Fun & Free for Adults

Bored at home?  Try these and learn something new.

Please note that some of these resources may be ad-supported or contain extra paid content, but all have free utilities.

 

Virtual Events

Penguin Random House is compiling the virtual book events, author Q&A’s and more each week. The page will be updated daily. Even if you miss an event streaming live, please check back here and watch the recordings.

The Metropolitan Opera

Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website.

The Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum at home! celebrate 150 years of art, community, and ideas.

Storm King Art Center

Storm King collects, exhibits, and conserves modern and contemporary art—from large-scale sculpture situated in Storm King’s expansive landscape, to site-specific earthworks, to related drawings and photographs—to create a dynamic and unique place to explore art in nature.
The artworks in this section represent a selection from Storm King's permanent collection as well as long-term loans. Click here to search by artwork, or here to search by artist name.

Visit a Museum

Now, you get “go to the museum” and never have to leave your couch.

Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science. 

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks

Visit amazing place around the United States. Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Museum offers a wide selection of online resources about the Holocaust and other genocides and mass atrocities. These tools provide a variety of ways to learn and teach about this important history—whether for research, individual, or classroom use

 

Take a Tour of a Library

Some of the most beautiful architecture in the world is found in libraries—which ensure that everyone in their communities can enjoy their amazing spaces. And even if you can’t visit a particular library in person, you may be able to explore its highlights virtually online.

COVID-19 Time Capsule

This time capsule design was created and is supplied for free by LONG Creations.

May is Older Americans Month

Check out this book list. Need help finding more resources? Let us know we are happy to help!

May is Jewish American Heritage Month

Check out this book list. Need help finding more resources? Let us know we are happy to help!

June is Pride Month

Check out his book list. Need help finding more resources? Let us know we are happy to help!

Anti-Racism Reading List

A few book recommendations to help us understand the times. If you need more help finding books, audiobooks, or resources, let us know.

National Museum of African American History & Culture

June 19th is known at Juneteenth. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

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