We’re compiling a list of some things to do while you’re at home social-distancing.
4/7/2020 – Just feel like a day at the beach? Check out the live cams at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. MonterreyBayLiveCams
4/6/2020 – Know what is REALLY something to see right now? Venus…in the western sky. It is huge and startlingly bright! Nor is that the only object to gaze upon. Get out. Look up. EarthSky star link. PBS Stargazers. NASA Sky Blog
4/3/2020 – Just really, really feel like getting out and listening to some live music? Well…you CAN stay in and listen to music recorded live in Austin as Austin City Limits opens up its archive so you can stream current concerts as well as those from recent years. Roslia? Billie Eilish? Yep. Steve Earle & the Dukes, Gary Clark, Jr., Willlie Nelson, Khalid? The Austin City Limits stage has long showcased fine performers across genres and age demographics. Austin City Limits
4/1/2020 – Arrrrrgh! Does Libby (or Overdrive) have you on hold for everything and you just need something to read? Consider checking in with Google Books which has many classic titles available for you to read online right now! Google Books
3/30/2020 – So, ready to go somewhere, ANYwhere but here? Follow this link to a Washington Post article that, itself, offers links to a dozen virtual tours of fabulous places you WILL want to visit…like the Vatican Museum or the Guggenheim, the San Diego Zoo, or, how about Yellowstone or Yosemite National Parks? Wander around and take all the time you want to look at whatever you want! WAPO Virtual Tours During Pandemic
3/27/2020 – With the birds returning and spring seemingly very much on the way, this would be a great time to take up nature journaling! This resource can show you how. Free download available. How to Teach Nature Journaling
3/26/2020-Like to color? Here’s a link to coloring books/coloring pages from 113 museums worldwide! Don’t just send the kids here, though, thinking they’ll find something fun to color. Some of these collections, well, an adult should definitely preview! Pretty cool stuff, though! And free! #ColorOurCollections
Link to article about the coloring pages: OPEN CULTURE Coloring Pages
3/24/2020- Kinda wish you had somebody to read books to your kids? Check this link to free audio read-alouds, over 100 titles! Free video read-alouds
3/20/2020- Did you know that the NFL is offering free access to their library of Game Replays and other archives through May 31, 2020? Yep! It’s true! Everything from 2009 to the present is available for your viewing pleasure. Granted, for some of us it’s all about THE PACK, but, all teams are included.