The Grammy nominations are here and you can experience the contenders today on Freegal with your library card! The full list of nominees was posted on grammy.com November 15, with the 65th annual Grammy Awards scheduled to air February 5. This year new categories have been added: Songwriter of the Year, Best Video Game Soundtrack, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, Best Spoken Word Poetry Album, and a special merit award for Best Song for Social Change.
Here’s a peek at the playlist on our digital music streaming platform, Freegal, with some artists you’ll probably recognize:
Unfortunately not everything is included as Freegal is a limited catalog, but if you (like me) haven’t managed to hear songs from Beyonce’s Renaissance, DJ Khaled’s God Did, or songs from Camila Cabello’s Familia, the 2023 Grammy Nominees playlist is a great place to start. The list includes all musical genres and offers a great snapshot of what’s hot in music today.
Luckily for you, if you’re looking to hear songs not included on this playlist, you can find most of them in our music CD collection, including Lizzo’s Special (About Damn Time is one of the nominees for Record of the Year), ABBA’s Voyage, Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous, Brandi Carlile’s In These Silent Days, and more.
Was your favorite artist or song included in this year’s Grammy’s? Let us know below!
Have you heard of our Watch Party program? Every week, Watch Party recommends a show for you to watch using IndieFlix, Qello Concerts, or AcornTV, all available FREE for you to use with your Davenport Public Library card. You have a whole week to watch the show and then join in every Thursday in July and August at 4p using GoTo Meeting to discuss the show/movie. Be sure to watch the show before the program!
On July 30th, Watch Party will be discussing ‘Art of the Heist’ on AcornTV. This thrilling documentary series give a crook’s-eye view of history’s most notorious art thefts–from nabbing the Mona Lisa out of the Louvre in broad daylight to the still-unsolved blockbuster heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Vivid reenactments show how cunning break-ins, scams, and forgeries netted millions of dollars and became front-page news.
Information about how to join July 30th’s Watch Party is below! Hope to see you there!
Questions about how to access IndieFlix, Qello Concerts, or AcornTV? Give us a call at 563-326-7832.
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (CDT)
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Over the last month, I have had the chance (and frankly, the time) to indulge in one of my favorite digital offerings at the Davenport Public Library, Acorn TV! Since mysteries are my genre of choice, Acorn TV a great place to find both long running mystery series and shorter limited run series. Acorn TV has many excellent dramas, comedies and documentaries as well. Two recent mysteries that I have discovered, Mayday and Winter are both top notch mystery series. Each series is just one season and contain five and six episodes respectively. These are but two of the many great mystery series available on Acorn TV. To access Acorn TV from home, go to www.davenportlibrary.com and click on “Digital Content” at the top of the page. Then, follow the directions under Acorn TV to create an account.
Mayday – A small English village holds its annual Mayday festival and parade where a local teenage girl will be crowned as Mayday Queen. But as the parade begins and the Queen’s float appears down main street, it is empty. The Mayday Queen has disappeared mere moments before the parade is set to begin with only her abandoned bike found near the woods at the edge of town. The locals quickly organize to look for her throughout the area. As the search goes on it becomes clear that many in the village have a motive to do harm to the young girl. We meet a cast of characters, including ex-police officer, her detective husband, a real estate developer, a society wife and a man with mysterious access to heaps of cash. Many of the locals have their own dark secrets that they intend to keep at any cost. The series not only highlights the intricacies of the police investigation but how the villagers react to a suspect being one of their own. Mayday if full of red herrings, shocks and surprises and I highly recommend it for mystery fans.
Winter – Australian detective Eve Winter is on a brief hiatus between cases when she is recruited to come back after the death of a young woman whose body was found at the bottom of a rocky cliff just north of Sydney. Simultaneously, Eve learns of a young girl hospitalized after a hit and run accident. It becomes apparent to Eve that these two cases have everything to do with each other and if she can get the young girl to trust her and talk may be the key to cracking the case. Splitting her time between the murder investigation and gaining the young girl’s trust, Eve and her team discover that there are many powerful and influential residents who will cover the secrets in their past at any cost. Winter is another great mystery series with all the twists, turns and secrets of the past that make the story so memorable and suspenseful.
The Davenport Public Library now offers Acorn TV ! Davenport library cardholders now have unlimited, streaming access to British TV and films. Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. You can binge-watch a full slate of original and exclusive programming.
This digital resource can be enjoyed via the RBdigital app, accessed from the library’s Online Resources page or you may browse available content. To get started register for an RBdigital account or login with your existing. When you are ready to watch a show, check out a 7-day license to enjoy unlimited, streaming content. Check out another week-long license when you are ready to watch more.
With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!