Ready For It? Prep for The Eras Tour at the Library

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

The Best Day(s) are finally here! Call It What You Want but we’re calling Taylor Swift’s two-day visit in Swiftinnati one of the biggest concerts of the year. As all Swifties know, It’s Nice To Have A Friend, and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library is yours for all your pre-concert needs. Long Story Short, Dear Reader, when you think of going to The Eras Tour, I hope you’ll think of the Library.

Stream All of Taylor Swift’s Albums

From her debut “Taylor Swift” album to her latest record “Midnights,” all 12 of her albums are available to stream for free with a library card on Hoopla.

Stream: Taylor Swift | Fearless (Taylor's Version) | Speak Now | Red (Taylor's Version) | 1989 | Reputation | Lover | Folklore | Evermore | Midnights

Want to practice singing along ahead of the show? There are loads of karaoke versions available to stream for free, too!

Commemorate the Concert

Visit the Downtown Main Library’s MakerSpace to use the Photography/Video Station, complete with a green screen, Canon Rebel DSLR cameras, and high-quality studio lights to take a group photo on your way to the concert. Need inspiration to get even more creative?

Check out some of our favorite Taylor Swift albums we recreated in the Library, with additional editing on a MakerSpace Digital Creation Station with the complete Adobe Creative Suite:

Craft Concert Accessories and Outfits

Create and accessorize your own outfit (including short skirts and/or t-shirts) using sewing machines available at select library locations.

Learn how to embroider your favorite quotes, icons, and more onto your outfit with this video tutorial on Creativebug, available for free with your library card.

Take your outfit to the next level with custom buttons! Design your own using the library’s free public computers, then create buttons in a variety of sizes using button makers.

Learn How to Play Taylor's Greatest Hits

Play hits from “Midnights,” “1989,” “Red,” and more by borrowing print music with your library card!

Attend a Pre-Concert Concert

Heading to Friday’s show? Stop by the Downtown Main Library, 12-1 p.m. for a Final Fridays with Fritz concert! Listen to the work of spoken-word savant and avant-pop wunderkind Laurie Anderson, from her early breakthrough radio hits through her numerous blends of poetry, theater and performance art. Find more details on the events section of our website.

What's your favorite Taylor Swift song? Let us know in the comments below!