2012 seems to have seen an inordinately large number of deaths of people in Music and Children's Literature...
So for the summer, the Music & Curriculum Library will have a display of materials by, and about, these remarkable people.
A few examples - in classical music we have lost conductor Gustav Leonhardt and Baritone Dietrich Fischer Diskau. Popular musicians Levon Helm, Doc Watson, Whitney Huston, Donna Summer, Barry Gibb, and Adam Yauch have all left us too early - regardless of their age, it's always too soon.
In Children's literature of course, we all mourn the loss of Maurice Sendak (see the previous blog entry), but Leo Dillon, Rosa Guy, and Jan Berenstain have all been taken from us this year too.
As you'll see in the pictures below, woven in among the photos & obituaries, books, scores, and sound recordings is a roll call of others that have died so far in 2012. Please come by and take a look.