BHML’s List of Links
Staying at home? The Bass Harbor Memorial Library offers services to our patrons remotely and this is a great time to check them out. I will highlight some of my favorites first but keep scrolling for an ever-updated list of resources.
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Through your Library Card
Cloud Library for free audio and ebooks with your Library card number (email email@example.com to ask for yours)
No matter where you are in Maine, you’re always at the library! You’ll find thousands of magazines, newspapers, and references available through this expansive online resource to all Maine citizens! https://library.digitalmaine.org
Online AA Meetings https://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
Project Open:Businesses still open
Chilton Guides Online for Free!
Automotive maintenance, repair, and technical service bulletins. Step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, and ASE test prep.
More than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.
A resource that offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists can find information in this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.
More than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
A project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 260 organizations from across Maine.
MyHeritage Library Edition contains internationally diverse genealogy databases. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and resources that span the past five centuries. Remote access from home is allowed and it is and a mobile-friendly.
NoveList Plus A database for reading recommendations to help readers of all ages find information on books. Includes expert recommendations, read-alikes, reviews, articles, lists and more. Also provides audiobook information and recommendations.
Created especially for children and the adults who work with them. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Audio lessons, interactive textbooks, intelligent flashcards, pronunciation analysis, phrasebooks, and quizzes.
Free book and audio resources
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Free Public Domain Audiobooks https://librivox.org/
Manga Volumes Released Online for Free http://epicstream.com/news/NobelleBorines/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Leads-to-Over-450-Manga-Volumes-Released-Online-for-Free
Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks
Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Read Print http://www.readprint.com/
Teen Books: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/Home.aspx
International Children’s Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Library of Congress Classic Children’s Books http://www.read.gov/books/
Find Your Next Author to Read https://www.literature-map.com/
Lithub Personalized Book Recommendations https://lithub.com/cant-decide-what-to-read-next-tell-us-your-favorite-books-and-well-recommend-one-just-for-you
NPR Book Concierge https://apps.npr.org/best-books/index.html# view=covers&year=2019
Famous actors including David Harbour, James Earl Jones and Betty White do storytime! https://www.storylineonline.net/
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems https://youtu.be/MjaYnyCJDdU
Chris Van Dusen reading books on Facebook videos
Libraries and Museum Adult Coloring Pages http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/free-coloring-books-from-world-class-libraries-museums.html and http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html
12 Art Lessons on YouTube Your Kiddos will Love! https://homeschoolhideout.com/art-lessons-on-youtube
Art Institute of Chicago Image Archive https://www.artic.edu/collection
SFOA art classes all ages. https://www.sfoamaine.org/virtual-art-classes
Milk Street Online Cooking School https://www.177milkstreet.com/school/classes/online-classes
Free Vegan recipes: https://cleanfo
6 Weeks Free Workout Classes with Chris Hemsworth https://centr.com/join-us
Debbie Allen of “Fame” fame online dance classes https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/
Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura’s free virtual cooking classes https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/news/gucci-osterias-massimo-bottura-is-offering-free-virtual-cooking-classes-on-instagram-031620
Free Online Courses
Learn to Code https://www.freecodecamp.org/
Learn Sign Language:free-sign-language-classes-online-1357048
Free Photography Classes: nikon-school-online
Free Painting with Bob Ross!
NASA Image and Video Library https://images.nasa.gov/
More from NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/nasaathome/index.html
Put out by the Maine State Library: pubevents
Ask Questions about the World Around us! http://www.wonderopolis.org/
Lego Challenge Printables https://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-printable-30-day-lego-challenge-instant-download
Nature-based Stay at Home Activities with CREA! https://creamaine.org/category/at-home-nature-based-activities/
Portland Public Library Resources for Children https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/ppl-highlighted-childrens-eresources/
Science and Health Resources https://medlineplus.gov/childrenspage.html
How to keep in touch
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Virtual Tours and Livestreams
Twenty Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
Animals and Aquariums
Maine Alpaca Farm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyqixVNSygWPzNCeve8LO2w/featured
New England Aquarium https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/
Live Animal Cams
Big list of animal cams including pandas, wolves, tigers, koalas, naked mole rats and much more! https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1239545102831366144.html Here’s another one–there may be some repeats https://www.adventure-journal.com/2020/03/if-youre-stuck-inside-might-as-well-enjoy-this-list-of-animal-cams/
Home Safari at Cincinnati Zoo including Fiona the Hippo http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
Arts and Culture, Museums and Galleries
Metropolitan Opera Live Streams https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-opera-streams
Twelve Famous Museum Virtual Tours https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Where to Stream Live Concerts https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown
Thirty-three National Park Virtual Tours https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home