The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Access is free and open to all until at least June 30th 2020.
Stay at home with Wisconsin’s Own! Wisconsin Film Festival will premiere one Wisconsin’s Own short film per day. Each short will be available for one 24-hour period starting at noon. Enjoy an extraordinary collection of shorts that were slated to premiere at this year’s Festival for free.
All resources in BiblioBoard library are immediately available for Wisconsin residents! Biblioboard allows for unlimited simultaneous use (no holds!) and because authentication is done via geolocation so there is no need for patrons to log in to access the resources.
Watch performances from the Met Opera for free! Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day.
Every year, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world share free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Please download, print, and share your favorites!
When you can’t go anywhere or do anything, connect through online events! Eventbrite features entertainment and educational resources through streaming concerts, webinars, conferences, and more.
Learn and Do
Access a variety of resources to learn how to write creatively. Authorfy offers masterclasses in writing, the opportunity for community, and free downloadable activities.
Looking for something creative to do or learn about while you are staying home? Access 100 eBooks on a variety of topics from jewelry-making to hand-weaving!
Join Badger Talks Live on Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April for a series of engaging and thoughtful presentations.
Need to channel some energy into something positive? Open Objects has posted a list of online volunteering opportunities to help transcribe historical text that computers can’t read, sort scientific images, and more.
Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help the Smithsonian make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. With many different projects to choose from, this crowdsourced project aims to assist with the preservation and digitization of handwritten material in the Smithsonian Institution.
Work and School
For a 30-day free trial, access Udemy’s massive repository of online courses, with topics ranging widely from business, finance, IT, office productivity, personal development, design, marketing, photography, health, music, and teaching.