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GPLD CONNECTS

While we’re staying safe in our homes we look forward to seeing you online, where you can receive a variety of Library-approved services designed to educate, inform, entertain, and more! Going forward, we’ll offer an array of virtual events and services from storytimes to lectures to crafts and an in-depth look at the online resources we provide that include homework help, genealogy records, online language courses, job search assistance, and so much more. The GPLD Connects links will be available here.

GPLD CONNECTS VIRTUAL TOURS

Guided Tour of Sea Monsters

Join National Maritime Museum Educator Megan Baehnisch on an informative and lively tour of the interactive exhibition Sea Monsters - Prehistoric Ocean Predators.


National History Museum Dinosaur Hall

Virtually step inside NHM’s award-winning Dinosaur Hall and discover the Age of Dinosaurs.


Windsor Castle Virtual Tour

Take a tour inside the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and discover some of the most treasured objects in the Royal Collection.


Statue of Librerty Virtual Tour

This is the perfect time to experience a virtual tour of the Statue of Liberty, featuring every nook-and-cranny of the statue's interior.


Egypt's Top 10 Ancient Sites

We’ll check out Egypt’s top 10 ancient sites.


360 Tour of Russia's Red Square

Let’s visit Red Square in Russia.


Niagara Falls

Enjoy the splendor of Niagara Falls. Be sure to turn the sound up!


Safari In Tanzania

We’ll take a beautiful Safari of Tanzania and enjoy stunning views and animals.


Milky Way Above the Sahara Desert 

Take in the beauty of stellar constellations, which consist of billions of stars within the Milky Way. This picturesque view can be found in North Africa in a sky that lights up the Sahara Desert at night.


Hever Castle Gardens

Let’s enjoy a visit to Hever Castle gardens – home to Anne Boleyn – and the site of a spectacular garden.


USS Constitution Tour

Let’s take a tour of USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world!


Egg Farm 360 Tour

Enjoy a virtual tour of an egg farm, and learn how eggs go from farm to table! We’ll learn about biosecurity, egg collection, how hens are cared for, and much more. Enjoy your visit!


Tour of the Moon

These views of the moon are spectacular. Let’s take a look!


Tour of Buckingham Palace 

Ready to travel? Let’s take a tour of Buckingham Palace in London.


The Hidden Worlds of National Parks

Let’s “hike" to Carlsbad Caverns and see the world through the eyes of a bat, and more!


360º Ride On the Hogwarts Express

Ready for a ride on Hogwarts Express? Let’s join this 360º interactive video of Hogwarts Express train ride from Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure to Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Orlando.


Virtual Tour of Finnish Forests

Ready to walk some trails along a beautiful forest in Finland?


Carousel Wishes and Dreams

Let’s take a ride on a colorful carousel at the The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.


National Aquarium Virtual Tour

Visit the sharks, see the coral reef, or watch dolphins at the National Aquarium. There’s a lot more to explore!


Virtual Yosemite

Ready for a trip? Let’s visit Yosemite National Park and look around – the views are spectacular!


SeaWorld

Ready for a trip to Seaworld? We can explore Discovery Cove and "ride" the steel roller coaster Mako.


Keukenhof Bulb Garden

Enjoy the views from Netherlands’ spectacular Keukenhof bulb garden as a warmup to our own Flowers on Fargo (which are starting to bloom!)


Easter Island

Let’s take a close-up look of the giant statues on Easter Island.


Great Wall of China 

Let’s travel to the Great Wall of China, where we’ll have access to 3,000 miles to explore from the comfort of home!


The Orchid Show

Enjoy a walk through The Orchid Show courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden.


Flagler Garden

Enjoy the peaceful vistas, birdsong, and gurgling brooks in the Flagler Garden in Richmond, VA.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Butterflies

Enjoy these blooms and butterflies from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA.


National Museum of Natural History

Take a tour of the Hall of Mammals, Insect Zoo, Dinosaurs, and Hall of Paleobiology at Washington D.C.'s world-class National Museum of Natural History.


Royal Botanic Gardens

Let’s visit the Royal Botanic Gardens on the outskirts of London, which is one of the most amazing gardens in the world. It has an extraordinary diversity of plants and over 14,000 trees.


International Space Station

What’s happening in outer space? Let’s go on a tour of the International Space Station and see what it’s really like for the astronauts.


360 VR Tour of London

Here’s a safe, inexpensive overseas tour: The Ultimate 360 Virtual Reality Tour of London (with interesting facts!)


Taliesin West Virtual Tour

Enjoy a tour of Taliesin West led by Fred Prozzillo, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Vice President of Preservation, who shows us around the Garden Room.


Chicago Botanic Gardens

Here’s a spot to enjoy that’s a little closer to home: we’ll join a House Beautiful tour of the Chicago Botanic Gardens.


The Gardens of Waddesdon Manor

Join House Beautiful to tour The Gardens at Waddesdon Manor, England.


San Diego Zoo

It's time to "travel" to San Diego Zoo for some fun!


Nahuku Lava Tubes

Let's journey inside a volcano in this exciting 360 tour you can enjoy from the comfort of home.


Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, HI sits on 17 acres and it includes not only its own garden, but a nature preserve as well. Sit back and relax as House Beautiful shows us its plethora of waterfalls, streams, and boardwalk situated on the Pacific coast.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Looking for a safe way to leave home? Take this virtual tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art which offers a number of interactive features including a time machine!


Claude Monet's Garden

Spring brings visions of gardens, and House Beautiful takes us on a tour of Claude Monet's garden at Giverny. Relax and enjoy the view!