A Musical Summer from the DesertView Library

Kay Crofoot

Bored this summer because you have to stay home during your staycation? The DesertView Library has the solution. Enjoy a concert in your own living room! You can sing along and dance but you don’t have to buy a ticket or get dressed up. Our new DVD music concert collection is now available for loan from the DesertView Library. We are launching the collection with 30 terrific DVDs that were purchased with funds from the Friends of the SaddleBrooke Libraries and a number of donations. We welcome donations of concert DVDs so that we can share your favorites with other residents.

How about love music from the 60s and 70s? Classic singers who bridged the gap from country to popular? Famous performers we still enjoy? Perhaps you attended a few concerts back in the day. Or you may wish you had seen some of your favorite musicians live.

Popular rock groups include Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, the Eagles, plus Tina Turner and Bruce Springsteen. Country music fans will enjoy videos of Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, and Jimmy Buffett. Recent performers are Il Divo, Celine Dion, Queen, and Elton John.

Old favorites include Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, ABBA, Bob Dylan, and John Denver. Of course we couldn’t leave out Elvis or Frank Sinatra! We even have the TAMI (Teenage Awards Music International) Show, identified in the current AARP magazine as the number one classic concert “handpicked by famous musicians as their favorite live-music movie.”

See the full collection in the library catalog at evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/SaddleBrooke/.

On the “All Collections” tab, click on “Music Concerts DVD – 7 Day” to display all the titles. You can then reserve your selections for pickup during curbside library hours at DesertView Library, Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. For more details on using the curbside library services at the DesertView or SaddleBrooke One Libraries, visit the library website at www.sblibraries.com. The website also has an easy link to the online catalog.