As we are unable to offer in-person events during this COVID-19 pandemic, we hope you will be able to take advantage of these online events and activities offered by other libraries and organizations throughout the country. Keep scrolling below to see full details and links.
Children's Events (Ages 0-9ish) Read Alouds with Sheldon Elementary School - Weekdays Join the Facebook group Sheldon Reads to listen to teachers from Sheldon Elementary School read picture books and chapter books. A fun way to connect with teachers while school is closed! Miximal Mondays with Ben Clanton - Mondays 9AM-9:30AM Draw LIVE with Clanton, creator of Narwhal & Jellyfish. Live videos will be posted on on Instagram. Recorded videos will be available at www.benclanton.com afterward. Read Alouds with Actor LeVar Burton - Mondays 9AM Join actor LeVar Burton as he reads aloud from children's books on his Twitter. At Home Music for Sprouts - Weekdays 10AM-10:30AM Join Vermont musicians weekday mornings at 10:00 for sing-along favorites! Local favorites Miss Emma and Mister Chris will take turns sharing musical fun LIVE on the Music for Sprouts Facebook page. Science & Stories Online with ECHO – Wednesdays 11AM Join Elizabeth, ECHO's Youth Programs Manager, for a new Science and Stories! Elizabeth will read a different book each week focused on the seasons and exploring the world around us. Every story is followed up with hands-on activities you can do at home! Families can check Echo’s Facebook page every week, go to their YouTube page, or their new Science and Stories web page. QuaranTime Science with Mom & Math Dad - Weekdays 11PM-1PM Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine. Each show will feature a science lesson, math activities, interactive games, and stories. Watch live or view a recording at their Youtube page. Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Weekdays 1PM-1:30PM Join the Kennedy Center's first ever artist-in-residence, Mo Willems, for a daily dose of doodling fun. Willems, creator of such beloved characters as Elephant & Piggie and the Pigeon, will broadcast live from his home studio, weekdays at 1:00 pm. Click here to view the livestream. All videos can be viewed on the Kennedy Center's YouTube page. Singalong @ Home with Emily Arrow - Weekdays 1PM-2PM Join children's songwriter and author Emily Arrow Monday - Friday at 1pm ET for moments of music, stories, and mindfulness for all ages. Tune in live or watch later at YouTube.com/EmilyArrow. Draw Everyday with JJK: Webcasts for Young Artists - Weekdays 2PM - 2:30PM Treat yourself to a daily drawing lesson with children's author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the graphic memoir "Hey, Kiddo!", the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, and the Punk Farm picture books. JJK will broadcast live from his YouTube channel every weekday at 2:00 pm EDT, for 15-30 minutes. Click here for drawing fun! Archived lessons can also be found on JJK's YouTube channel. Distance Learning Social with VT 4-H Mondays & Thursdays 3-3:30 (Ages 8+) Join Vermont 4-H and UVM Extension each week on Mondays at 3PM as long as schools are closed. Each week a different topic in science, healthy living, and civic engagement will be introduced alongside fun take home challenges. We will meet back up on Thursdays at 3PM to share our findings. Stay tuned as we post more topics. Open to all youth ages 8+. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/registration_distancelearningsocial.
Teen Events (Ages 10+) Writing Class with Author Kelly Yang - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3PM New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is hosting a writing classes for teens on her Instagram Live @kellyyanghk. Young Adult Books Read Alouds with Actor LeVar Burton - Wednesdays 3PM Join actor LeVar Burton as he reads aloud from YA books on his Twitter. Draw Everyday with JJK: Webcasts for Young Artists - Weekdays 2PM - 2:30PM Treat yourself to a daily drawing lesson with children's author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the graphic memoir "Hey, Kiddo!", the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, and the Punk Farm picture books. JJK will broadcast live from his YouTube channel every weekday at 2:00 pm EDT, for 15-30 minutes. Click here for drawing fun! Archived lessons can also be found on JJK's YouTube channel. Read Alouds and Activities with Author Jacqueline West Jacqueline West is sharing videos of herself reading aloud from her books and sharing related writing prompts/activities. You can find them on her website jacquelinewest.com. Art Lessons with Kijsa - Weekdays 1PM Join Kijsa on the Make Facebook page for some incredible art lessons!
All Age Events & Activities Harry Potter At Home Hub "A free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, articles, and much more, that will help you bring the magic of the wizarding world into your home at this difficult time - as well as keep you all occupied for hours. " The site can be found at https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home. Live Animal Demonstrations with the Children's Museum - Daily 12PM Stop by the Children’s Museum’s Facebook page for live animal demonstrations. They will also share online content that includes experiments to do at home, updates on their animals, and books and stories to share. Home Safari with the Cincinnati Zoo - Weekdays 3PM-3:30PM Join the Cincinnati Zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. To watch our live videos just go to the Cincinnati Zoo Facebook page and scroll down. It will appear like the most recent post on our feed. You will not be able to see the videos from this event page. Once the live video has ended the video will remain on our Facebook page so you can watch later if you can't make it during the live session. Don’t have access to social media? No worries! All videos will be posted on our website and to our YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends. The at-home activities will all be posted to this webpage - http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
Adult Events & Classes Art Lessons with Kijsa - Weekdays 1PM Join Kijsa on the Make Facebook page for some incredible art lessons! Adult Books Read Alouds with Actor LeVar Burton - Fridays 6PM Join actor LeVar Burton as he reads aloud from adult books on his Twitter. Museum of Modern Art – Free Classes The Museum of Modern Art offers a podcast tour of their collection and allows people to visit it online. They also offer courses where you'll be able to hear directly from curators, artists and designers, and take a closer look at the works featured in MoMA's collection and exhibitions. You can enroll in the program anytime and complete it at your own pace. You can register for all of the offerings now at Coursera. Nikon School - Free Classes Now through April 30th, all 10 classes available at the Nikon School can be streamed for free. The classes are normally priced anywhere between $15 to $50 each. Each class is taught by a professional photographer and provides in-depth lessons to help you get better at taking photos. Some courses cover Nikon-specific products, but many of them teach you the fundamentals of photography, such as a course that teaches you how to photograph your children or pets or the basics of making a music video. So even if you don’t own a Nikon camera, many of these classes might still be worth a watch.If you’re interested in streaming the courses, you can do so by going to Nikon’s official website. You will need to sign up by entering your name and email address before you can view the classes, but you can opt out of receiving marketing emails. The Art Sherpa Tutorials Live streamed easy acrylic step-by-step painting tutorials for beginning artists and relaxing art and music experience videos to help de-stress. Join Art Sherpa at her Youtube page.