by Carly Pansulla, Upper School librarian
Pigott Memorial Library, like all modern libraries, collects resources for our users in a variety of formats; we’ve been relying exclusively on our digital resources in recent months, and curating additional online resource lists for students, faculty, and staff to help connect our community to content that is useful and meaningful for the current moment. We are in the home stretch of the strange and uniquely challenging 2019-2020 school year, and the Upper School library team has one last school-year list of links to share; keep an eye out for the launch of our 2020 Summer Reads program, and a special curated resource list for summer, coming soon!
Local things to do, make, and watch
- Art-to-Go from Gage Academy of Art is a free community series open to all. There is also a teens-only session.
- Fridays @ the 5th - free online workshops (for teens) on all aspects of performance and theater production.
- Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival - this long-standing Seattle tradition is planning some reimagined online festival happenings for your Memorial Day weekend.
Cool stuff from further afield
- The Whitney Museum has a portal for engaging with the museum’s collections online, as well as ongoing virtual events. Registration is free (but required) for online Zoom events. Note that times listed are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). This week includes:
- The Kennedy Center - the nation’s busiest performing arts center - has a trove of content online. You can stream previous performances via their Digital Stage channel, or enjoy their new series, Couch Concerts.
- Draw a Botanical Study - inspired by the profusion of flowers and greenery this spring? Try drawing some of it with this free masterclass from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Drop-In Drawing series features other virtual sessions as well.
- Getting creative in the kitchen? Check out this list of apps to find a recipe for the food already in your home.
Self-care during Stay Home, Stay Healthy
- "Why it’s so hard to read a book right now" - Interview with a neurologist about how anxiety can impact your reading motivation.
- "Managing Isolation During COVID-19" - Therapist Kati Morton has some tips for dealing with isolation.
- “Staying in With Emily and Kumail” - Relax and have some fun with this podcast from Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, self-proclaimed experts at staying at home!
- Weathering the Storm - a free collection of meditation, sleep, and wellness exercises from the Headspace app.
For families and the young at heart
- Seattle Children’s Theater: Activities for Families - Continuously updated activities, challenges, and games inspired by previous SCT productions.
- Skype a Scientist - Check out the calendar of upcoming scientists!
- Studio Ghibli Museum - Take some short and quick video tours of the Studio Ghibli Museum.
- Digital Escape Room (Studio Ghibli style!) - Try and escape from this digital escape room based in the setting of the film “Spirited Away.” Created by a young adult librarian from Morristown & Morris Township Library.
- Sailor Moon Digital Choose Your Own Adventure - A Sailor Moon-themed online adventure and trivia game from the San Antonio Public Library.
- Virtual StoryTimes from King County Library System and Seattle Public Library.