Recreational Sites for Adults

Here is a librarian’s list of wonderful activities and culture you can enjoy from home while we’re all at home!

Cooking

Recipes from our Librarians

Watch Julia Child Video and Episodes | Julia Child | PBS Food
Watch Julia Child video not previously available for free online from The French Chef, Cooking with Master Chefs, and other classic Julia moments on PBS.

Simply Recipes
From scratch cooking recipes that you will love.

Crafting and Arts

Crafts for Adults from our Librarians

Color Museum Collections - Coloring Pages
From February 3-7, 2020, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Please download, print, and share your favorites!

10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online
The world of MOOCs (short for “massive open online courses”) is a booming one, featuring more than 10,000 online courses listed by 800 different universities. Many are free, and even more are self-paced—allowing you to take classes at your own convenience—meaning it’s never been easier to go back to school. And there are plenty of enticing offerings when it comes to the visual arts.

diyphotography.net
NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

openculture.com
Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums | Open Culture

Entertainment

Watch at Home: Oscar Winner Recap

To help get you through isolation, we’ll be hand-picking excellent films that are available to watch from the comfort of your home. Read ahead for our take on the films, related titles and hidden…

globeplayer.tv
Globe Player | Shakespeare's Globe

berliner-philharmoniker.de
The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone | Berliner Philharmoniker
Perhaps the greatest orchestra in the world!

Exercise and Movement

Essentrics
Free short exercise videos from the author of "Aging Backwards".

Learning

curiositystream.com
Watch award-winning science, technology, history and nature documentaries, worldwide, on-demand and available on multiple devices.

coursera.org
FREE course online from Yale University “The Science of Well-Being.” The most popular course in Yale’s history, this online version of her course created by Professor Laurie Santos is now available free online at home! In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.

freecodecamp.org
Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free.

Meditation and Relaxation

Videos from our Librarians

Morning MeditOcean — A Guided Meditation with the Moon Jellies from the Monterey Aquarium
Morning MeditOceans — Guided meditations with critters, fabulous and so relaxing.

gretchenrubin.com
10 tips for staying calm during these times from Gretchen Rubin (author of the popular best seller The Happiness Project)

Nature and Wildlife

citybeat.com
Cincinnati Zoo Offering Digital Safaris During Coronavirus Closure

LIVE Animal Cam - Bear - Deer - Boar - Fox - Wolf - Birds - Wildlife - Transylvania, Romania, Europe

For those preparing for the return of our neotropical migrants from the Tropics now in Spring!
Welcome to the best bird song learning system on the planet! Enter the world of birds.