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To help you cope with the COVID-19 quarantine, the Annandale Campus Library has created a guide of healthy diversions to keep you and the kids busy and learning.

We are all in this together

Get Healthy....Stay Healthy
Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.  
The Annandale Campus Library wants you to thrive during this unusual time of COVID-19 prevention measures. 
to give you diversions and inspirations to maintain your mental health and physical wellness during the shutdowns.

NOTE:  This guide does its best to provide current information, but situations are changing quickly.  Free access to resources
              may also change at any time.  We plan to issue additional Diversion Guides as the situation unfolds. You can help by
    letting us know about excellent free resources you have found useful. Thanks. Keep learning and keep healthy!

Healthy Diversions

Hello and welcome!  Take a break from your studies and the news.

This research guide will give you FREE resources that you and your family or room mates can use to keep both you and the kids busy with positive escapes. All across the world people are remotely giving their resources and skills to their fellow human beings for FREE. In the interest of our community's health, the Annandale Library is tracking the interesting FREE offerings. Nobody can keep up with all the FREE stuff but we will try to give you a good sample. 

Search Strategies
Here are some of the ways we have discovered Healthy Diversions:

NVCC Libraries - Resources available through your library
The APPS store - on your computer/phone. You will find countless free APPS like - Google's Arts and Culture or YouTube Kids.
YouTube - check YouTube channels and subscribe. Many sites are offering free classes for great diversions. 

Instagram -  find an artist or account you like to follow and they may be offering free classes. Just send you contributions to the link in the Comments/Suggestions box on the right.  
Facebook - love it or hate it, most of the resources in this libguide were found by following various interest group accounts. 
Finally, Talk to people!  Ask your friends and colleagues for suggestions.

We encourage you to share interesting educational and health offerings with us. Thanks!

Quick Links 

Use the links below to do a quick check to see if someone else has already investigated a statement or story. Use Who.Is to find out who owns a particular domain name.

* It's always a good idea to critically look at information - especially at this time. When you need truthful information, you can use Quick Links sources to see if a particular topic or news story has already been examined for truthfulness. Disinformation is rampant. It's good if every citizen critically looks at WHO put out the information, WHERE it comes from, and WHAT does the originator have to gain ($$, fame, influence,...)

All images are in the public domain, under Creative Commons licenses, or under Pixabay Licenses.
All YouTube videos are under YouTube standard licenses. 

* Many thanks to Jung Soo Bae for her technical support in creating this guide. Without her it would not have been as visually interesting and technically detailed.