Stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic? Don’t fret. With schools closed, concerts and shows postponed and even March Madness canceled, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do mostly from the safety of your germ-free home.
Greenville County library branches may be closed, but its online library is open 24/7. Read an e-book or magazine, download music or movies or check out an audiobook. You can even check out e-books on your mobile device by downloading the (free) Libby app. All you need is a library card. Reading not your thing? Check out Creativebug, which has thousands of award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by design experts and artists. Your library card buys you unlimited access. Visit greenvillelibrary.org/your-online-library.
Did you know? Library-card holders can also access a free digital subscription to The New York Times.
Bike the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. If you live in Greenville County, chances are you live near a spur off the 22-mile multi-use greenway. From downtown Travelers Rest, it’s a roughly 10-mile ride to Greenville’s Cleveland Park with lots of scenery to take in. A mobile-friendly interactive map shows points of interest along the trail, including access points and parking and the all-important restrooms.
Virtual yoga – it’s a thing. Indigo Flow & Art in the Village of West Greenville broadcasts live every day. Registration for Indigo’s online classes is easy peasy — just sign up through its website, indigoflowandart.com, and follow the prompts. The studio has also created a quick tutorial video to walk you through the process. Find it on Facebook at Indigo Flow & Art.
Explore the Underground Railroad through the Upcountry History Museum. Like everything else, this exhibit is closed, but you can still learn about Harriet Tubman’s South Carolina connection and other important figures through a collection of documentaries, news articles and Instagram accounts available on the Upcountry History Museum’s website. An online program on the women’s suffrage movement is also available.
Meet the critters at the Greenville Zoo. The zoo may be closed, but the caretakers have started airing live videos of educational encounters (10:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays) and keeper check-ins (2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays) on the zoo’s Facebook page. Popular videos include a romp with the coatimundi (South American raccoons) and quality time with the giraffes.