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Wellness in Difficult Times
Fun and Games
  • Crossword Puzzles. 40,000 free online crossword puzzles.
  • Lovetts. Free daily word searches and crosswords to play online.
  • Solitaire. Play online for free, with a choice of game options.
  • Ride Rollercoasters. Experience point-of-view rides from the top rollercoasters from theme parks across the country.
  • USA Today. New puzzles and other games added each day.
  • TheWordSearch. Thousands of word search puzzles and games to play online or print
Lifelong Learning
  • How to join a Zoom call for the very first time. Need help getting started with Zoom? Don’t be intimidated; check out this friendly video.
  • Courses from Ivy League Schools. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); 450 free online courses available for anyone to enroll.
  • DuoLingo. A free site for learning new languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and many more.
  • Howcast. YouTube channels with dozens of “how to” videos, from how to belly dance, read tarot, and juggle, to mastering life skills.
  • Travel Latin America. Zoom Video and Facebook Live classes in dance, language, exercise, music, and more. All free but donations welcome.
Art and Theater
  • 10 University Art Classes you can take online for free.
  • Calligraphy. Learn the basics of the basics of modern calligraphy and hand lettering in this how-to video.
  • Learn to Draw. Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing.
  • Learn Floral Arranging. Austin’s own The Floral Social teaches you fun and easy flower tips in these how-to videos.
  • A Shakespeare Sonnet a Day. Acclaimed actor Patrick Steward performs a different Shakespeare sonnet each day, via Twitter.

Libraries and Atlases

  • Gutenberg Project. An online library of more than 60,000 free eBooks.
  • The Harvard Classics. Harvard president Charles W. Eliot said that if you spent just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, you could give yourself a liberal education. He published a 51-volume series, now known as The Harvard Classics, available free online.
  • Library of Congress. Digital archives of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.
  • Textbooks. Free textbooks available on the web, covering everything from Art History to Biology, Math, Physics, and Psychology.
  • World Atlas. World maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.
  • World Data Atlas. Great source of world statistics on every country.