Library Media Center Celebrates Beethoven

Sha’la Padilla, Photo by Clarion Staff

During the month of November, Hawthorne High School’s Library Media Center celebrated Beethoven Awareness Month, an event created by New York’s classical music station, WQXR. According to its official website,, the event was created to draw attention to classical music.

The Library Media Center honored this event and artist each day during the month. Everyday in November, Beethoven’s music was played throughout the Library Media Center. The Library Media Center also had a Beethoven display that included music written by Beethoven and books about him.

According to the Media Center display, Beethoven is one of the most famous and influential composers of all time. He was a deaf musician who became known for his symphonies, concertos, and his piano music. The Biography Channel website states: “Some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life, when he was quite unable to hear.”

The display also incorporated the Media Center’s monthly trivia question: How many symphonies did Beethoven write? The winner of this trivia drawing will receive a $10 iTunes gift card.