Want to Try Listening to Podcasts but You Don’t Know Where to Start?

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours and educational experiences.

Library Director Shannon’s favorite podcast currently is Hidden Brain–a podcast that explores psychology and sociology in an intriguing way. If you’re curious, go and check it out–there are many episodes to choose from and each one gives a glimpse into human behavior.

Students of History: Holocaust Museum Online Exhibits

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours and educational experiences.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a number of educational and thought-provoking online exhibits. The content is not for the faint of heart, use discretion when viewing with children, and ideally preview all content (on any site) before setting children loose to consume what the internet offers.

If you would like to learn about the propaganda, the United States during the time, hidden children, the role neighbors played, or any of a variety of related topics, this site is for you (and Shannon, who is completing her MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, highly recommends it).

Learn a Little About Basic Computer Coding

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours and educational experiences.

Are you or your child or grandchild curious about basic computer coding? Do a free one hour tutorial on how to code using a variety of different techniques by going to this link at Hour of Code Activities.

If a Visit to Bryce Sounds Nice, Check Out This Virtual Tour

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours.

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is known for its beauty, but perhaps it hasn’t topped any of your

travel plans to date. If that’s the case, you can still explore some of its natural wonder from the comfort of your home. This virtual tour will share some of the highlights of the park. Check out the famous rock formations, take a virtual horse ride, and peer out at the night sky, too.

Tour Versailles–From Home

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, live camera experiences at zoos, and online story times.

You can tour the Palace of Versailles virtually now, and in two different ways! Here is a link to the “first aerial view” of the palace–an intriguing painting that has notes along with it. If that’s not enough for you, Google again offers us a tantalizing glimpse inside the baroque palace. Enjoy the splendor and decadence that led, in part, to the rise of a much different France after a few people lost their heads over political disagreements…

Want to “Chill” Virtually–Tour Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours.

Lots of people have a trip to Alaska on their “Bucket List,” and many talk about the difficulty of saving up for such an excursion. But did you know you can go there now, without even leaving your home? That’s right, you can! Check out the splendor of fjords and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska–all from the comfort of your couch thanks to this site.

Tour the Sistine Chapel–From Home

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, live camera experiences at zoos, and online story times.

Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of visiting the Sistine Chapel, but the time off from work to get there, and the money you’d have to have to do the trip right can seem like impossible barriers. However, thanks to modern technology, you can take this tour and see the beauty of one of the world’s most famous churches virtually.

Wishing Things Were Going More Swimmingly? Check Out the Georgia Aquarium’s Live Cameras!

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, live camera feeds at zoos, and online story times.

The Georgia Aquarium has live cameras featuring otters, penguins, puffins, jellyfish, and all sorts of aquatic life in-between. You can find the main site here and then choose who to observe.

Heat Things Up with a Virtual Tour of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours.

The calendar may claim that spring’s here, but maybe you’d like to tour one of the most unique locations in the world–in Hawai’i! This virtual tour will take you into the Nahuku Lava Tube–which seems like a different world.

Feel Like Your Place is a Zoo Right Now? Check Out the Live Cameras at the San Diego Zoo!

As part of our commitment to the continuance of public education and entertainment during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing online story times, virtual tours, and educational live camera experiences at zoos.

The San Diego Zoo has live cameras recording the lives and antics of everything from apes and elephants to polar bears and tigers. Pop on over to this site to choose who you’d like to observe!