Adult Online Resources

Greetings to our Patrons from the Adult Librarians @ the Mamaroneck Public Library,
Reference Staff at Mamaroneck Library believes that keeping our Mamaroneck Community members healthy and safe is our highest priority! We also believe that keeping people active and engaged is very much a part of what libraries do best. We have compiled a list of free virtual learning tools, activity sites, and online resources for all to enjoy. Have fun!
Learning Resources:
Visit the Westchester Library System Learning Resources Page for a comprehensive list of free and quality resources for learners of all ages!
Working remotely? Get best practices tips from Lynda.com:
Remote Work Foundations                               

National Geographic’s expertise in factual, science-based global storytelling, and our authentic, on-the-ground photojournalism and reporting, is highlighted in our coverage of COVID-19. Today, we are providing that content without charge. Through this public service, you’ll find everything from authoritative pieces about the origins of this zoonotic disease, which spread from animals to humans, to practical ways for families and children to cope with the daily challenges we are all facing because of it. You can view all these stories in a designated digital hub.

The speed with which the coronavirus pandemic has entered our lives is unnerving. Despite that, across National Geographic’s platforms — whether print, digital, social, audio, or television—our staff and contributors are working hard to provide an accurate framework that can help us understand the issues, showcase documentary photography about what is happening, and offer credible, actionable information that empowers our readers to make informed choices about how to protect themselves and their loved ones.

 

Additional Resources:
Barron’s Podcasts
Free online courses:
Books and Audiobooks:
Visit the Westchester Library System Listen Read and Watch Page for free e-books and e-audiobooks for all ages.
Activity Resources:
Exercises for you and your dog

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/canine-cavaletti-at-home-exercises-for-your-dog/ 

Free cartooning classes for all ages
Free printable adult coloring pages
Upcycling craft projects
Make it Yourself
Virtual Visits:
Google Arts and Culture – over 500 free virtual museums, virtual reality tours and more
https://artsandculture.google.com/

 

Virtual tour of the Smithsonian
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

 

Virtual Field Trips

 

Games and Puzzles:

 

Resources for your mind and body:
“Walk Your Way to Better Health” at Home
Meditation and Yoga classes:

https://www.corepoweryogaondemand.com/keep-up-your-practice?fbclid=IwAR3-T4eGvS1B7S2RKGV6tLoglWAobw3n6S4mYxPAq750ppu32BPxlzAZfuA   

Westchester County Hikes
Music:
Freegal is a downloadable music service that the Westchester Library System subscribes to. All Library Card holders receive five weekly downloads and three hours of music streaming per day.
Additional Resources:
Met Opera
Virtual Concerts:
The Boss

 

Artist Sharing live music free online:

 

Free vouchers from the Berlin Philharmonic for classical music concerts, interviews etc.
https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live

 

 

Seattle Symphony Orchestra Performances
https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattleSymphony  

 

Movies:
Visit the Westchester Library System Listen Read and Watch Page and Check out the wonderful free movie offerings for Library cardholders of all ages.  Hoopla and Kanopy offer feature films, documentaries, foreign films and more.

 

Additional Resources:
Free Ken Burns Film: Baseball (since baseball has been cancelled)
Newspapers and Magazines:
Visit the Westchester Library System Research Tools page to explore a number of free magazines, newspapers & Journals
Research Tools and Databases:
Visit the Westchester Library System Research Tools page to see a comprehensive guide to authoritative resources for all your research needs.  Areas of interest include:
Business Research

Health
Encyclopedias and Genealogy
Student Research
and
Health

COVID-19 Related

COVID Symptom Checker research app, CDC 

 

I Can Help flyer

 

New York State on PAUSE, Essential Services

 

Unemployment Insurance, New York State Dept. Labor   

Bookstore at the End of the World 

 

WorkLife with Adam Grant Podcast (interviews)

 

Bike New York

 

The Splendid Table Podcast (food)

 

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology

 

How to Knit, Tin Can Knits

 

Crossword (diverse puzzles, many free), New York Times

 

Must-See Concerts, WQXR

 

LeVar Burton Reads Podcast (short fiction)

 

The Written Word

Stephen Fry Narrates Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Book 1, Audible Stories. Free, multilingual

https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B017V54W6O?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-2-0

Art Books to Read while Social Distancing, Metropolitan Museum of Art blog

https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2020/ten-free-books-social-distancing

Contemporary Poetry: Poem-a-Day

https://poets.org/poem-a-day

Explore Nature, Celebrate Spring

Be a Citizen Scientist. eBird, NestWatch, and Other Projects, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

https://www.birds.cornell.edu/citizenscience/about-the-projects/

Spring Walk in the Magnolias, New York Botanical Garden, video

https://youtu.be/XXvPe8fnsh0

Nature by Design: Botanical Expressions, Cooper Hewitt, online exhibit

https://embed.culturalspot.org/embed/exhibit/jwJiMcUGRXZ2Jw?hl=en#

Passover Dessert, A Sweet and Savory Life blog    

https://asweetandsavorylife.com/recipe/passover-in-the-time-of-corona-a-simple-fun-passover-dessert-recipe/

Dye Easter Eggs Naturally, Whole Foods Market, video

https://youtu.be/7Q4ORS0ps0A

Creativity and Pastimes

Classes in Food, Fiber, Art at Bluprint, free through mid-April

https://www.mybluprint.com/

Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures, Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5079

Coloring Pages

Pretty Prints, https://www.prettyprintsworks.com/freegoodie

Coloring Nature, https://www.coloringnature.org/

How to Play Cards, Bicycle

https://bicyclecards.com/

Find the Right Journaling Style, Real Simple

https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/joys-of-journaling

 

Poetry for an Uncertain Time –

 

The Guardian 4/12/20 – Poem Constructed from Emails Received During Quarantine Goes Viral (contains links to poems)

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/12/poem-constructed-from-emails-during-quarantine-goes-viral

 

Oprah 3/19/20 – And the People Stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara, 2020, and Interview

https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a31747557/and-the-people-stayed-home-poem-kitty-omeara-interview/

 

Academy of American Poets 2020 – Social Distancing by Juan Felipe Herrera, 2020

https://poets.org/poem/social-distancing

 

Bill Moyers 2020 – Poetry for a Pandemic

https://billmoyers.com/spotlight/poetry-for-the-pandemic/

 

The Atlantic 2017 – Readers’ Favorite Poems on Hard Times

https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/04/your-favorite-poems-on-hard-times/523191/

 

Poetry Society of America 2020 – Reading in the Dark: Poets Reflect on the Poems They Return to in Difficult Times

https://poetrysociety.org/features/readinginthedark

 

Academy of American Poets 2016 – Poems for Times of Turmoil

https://poets.org/text/poems-times-turmoil

 

Academy of American Poets 1999 – Life Lines

https://poets.org/text/life-lines