Events and News

Our list of free, fun, and informative online resources for adults!

Are you struggling to keep track of all of the wonderful free cooking classes, virtual museum tours, and other awesome options that are flooding your social media stream? We get it! So many incredible organizations and businesses have made it possible for the public to enjoy their services and resources from the comfort of our homes (for FREE) during this period of social distancing. Below is a collection of some of the best resources we’ve come upon. Thanks to Topsham Library for assembling many of these links. Check back regularly, as we will be updating this page frequently with new discoveries! If you have some suggestions for great content to add, please forward a link to

Free Online Courses
Art and Art History classes

Debbie Allen of “Fame” fame online dance classes

Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura’s free virtual cooking classes

Ivy League Courses

Milk Street Online Cooking School

Talks and Lectures
Camden Conference talks from past conferences.

Free Online Books and Reading
National Emergency Library (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)

Find Your Next Author to Read

For Horror Fans!

For Neil Gaiman fans!

Free Public Domain Audiobooks

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Lithub Personalized Book Recommendations

Manga Volumes Released Online for Free


New York Public Library

NPR Book Concierge

One Hundred Books Across America

Open Culture

Project Gutenberg

Read Print

Tor’s eBook of the Month Club (Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Twenty Five Alice Munro stories you can read online

Virtual Tours and Livestreams
Twenty Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids

Animals and Aquariums
Farm tours

Maine Alpaca Farm

New England Aquarium

Live Animal Cams
Big list of animal cams including pandas, wolves, tigers, koalas, naked mole rats and much more! 

Here’s another one–there may be some repeats

Home Safari at Cincinnati Zoo including Fiona the Hippo

Jelly Fish!

Thirty-three National Park Virtual Tours

Arts and Culture, Museums, and Galleries
BroadwayHD is offering a free 7-day trial of their service to stream Broadway hits

Metropolitan Opera Live Streams

Twelve Famous Museum Virtual Tours

Where to Stream Live Concerts

Coloring Pages from Libraries and Museums

Ricardo Levins Morales ‘s

Canada’s National Film Board’s Indigenous Cinema,title&year=1917..2020

Information Sources
Digital Maine Library

Art Institute of Chicago Image Archive

Cambridge Core Textbooks

NASA Image and Video Library

Online AA Meetings