by Carly Pansulla, Upper School librarian
We are in the home stretch of the 2019-2020 school year, and as we continue with remote work and learning in response to the public health crisis, Pigott Memorial Library has been curating supplemental resource lists for students, faculty, and staff to help connect our community to content that is useful and meaningful in these challenging times. Like all modern libraries, we typically collect resources in a variety of formats to serve our user’s diverse information needs and preferences. While we work and learn remotely to keep our community safe and healthy, we are relying exclusively on our digital resources, and working to collect additional online resources for Lakesiders. Below are some highlights from this week’s lists. Please reach out to us at USLibrary@lakesideschool.org if you have questions!
Things to watch, play, and explore
- The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Virtual Showcase - An online version of this annual festival has been launched for the month of May, featuring free films and live Q&A events. See the full line-up here. Be advised some films may include mature content.
- Watch or listen to some streaming Dungeons and Dragons and Tabletop RPG shows: The Adventure Zone, Join the Party, Critical Role, CelebriD&D, and TBD RPG.
- Broadway Living Room Concerts - Broadway stars (usually in their living rooms!) singing to you, in your living room. New songs regularly.
- safariLIVE - Catch some wilderness with live footage from guides in vehicles, on foot, and using drones, balloons, and remote cameras from within wildlife preserves. Note that this live wildlife footage can include (unpredictably!) potentially upsetting footage of hunts, carcasses, etc.
- Street Art from around the world - Google’s interactive tool lets you explore murals and other street art, with added content about the artists and context of many of the pieces.
- Joyn Free Classes - Short movement and mindfulness exercises to help break up your days!
- Exploratorium Virtual Activities - A portal of activities presented by the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA.
- #architecturefromhome - Architecture themed activities for children to do from home; create your very own paper city!
Locally-sourced events and activities
- Curiosity at Home - A portal of activities presented by the Pacific Science Center.
- 15th Annual Translations: Seattle Transgender Online Film Festival on May 7-10 - Films by, for, and about transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse people and the issues facing the community. Launched in 2006, Translations places emphasis on visibility and positive representations. See the schedule of films here; sliding scale (including free) tickets are available. Be advised some films may include mature content.
- Worldwide Silent Reading Party - This all-ages, ticketed event each Wednesday evening (proceeds support The Stranger) is adapted from a long-standing monthly Seattle tradition: people coming together to read their own books.
- Get moving (and mix up your home exercise routine!) with an online dance class - Local arts organization Velocity Dance Center has a full schedule of online dance classes — you can even leave your video off if you’re feeling shy! Classes are donation-based, and hosted in Zoom.
- The Seattle Public Library Adult Book Bingo - SPL has launched their annual grown-up summer reading bingo early, if you’re looking for a fun way to expand your reading choices.
- Town Hall Seattle - Local cultural institution Town Hall Seattle has gone virtual! Events are free, though they are asking for donations from anyone who can help to support the programming.