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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.

FEATURED CONNECTION: BOOK TALK!

Effren Divided is a timely and moving story about the enduring bonds of family, says our Library Associate Ruth.

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Check back here throughout the day for a new featured connection, or browse our connections archive below!

gpld connects storytime:

- Click HERE to enjoy a read-aloud with children's author Melinda Long, who is reading from her award-winning book, "How I Became a Pirate." Thanks to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for this storytime opportunity!

- Click HERE to enjoy a read-aloud from children's author Melinda Long, who is reading from her award-winning book, "Pirates Don't Change Diapers." Thanks to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for this storytime opportunity!

- Click HERE to listen to local author Tom Lichtenheld reading from his new book "When My Brother Gets Home."

- Click HERE to listen as Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads “Where Are My Books?” courtesy of Simon & Schuster. She’ll also show us how to draw squirrels, and perform some music!

- Click HERE to join Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to listen to “Nicole The Surf Is My Turf,” followed by a sing-a-long!

- Click HERE to listen to author Kate Messner read “The Brilliant Deep,” a picture book about rebuilding the world’s coral reefs.

- Click HERE to enjoy the mermaid tale “Pearl” by Molly Idle.

- Click HERE to get a sneak peek of the new book, “Over and Under the Rainforest” by Kate Messner that will be published in August.

- Click HERE to get comfortable and listen to “The King of Kindergarten” read by author by Derrick Barnes.

- Click HERE to let Dolly Parton bring your day to a close with "The Little Engine That Could."

- Click HERE to listen to “A Little Oven by Eleanor Estes” (Read by Will Sarris).

- Click HERE to relax and enjoy “Clark the Shark - Too Many Treats” by Bruce Hale.

- Click HERE to listen as bestselling author Jill Twiss reads from her picture book, The Someone New, illustrated by EG Keller.

- Click HERE to join Miss Natasha on a walk and see what she discovers along the way.

- Click HERE to help Miss Ginny look for a mouse and work on your counting skills!

- Click HERE to join us as Miss Kathryn reads "Blue Hat, Green Hat (the Oops Book)" by Sandra Boynton. 

- Click HERE to join our friends at The Chilled Palette for a fun painting project!

- Click HERE to find out where the elephants are going as Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Kevin Henkes reads and draws from his children's book "A Parade of Elephants." 

- Click HERE to have a seat and enjoy listening to "I'll Love You Til the Cows Come Home" by Kathryn Cristaldi.

- Click HERE to join us as author Christie Matheson reads from her interactive picture book, "Plant the Tiny Seed."

- Click HERE to join Jim Gill to read-along and sing-along to his book "A Soup Opera."

- Click HERE to watch and listen as Aron Nels Steinke reads the award-winning children's book "The Zoo Box" that he co-authored.

- Click HERE to listen to the tongue-twisting fun of “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss (read by Will Sarris).

- Click HERE to tune in to The Aaron Reynolds Stay-At-Home Show, where Aaron will read his book “Creepy Carrots” and keeps us entertained.

- Click HERE to listen to our Miss Kathryn read "Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs" by Sandra Boynton.

- Click HERE to join us to listen as Miss Sandy, and a few of her friends, read “Moo, Baa, La, La, La” by Sandra Boyton.

- Click HERE to enjoy a readalong, monster drawing, and more with author Tammi Sauer, who will read her book “Mostly Monsterly”

- Click HERE to join author Kim Crockett-Corson as she reads aloud from her book, “My Good Morning.”

- Click HERE listen to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

- Click HERE to join an interactive storytime for the book “Bark, George” by Jules Feiffer!

- Click HERE to join New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Kevin Henkes as he reads and draws from his book “Waiting,” featuring a cast of toys waiting for something special to happen outside their window.

- Click HERE to join HarperKids to find out more as we enjoy listening to "Gator, Gator, Gator!" by Daniel Bernstrom.

- Click HERE to join Emily Arrow to sing along to some Disney songs from “The Lion King” and read “Explorers of the Wild” by Cale Atkinson.

- Click HERE to listen to Beth Ferry read “The Bold Brave Bunny.”

- Click HERE to listen to listen to “Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day” by Carmen Agra Deedy. Courtesy of Scholastic.

- Click HERE to gather round to listen as Miss Ginny reads “Chicks and Salsa.”

- Click HERE to enjoy the story “Olivia” by Ian Falconer.

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to “Love, Sophia on the Moon” read by the author Anica Mrose Rissi.

- Click HERE to help Miss Ginny tell the story of the "Three Billy Goats Gruff."

- Click HERE to join Miss Sarah for a fun game of "What's in the Basket?"

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to “The Poky Little Puppy” by Jannette Sebring Lowrey (read by Will Sarris).

- Click HERE to gather around as Miss Kathryn reads “15 Animals” by Sandra Boynton.

GPLD CONNECTS craft:

- Click HERE to see how much your family can create with basic items including crayons, markers, cling film, nail polish, straws, tissues, chalk - and more!

- Click HERE to celebrate spring and add some color to our homes with these easy to make origami butterflies. All you need is paper. Use what you have on hand or add doodles, stickers, and more to make your butterflies stand out!

- Click HERE to add color and other decorations to these fun spring-themed printables!

- Click HERE to color along with author and illustrator Ben Clanton (best known for the Narwhal and Jelly books). 

- Click HERE to get ready for Easter with these fun coloring pages!

- Click HERE to turn broken crayons into colorful new tools you can use for coloring, crafts, and more, courtesy of HGTV!

- Click HERE to make your own Playdough (aka Play-doh) at home!

- Click HERE to learn how to make your own fold-up book!

- Click HERE to learn how to upcycle plastic bags into plarn!

- Click HERE to learn some fun and easy ways to decorate rocks, which you can then use to decorate your yard for spring!

- Click HERE to learn how to make paper bowl jellyfish!

- Click HERE to make a boquet of paper flowers!

- Click HERE to create this cute and easy Easter Hatching Chick Paper Craft that will liven up your Easter table!

- Click HERE to create mixed media monograms!

- Click HERE to use some leftover tissue boxes to make Tissue Box Monsters!

- Click HERE to attract more birds to your yard with these easy-to-make bird feeders.

- Click HERE to make DIY Folded Paper Bracelets. You need 16 to 22 strips of paper. The widths can vary, as long as the size ratio is 1:4. Have fun!

- Click HERE to add some color and fun designs to your home with these paper plate tropical fish.

- Click HERE to create "Fireworks in a Glass" - you only need three ingredients: food coloring, warm water, and oil!

- Click HERE to create Nail Polish Marbel Art!

- Click HERE to take basic ingredients you have at home and make clay!

- Click HERE to learn a simple way to make fun, colorful puppets with old cereal boxes!

- Click HERE to learn how to make a paper pinwheel.

- Click HERE to learn how to make May Day Baskets.

- Click HERE to combine fun colors and learn to make Glitter Glue Counting Sticks.

- Click HERE to create some cute origami finger puppet characters!

- Click HERE to discover how to transfer beautiful images from magazine pages onto glass.

- Click HERE to create a diorama that includes family photos carefully placed on the walls, handmade pottery, or sculptures made from trinkets found within the home, and more.

- Click HERE to use leftover stickers to have a fun new way to play I Spy.

- Click HERE to go to Flight School with this fun paper airplane game. 

- Click HERE to make a smile with this DIY funny face flip book. 

- Click HERE to make these fun DIY Rainbow Bubble Snakes. 

- Click HERE to make some spring flower rock stamps!

- Click HERE to make a beautiful butterfly and work on dexterity by threading it.

- Click HERE to create a colorful stained glass craft using flowers and leaves from your yard!

- Click HERE to have fun with this spring leaf experiment!

- Click HERE to make a galaxy jar that’s out of this world!

- Click HERE to take advantage of sunny days with Cosmic Sun Catchers.

- Click HERE to have fun making rainbow rock candy.

- Click HERE to get the template for some beautiful paper flowers.

- Click HERE to make some paper frogs and lily pads for spring!

- Click HERE to discover the fun of cardboard circle weaving.

- Click HERE to discover how to rejuvenate old T-shirts with new designs! Join our Library Associate Christine for this fun T-shirt bleach pen craft.

- Click HERE to learn how to make a nursery rhyme cube with Miss Sarah!

- Click HERE to learn how to grow a rainbow with washable markers, paper towels, and water.

- Click HERE to up our sidewalk chalk game and make some Puffy Sidewalk Paint.

- Click HERE to make a fun and easy geometric chicken craft

- Click HERE to make beautiful butterflies with sponges and paint!

- Click HERE to make a cardboard tube shaker in 10 minutes!

GPLD CONNECTS MOVEMENT:

- Click HERE to experience 30 minutes of fun with Geneva Park District's Fitness Instructor Andrea Cladis-Hodge, starting with a warmup, boxing, bodyweight excercises, and some barre work. You can do this workout indoors or enjoy some sun and fresh air!

- Click HERE to live your best life and do some Butterfly Yoga with Cosmic Kids, a great resource recommended by Geneva Park District to keep you moving and motivated from the comfort of your own home.

- Click HERE to do the Bunny Bounce with Cosmic Kids, a great resource recommended by Geneva Park District to keep you moving and motivated from the comfort of your own home!

- Click HERE to enjoy Pokemon: A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure, which provides plenty of fun and movement!

- Click HERE to join The Feelingwells for a dance party, a fun story, and lots of movement!

- Click HERE to do this family workout that has cardio moves that feel like games and challenges where the winner gets prizes — like choosing what's for dinner. You can do it indoors or outside!

- Click HERE to dance along with the Trolls to the hit song “Can’t Stop That Feeling.”

- Click HERE to get 4 printable scavenger hunts from our friends at Adventures in Scavenger Hunting to keep you busy - including one set in Geneva: one for in your house, one for in your car or one for your physical distancing walk. 

- Click HERE to join us for the "Freeze Dance," which will also help your little ones learn to count to 100.

- Click HERE to dance along to songs like "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2, and have some fun!

- Click HERE to sing, dance, and pop the bubbles with Flo Yo!

- Click HERE to join the Danger Force for some fun and safe movement while trying to catch gumballs!

- Click HERE to get your blood flowing with moves that include Soccer Dribble, Ski Hops, Goalie Saves, and go Surfing. 

- Click HERE to get up, sing, and move with Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole, one of GPLD's favorite performers. 

- Click HERE to get moving and do the Dinosaur Stomp with The Kiboomers!

- Click HERE to take a dance break with Benjamin Allen!

- Click HERE to join Debbie Doo & Friends for the Star Jump! It’s a great way to add some physical activity to the day.

- Click HERE to get up, sing, and move with Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole.

- Click HERE to get up and move to the "Walking Walking Hop Hop Hop Song" with the Kiboomers.

- Click HERE to move to “Dancing Robots!”

- Click HERE to join The Kiboomers for a musical game of "Simon Says!"

- Click HERE to get up and move as Top Dog leads us through some fun music and movement!

- Click HERE to hop and jump with The Kiboomers!

- Click HERE to get some action by jumping along with the Mac Dad, the Daddy Mac AND Kris Kross.

- Click HERE to mix some yoga and music for a fun dance party with Cosmic Kids!

- Click HERE to go on a journey to Motunui - in yoga poses - for this adventure based on “Moana.”

- Click HERE to combine Spider-hero powers with some cool yoga and get moving!

- Click HERE to experience this brain break music and movement song that has jungle music, lots of animals, and opportunities for children to move like the animals move.

- Click HERE to go on a jungle safari with Cosmic Kids Yoga!

- Click HERE to take a “Shake Break” and get moving!

- Click HERE to move your body with fun dances, shake like a salt shaker, roll like a roller coaster, pop like popcorn, wave like the ocean, and more!

- Click HERE to go "swimming" on this beautiful day and have some fun.

- Click HERE to get up and get active with some monster moves!

- Click HERE to take a dance break with Kidz Bop!

- Click HERE to dance along to Boom Chicka Boom with The Kiboomers!

- Click HERE to get moving with Cosmic Kids in this yoga series that features the Wizard of Oz (and puppies!). 

- Click HERE to learn the Wiggle dance with the Kiboomers!

- Click HERE to dance along to Five Little Monkeys on the bed – and more!

- Click HERE to learn some Zumba moves!

- Click HERE to join Cosmic Kids for a Three Little Pigs Adventure. 

- Click HERE to jump, duck, and dodge around obstacles to help Moose Fabio deliver delicious, juicy meatballs to his GrandMoose Filomena.

- Click HERE to get moving to the Walking Song!

- Click HERE to get up and move to the Fred the Moose song!

GPLD CONNECTS VIRTUAL TOUR:

- Click HERE to explore Discovery Cove and "ride" the steel roller coaster Mako.

- Click HERE to take a close-up look of the giant statues on Easter Island.

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

- Click HERE to enjoy the views from Netherlands’ spectacular Keukenhof bulb garden as a warmup to our own Flowers on Fargo.

- Click HERE to enjoy a walk through The Orchid Show courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden.

- Click HERE to enjoy the peaceful vistas, birdsong, and gurgling brooks in the Flagler Garden in Richmond, VA.

- Click HERE to enjoy these blooms and butterflies from Biltmore Gardens at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

- Click HERE to go on a tour of the International Space Station and see what it’s really like for the astronauts.

- Click HERE to take a 360 Virtual Reality Tour of London. 

- Click HERE to 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.

- Click HERE to join a House Beautiful tour of the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

- Click HERE to join House Beautiful to tour The Gardens at Waddesdon Manor, England.

- Click HERE to "travel" to San Diego Zoo for some fun!

- Click HERE to journey inside a volcano in this exciting 360 tour you can enjoy from the comfort of home.

- Click HERE to sit back and relax as House Beautiful shows us Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Papaikou, HI.

- Click HERE to relax and enjoy the view as House Beautiful takes us on a tour of Claude Monet's garden at Giverny.

- Click HERE to get a close-up look at an east Pacific red octopus at Shedd Aquarium.

- Click HERE stop by The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

- Click HERE to visit the sharks, see the coral reef, or watch dolphins at the National Aquarium.

- Click HERE to take a ride on a colorful carousel at the The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

- Click HERE to take a close-up look at Pharoah Ramses VI’s tomb!

- Click HERE to walk some trails along a beautiful forest in Finland.

- Click HERE to join this 360º interactive video of Hogwarts Express train ride from Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure to Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Orlando.

- Click HERE to “hike" to Carlsbad Caverns and see the world through the eyes of a bat, and more!

- Click HERE to take a tour of Buckingham Palace in London.

- Click HERE to enjoy a virtual tour of an egg farm, and learn how eggs go from farm to table!

- Click HERE to take a tour of USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world!

GPLD CONNECTS BOOK TALK:

- Click HERE to hear about "Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum" by Michael McCreary from our middle school librarian, Kylie.

- Click HERE to listen as GPLD's library associate Madi talks about three books worth checking out: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood; “Carrie” by Stephen King; and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz. Find these and other eBooks to check out at gpld.org/read.

- Click HERE to learn why GPLD's librarian Dana highly recommends "American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt." 

- Click HERE to listen as teen librarian Martha explains why the modern-day Young Adult thriller "Sadie" by Courtney Summers is such a great read. 

- Click HERE to listen as librarian Lexy Jones says "The Best Iggy" by Annie Barrows is an entertaining book for grades 3-5. 

- Click HERE to discover why our Librarian Erin has high praise for "You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington" by Alexis Coe. 

- Click HERE to hear why GPLD's Library Associate Ruth says "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal is "storytelling at its best."

- Click HERE to learn why our Miss Sarah recommends the kid's book "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly" by Sims Taback.

- Click HERE to discover why GPLD's young adult librarian Martha recommends "With the Fire on High" by Elizabeth Acevedo to fans of books about food, coming of age, and travel.

- Click HERE to see why GPLD librarin Lexy says “From the Desk of Zoe Washington” by Janae Marks is a great book for grades 5 and up and is a mystery with a dash of sweetness thrown in.

- Click HERE to learn about Miss Ginny's favorite author. 

- Click HERE to see why our middle school librarian Kylie recommends “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction” and how to make a pencil crossbow!

- Click HERE to discover why Librarian Dana says “All-American Murder” by James Patterson provides a “heartbreaking yet fascinating glimpse” of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots football star convicted of murder.

- Click HERE to learn why our Librarian Erin says “Sorcery of Thorns” by Margaret Rogerson is a “dynamic, action-packed fantasy/adventure.”

- Click HERE to see why our Librarian Madi, leader of our Banned Book Club, says George Orwell’s 1984 remains relevant today even though it was published 70 years ago.

- Click HERE to discover why our Library Associate Ruth feels “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Cheryl Strayed is like a "warm hug."

- Click HERE to see why our Young Adult Librarian Martha describes “Dread Nation” as “Zombies meet the Wild West.”

- Click HERE to discover why GPLD’s Librarian Dana says “Another Good Dog” is feel-good nonfiction at its finest.

- Click HERE to see why our Librarian Erin says the graphic novel “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei is “a riveting yet saddening piece of our American history.”

- Click HERE to see why our middle school librarian Kylie highly recommends the graphic novel “The Faithful Spy,” which is a story about trying to do the right thing in Hitler’s Germany.

- Click HERE to discover "Dorothy Must Die," which our Young Adult Librarian Martha describes as a twist on the classic movie of the same name that’s a great read for those who love fantasy and horror novels

- Click HERE to learn about Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Book of Longings," which our Librarian Lauren describes as moving and lyrical. 

- Click HERE to see why Librarian Dana says that fans of “Little House on the Prairie” will enjoy reading Ma’s side of the story in “Caroline: Little House, Revisited."

- Click HERE to learn why Library Associate Ruth says “Home Cooking” by Laurie Colwin will make you appreciate the joy of food and eating.

- Click HERE to learn why our Young Adult Librarian Martha recommends the frothy rom-com “The Summer of Jordie Perez.”

- Click HERE to discover why our Banned Book Club Librarian Madi recommends you read “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, a classic that depicts a dystopian future.

- Click HERE to see why our Librarian Dana says that readers will delight in the hilarious banter and epic battle of wills in the love story “The Gunslinger’s Vow.”

- Click HERE to learn why our Young Adult Librarian Martha says “The Thousandth Floor” combines Gossip Girl with a technological thriller.

- Click HERE to see why Librarian Lauren says that if you need a good mystery to escape, “I Found You” is the perfect read

- Click HERE to see why our Library Associate Ruth says “The Wolf’s Boy” is a beautiful story that will draw you in.

- Click HERE to see how a babysitting gig becomes more than one woman bargains for in “Nothing to See Here,” a book recommended by our Librarian Erin. 

- Click HERE to learn about “A Wish in the Dark” by Christina Soontornvat, a wonderful book for grades 4-6 and shows us that those born in darkness are not doomed to return, according to our Librarian Lexy.

- Click HERE to see why Library Associate Ruth says "Inheritance" by Dani Shapiro is a nuanced and vulnerable look at a secret uncovered and how it impacts so many lives.

GPLD CONNECTS ARTS:

- Click HERE to get comfortable and enjoy watching The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School perform Matthew Hart's Peter and the Wolf.

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 in English and Spanish, courtesy of Lillian Castillo of Chicago Shakespeare. 

- Click HERE to join us now for a riveting live-stream conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Madeline Miller and scholar Helen Morales as they discuss "Circe" and the subversive power of the Ancient Myths.

- Click HERE to enjoy this ballet "The Caterpillar" from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," performed by London’s Royal Opera House.

- Click HERE to enjoy a performance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of their Beethoven Fest celebrating his 250th birthday.

- Click HERE to take a break to enjoy "Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the Knights" (The Royal Ballet) from the Royal Opera House.

- Click HERE to enjoy a performance of “The Shows Must Go On!” from “Phantom of the Opera,” performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011 to commemorate the musical’s 25th Anniversary.

- Click HERE to listen as Miss Ginny shares her favorite poem with us as part of National Poetry Month.

- Click HERE to enjoy this rendition of Lalo Schifrin's "Theme from Mission: Impossible" performed by Richard Hirschl, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's cello section, and his family!

- Click HERE to enjoy a performance of The Sleeping Beauty performed by The Royal Ballet featuring First Soloist of The Royal Ballet Fumi Kaneko as Princess Aurora.

- Click HERE to listen as Chicago Shakespeare Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines recites Sonnet 29.

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to Ben Lewis as he performs the heart-wrenching opening number “Til I Hear You Sing” from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Love Never Dies. 

- Click HERE to enjoy Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt singing classics from 22 musicals, ranging from "Evita" to "The Wizard of Oz."

GPLD CONNECTS LEARNING:

- Click HERE to check out these spectacular views of the moon.

- Click HERE to learn about salamanders, from their underground winter burrows all the way to the breeding pools and back.

- Click HERE to visit the San Diego Zoo for some fun!

- Click HERE to visit the Toronto Zoo and discover what giraffes like to eat!

- Click HERE to learn about the green iguana in this video from Nature In Your Face. 

- Click HERE to visit the Seattle Aquarium and learn about the animals and the food web that can be found in the Puget Sound waters. 

- Click HERE to get a close-up look at a green anaconda.

- Click HERE to explore centrigual force with The Dad Lab. 

- Click HERE to get a close-up look at giant tortoises.

- Click HERE to 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.

- Click HERE to learn how air pressure lets us fly with Bill Nye the Science Guy. 

- Click HERE to experience "Polar Bears on the Tundra" and learn about the Arctic ecosystem, adaptations, sea ice habitat, and more.

- Click HERE to play a game where you can explore Mars and learn about Martian rocks.

- Click HERE to see the grey seal pups at Brookfield Zoo.  

- Click HERE to learn about okapi, one of the most unique and elusive mammals in the world.

- Click HERE to watch the Malaysian tigers at the Bronx Zoo have a refreshing swim. 

- Click HERE to see what Hudson the Polar Bear has been up to at Brookfield Zoo. 

- Click HERE to see what the Beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium are up to. 

- Click HERE to check out these giant African Bullfrogs. We’ll see their feeding, and more!

- Click HERE to learn how to  make old-school Salisbury Steak with a sage & mushroom gravy with Chef Dave. 

- Click HERE to visit Brookfield Zoo and watch Quilbert the porcupine Animal Ambassador have a snack with some sea lions. 

- Click HERE to celebrate the beautiful boneless wonders of the ocean, spotted jellies!

- Click HERE to see what’s going on with the goats at the 219-year-old Beekman Farm in Sharon Springs, NY.

- Click HERE to learn about animal courtship displays and nesting ways from the Cooperative Nature School at The Trustees Moose Hill Farm.

GPLD CONNECTS HISTORY:

- Click HERE to listen to Helen Grossman sharing her memories of working at the Geneva Movie Theater.

- Click HERE to see a short video from Geneva History Museum's exhibition, "Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva," about the 1978 Kaiser's fire from then Geneva Fire Chief, William Rosenfelder, Jr., and firefighter Andrew Frasz, who was trapped inside.

- Click HERE to hear Butch Wise telling Geneva History Museum his story of walking in the path of the tornado that traveled through Geneva's south side, the Illinois State Training School for Girls, and the Ridgewood Subdivision on the east side of town on April 21, 1967.

- Click HERE to join Geneva History Museum for a Then & Now Virtual Tour of Historic Downtown Geneva.

- Click HERE to join Geneva History Museum for their If These Walls Could Talk event and visit the second floor of The Little Traveler. 

- Click HERE to learn about “America’s Love Affair With Bath Tissue,” from its introduction to the country in 1857 to today, from Leslie Goddard - That History Lady – and a popular presenter at GPLD.

GPLD CONNECTS MUSIC:

- Click HERE to relax to acoustic music from folk duo Mandolin Orange thanks to National Public Radio's Tiny Desk Concert series.

- Click HERE to boost your spirits as you listen to Chicago Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Yuan-Qing Yu and Assistant Principal Cello Kenneth Olsen perform Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for Violin and Viola from their respective homes.

- Click HERE to watch "Some Good News with John Krasinski" which features a reunion and virtual performance from the original "Hamilton" cast!

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to Yo-Yo Ma as he performs "Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello" by Johann Sebastian Bach as part of NPR’s Music Tiny Desk Concert.

- Click HERE to listen as Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s Principal Oboist Nathan Hughes serenades Lincoln Center Plaza with the famous oboe solo from “Aida.”

- Click HERE to relax and listen to pianist Paul Cardall performs an intimate piano recital on his Steinway & Sons model D concert grand.

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," performed by members of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

- Click HERE to sit back and enjoy listening as Christina Bianco sings 'Don't Rain On My Parade' from “Funny Girl.”

- Click HERE to listen as Cynthia Yeh, principal percussion of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers tribute to her teacher Alan Abel, who passed away April 25 from COVID-19 and to all the other loved ones that have been lost with her performance of Mark Glentworth’s "Blues for Gilbert" (2004).

- Click HERE to enjoy this rendition of “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony” for solo guitar.

- Click HERE to enjoy listening to Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott perform "The Swan" (Saint-Saëns).

GPLD CONNECTS FAMILY FUN:

- Click HERE to visit "At Home with Emily Arrow" as she sings songs from Disney movies, including "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story," and reads stories.

- Click HERE to have fun as Miss Ginny introduces us to “Pat the Cat,” who can magically change color!

- Click HERE to learn from Miss Natasha a song that is perfect for spring: The Rain and Sunshine Song!

- Click HERE to listen as Miss Sarah teaches us the song “One Little Red Fish.”

- Click HERE to join Miss Sarah for a fun game of “Five Little Monkeys!”

- Click HERE to join us and help Miss Ginny look for a little green frog. 

- Click HERE to join us in singing along to “Wheels on the Bus.”

- Click HERE to go in a Virtual Escape Room created by our Librarians Martha and Erin based on "The Office." 

- Click HERE to play a game of I Spy with Miss Sarah!

- Click HERE to take our Bookshelf Bingo Challenge, devised by our very own Miss Lexy!

- Click HERE to join us for a singalong with our Library staff – and some friends – as they sing B.I.N.G.O.

- Click HERE to play a fun game with Miss Natasha!