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The OPB Lending Library is a benefit we are pleased to offer to:

Members and Partners may borrow up to 2 items at a time for up to 21 days.

We'll send you the media items by mail, including a return envelope and postage for convenient return.

If the item you have selected is currently on loan, we will be happy to reserve it for you. We hope you enjoy this service.

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For more information or to select by phone:

If you're a Business Partner, please e-mail Lori Bernet or call 503.293.1950.

If you're a Cornerstone Society, President's Council or Wyllis Johnson Legacy Society member, please e-mail Julie Arnzen or call 503.977.7765.

Cornerstone Society Lending Library

A Service for OPB Cornerstone Members and Business Partners

Jazz for Young People-At the Lincoln Center (1 DVD, available)

Famed trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Director Wynton Marsalis returns to his hometown of New Orleans for this entertaining lesson about New Orleans Jazz. Wynton and his band talk about the roots of Jazz and demonstrate the various forms ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 1 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 1, GUMBO: jazz is born in New Orleans during the 1890's, at the height of the Jim Crow era. Beginning with the birth of jazz at ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 2 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 2, THE GIFT: flappers, Prohibition, speakeasies, and the booming stock market-the uproarious "Jazz Age"-sets the tone for this episode, and the story of jazz becomes the ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 3 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 3, OUR LANGUAGE: as the stock market soars to record heights, jazz is played in dance halls and speakeasies everywhere. The music now places more emphasis on ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 4 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 4, THE TRUE WELCOME: America finds itself mired in the Great Depression. With the economy in tatters, jazz is called upon to lift the spirits of a ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 5 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 5, SWING: PURE PLEASURE. In the mid 1930s, as the Great Depression stubbornly refuses to lift, jazz comes as close as it has ever come to being ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 6 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 6, SWING: THE VELOCITY OF CELEBRATION. In the late 1930s, swing is still a national craze that keeps on growing despite the Depression. But in the middle ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 7 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 7, DEDICATED TO CHAOS: When America enters World War II in 1941, jazz music goes to war, too. Swing becomes a symbol of democracy at home and ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 8 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 8, RISK: despite the escalation of the Cold War and the growing threat of nuclear annihilation, America achieves a level of growth and prosperity unimaginable just a ...

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Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns, Episode 9 (1 DVD, available)

Brilliant in-depth study by film maker Ken Burns of the Jazz era. Episode 9, THE ADVENTURE: post-war prosperity continue but beneath its placid surface there is a growing demand for civil rights.

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