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Make reading, and the Library, part of your summer. Sign up for Summer Reading Club between June 3 – August 4. A St. Louis Public Library card is your ticket to new worlds.  Find just what you want….picture books, novels, facts that astound—or discover something you never imagined with these titles from our digital collections.

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Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars-according to Christine McVie-Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard: How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars . The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs, Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and with Fleetwood himself , Why Nicks married her best friend's widower, Her dependency on cocaine, drinking and pot, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her, Nicks' successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden, The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.

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Every great song has a fascinating backstory. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. Bringing readers inside the making of a hit, Anatomy of a Song includes the Isley Brothers' memorable song "Shout," Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," and R.E.M's "Losing My Religion." After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and reworks Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary." Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey." Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.

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Music is an integral part of humanity. Every culture has music, from the largest society to the smallest tribe. It's marvelous range of melodies, themes, and rhythms taps into something universal. In Music and the Brain, neuroscientist Ani Patel probes one of the mind's most profound mysteries. Covering the latest research and findings, these 18 enthralling half-hour lectures will make you think about music and your brain in a new way.

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Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Spike is taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven, Chrissy Teigen.

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