Virtual Adult Programs

Poetry in Your Pajamas- Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6:30 PMThe Schertz Public Library is dedicated to keeping our patrons engaged in these uncertain times. Below you will find virtual programs and entertainment available online in place of our in-person programs that have been cancelled. We will continue to add virtual programs, so check back often. Also, be sure to check out the many electronic resources available to you with your library card! If you don’t have a Schertz Public Library card,you can apply for a digital card now!

Monthly Kits for Teens and Adults-AUGUST ORIGAMI KITS
During the month of August we will be offering free learn at home origami kits. All the resources and materials you need are included in the kit. The library has a limited supply of kits and they will only be available while supply lasts. 

Large Print Weekly Printable Puzzles from Quality Education and Technical Services
August 14th- August 20th the theme is Summer Vacation.Puzzles will be updated every Friday for the next week.
Crossword Puzzle
Word Search

Arts & Entertainment
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world’s treasures online.
NPR List of Virtual Concerts
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Met Opera Streams
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

Book Themed Virtual Tours
Harry Potter : A History of Magic
10 Incredible Libraries From Around the World
Virginia Woolfe’s Life in London
10 Places that Inspired Your Favorite Books

Virtual Experiences
Explore
Explore.org is the world’s leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel.
Smithsonian National Zoo Cams
Tune in to watch the Zoo’s giant pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole-rats — live, 24/7!
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Virtual Escape Room put together by Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania

Exercise with the Y
YMCA360
During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. YMCA360 offers access to free on demand exercise classes for a limited time.
Les Mills on Demand
Thanks to the YMCA, this temporary site allows free access to 100+ workouts during the COVID-19 disruptions. 

Mental Health & Stress Management
NAMI Blog on Stress Management
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.This blog covers various stress management topics.
NAMI COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide
This guide contains links and reputable sources for credible information put together by NAMI.
Yoga with Adriene-YouTube
Adriene hosts a YouTube Channel with over 500 free yoga videos.
Headspace-Mini Meditations-YouTube
Guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.
Johanna Basford Coloring Tips & Tutorials-YouTube
Learn coloring tips from Johanna Basford an illustrator and creator of adult coloring books.
Free Printable Adult Coloring Pages
Discover over 1,500+ Free Adult Coloring pages : various themes (50+), artists, difficulty levels.
Art Journaling Tutorials with Keren Tamir-YouTube
Keren Tamir is a mixed media artist, attached is her playlist for art journaling tutorials.

Technology Tutorials
Linked is a page the Schertz Public Library has put together on computer tutorials and practice exercises. 

Hobbies & DIY:
How to Tie Dye with Rit Dye
This video will teach you how to tie dye like a pro with Rit dye.
Get Schooled with Vickie Howell Crochet
Learn the basics of crochet from Expert, Vickie Howell via her YouTube playlist.
Learn to Play Guitar in 10 Days with Andy Guitar
Andy Guitar offers a shortened version of his full beginners course on YouTube
Learn to play piano with Andrew Furmanczyk
This is a series of lessons that teach you how to play piano for yourself right from the very beginner all the way to the late intermediate/ early advanced stage of piano.
Beginners Guide to Origami
This guide from Origami.me will show you the main folds, the basic bases that are used as the foundation for a huge number of different models and then you’ll learn how to fold your first model, the traditional paper crane. Origami.me has also put together the largest database of free instructions and diagrams.

Library Programs-via GotoMeeting

BYOB(OOK) Extreme Book Nerd Book Club, Thursday, August 20th, 6:30 PM
Each month we will select a different one of our Extreme Book Nerd categories and we will meet and share about why you selected the book for the category, what you liked or didn’t like about the book and anything else you’d like to share. Information to join the June meeting is attached above.
August-Book about mental health
September- Book with a face on the cover
October-Ghost Story or Spooky Read
November-Book set in your favorite season
December-Book of your choice

Poetry in Your Pajamas- Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
Our local poets will be reading poetry the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM via GotoMeeting. Join us virtually to listen or share poetry! Information to join the meeting is attached.

Scrapbooking 101 September 15, 2020, 6 PM
Join us virtually to learn everything you need to know about scrapbooking in 2 hours! Kristin, our local scrapbooking expert will be presenting. This month we have a limited supply of scrapbooking kits that can be picked up at the library curbside. The kits contain everything you need to get started on a layout!  Information to join the session coming soon!
Class Syllabus-This is the document Kristin will be using to teach the intro. class. Feel free to print or follow along virtually.