Practicing self-isolation and social distancing during this time is an important and powerful way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the coronavirus and helpful resources, please click here. Since most of us are spending more time at home, we wanted to share some free cultural resources available online! We like to call this, “Couch Culture” because you can tour a museum or hear a concert without ever leaving your couch! Feel free to comment with some other “Couch Culture” resources that you want to share.
Take virtual tours of historical buildings from the comfort of your home!
- Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA
- Buckingham Palace, London, England
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
- Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
- Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY
- Storyline Online has a robust library of books read by actors.
- Overdrive can be used to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks with your library card.
- Hoopla is another library resource that can be accessed with your library card. Listen to audiobooks, read ebooks with Hoopla.
- Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
- American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
- British Museum, London, England
- Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
- Google Arts & Culture has so much to explore!
- The Metropolitan Opera is streaming live every evening during the corona virus closure.
- Yo-Yo Ma performs songs of comfort.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda shares a song that was cut from Hamilton and has never before been released.
- ACT of CT and The Ridgefield Playhouse go live! Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m.
- Broadway HD offers a seven-day free trial where you can access hundreds of productions. Please be aware that this is only a seven-day free trial and if you do not cancel the subscription, you will be charged a fee. The library is not responsible for paying any fees accrued.
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