Your Library Staff At Home… Staff Highlight



What was your favorite book you read in the last year and why?

Dear Edward - ebook

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.  It’s about a young man finding his place in the world after he becomes the sole survivor of a plane crash. It’s heartbreaking and uplifting and honest.

What book are you looking forward to reading next?

The Red Lotus - ebook

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

What are you currently watching?

Re-watching some of my favorite movies like Notting Hill, Julie and Julia, and A Good Year. I just finished Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu and Better Call Saul on Netflix. Currently watching a clever tv series called Community on Netflix.

What are you listening to…music, podcasts?

Listening to classical music in the morning with my coffee. Podcasts: I’m keeping it light and staying away from true crime… Every Little Thing, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Young House Love Has a Podcast

What are you doing to occupy your time during these uncertain times?

I’m walking a lot.  Playing Words with Friends (for the first time) with my daughters who live out of state.  Watching videos of my granddaughter. Cooking and baking more than I care to, only because I like to eat. I’m organizing old photos, cleaning out closets, and recently polished every single antique brass door knob in our house. My husband and I love to hike, and have been exploring all of the Metroparks.

The Cleveland Metroparks – CBS Cleveland


Your Library Staff at Home- Arts and Culture Online

For this weeks post rather than highlighting the digital resources of one institution I thought I would showcase multiple online exhibitions and content from cultural organizations in our area.

The Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

The Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument is now posting weekly videos on their YouTube channel highlighting different parts of the monument’s history. This series can be used as a supplement to US and Ohio history lessons.

Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum‘s YouTube channel has past artist and curator talks as well as promotional/documentation of past exhibitions and events. They also have a prompt/activity page that uses pieces from their collection.

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve has their collections as well as as a guided tour of the current exhibition, 2020 Annual Members Exhibition, hosted on their website.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has a dedicated page to all their virtual resources during their closure. These series of videos are a great way to learn not only about prehistoric life but about local Ohio wildlife.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden

The Cleveland Botanical Garden has a dedicated blog for updates on their website. They also feature a page devoted to their online learning resources and tips for individuals looking to get into bird watching.

The Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Metroparks website features not only information on their available outdoor resources but also a Virtual Classroom. This page has information on the new programs created at this time as well has past digital content available.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum

International Women’s Air & Space Museum YouTube channel has history videos as well as interviews from astronauts.

MOCA Cleveland

MOCA Cleveland‘s Facebook Page features videos highlighting the staff of the institution. A great way to learn about all the different jobs within a museum as well as to get to know the people.

The Kent State Museum

The Kent State Museum has its collection online and searchable as well as a blog that shows restoration efforts by the staff. Their Gallery of Costume allows viewers to explore the fashions of the past.

Spaces Gallery

Spaces gallery’s YouTube channel features artist and curator interviews, video based art pieces, and information on current and past exhibitions.