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Digital Libraries You Can Visit From Your Home

Is your state still on shut down? Kids still out of school? Many libraries, museums and organizations are offering some of their content for free online. Here are just 7 digital libraries you can visit from the comfort of your own home.

Digital Public Library of America Digital Library

The DPLA is an online collection of over 36 million free digital materials from libraries, archives and museums. Its digital exhibitions and primary sources cover everything from the 1918 influenza pandemic to the golden age of comic books.

Nautical Archaeology Digital Library

If you’re fascinated by shipwrecks, the Nautical Archaeology Digital Library has you covered. The library, a collaboration of Texas A&M University and ShipLAB, contains searchable shipwreck databases and ancient ship models.

CIA’s FOIA Electronic Digital Libraries

Looking for digital data to make you feel like a secret agent? Look no further than the Central Intelligence Agency’s Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room. The online collection houses items from FOIA and CIA release programs, including more than 50 years of CIA information on UFOs and a collection dedicated to the oldest classified documents in the US.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library provides open access to biodiversity literature. The archives are home to curated collections with books from Charles Darwin’s personal collection to field diaries from explorations of Antarctica.

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New York Public Library Digital Library

The New York Public Library’s online collection contains nearly 890,000 digitized items. Its archives and manuscripts cover books, prints, photographs and more unique collections, like a massive database of over 17,000 historical restaurant menus.

National Library of Medicine Digital Libraries

The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine contains a vast collection of digital materials related to health and disease. Through its online resources, patrons can view the earliest anatomical drawings, read about the history of forensic medicine and explore an exhibition dedicated to the accomplishments of women physicians.

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Getty Publications Virtual Libraries

The Getty Publications Virtual Library hosts an impressive collection of art books, with more than 300 publications that can be read and downloaded for free, including some that are out of print.

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Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Think you can write over 1,400 works of #drama in your lifetime? This guy Lope De Vega managed to during the 1,500’s. Born #OTD in 1562 he was an outstanding dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age, author of as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces, of which 431 plays and 50 shorter pieces are extant.
Vega became identified as a playwright with the comedia, a comprehensive term for the new drama of Spain’s Golden Age. Vega’s productivity for the stage, however exaggerated by report, remains phenomenal. He claimed to have written an average of 20 sheets a day throughout his life and left untouched scarcely a vein of writing then current. Cervantes called him “the prodigy of nature.”
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Dive into a good book this Summer

Dive into a good book this summer at http://www.mindonfirebooks.com
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Inside the Bodleian at Oxford’s Library

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A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of University of Oxford‘s vast main library, the Bodleian, and how its staff are working to make this ancient institution ready for future generations of readers.
 
 
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Writer Wednesday Tour or NYC Library

WriterWednesday: Join us as we take a virtual tour of the NYPL The New York Public Library, and pursue it’s ‘hidden’ architectural details 📚📖✏️▶️
Noted historians serve as your personal audio guide through a virtual walking tour of the New York Public Library. Find out about hidden details of the famed NYC building as these expert reveal the history behind the Winnie the Pooh toys, the Rose Main Reading Room, the iconic lion statues Patience and Fortitude, the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the Milstein Division, the map collection, the book train and more.
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12 Things to do on a Date at a Book Store

1. Arrange a book store tour.

2. Find a poem, read it out loud and then copy it into your journal.

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3. Hunt for authors with your same last name.

4. Leave a thoughtful review on a post-it note in a book you really loved.

5. Scan the books of quotes. Find a good one and write it outside on the sidewalk with chalk.

6. Find out what specialty books that store offers; local, spirituality, horror, etc.

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7. Look for the biggest book in the store and take your picture with it.

9. Browse books on the flora and fauna of your area. Learn to identify something new.

10. Go to the cookbook area, choose a recipe, and make plans for the next date.

11. Browse the travel section, find a place you want to visit, make some plans.

The Book Store Date by Mind on Fire Books. Writer: Willy Martinez

12 . Buy each other your favorite book from the day.

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