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COVID-19 COMIC RELIEF

WEBSITES | DIGITAL LIBRARIES | PODCASTS | VIDEOS

 

GOOD NEWS WEBSITES

Today’s mainstream news tends to focus on the latest conflict, disaster, scandal, and politics, not subjects commonly thought to make us feel good. Try shifting your focus and mindset by visiting some of these links.

Good News Network The #1 source for good news! For 20 years, our positive news from around the world has uplifted and inspired millions to become more optimistic.

The Happy News The aim is to bring a refreshing twist on what we typically know as 'news', reporting on positive changes and truly inspiring people

The Optimist Daily To create an optimistic, mobilized, & solutions focused global society making the world a healthier place for all sentient beings while regenerating the biosphere.

Positive.News When much of the media is full of doom and gloom, instead Positive News is the first media organization in the world that is dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what’s going right.

JUST FOR FUN WEBSITES

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Getty Museum Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Isolated Art Lovers

Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Facebook Page For nature lovers of all ages, this page highlights what's happening at Mass Audubon and beyond. Educator "Miss Lisa" (Hutchings) features fun activities including the Tuesday "Critter Card", Wednesday animal ID and Thursday video from the field.

The Music Hall in Portsmouth is offering free streaming services from their art and music partners to help people through these trying times. Enjoy the Met Opera, National Theatre Live, Exhibition on Screen, and the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra from the safety of your own home!

WEBSITES | PODCASTS | VIDEOS

DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library provides open access to biodiversity literature. The archives are home to curated collections with books from Charles Darwin's personal collection to field diaries from explorations of Antarctica.

CIA's FOIA Electronic Reading Room
Looking for digital data to make you feel like a secret agent? Look no further than the Central Intelligence Agency's Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room. The online collection houses items from FOIA and CIA release programs, including more than 50 years of CIA information on UFOs

Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA is an online collection of over 36 million free digital materials from libraries, archives and museums. Its digital exhibitions and primary sources cover everything from the 1918 influenza pandemic to the golden age of comic books.

Getty Publications Virtual Library
The Getty Publications Virtual Library hosts an impressive collection of art books, with more than 300 publications that can be read and downloaded for free, including some that are out of print.

National Library of Medicine
The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine contains a vast collection of digital materials related to health and disease. Through its online resources, patrons can view the earliest anatomical drawings, read about the history of forensic medicine and explore an exhibition dedicated to the accomplishments of women physicians.

Nautical Archaeology Digital Library 
If you're fascinated by shipwrecks, the Nautical Archaeology Digital Library has you covered. The library, a collaboration of Texas A&M University and ShipLAB, contains searchable shipwreck databases and ancient ship models.

New York Public Library
The New York Public Library's online collection contains nearly 890,000 digitized items. Its archives and manuscripts cover books, prints, photographs and more unique collections, like a massive database of over 17,000 historical restaurant menus

WEBSITES | DIGITAL LIBRARIES | VIDEOS

PODCASTS

The Moth Radio Hour Laugh Break Playlist This links to humorous episodes, but there are great serious episodes as well.

Selected Shorts Selected Shorts, a weekly public radio broadcast, has a simple approach: great actors read great fiction in front of a live audience.

Good News Gurus Good News, Good Talks, & Inspiring People: From Good News Network

WEBSITES | DIGITAL LIBRARIES | PODCASTS

COVID-19 INSPIRED (AND INSPIRING) YOUTUBE VIDEOS

From Ida”s Blog: A Public Service Announcement that she put together to remind us of what we know we should be doing, to get us moving, and to (maybe) make us laugh. Don't just watch it. Get up off your duff and do it!

As a means of staving off self-isolation boredom, these delighted seniors and their nursing home caretakers played a game of real-life Hungry, Hungry Hippos.

Twenty Dutch musicians from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra were forced to stay sequestered in their homes this week amidst COVID-19 shutdowns—but they still came together in harmony to produce a powerful music video for the world.

 

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