Vinyl Day

Saturday, April 21
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave

Join in the fun and bring the whole family at this retro event celebrating vinyl records. Click here for the Vinyl Day Schedule.

Red Sea Recordings: The Recording Industry in Eritrea
Legendary recording artist Abdella Abubaker discusses the history of the recording industry in Eritrea. Learn about the rich history of ritual music and how the recording industry has evolved from revolutionary funk to viral pop. This event is part of NEA Big Read in Montgomery County. See more related events here.

Play it Again Sam: The Live Experience
DJs share their fondest memories of the vinyl age and the role of vinyl and DJ-ing with turntables, mixing, scratching, and more.

On the Record: The Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Vinyl Collecting
Archivists discuss vinyl record collecting, curating, and protecting from the golden age to the modern.

John Corbett: Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium
Corbett will give the keynote address and reveal how he became a “vinyl freak,” how we can keep vinyl from dying out completely, and a few of his favorite albums. Signing to follow.

Live Performances
Levine Music will host DJs in their performance space. Check out DJ GeeMan at 11:15 a.m. and DJ Bookz at 12:30 p.m.

We are repurposing scratched or broken vinyl records into fabulous art. The vinyl record will be your canvas. This craft is great for any age.

Turntable Room
Play your own records or some of ours. A volunteer will be available to help anyone who has not used a turntable before.

Grab your friends and belt out your favorite tunes.


The event is hosted in partnership with MCPL, Open Sky Jazz, Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter, and Levine Music.