Top Five Virtual Events

Top Five Virtual Events

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped Library staff from doing what they love––creating engaging and educational programs for the community! In April, the Library’s programs and services moved online. Programs are shared regularly through YouTube, Zoom, and the Library website. Here are five of the Library’s most popular virtual programs from April and May! Which ones have you enjoyed?

  1. Harry Potter Escape Room: Over 1,800 people have attempted the Library’s first-ever digital escape room! Are you up for a challenge? Set during book seven of the Harry Potter series, this interactive game is full of puzzles and codes you’ll need to solve to escape. 
     
  2. Breathe Like a Bear: Created in collaboration with the Monroe County YMCA, Breathe Like a Bear was the most watched virtual program of the past two months! Practice mindfulness with librarian Amy, guided by the book Breathe Like a Bear (available instantly as a read-a-long and a short movie on Hoopla). Then learn simple exercises to relieve anxiety and aid in relaxation with Taylor from the YMCA.
     
  3. Removing an Image Background Using GIMP: In this tutorial, Library digital media expert Josh demonstrates how to use GIMP to remove a green screen background from an image, as well as some basic editing techniques. GIMP is a free and open-source graphics editor. 
     
  4. Bilingual Rhymes and Songs for Preschoolers: Lizzie shares four short rhymes and songs in Spanish and English. Want more Spanish songs and rhymes? Check out this recent bilingual edition of Preschool Storytime presented by Lizzie or one of these Spanish rhymes found in our YouTube playlist.
     
  5. It’s Spring: Virtual Storytime: Ginny provides a full storytime experience in this program with two books, three songs, and a felt story all about spring. 

There are more programs coming your way soon, including the Library’s biggest virtual event to-date, the summer reading games! Between June 1 and August 1, you can register and play online. Participate in reading challenges and activities for all ages, including a community-wide reading goal of 200,000 minutes in celebration of the Library’s 200th birthday! For regular program updates, follow the Library on Facebook, and subscribe to the Library on YouTube.