Monday, August 8

AUGUST is...

It's back to school time! Let the library help you help your preschooler succeed or your senior get ready for those ACTs.

August is Black Business Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Inventors Month, and National Toddlers Month.

For those of you with an interest in music, August is the month for you.
8/1/1942 - Jerry Garcia: Rock musician of Grateful Dead fame; Birth
8/1/1981 - MTV, TV Premiere
8/4/1900 - Louis Armstrong: Jazz musician; Birth
8/5/1957 - American Bandstand, TV Premiere
8/12 - Vinyl Record Day
8/15/1969 - Woodstock
8/16/1977 - Elvis Presley: Musician, singer; Death
8/19/1946 - William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton: President, saxophonist; Birth
8/20/1924 - Jim Reeves: Country musician; Birth
8/20/1942 - Isaac Hayes: Singer, songwriter; Birth
8/22/1847 - Mormon Choir: Later known as The Mormon Tabernacle Choir; First performance
8/22/1862 - Claude Debussy: French musician, composer; Birth
8/23/1912 - Gene Kelly: Dancer, choreographer of "Singin' in the Rain" fame; Birth
8/25/1918 - Leonard Bernstein: Conductor, composer; Birth
8/25/1933 - Wayne Shorter: Jazz musician; Birth
8/25/1939 - Movie, "The Wizard of Oz", released
8/25/1954 - Elvis Costello: Songwriter, musician; Birth
8/26/1960 - Brandford Marsalis: Musician; Birth
8/27/1942 - Daryl Dragon: Musician, songwriter, as Captain of Captain & Tennille fame; Birth
8/27 - International Sing-Out Day: Break out with song and dance just like they do in the musicals!
8/28/1982 - LeAnn Rimes: Country singer; Birth
8/29/1920 - Charlie Parker: Jazz saxophonist; Birth

Check out these links or ask a librarian!