Masks are Required in the Library

by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Music to Your Eyes

If you haven't yet had a chance to check out our newest online resources, we've added three music streaming services from Naxos Music Library: NML Classical, World, and Jazz.  This is also a great time to reacquaint yourself with or check out our other music streaming services: Freegal, Hoopla, Medici.tv, and Qello Concerts.

Baby girl : better known as Aaliyah
Baby girl : better known as Aaliyah
by Kathy Iandoli

By twenty-two years old, Aaliyah had already accomplished a staggering amount: hit records, acclaimed acting roles, and fame that was just about to cross over into superstardom. Like her song, she was already "more than a woman" but her shocking death in a plane crash prevented her from fully growing into one. Now, two decades later, the full story of Aaliyah's life and cultural impact is finally and lovingly explored.

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Resistance
Resistance
by Val McDermid and Kathryn Briggs

This graphic novel follows journalist Zoe Meadows, who is on a break from hard-hitting investigative reporting to spend more time with her family, which is how she finds herself doing celebrity Q&As at an outdoor music festival. She and her friends, who run a food truck, head north, along with 150,000 festival-goers for a weekend of music and camping. When some of the revelers fall ill, many point to food poisoning. But after the festival ends and attendees scatter across England, more people begin to get sick, and then some die. The mysterious illness is spreading fast and baffles doctors, resisting all efforts to contain or cure it, and desperation leads to scapegoating which shades into violence. 
The musical human : a history of life on Earth
The musical human : a history of life on Earth
by Michael Spitzer

The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages – from Bach to BTS and back – to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. With insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer renders a global history of music on the widest possible canvas, looking at music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects to apes, humans to AI. Through this journey we begin to understand how music is central to the distinctly human experiences of cognition, feeling and even biology, both widening and closing the evolutionary gaps between ourselves and animals in surprising ways.

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The baddest bitch in the room : a memoir
The baddest bitch in the room : a memoir
by Sophia Chang

The first Asian woman in hip-hop, Sophia Chang shares the inspiring story of her career in the music business, working with such acts as The Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest, her path to becoming an entrepreneur, and her candid accounts of marriage, motherhood, aging, desire, marginalization, and martial arts.

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Boyz n the Void : a mixtape to my brother
Boyz n the Void : a mixtape to my brother
by G'Ra Asim

A musician blends music and cultural criticism and personal essay to explore race, gender, class, and sexuality as they pertain to punk rock and straight edge culture, presenting his brother with a roadmap to self-actualization in the form of a Doc Martened foot to the behind and a sweaty, circle-pit-side-armed hug.
The hellion's waltz
The hellion's waltz
by Olivia Waite

Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. After her family lost their piano shop to a con man in London, they're trying to start fresh in a new town, Carrisford.  There, Maddie Crewe needs one big score, one grand heist to properly fund the weavers' union forever. She has found her mark in Mr. Giles, a greedy draper. The very last thing she needs is a small but determined piano-teacher and composer sticking her nose in other people's business. Will Sophie’s scruples force her to confess the plot before Maddie gets her money? Or will Maddie lose her nerve along with her heart?

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Mellencamp
Mellencamp
by Paul Rees

Featuring exclusive interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, this fascinating biography delves into the life of an American music icon whose music has served as the backdrop to this evolving country for millions of fans.
Perfect timing : a novel
Perfect timing : a novel
by Owen Nicholls

An up-and-coming musician and a wannabe comic, who met—and fell in love—during one night a year ago, but were separated by a misunderstanding, try to get their acts together as the years go by, and learn that timing is everything if they can only get it right.
The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic
The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic
by Jessica Hopper

Throughout her career, spanning more than two decades, Jessica Hopper, a revered and pioneering music critic, has examined women recording and producing music, in all genres, through an intersectional feminist lens. The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic features oral histories of bands like Hole and Sleater Kinney, interviews with the women editors of 1970s-era Rolling Stone, and intimate conversations with iconic musicians such as Björk, Robyn, and Lido Pimienta.

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You are beautiful and you are alone : the biography of Nico
You are beautiful and you are alone : the biography of Nico
by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Drawing on the archives at the Andy Warhol Museum, various private collections, rarely seen footage, and interviews, a rock-and-roll historian presents this new biography of Nico, the iconic and mysterious singer who was best known for her work with the Velvet Underground. 
Songs in Ursa Major
Songs in Ursa Major
by Emma Brodie

In 1969, Jane Quinn, an aspiring singer, gets the chance of a lifetime when she goes on tour with Jesse Reid, a folk music superstar, and as their partnership turns into a passionate love affair, Jane discovers too late the dark secret beneath his music.

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Country music: a very short introduction
Country music: a very short introduction
by Richard Carlin

Country music has long been a marker of American identity; from popular culture to politics, it has provided a soundtrack to national life. While traditionally associated with the working class, country music's appeal is far broader than any other popular music style. While this music rose from the people, it is also a product of the popular music industry, and the way the music has been marketed to its audience is a key part of its story.

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The Healing of Natalie Curtis
The Healing of Natalie Curtis
by Jane Kirkpatrick

In 1902, classically trained pianist and singer Natalie Curtis journeys to the West where she finds the haunting melodies, rhythms, and stories of Native Americans and makes it her mission to save these ancient songs which are being silenced by the government.

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Can't slow down : how 1984 became pop's blockbuster year
Can't slow down : how 1984 became pop's blockbuster year
by Michaelangelo Matos

Describes how Top 40 radio in the mid-1980s was both the cutting edge of pop culture and a battleground for morals that saw huge and eternally popular releases and hits from Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, and Bruce Springsteen. 
The history of bones : a memoir
The history of bones : a memoir
by John Lurie

In the tornado that was downtown New York in the 1980s, John Lurie stood in its vortex. After founding the band The Lounge Lizards with his brother in 1979, Lurie quickly became a centrifugal figure in the world of outsider artists, cutting-edge filmmakers, and cultural rebels. Lurie vibrantly brings to life the whole wash of 1980s New York as he develops his artistic soul over the course of the decade and comes into orbit with all the prominent artists of that time and place, like Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Boris Policeband, and especially Jean-Michel Basquiat, the enigmatic artistic prodigy who spent a year sleeping on Lurie's floor on East 3rd Street.

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Nobody ever asked me about the girls : women, music, and fame
Nobody ever asked me about the girls : women, music, and fame
by Lisa Robinson

Organized by subjects ranging from personal branding to abuse, a collection of intimate interviews by the famed journalist draws on exchanges with such artists as Tina Turner, Alanis Morrissette, and Rihanna to reveal what inspired their careers.

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The people we keep
The people we keep
by Allie Larkin

Chronicling her life in the songs she writes, April Sawicki, after leaving home for good, finds her way to Ithaca, New York where she finally finds a sense of belonging but cannot shake the feeling that she’ll hurt her new friends the way she’s been hurt.

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