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Online Resources Suggested by Library Staff

While the library is closed, we recommend learning about all of our remote resources available to library cardholders, but we also wanted to let you know about some of the other resources available online suggested by our staff. Check back for updates.

Live Online Events

Library Virtual Programs this month | next month

Education & Learning

Library eResources (eBooks/Audiobooks, Creativebug, LinkedIn Learning & more)

Authors reading their books online: For children & teens.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Live, on-air classes: Classes on photography, graphics, Adobe, etc. from Creative Live, streamed free each day.

Virtual field trips: From Discovery Education. No login needed.

Watch & Listen

Kanopy Film & TV Streaming (requires a library card)

Hoopla Digital Film, TV & Music Streaming (requires a library card)

Naxos Classical Music Streaming (requires a library card)

Digital Concert Hall with the Philarmonie Berlin: Free trial available.  

Theater and Opera Free trial available.

British TV & movies: 7-day free trial available.

Riveting true crime, thrillers, and dramatic series: 7-day free trial available.

Horror, Thrillers & Suspense: 7-day free trial available.

Museums & Parks

Wakelet Virtual Museum tours: Created by Youth Services staff (includes NASA, Shedd Aquarium, and more!)

More museum tours: Tour the British Museum, the Guggenheim, and more.

National park tours: Tour Kenai Fjords, Carlsbad Caverns, and more.

Ellis Island

Great Lakes Field Trip

Nasa Space Center

Recent Northbrook Library Performers

Michael Pecak: Classical pianist and fortepianist. Recently performed in February.

Jimin Yun: Classical pianist. Recently performed as part of the Apas Trio in February.

Marina Veiler and Yury Orlov: Piano and viola duo. Performed last spring.

Terran Doehrer: European folk music. Last performed in February for the “Love in Many Languages” concert. 

Minna Han and Duo Soleo: Classical pianist and violinist.

Virtual Gaming Resources

Many of these platforms require an account and allow for text interaction between players, so be careful and monitor young kids while playing.

Tabletop Role-Playing Games

  • Prepare, run, and join virtual tabletop RPGs. Roll20 has a marketplace to purchase RPG rulebooks and virtual assets.

  • D&DBeyond: An online portfolio where you can store characters and design encounters. You can also run a campaign here and keep track of your players and maps. D&DBeyond has a marketplace to purchase D&D rulebooks and sourcebook. Learn how to play D&D online.

Board Games

  • Play a selection of board games with other players online, either live or turn by turn. You can invite others to your game, and there is a built-in chat feature. A premium membership unlocks more games.

  • Play a smaller selection of games against the computer. You build up your own meeple by winning games.

  • Play online alone or with others online.

  • Steam and the App Store. Recommended games include: Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Star Realms, Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Sushi Go, 7 Wonders, Tsuro, and Carccassone.

More Things to Do

Newberry Library: Help Transcribe Collection: Transcribe letters and diaries from the 19th and early 20th centuries into searchable digital resources available to the public and scholars worldwide.

Print and play games: Compiled by the American Library Association.