Are you getting a little bored with spending so much time in your home? Don’t worry! Fountaindale’s Outreach Department has compiled an array of Virtually Activity Kits with our senior patrons in mind! These fun and interactive kits include eBooks, streaming movies, music selections, at-home crafts and virtual tours to keep you entertained at home using our eResources and Digital Collection.

Themes include Tales and Travel, Hooray for History, Mystery Madness, Incredible Inventions and much more! Explore on and keep your eyes open for many more to come! And if you want a new virtual activity made, please email us at outreach@fountaindale.org.

Old Hollywood

READ

Read From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick: Memories of a Wonderful Life by Charles Foster.

Read it on hoopla

AMUSE

Watch How Hollywood Does It: Creating the Magic of Film.

Watch on Kanopy

CREATE

Studio 300

Connect with other future filmmakers in Studio 300.

Create with Studio 300

LEARN

Listen to the eAudiobook Scandals of Classic Hollywood by Ann Helen Peterson and learn all about  America’s fascination with celebrity culture from the Golden Age of American Cinema.

Listen on RBdigital

Tales and Travel: National Parks

READ

Read Wildlife Watching in America’s National Parks by Gary W. Vequist.

Read it on Axis 360

AMUSE

Use the Find Your Park Quiz to pinpoint the parks that match your ideal trip.

Plan your trip now

CREATE

Create your national park visit by taking on art journaling class.

Try Creativebug

LEARN

Learn more about the history of these legendary places and how essential their protection and preservation is in ensuring these sites are enjoyed for generations to come. Learn what to pack when heading to a national park.

Take a virtual tour now

Chicago: My Kind of Town

READ

Read Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

Read on Axis 360

AMUSE

Watch CHICAGO, Academy Award Winner for Best Picture 2003.

Watch on hoopla

CREATE

Check out Chicago magazine for expertise on dining and create delicious foods from a Chicago chef.

Create with RBDigital

LEARN

Learn about Chicago parks designed by the landscape architect, Alfred Caldwell.

Watch on Kanopy  Take a virtual tour of Chicago

I Love a Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet

READ

Read The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.

Read on Axis 360

AMUSE

Watch the documentary Yarn: Artists Redefining Knitting and Crochet.

Watch on Kanopy

CREATE

Knit a baby hat, slippers, necklace and more!

Get started with Creativebug

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned crocheter, use one of these patterns to create a masterpiece!

Create with RBdigital

LEARN

Want to learn how to knit?

Learn on Universal Class 

Interested in giving back? Learn about Knitting and Crochet Charities.

Hooray for History: Elvis Presley

READ

Learn more about the King as you listen to Being Elvis: a Lonely Life by Ray Connolly.

Listen on hoopla

AMUSE

Relive the legend as you watch The King: The Rise and Fall of Elvis Presley.

Watch it on Kanopy

CREATE

Treat yourself to this Elvis Presley inspired cake from AllRecipes.

Make it now

LEARN

Learn to play the guitar from home.

Take a lesson on Lynda

HOORAY FOR HISTORY: THE 1960S

READ

Read the true story of The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel.

Read it on Axis 360

AMUSE

Relax as you listen to Surfin’ Safari by The Beach Boys.

Download & listen on Freegal

CREATE

Create a baked good from the 1960s with The Vintage Baker by Jessie Sheehan.

Download from hoopla

LEARN

Learn the craft of macrame that was popular in the 1960s.

Take a class on Creativebug

MYSTERY MADNESS: BRITISH MURDER MYSTERY

 

READ

Read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.

Read on Axis 360

CREATE

Make classic British Foods with these recipes.

Create now with OverDrive

LEARN

Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace.

Start your tour now

TALES AND TRAVEL: MEXICO

READ

Listen to Culture Smart! Mexico by Russel Maddicks.

Listen on cloudLibrary

CREATE

Make a Mexican food dish with these recipes on Universal Class.

Take a cooking lesson

JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT

READ

Read health and wellness tips from mainstream, holistic and integrated medicine.

Read on Consumer Health Report

AMUSE

Watch the documentary Hungry for Change: Your Health is in Your Hands.

Watch on Kanopy

CREATE

Try art therapy. De-stress with a relaxing craft!

Create with Creativebug

LEARN

Take a yoga, reiki, homeopathy or meditation class.

Learn on Universal Class

INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS

READ

Read The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time edited by Robert Curley.

Read on Axis 360

AMUSE

Watch this series from The Great Courses: Inventions that Changed the World

Watch on Kanopy

CREATE

Create your own invention with Instructables.

Start inventing

LEARN

Discover how the hot air balloon, computer, bicycle, wristwatch (and more!) were invented.

Watch now