For Adults

The Library offers many virtual resources for adults, including e-books, audiobooks, virtual classes, streaming movies, and much more.

Click on one of the categories below to explore all that we have to offer.

Websites & Online Activities for Adults

Health & Wellness

  • Senior Planet - Senior Planet offers free online classes for seniors. Friday, they have a weekly stretch and meditation virtual class.

  • Planet Fitness - Planet Fitness “Home Work-Ins" are 30 minute workouts that stream daily at 6 p.m. CT. Previous videos are available to stream as well.

  • Blink Fitness - Facebook Live virtual workouts weekdays at 7 a.m. ET. They will also give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions in the comments.

  • Orangetheory Fitness - Daily at-home workouts on the gym’s YouTube channel. Workouts don’t require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.

Entertainment

  • Coloring with the Queens of New Orleans - Free downloadable coloring sheets of the drag queens of New Orleans.

  • Adult Coloring Pages - Free coloring pages for printing from Crayola.

  • National Film Board of Canada - The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) website offers thousands of short- and feature-length films for free. From animation, and documentary to fiction, there’s a little something for everyone, for free, on their site.

  • Vatican Virtual Tour - Seven tours are available: the Sistine Chapel, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the New Wing, Raphael’s Rooms, the Niccoline Chapel, and the Room of the Chiaroscuri. Once the tour has started, visitors enjoy the ability to move about a room and view it from any angle.

  • Project Gutenberg - Free online library with over 60,000 e-Books, available as epubs, Kindle eBooks, downloads, or readable in browser. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

  • The British Museum - The British Museum, in the United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of millions of works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.

  • Google Arts & Culture - Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.

  • NOMA Virtual Tour - The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.

  • A Peek at Frida Kahlo’s Diary - Illustrated diaries of world-renown Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

  • Louvre Museum - Offers virtual tours of three Louvre exhibits/areas: Egyptian Antiques, the Louvre’s moat, and the Gallerie d’Apollon. Requires the ability to run Flash.

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at satellite support and research stations, as well as past exhibits no longer on display.

  • The Dali Museum - Allows visitors to virtually explore eight areas of the Dali museum, including a gallery of Salvador Dali’s works.

  • Georgia Aquarium - At home learning and educational materials from the Georgia Aquarium. Resources include: Daily and weekly live streaming events, regular updates on the aquarium’s animals, lesson plans and resources available for download, and educational content about all the animals in the facility.

  • Georgia Aquarium Webcam - Visitors can watch live views from eight Georgia Aquarium areas, including Beluga whales, African penguins, and piranhas.