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We need to curb our movement and gatherings right now, but there are no limits on our brains! Below is a list of online resources that promote creativity, community and more. We're adding more regularly, but please also share your ideas on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.


A Public Place
Read and discuss War and Peace by Tolstoy in a virtual book club with Yiyun Li.

Bread Ahead Bakery
Daily baking tutorials.

Discover world history, culture and ideas with today's leading experts.

Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting
Let your creative side explode with over 400 full episodes of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross.

COVID-19 Trans/Queer Relief Form

Descanso Gardens at Home
Get a breath of fresh air and enjoy a virtual walk through the Descanso Gardens located in La Canada Flintridge. Also, enjoy tutorials of floral arranging and more!

Providing a virtual window to the world viewers can freely explore the globe from unparalleled vantage points.
Live cameras on a variety of topics including wild animals, pet rescues/adoptions, bodies of water and more.

Getty Online
It’s the perfect time to expand your knowledge of art history by learning about Michelangelo and his creative process in creating his masterpieces, and explore other art and exhibitions at the Getty Museum online.

Google Arts and Culture
Content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives that have partnered with Google Cultural Institute.

Grab the Mic
The Library of Congress presents Jason Reynolds as he inspires young writers to put their creative imaginations to work. Jason gives creative advice on how to get a story started and ideas on how to be a successful writer.

How to Play the Ukulele
Ukulele lessons for beginners.

Kennedy Center Digital Stage
Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond.

Kennedy Center Arts Education Online
Resources for artists, educators and students.

Old Faithful Cam
Live camera on Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park. 

Metropolitan Opera 
The Metropolitan Opera is offering "Nightly Met Opera Streams."

NASA Digital Library
NASA image and video library.

Live breathtaking views of Earth from the International Space Station.

National Theatre
Free full length plays every Thursday!

National Emergency Library
A collection of books from the internet archive, that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship and intellectual stimulation. 

Penguin Random House Virtual Events
A compilation of virtual book events, author Q & A's and much more!

Advocacy and services for LGBT elders.

Take a Deep Breath
Hand picked content to support your mental and emotional wellness.

The 2020 Tournament of Books
A month long battle royale among the year's best novels.


450 Manga Volumes Released Online Free
Free access to Manga volumes online.

Chem Matters
High school level chemistry papers and resources.

Coding for kids and teens.

COVID-19 Trans\Queer Relief Form

AP subjects for high school students.

Educational resources for middle school to college.

New York Times Writing Prompts
Students can respond to daily writing prompts inspired by the New York Times.

Quaran-Teen Weekly Webcast with Rex Ogle
Rex Ogle is offering a real time webcast about our real world predicament and will read a new chapter every week.

Seneca Learning
A variety of subjects high schoolers can choose from.

Sight Reading Factory
Sight reading and sight singing exercises for music learners.

TED Talks
A playlist of videos on overcoming the struggle of mental health.

The Coronavirus: What Trans People Need to Know


"A Book A Day" with Oliver Jeffers
Join children's author Oliver Jeffers as he reads one of his picture books everyday. 

Art for Kids Hub
Art lessons for kids including how to draw, paint and make origami.

Aquarium of the Pacific Aquarium Webcams
Get a live look at the penguin habitat, shark lagoon, sea jellies, tropical reef, and  Honda blue cavern.

Audible is offering free streaming for kids. Kids will have access to an incredible collection of stories including titles across 6 different languages.

Bill Nye Experiments
Experiments you can try at home.

Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis: Keeping Our Kids Curious and Creative

Explore Dogs
Live stream of puppies and dogs at home.

Discovery Education
Virtual field trips for kids.

Draw Everyday with JJK
Draw everyday with author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Free educational games for kids Pre K- 8th grade.

GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. 

Grace Lin: Listen to Grace Read and Draw
Join author Grace Lin and listen to her read as well as draw with her.

Harper Collins
Create your own storytime with charming books and activity sheets for kids!

Kenya-Tsavo East National Park Live Cam
Watch savanna animals that live in the Kenya-Tsavo East National Park.

Los Angeles Public Library
Storytime with the Los Angles Public Library.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Children's author Mo Willems invites you to his studio for an art lesson.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
Be delighted by the antics of the sea otters or mellow out with the jellyfish. Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are. 

National Geographic Kids
Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography along with fun competitions, games and more.

New York Public Library
Storytime with the New York Public Library.

Oregon Coast Aquarium Live Cams
Get a live look at otters, sharks and seabirds.

PBS At-Home Learning
Expand learning and family engagement with free educational resources.

PBS Kids Newsletter
Activities and tips you can use to play and learn at home with your children.

Raina Telgemeier Book Discussion
Discuss Raina Telgemeier's book Smile.

Music based Spanish learning.

San Bruno Public Library
Storytime with the San Bruno Public Library.

San Diego Zoo
Watch the San Diego Zoo's live cams and see what your favorite animal is up to.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

Spanish Experiment
Well known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English. 

STEAM Powered Family
A focus on STEAM and STEM activities, experiments, and positive children's mental health practices.

Storyline Online
Celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Stuck at Home Science
The California Science Center has put together activities for families using household supplies.

Typing Club
Teaches kids touch typing.

Vancouver Aquarium
Get a live look at otters, spotted jellies, penguins and sea otters.