Record Listening Nights

The Library hosts a recurring series of Record Listening Nights, during which attendees select their favorite songs from a certain era, share their stories and memories about the notable notes, nibble snacks and refreshments, and listen as we play their selections on vinyl LPs for all to nod, sing, or dance along to.


Past Record Listening Nights

1977

Join us on a time-traveling musical journey to a year when Star Wars has arrived, Elvis has left the building, and Apple Inc. has been born. And what did we listen to? Check our playlist below!

 

 

1972

The year of the Watergate break-in, the first Price is Right, and the release of The Godfather. Refreshments were consumed, dances were danced, and most importantly, memories and personal significance were shared as over seventy attendees formed community bonds over music. Many thanks to vinyl maven Gary Scheunstuhl and DJ Jim Welte for making the night possible. But what did we listen to? Check the playlist below. And stay tuned!

 

 

1969

Where were you when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon? More importantly, what were you listening to? This time, we took the party upstairs to the Main Reading Room. Enjoy our community-contributed playlist below!


1970-1974


Between the breakup of the Beatles and the resignation of Nixon came too many soulful and rockin' releases to count. Take a tour through our playlist of attendees' selections at the January 30th, 2018 event:


1967: The Summer of Love

The lava lamps were glowing and the refreshments were flowing at the Library's Record Listening Night commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Check out this playlist of our attendees' selections, but keep in mind: if you can remember the '60s, you weren't there.

Watch the Library's Calendar of Events, our promotional weekly eNews, and our monthly and quarterly print brochures for the next installment. Registration is recommended for these free events.