Book Discussion: Musicophilia

  • Date(s): Monday, October 3rd 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The fall book discussion series at the Niobrara County Library features books on and about music. Barb Baker returns to lead the series which features several different aspects of music and the role it plays in our lives. To register for the series and pick up the book stop by the library or call 307-334-3490.

Monday, October 3 Oliver Sacks book, Musicophilia : Tales of Music and the Brain” will be discussed. Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. He also examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people – from a man who is struck by lightning and suddenly inspired to become a pianist at the age of forty-two to a man whose memory spans only seven seconds – for everything but music. Music occupies more areas of our brain than language does, it is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and in Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks tells us why.