Launched last September, the Free Richmond Instrument Lending Library offers kids of Richmond Public Library cardholders the chance to borrow instruments to try out (for free). Stop by the Main Library this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. to see what’s available.
What you need to bring: A Richmond Public Library card, and a parent or guardian if you are under 18, to sign the FRILL release form. Consider how you will transport items home, as some of them are big and heavy!
Our supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info at facebook.com/frillrva.
Every Tuesday evening 6-8:30pm in May, Short Pump Town Center will host a live music performance on the lower level near Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The event is called Tuesdays on the Patio, with the idea being that patrons enjoy music with a meal in the outdoor seating of Firebird’s, Lehja, California Pizza Kitchen, or Baker’s Crust. Sounds nice! You could also just pick up a meal at the Food Court and stroll and listen. (Perfect time to use that Seize the Deal Baker’s Crust deal from February!)
May 1 – Justin Pachiocco
May 8 – Laura Ann Singh
May 15 – Crewe D’Bayou
May 21 – Me & Jo
May 29 – Adrian Duke
The Amazon bargains I mentioned in last week’s Weekend Deals? (certain books or albums available for just a quarter) Those are thanks to Amazon price-matching promotions from the new competitor Google Play.
For a week, Google has been offering $.25 deals each day on one ebook, app, album, and movie rental.
“Now your favorite music, books, movies, apps, and games are all in one place that’s accessible from the Web and any Android device. Discover, buy and share like never before.”
Today’s the final day if you want any of the following for $.25:
I have picked up Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Own the Night by Lady Antebellum, Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits for a grand total of $1.25.
While this promotion is ending, the competition between Google and Amazon will probably lead to some more price-matching good deals in the future.
If you need a soundtrack to go along with your holiday decorating, baking, etc. (and get a little tired of the same 10 songs on Lite98), you can beef up your tune collection by downloading a free song each day til Christmas (Update: Amazon wasn’t letting me link directly to the free music page for some reason. Follow the link provided and look for “25 Days of Free Holiday Music” image on the right-hand side of the page.) Currently available are “Ave Maria” (Celtic Woman), “Peace On Earth” (Brian Wilson), and “Adeste Fidelis” by Bing Crosby.
Amazon also has 100 Holiday MP3 Albums for $5 Each. Artists include Mannheim Steamroller, Frank Sinatra, and Amy Grant.