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Check out our great digital content!
Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, and graphic novels from OverDrive, RBdigital, and Cloud Library, and check out Tumble Book Library for kids. We have just added a streaming movie service for Chatham cardholders – check out Kanopy for streaming thoughtful entertainment!
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We are excited to introduce Creativebug! Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists to help you nurture your creative side. By signing up for Creativebug you will enjoy unlimited access to classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more. Watch anytime, anywhere and since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!
Questions or issues? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Tumblebooks is expanding all of their services free of charge. In addition to our current subscription, MAIN patrons will now also be able to enjoy through 8/31:
We are excited to announce a new digital offering for all of our patrons. hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!
You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting! Click here to create an account – Issues? Email email@example.com
To access Kanopy Kids on the computer, click on the image, sign into your Kanopy account, and click GO TO KANOPY KIDS in the black bar at the top of the page. Need help accessing it from an app? Click here for Kanopy Kids FAQs
Reference services are available to you by email … just send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Metropolitan Opera – The Met has launched “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. All streams will begin at 7:30 pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.
The Berliner Philharmoniker – The Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus. But the orchestra will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge.
Museum of the City of New York – The Museum is temporarily closed, but we’re still committed to sharing New York stories. There are many ways you can stay engaged with us during this time. Find us on social media at @MuseumofCityNY, catch up on videos from our latest Programs or our #MuseumFromHome series, explore the Museum’s online exhibitions and extensive Collection and read about New York history on our blog, Stories. Museum administration will continue to monitor the situation and update the website and social media regarding our plans to re-open.
American Museum of Natural History – Although the museum is temporarily closed and onsite programs and access have been suspended, the Museum is continuing to provide online programs and online access. Click here for details!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – Thanks to a partnership with Google Arts & Culture, you can access many of the Museum’s historical spaces, artifacts and archives for free. Virtually explore the Museum’s most intriguing spaces, including the aircraft carrier Intrepid, submarine Growler, the Concorde and the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Click here to virtually visit the Museum.
The Frick Collection – The Museum and Library are closed, but you can enjoy the Frick’s celebrated Virtual Tour from home.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Art has the power to connect, to heal, and to build communities. While The Met has temporarily closed its doors to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we remain committed to our mission to inspire knowledge, creativity, and ideas, even while our visitors are hunkering down at home.
The National World War II Museum – While our exhibits are now closed, our work must continue. We have an important responsibility to provide historical insights on the challenges we’re all facing today. Through the inspiring stories of the WWII generation, we can help others understand how Americans once before responded to sudden, drastic changes to society and the economy; how manufacturers retooled production to meet the country’s new demands; and how citizens of all ages put aside their differences to make personal sacrifices to help protect the wellbeing of others. Click here to read more and see what the museum is offering.
New York Botanical Garden – During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration more than ever. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, our virtual gates are wide open. Let’s stay connected with NYBG at Home, our new content hub featuring videos, plant guides, virtual events, recipes for kids, and so much more. As spring unfolds, we will bring you the brightness and color of the season, a reminder of how the natural world brings us joy.