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August 9-17 is Elvis Week

Elvis velvet painting
 A velvet painting of Elvis Presley 

Elvis Week celebrates the “King of Rock-n-Roll” each August in Memphis, TN. According to his Graceland biography, Elvis Presley went from living in a two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi to becoming a cultural phenomenon. He starred in 33 films, selling billions of records and regularly selling out performances.

Although he died August 16, 1977, Elvis remains a global pop icon to this day. The library is celebrating Elvis with a display of books, DVDs, CDs and LPs. Items on the display may be checked out. A few book titles to take a look at are Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley and Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith & Image. Or, listen to some vinyl or a CD to hear his music. We even have DVDs!

For more history and information, check out Albertsons Library’s music and film subject guides. The friendly folks at access services can answer any questions. We are happy to help!

Audrey Williams, Access Services