Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Web Cams

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“Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are” with 10 different live web cams from the Monterey Bay Aquarium! View live footage of a coral reef, penguins, sea otters, sharks, and more.

Most live cams are available from 7:00 am Pacific Time (10:00 am Eastern Time) into the early evening hours (Pacific Time), with prerecorded footage available when the live cams are turned off. However, you can virtually visit the Monterey Bay Cam and listen to the soothing sound of the waves 24 hours a day.

During weekdays, narrated feedings are also available on some live cams at the scheduled times listed on the live cam page.

Teen Update: Quick Picks for Reluctant Teen Readers

Each year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) releases a Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list. It is a great way to find books especially if you are a teen who does not love to read. Coming across just the right book can oftentimes make all the difference. This diverse list contains 64 titles and includes descriptions which makes it easier to find a story that appeals to you. The top ten books for reluctant readers are noted as well. Take a look at all your options and then pick out your next book!

Virtual Program: The American Dream: Building Your Financial Future

Join us for The American Dream: Building Your Financial Future, Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

With the commoditization of planning by the financial media, it is more difficult for people to understand that there is a comprehensive process to building a financially secure future. Using the analogy of building a house, we cover the overall process of building a financially secure future. This class will provide a new paradigm of thinking. Instead of thinking something is bad or good, the question to ask is “Does this fit for me?”

Provided by Wienken Advisors, LTD. This program supports PA Forward’s Financial Literacy.

Please register for the program: Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Virtual Program: Foundations of Investing

Join us for Foundations of Investing, Monday, June 1, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Building your investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, this presentation will discuss the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals.

Provided by Edward Jones. This program supports PA Forward’s Financial Literacy.

Please register for the program: Monday, June 1, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

A link to access the program will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.

Pennsylvania State Archives Collections Online

Visit digitized Pennsylvania State Archives Collections through Power Library’s PA Photos and Documents to discover a wealth of records from the State Archives, including a Constitutional Convention of 1776 (PA) Minute Book.

In addition to Pennsylvania State Archives Collections, you can also explore thousands of other digitized documents and photographs from many unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania through Power Library‘s PA Photos and Documents.

You’ll be amazed by what you find!

Kids’ Update: James and the Giant Peach

Do you love Roald Dahl? Do you like supporting good causes? Do you adore watching celebrities goof around? Then James and the Giant Peach read by Taika and friends is just for you!

The collaboration between Roald Dahl Story Company, Taika Waititi and the star-studded line-up of guests will serve children and families currently in lockdown all over the world and will raise money for Partners In Health, a global health non-profit who are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in the most vulnerable parts of the world, with the Roald Dahl Story Company committed to donation matching of $1 million.

Watch new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! James and the Giant Peach.

Happy National Paper Airplane Day

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Learn more about the origin of paper airplanes and watch a how-to video here.

Got the flying bug? Here are some fiction and nonfiction stories about aviation, ready for take-off on your device:

The Aviators – Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom – eBook available now

The Aviator’s Wife – A Novel by Melanie Benjamin – eBook available now

A Higher Call – An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos – audiobook available now

Hornet Flight by Ken Follett – eBook available now

Sully – My Search for What Really Matters by Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III – eBook available now

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough – Willing to hop on a short waitlist? This audiobook available soon!

Looking for more? Try these keyword searches:

aviation
flying
paper airplanes

 

 

Virtual Program: Author Event

Join us for an event with Janny Scott, author of The Beneficiary, Thursday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Beneficiary is the tale of beloved local Montgomery and Scott families, who inspired the movie “The Philadelphia Story.” Main Line resident Janny Scott traverses a century and a half of local American history to illuminate her family story, and excavates the weight of inheritance, the tenacity of addiction, and the power of buried secrets.

Sponsored by the Chester County Library Trust.

Please register for the program: Thursday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.