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OPL News: Programs, Books, and some cool photography news
This week! We are so excited that one of the programs we were most looking forward to this month is going to be held virtually: The Wolf Conservation Center is doing a free and fascinating webinar on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom . Join us to learn about a clever creature during Coexist with Coyotes. Click here to register ; registrants will be sent a link to access the program.
"Do you guys remember places? They were the best." Louis asks hard-hitting questions in his latest video, which highlights one of his areas of expertise: YA literature . Taking a look at the teen collection available on hoopla , Louis picks five books you should read, from well-loved favorites to great books you may have missed.
In the mood for a graphic novel? Maggie takes a look at the library's eBooks with her expert eye and chooses her top five graphic novels available digitally. All of them are Eisner Award winners and well worth a read, even if you don't typically consider yourself a graphic novel reader.
How's this for cool: Nikon has made all of their online classes available FREE through April . If you've always wanted to improve your photography skills but never had the time, now is the perfect opportunity. With classes on environmental portraiture, children and pet photography, and landscape photography, you'll be snapping expert photos in no time.
Attention, parents: if your middle school or high school student is struggling with adapting to distance learning, has anxiety, or is becoming addicted to social media and gaming, you'll want to attend this workshop: we're welcoming Dr. Dominique Padurano to discuss Self Care and Taming Anxiety for Middle School and High School Students . Join us on Zoom Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. I t's a great workshop aimed at providing students and parents with the coping skills needed to adjust to this new normal, and end the school year on a successful note. Click here to register ; upon registration, you'll receive a link to the event on Zoom.
Links we loved this week
We loved every word of this: television writers including Tina Fey, Michael Schur, and Damon Lindeleof share what their characters would do in a pandemic, in Vulture's "If I wrote a Coronavirus Episode" . It seems very, very right to imagine Leslie Knope squirting Ann Perkins with a spray bottle if she came closer than six feet.

In The New Yorker , read about how our favorite Project Runway alum is changing the world: How Christian Siriano Turned His Fashion House Into a Mask Factory .


Do you have what it takes to take the FBI fitness test? This GQ writer didn't .

Five recipes with five ingredients or fewer
Five things you didn't know about...the Titanic (and Titanic)
On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail for its maiden--and final--voyage. The infamous ship became legendary, and is the subject of hundreds of books and movies, the best known being James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster. Settle in for some trivia about this ill-fated ship:


Flashback: The New York Times Bestsellers, this week in 2010
  1. Caught by Harlan Coben
  2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  3. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  4. The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler
  5. Bite Me by Christopher Moore

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