Virtual programs and activities by interest A-Z
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Draw at home with Captain Underpants and Dog Man author Dav Pilkey! Dav Pilkey at Home, a collaboration between the author, the Library of Congress, and Scholastic.
Draw Everyday with author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Free art, cartooning, and writing lessons every weekday at 2pm.
Kestrel Land Trust is offering free webinars about open space and land protection.
Local resident Rema Boscov was scheduled to offer a program at the library on Sunday, April 5, entitled Saved by Soil: Presentation & Discussion. Because the library is closed, Rema is sharing the content of that presentation here.
Dvora Eisenstein is offering qigong online. Mondays, 10:30-11:30, with social time 11:30-12:00. Please feel free to join anytime. This practice is suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. If you are able to stay for 'social' time, Dvora invites you to make it about connection, sharing of resources, asking questions of one another, expressing feelings and whatever else is wanted and needed. If more comfortable for you, you are welcome to participate as an observer and enjoy the feeling of being among friends. Please log in anytime after 10:15 and it's fine to be late. Log in information: https://zoom.us/j/
Fitness videos for kids and adults free from the YMCA
The Mass Aggie Seed Library at UMass Amherst has provided us with this lovely little video about their seed and gardening collection. Watch the video (it's under 2 minutes) to find out how to request seeds from the Mass Aggie Seed Library!
Massachusetts Libraries Online
The Mass Board of Library Commissioners has gathered all virtual events offered by Massachusetts libraries into one online calendar!
Springfield Symphony Orchestra offersengaging videos from SSO musicians, youth orchestra musicians, members of the SSO staff, and more. There will be music and talk of instruments, composers and pieces — something different each week.
Nature and Outdoors
The Hitchcock Center in Amherst, MA, has a range of nature-related blogs, activities, and videos.
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: Based in Chatham, MA, this organization is regularly releasing story time videos, crafts, and activities related to sharks and marine life. Visit their Facebook page or YouTube channel for videos.
Heidi Stemple (children's book author) reads from her book Counting Birds (and other books) on her YouTube channel.
Storyline Online Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.