Digital Fun for Physical Distancing

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Some week, huh? Oh wait… it’s only Tuesday…? The library staff has collaborated to make a list of fun and helpful resources in case you get bored during your time social distancing. We have links to free content available for everyone. No subscriptions needed! Take a look at the sites we have put together for y’all:

Educational/Cultural/ Just Darn FUN Online Resources

12 virtual famous museum tours

A listicle with 12 museum websites that feature virtual tours and exhibits. Check out the British Museum’s tour!

Michigan State Celebrity Lecture Series

An archive of lectures given by famous writers and individuals such as Maya Angelou, Kurt Vonnegut, Amy Tan, and others.

Digital Frida Kahlo Exhibit

A multimedia approach to represent Kahlo, her art, her words, and her legacy.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum Virtual Tour

Virtual tour of the FDR library’s permanent exhibitions located in Hyde Park, NY.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Virtual Audio Tour

Virtual Tour of Jimmy Carter’s childhood farm, home, and local buildings narrated by Pres. Carter himself.

Popcornflix

Free online streaming site that has free TV shows and movies to watch without a subscription.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Russian.

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

10-20 minute long concerts by famous artists such as Mac Miller, Rex Orange County, Harry Styles, Tyler, the Creator, and others.

This American Life podcast

A radio show that has been airing nonfiction stories about American lives for the past 25 years. Their entire backlog is available on their website.

Library EZones

Rhode Island Libraries Overdrive

The digital library available to all who have an RI library card.

Boston Public Library Overdrive

The digital library available to all who have a MA library card.

Hartford Public Library Online

The digital library available to all who have an CT library card.

Open Library

Online library with books available to check out. Make a free account and get reading!

New York Public Library Digital Resources

This link leads to the digital library for those with a NY library card, as well as their digital archives accessible for all.

Courses

Free Online University Art Classes

Online art classes offered by well known universities for free. Go on and pick a course and start!

Free Coding Camp

Free online coding classes from Ivy League institutions.

Mango Languages