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COVID-19: To Entertain Yourself

This guide is here to help you wade through all of the information being put out about the virus as well as resources to help in your time as you socially distance yourself.


Internet Providers offering free internet

Note that most of these offers are for folks who currently have no internet at home



Verizon and AT&T waiving data overages


Mental Health

Remember that our wonderful on-campus counselor, Dr. Graham, is still available online while you cannot be on campus!

She can be reached here:
Phone Number: (334) 833-4302


The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence from The Lancet

Pandemic (and specific COVID-19) Resources from the American Psychological Association (APA)


Opinion pieces on how to keep yourself sane during social isolation (note that these are opinions, some of which are more well researched than others. What works for them may not work for you! see what works for you and keep trying new things until something sticks): (The New York Times is available for all Huntingdon folks [see the database list under "Current Events" for help setting up an account--make sure you are signed in to your Library Account])

Harry Potter

Free Arts Streaming

The Globe Theater

The Metropolitan Opera

Playbill's list of Theater Alternatives

Royal Opera House

List of Operas streaming music for free from classicfm:

"• The Metropolitan Opera – ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’

• Berlin Philharmonic – ‘Digital Concert Hall’

• London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Always Playing’

• Royal Opera House – ‘Curated online broadcasts’
Visit: or

• Bavarian State Opera – ‘Staatsopera TV’

• Seattle Symphony – ‘Live Broadcasts’ every Thursday and Saturday
Visit: or

• Vienna State Opera – ‘Continues Daily Online’

• Detroit Symphony Orchestra – ‘DSO Replay’

• Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra – ‘GSO Play’

• Budapest Festival Orchestra – ‘Quarantine Soirées’

• Bergen Philharmonic – ‘Bergen Phil Live’

• Pianist Boris Giltburg – ‘Lunchtime Concerts’
Visit: or

• Wigmore Hall – ‘Live Stream’

• London Mozart Players – ‘At Home with LMP’ featuring Mozart Mondays, Chamber Tuesdays, Thursday Thoughts, Family Fridays and Saturday Sessions

• Opera North – ‘Watch The Ring Cycle in full online’

• Paris Opera – ‘Free online operas’

• Gstaad Menuhin Festival – ‘Digital Festival’
Visit: "

Check IGTV for updates from various musicians that are holding free concerts on their social media pages


Virtual Tours

From lamag: 

"Google Arts & Culture Museum Tours: Take a self-guided virtual tour through Google’s archive of top museums around the world, from the Getty to the Musée d’Orsay.
Available at Google Arts & Culture

GRAMMY Museum: The Recording Academy museum is offering at-home music education lessons and posting unreleased video of conversations with luminaries from Bob Newhart to Billie Eilish.
Conversation schedule and lesson plans on museum website

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Take a virtual tour through Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form, guided by curator Dr. Susana Smith Bautista, and Almaraz’s widow, Elsa Flores Almaraz.
March 19 at 5 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram Live. 

Mullin Automotive Museum: Docent-led live tours of museum founder Peter Mullin’s collection of rare cars and motorcycles
March 18 and 20 at 10 a.m. on Instagram Live

Petersen Automotive Museum: Stream a live, hour-long tour of the Petersen’s private vault, lead by collection manager Dana Williamson
Tours offered daily on the museum’s website.
Free for Petersen members; $3 for non-members. Additional online educational materials also available.  

San Diego Zoo Live Cams: Pay a virtual visit to the pandas, polar bears, penguins, koalas, baboons, tigers, or other amazing animals at the San Diego Zoo.
24 hour live cams, available here."

From the Liverpool Public Library: (descriptions of individual nature livestreams in the link)

"Live Stream Webcams of Nature

You don’t have to travel far and wide to see the amazing creatures that inhabit the world’s wild places, zoos, and aquariums. Use livestreaming technology to bring all that wonder and morale-boosting cuteness into the safety of your own home. Use live animal cams to keep kids entertained (and educated) in the wake of school closures.