Social Distancing activities to keep you sane

Who knew staying home 24/7 could be so difficult? As the days droll on, it can feel like your sanity is starting to slip away... Thankfully, these days there's plenty of ways to explore the world from the comfort of your home. On this page you'll find great online resources – from library resources, like ebooks and skills courses, to exploring the world with virtual tours to museums, parks, and landmarks. Scroll all the way down to see activities that are scheduled live throughout the day!

Reading & Entertainment

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Learning & Research Activities

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Art Activities

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Virtual Tours

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 Exercise

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Live Activities

Most are scheduled on weekdays only, but many have archives on their site - so click away!

Shakespeare Sonnets | Watch Captain Picard read Shakespeare.Live Virtual Concerts | Live NPR audio and video streams categorized by genre.Social Distancing Festival | Live-streamed art events from all over the world.Movie Talks | Feed your inner nerd with talks about your favorite movies.Metropolitan Opera | Nightly opera streams from Met Opera every night @ 7:30pm.Berlin Philharmonic | Listen from home, live or on demand.

 

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