SPECIAL EVENT: Dr. Bob's Soundschool and AADL's Music Tools Collection Launch Party

Learn about the science of sound with Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, presented by the Bob Moog Foundation!

Experience the magic of electronic music while exploring the physics of sound generation and travel; the intertwining of ideas and invention; and the history of Moog Music. This event includes hands-on experimentation with electronic instruments like theremins, synthesizers and oscilloscopes.

Participants will also be the very first to check out AADL's circulating Music Tools collection. The mtools collection features musical gear that you can check out from the Library, from such noted manufacturers as Moog, Korg, Maywa Denki, Bleep Labs, Chamber of Sounds, Folktek, Critter & Guitari and more!

GRADES K-5: Wednesday August 1, 2012: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

TEENS & ADULTS: Wednesday August 1, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


Could you please indicate where one can find these items in the catalog? I've been searching for the past few days without success! Thanks.

Hi Willow,

The items won't be available in the catalog until after the event this Wednesday. Hope you can make it!

Very impressed that the library will be loaning musical instruments! I look forward to playing with one myself - even though I know there will be a long wait, it will be worth it.


Aha! Thank you, Employee37, whoever you are! :) This sounds fantastic.

This looks and sounds like it will be a really fun event!!

I think this is a really interseting thing to learn about and find it to be exciting :)

I still don't see the items to request. There is one Moog Theremin, but you can request it. When we be able to request these instruments?

Hi prinvelt. For now the instruments are not requestable and not renewable, and are shelved Downtown by the Circulation Desk. We'll put a post up when the next batch of instruments are released for checkout, and we'll link to that in this thread.


Yay! I'm so excited about this collection! It looks like so much fun!

Can't wait for the next release. This is fantastic! I really wanted to attend this event. Had to miss it as something unexpected came up. Hope there will another one sometime in the future.

Bob Moog! Treasure Quest! ;)

I want one even though they sound a bit annoying.