For Adults

The Library offers many virtual resources for adults, including e-books, audiobooks, virtual classes, streaming movies, and much more.

Click on one of the categories below to explore all that we have to offer.

Websites & Online Activities for Adults

Health & Wellness

  • Senior Planet - Senior Planet offers free online classes for seniors. Friday, they have a weekly stretch and meditation virtual class.

  • YMCA - YMCA wants to make sure people stuck at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak can still get the exercise they need. No membership is needed to access the classes.

  • DoYogaWithMe.com - Free online yoga classes for all ages and levels. You can search for classes by class level, length, type, and yoga teacher. They have specific classes for the elderly, pregnant, children, etc. The basic level of website use is always free. During the corona virus outbreak, the premium level is also free for 2 months, explained here

  • Planet Fitness - Planet Fitness “Home Work-Ins" are 30 minute workouts that stream daily at 6 p.m. CT. Previous videos are available to stream as well.

  • Blink Fitness - Facebook Live virtual workouts weekdays at 7 a.m. ET. They will also give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions in the comments.

  • Orangetheory Fitness - Daily at-home workouts on the gym’s YouTube channel. Workouts don’t require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.

Entertainment

  • Free Live Concerts - Artists are staying connected with fans by sharing live music for free online, from raw performances in their bedrooms while self-isolating to full-fledged concerts.

  • Free Football Game Streaming (2009-2019) - The National Football League made NFL Game Pass, its archive of games from 2009 through 2019, free for all users in the United States until May 31. Worldwide users, outside of China and Canada, will be able to access the service until July 31. All you need to do is create an account at NFL.com/GamePass.

  • National Film Board of Canada - The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) website offers thousands of short- and feature-length films for free. From animation, and documentary to fiction, there’s a little something for everyone, for free, on their site.

  • Free Japanese Art Exhibition - Japanese art magazine Bijutsutecho has created an 'online viewing art gallery' called Oil by Bijutsutecho. It can be accessed for free without any registration from anywhere in the world. There will be a total of 700 artworks on display, sourced from over 50 galleries in Japan, including Tokyo's hpgrp Gallery, Misako & Rosen and Tomio Koyama Gallery.

  • Vatican Virtual Tour - Seven tours are available: the Sistine Chapel, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the New Wing, Raphael’s Rooms, the Niccoline Chapel, and the Room of the Chiaroscuri. Once the tour has started, visitors enjoy the ability to move about a room and view it from any angle.

  • Project Gutenberg - Free online library with over 60,000 e-Books, available as epubs, Kindle eBooks, downloads, or readable in browser. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

  • The British Museum - The British Museum, in the United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of millions of works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.

  • Google Arts & Culture - Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.

  • NOMA Virtual Tour - The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.

  • A Peek at Frida Kahlo’s Diary - Illustrated diaries of world-renown Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

  • Free Broadway daily mini-performances - Free concerts from the living rooms of Broadway performers. New videos uploaded daily.

  • New York 92nd Street Y -NY 92nd Street Y will stream live concerts

  • Metropolitan Opera - Free opera series of encore Live in HD presentations. Begin at 6:30 p.m. CT and will remain available on the homepage for 20 hours.

  • Louvre Museum - Offers virtual tours of three Louvre exhibits/areas: Egyptian Antiques, the Louvre’s moat, and the Gallerie d’Apollon. Requires the ability to run Flash.

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at satellite support and research stations, as well as past exhibits no longer on display.

  • The Dali Museum - Allows visitors to virtually explore eight areas of the Dali museum, including a gallery of Salvador Dali’s works.

  • Georgia Aquarium - At home learning and educational materials from the Georgia Aquarium. Resources include: Daily and weekly live streaming events, regular updates on the aquarium’s animals, lesson plans and resources available for download, and educational content about all the animals in the facility.

  • Georgia Aquarium Webcam - Visitors can watch live views from eight Georgia Aquarium areas, including Beluga whales, African penguins, and piranhas.

  • 10 Percent Happier - Live guided meditation every weekday at 2pm C.T. Each meditation is about 20 minutes long and previous sessions are available to watch.

  • The Food Network Kitchen - Daily Food Network Kitchen cooking demos from Cleveland celebrity chef Michael Symon for the next week. Most recipes take about 30 minutes and utilize pantry staples; they will live stream daily at 4pm CT but videos are available from previous demos.

  • Milk Street - Offering free online cooking classes through April 30. Topics include: Mastering cooking without a recipe; simple, satisfying vegetarian recipes; classic stew recipes; and tips for making the most of your multiport cooker.