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Song Stories: Just the Facts!

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the legal drama surrounding one of the most recognizable musical themes in television history, “Dragnet.”

New BARD Additions: April 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in April 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

It’s National Library Week!

This week we are celebrating National Library Week! This year’s Honorary Chair, Molly Shannon, honors the work of her favorite librarian–her mother. Read on to learn more about the history and importance of National Library Week.

New BARD Additions: March 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in March 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: I—Charles Ives and the Concord Sonata

As we continue our A to Z journey through the NLS Music Collection, we take a closer examination of the Piano Sonata no. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” by Charles Ives, otherwise known as the “Concord Sonata.”

New BARD Additions: February 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in February 2022 by he NLS Music Section.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Francis “Frank” Johnson

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we look at the incredible life of Francis “Frank” Johnson (1792-1844). Celebrate Black History Month with us as we pay tribute to an African American composer, band leader, and pioneer.

New BARD Additions: December 2021

In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we bring you the latest offerings that have been added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Please enjoy this musical feast, and Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section!