Big Library Read explores ‘Music is History’

North Olympic Library System (NOLS) patrons can join readers around the world during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. Through April 18, book lovers can enjoy reading or listening to Questlove’s thought-provoking “Music Is History” as an eBook or eAudiobook with no waitlists or holds.

Visit or download the Libby app, to join the discussion online at

“Music Is History” focuses on the years 1971 to the present as Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American “tapes- try,” whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius, program organizers said.

“These critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America,” the noted. “A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, ‘Music Is History’ is a singular look at contemporary America.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an eBook through public libraries.

The free program only requires a NOLS library card; visit or call 360-417-8500 to get started.