The Lowdown

Advent Awaits: Planning for Christmas at your church? Laura and Robert J. Keeley’s new play for children, God With Us, gets everyone involved in the story. (Faith Alive)

Casual Reading: Adult Rowling readers must wait no longer; September heralds the arrival of J.K. Rowling’s new novel, The Casual Vacancy. (Little, Brown)

Sophomore Sons: Upstart folk rockers Mumford and Sons scored big with their first album, Sigh No More. Their second album, Babel, is due out this month. (Glass Note)

Score! At http://www.noteflight.com, you can compose, share, collaborate on, and print your own music; lots of other options are available as well.