True Story and Mystery titles are coming in steadily. Literary journalism is an area of true storytelling that I have a great interest in. My daughter Lily has just completed her journalism […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian For the month of August, the Beyond Bestsellers theme is true stories! If you are just joining us, read this post to learn details about participating. Beyond Bestsellers is a new reading challenge where we will be reading books from different themes each month. Participants can engage by creating lists in the new […]

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Tips for Our New Catalog (Round Two)

by Brian H. Community At its heart Sno-Isle Libraries is a community doorway to reading, resources, and lifelong learning, and a center for people, ideas, and culture. Our new library catalog makes moving through that community doorway easier than ever. I shared about my favorite features in Sno-Isle Libraries’ catalog a few weeks ago (Comments, Lists […]

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Soundtracks and AllMusic

By Brian (snoislelib_brianh) Sno-Isle Libraries is your source for soundtracks!  A great movie always includes a great soundtrack.  For all your favorite movies head to the library’s music collection and order the CDs from the library catalog. Learn more about soundtrack recordings Sno-Isle Libraries offers at the music website AllMusic.  AllMusic is a comprehensive and in-depth […]

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by Brian H Album or Playlist?  That is the question when deciding what music to listen to. I tend to explore artists that are new to me by listening to their full albums. I give all the tracks a fighting chance. But inevitably certain tracks win out over others. These favorite tracks work their way into […]

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Tips for Our New Catalog

by Brian H. I’m all for new. So this is going to be a decidedly upbeat positive plug for the new library catalog. I’ll share some cool features I’m enjoying and invite you to give them a try. Privacy The new catalog defaults to letting you share content that you create with other customers. You […]

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Album Art

By Brian Total Records features iconic record covers and provides a history of photography through the art of the album cover. While it’s the music recorded on a album or CD that ultimately determines the success of a recording by a musician or band, an album’s artwork gives us that first impression. Thirty-three rpm or 12 by 12 […]

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Guitar Music for the Soul

by Brian This month I’ve been inspired to explore the world of guitar playing. Hearing guitarist and composer Andre Feriante play and speak about the healing sounds of music at the Sno-Isle Libraries TEDx event inspired me to seek out recordings by him and others that play in the flamenco style. I’ve listened to two albums by Andre Feriante. […]

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