In February 1964 the Beatles rocked the nation on the Ed Sullivan show. In honor of their American beginnings, the library will be celebrating all things Beatles related. We have many things planned for this special celebration. Our display cases will feature Beatles’ LPs, artwork, newspaper headlines, and memorabilia. People of all ages can try to find the Fab Four hidden throughout the library. Enjoy special viewings of A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, and Yellow Submarine. Finally, join us on Sunday, February 9th at 2PM for a Beatles Party featuring a Beatles trivia game, their music, and Beatles refreshments. It’s fun for the whole family!

Help! Find the Beatles – Their location changes every Friday starting 1/31 – The Fab Four will be scattered all over the library. Have fun finding them. Take a picture and upload it to twitter/instagram with the tag #Fab4SPL. The person with the most correct posts at the end of the month will win a prize!

A Hard Day’s Night – Tuesday, February 4 @ 7PM  – A ‘typical’ day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. All-Ages Program (NR, 1964, 87min)

Help! – Wednesday, February 5 @ 7PM  – Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it. . All-Ages Program (NR, 1965, 92min)

Yellow Submarine – Thursday, February 6 @ 7PM  – The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.  All-Ages Program (G, 1968, 85min)

Beatlemania Party! – Sunday, February 9 @ 2PM – Party like it’s 1964! Partake in a Beatles trivia game, their music, The Beatles™  Rock Band™, and Beatles refreshments (including a Beatles cake!) It will be fun for the whole family!

Can’t get enough of the Beatles? Check out this list of Beatles’ library materials:

Music CDs

1 (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Love me do –From me to you –She loves you –I want to hold your hand –Can’t buy me love –A hard day’s night –I feel fine –Eight days a week –Ticket to ride –Help! –Yesterday –Day tripper –We can work it out –Paperback writer –Yellow submarine –Eleanor Rigby –Penny Lane –All you need is love –Hello, goodbye –Lady Madonna –Hey Jude –Get back –The ballad of John and Yoko –Something –Come together –Let it be –The long and winding road.

Abbey Road (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Come together –Something /Harrison –Maxwell’s silver hammer –Oh! darling –Octopus’s garden /Starkey –I want you (She’s so heavy) –Here comes the sun /Harrison –Because –You never give me your money –Sun king –Mean Mr. Mustard –Polythene Pam –She came in through the bathroom window –Golden slumbers –Carry that weight –The end –Her Majesty.

Across the Universe music from the motion picture (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Disc 1 – Girl –Hold me tight –All my loving –I want to hold your hand –With a little help from my friends –It won’t be long –I’ve just seen a face –Let it be –Come together –If I fell –Dear Prudence –Flying –Blue jay way –Disc 2 – I am the walrus –Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite –Because –Something –Oh! Darling –Strawberry fields forever –Revolution –While my guitar gently weeps –Across the universe –Helter skelter –Happiness is a warm gun –Blackbird –Hey Jude –Don’t let me down –All you need is love –Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

The Beatles (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Back in the U.S.S.R. –Dear Prudence –Glass onion –Ob-la-di, ob-la-da –Wild honey pie –The continuing story of Bungalow Bill –While my guitar gently weeps –Happiness is a warm gun –Martha my dear –I’m so tired –Blackbird –Piggies –Rocky Raccoon –Don’t pass me by –Why don’t we do it in the road? –I will –Julia –Birthday –Yer blues –Mother Nature’s son –Everybody’s got something to hide except me and my monkey –Sexy Sadie –Helter skelter –Long, long, long –Revolution 1 –Honey pie –Savoy truffle –Cry baby cry –Revolution 9 –Good night.

Beatles for Sale (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: No reply –I’m a loser –Baby’s in black –Rock and roll music –I’ll follow the sun –Mr. Moonlight –Kansas City ;Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! –Eight days a week –Words of love –Honey don’t –Every little thing –I don’t want to spoil the party –What you’re doing –Everybody’s trying to be my baby.

A Hard Day’s Night (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: A hard day’s night –I should have known better –If I fell –I’m happy just to dance with you –And I love her –Tell me why –Can’t buy me love –Any time at all –I’ll cry instead –Things we said today –When I get home –You can’t do that –I’ll be back.

Help! (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Help! –The night before –You’ve got to hide your love away –I need you –Another girl –You’re gonna lose that girl –Ticket to ride –Act naturally –It’s only love –You like me too much –Tell me what you see –I’ve just seen a face –Yesterday –Dizzy Miss Lizzy.

Let it Be (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Two of us –Dig a pony –Across the universe –I me mine –Dig it –Let it be –Maggie Mae –I’ve got a feeling –One after 909 –The long and winding road –For you blue –Get back.

Love [Cirque du Soleil] (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Because –Get back –Glass onion –Eleanor Rigby ;Julia(transition) — I am the walrus –I want to hold your hand –Drive my car ;The word ;What you’re doing –Gnik nus –Something ;Blue jay way(transition) — Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite! ;I want you (she’s so heavy) ;Helter skelter –Help! –Blackbird ;Yesterday –Strawberry fields forever –Within you without you ;Tomorrow never knows –Lucy in the sky with diamonds –Octopus’s garden –Lady Madonna –Here comes the sun ;The inner light(transition) — Come together ;Dear Prudence ;Cry baby cry(transition) — Revolution –Back in the U.S.S.R. –While my guitar gently weeps –A day in the life –Hey Jude –Sgt. Pepper’s lonely hearts club band(reprise) — All you need is love

Magical Mystery Tour (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Magical mystery tour –The fool on the hill –Flying –Blue Jay Way –Your mother should know –I am the walrus –Hello, goodbye –Strawberry Fields forever –Penny Lane –Baby you’re a rich man –All you need is love.

Past Masters (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Love me do(original single version) —
From me to you –Thank you girl –She loves you –I’ll get you –I want to hold your hand –This boy –Komm, gib mir deine Hand –Sie liebt dich –Long tall Sally –I call your name –Slow down –Matchbox –I feel fine –She’s a woman –Bad boy –Yes it is –I’m down –Day tripper –We can work it out –Paperback writer –Rain –Lady Madonna –The inner light –Hey Jude –Revolution –Get back(with Billy Preston) –Don’t let me down(with Billy Preston) –The ballad of John and Yoko –Old brown shoe –Across the universe –Let it be –You know my name (Look up the number)

Please Please Me (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: I saw her standing there –Misery –Anna (Go to him) –Chains –Boys –Ask me why –Please please me –Love me do –P.S. I love you –Baby it’s you –Do you want to know a secret –A taste of honey –There’s a place –Twist and shout.

Revolver (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Taxman –Eleanor Rigby –I’m only sleeping –Love you to –Here, there, and everywhere –Yellow submarine –She said she said –Good day sunshine –And your bird can sing –For no one –Doctor Robert –I want to tell you –Got to get you into my life –Tomorrow never knows.

Rubber Soul (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Drive my car –Norwegian wood (This bird has flown) –You won’t see me –Nowhere man –Think for yourself –The word –Michelle –What goes on –Girl –I’m looking through you –In my life –Wait –If I needed someone –Run for your life.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band –With a little help from my friends –Lucy in the sky with diamonds –Getting better –Fixing a hole –She’s leaving home –Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite! –Within you without you –When I’m sixty-four –Lovely Rita –Good morning good morning –Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band(reprise) —
A day in the life.

With the Beatles (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: It won’t be long –All I’ve got to do –All my loving –Don’t bother me –Little child –Till there was you –Please Mister Postman –Roll over Beethoven –Hold me tight –You really got a hold on me –I wanna be your man –Devil in her heart –Not a second time –Money (That’s what I want).

Yellow Submarine (Click to visit the catalog) – Songs: Yellow submarine –Only a northern song –All together now –Hey bulldog –It’s all too much –All you need is love –Pepperland –Sea of time –Sea of holes –Sea of monsters –March of the Meanies –Pepperland laid waste –Yellow submarine in Pepperland.




The 4 complete Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles (Click to visit the catalog) – When the Beatles stepped onto Sullivan’s New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964 to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times and presented here are those uncut shows, including not only all of the other performances, but also all of the original commercials. Newly remastered also includes an interview between Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, additional footage, and more.

Across the Universe (Click to visit the catalog) – Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.

All together now a documentary film : the Beatles Love, Cirque du Soleil (Click to visit the catalog) – Documentary detailing the partnership between the Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that led to the creation of Cirque du Soleil’s stage production Love at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

The Beatles Anthology (Click to visit the catalog) – A visual history of the Beatles beginning in 1940 and ending with the breakup of the band at the end of the ’60s. Includes their songs and extensive interviews with the band members.

The Beatles Explosion (Click to visit the catalog) – Documentary exploring the early days of the Beatles, with rare interviews, newsreels, press conferences, film clips, and television appearances. Bonus features include The Beatles perform Shakespeare and The Beatles trivia game.

The Beatles from the beginning– to the end (Click to visit the catalog) – Beginning with their first performances in tiny Liverpool and Hamburg nightclubs, this documentary follows the incredible rise of the Beatles to a worldwide phenomenon.

The Beatles in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11, 1964 (Click to visit the catalog) – Includes footage from the Beatles’ first U.S. concert (ca. 40 min.) and The Beatles trivia

The Beatles Magical mystery tour memories (Click to visit the catalog) – An upbeat rockumentary film featuring the vivid memories of those who witnessed the making of the cult Beatle movie, The magical mystery tour, in 1967. It features a celebrity cast along with anecdotal stories and unseen 8mm home movie footage, as well as eye-witness accounts from fans, on-lookers and the cast of the movie

The Beatles story (Click to visit the catalog) – Recounts the musical career of the Beatles from their early days in Liverpool until their breakup in the 1970s. Includes performance clips and comments from music critics, music historians, and Beatles friends and associates.

The Beatles the first U.S. visit (Click to visit the catalog) – A day-by-day account of the group’s first U.S. tour, including the Ed Sullivan appearances.

Fun with the Fab Four, The Beatles Unauthorized (Click to visit the catalog) – Fun with the fab four: a compilation of newsfilm, interviews and TV clips from around the world featuring the Beatles in the 60s. The Beatles unauthorized: Rare newsreel footage, candid and revealing interviews and historic performances. Includes their first U.S. concert in Washington D.C., highlights from the Hollywood Bowl and an interview filmed just before their last concert.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Click to visit the catalog) – Using unseen photos and footage … director Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in a personal film, weaving together performance footage, home movies, rare archival materials, and interviews with his family and friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, and Jackie Stewart

A hard day’s night (Click to visit the catalog) – A spoof of Beatlemania, portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.

Help! (Click to visit the catalog) – Ringo possesses a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, the Beatles are chased from London to the Austrian Alps to the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientists and the London police.

Imagine (Click to visit the catalog) – Archival footage and a monumental 36-tune soundtrack are transformed into a spellbinding account of a complex, fascinating man, narrated by John Lennon. Special features include a never before released performance at the Apollo Theatre in 1971.

Magical Mystery Tour (Click to visit the catalog) – Follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a fantastical journey through the English countryside.

Rock milestones – The Beatles–the red album, 1962-1966 (Click to visit the catalog) – Presents a critical review of the Beatles compilation album 1962-1966 (a.k.a. The red album), featuring performance excerpts of album tracks and commentary by rock music critics and insiders.

Yellow Submarine (Click to visit the catalog) – Once upon a time–or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humour, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom

Books…Coming Soon


Beatlemania! @ SPL during February 2014