Discover - Explore New Hobbies

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Discover! – Explore new hobbies 
April 20, 2020 

After weeks of social distancing and self-isolation, we’re sure many of you, as many of us, have run out of ideas of what to do at home. Here are a few things we’ve gathered that you and the family can try this week! 

Bio Kits

Discover the nature around you! (While social distancing, of course).  

Does biodiversity exist in the city? Absolutely! Discover all the facets of nature between your home and the park near it.  Evaluate the biodiversity of your neighbourhood using a diagnostic tool included in the BioKit. Different eco-friendly tips in favour of biodiversity are suggested all along your adventure.  

Or, if you live in the country, try the nature biokit! Canada's Nature Bio-Kit 

This is a great way to get some exercise and engage with nature! 

Universal Class 

Interested in gardening? Arts and crafts? Personal growth? Cooking? Why not start an online video course with Universal Class!   

Universal class offers 500 online continuing education training courses for those interested in professional or personal growth. Offered through the our Digital Research and e-Learning page; scroll down to find universal class and input you library card number.  

If you want to continue learning, check out the non-fiction section in our e-book collection with Libby and cloud library accessible through our Book and eBooks page. 

Virtual Museum Tours 

Interested in natural history? Art? Since all the museums are closed, how about taking one of these virtual tours. These allow you to take a self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum.  

The Royal Ontario Museum  ROM Virtual Tour 

Vancouver Art Gallery  Vancouver Art Gallery VT 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Virtual Tour