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11 New Books Coming in August

August 2021 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

36 of the Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021

Our August Picks Are Here! — Barnes & Noble Reads

Eat Like an Armenian with These Tips from a Local Guide

Mastering Crosswords and 19 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in August

He? She? Or just plain Cher Ami? Solving a century-old pigeon mystery

The Strangely Scientific Endeavor of Making Ice Cream

The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Smithsonian's Guide to the Games

The History of Karate | Arts & Culture

WS back to school 2021-2022

Explore 60 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories by Subgenres

Goodreads' News and Interviews

This Year's Most Popular New Sci-Fi Novels

This Year's Most Popular New Fantasy Novels

Most Read of the 2021 Reading Challenge (So Far)

New Historical Fiction Books

Fun (and Free) Ideas to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

Smithsonian K-12 Science Education Action Planning Institute

Upcoming Webinars | Native Knowledge 360° - Interactive Teaching Resources

Interdisciplinary Teaching with Museum Objects

Stephen Hawking's black hole theory that event horizons never shrink is proven

50 Photos from American Life in the 19th Century

Minerals and Gems

Digital Backgrounds

Program Recordings - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Learn more about balloon litter



SAAM Arcade 2021: What Is a Game Jam? | Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

Collections :: Printable Activity Pages and Coloring Sheets

Collections :: SAAM Family Day Crafts

Decode the Barcode | National Postal Museum

how big is our universe?

Classroom Resources

Caring for Bald Eagles: Stories from a Real-Life Zoo Guardian

The Best Free Zoo Live Streams and Aquarium Web Cams for Kids

Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers | Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Design a Stadium | Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Playing to Win | National Postal Museum

Butch Johnson's Guide to Watching Archery | Arts & Culture

Dominique Dawes' Guide to Watching Gymnastics | Arts & Culture

Greg Louganis' Guide to Watching Diving | Arts & Culture

Charles Austin's Guide to Watching the High Jump

Dana Chladek's Guide to Watching Canoe Slalom | Arts & Culture

Sada Jacobson Bâby's Guide to Watching Fencing | Arts & Culture

Anna Goodale's Guide to Watching Rowing | Arts & Culture

Natalie Golda's Guide to Watching Water Polo | Arts & Culture

Tara Nott Cunningham's Guide to Watching Weightlifting | Arts & Culture

Susan Williams' Guide to Watching the Triathlon | Arts & Culture

Wolves & Wildlife of Yellowstone

Make Your Own Postcard | National Postal Museum

Collections :: Taiko Drums

CNN 10 - CNN

Can you spot these camouflaged creatures?

Best Children's Books vis

#MyFellowCitizens | Smithsonian's History Explorer

30 Best Nature Documentaries of All Time

Dog: Museum's Best Friend

Collections :: Downloadable Print-Friendly Smithsonian Activity Guides | Smithsonian

MAKER MORNING - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

#Hirshhorninsideout - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian



Collections :: Engineering Flight

Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition

YA Releases of August, 2021 (51 books)

Our Most Anticipated New Kids' and YA Book Releases of August 2021

Collections :: Asian Pacific Americans in Sports

Best Young Adult Fiction 2020 — Goodreads Choice Awards

Announcing the Goodreads Choice Winner in Best Graphic Novels & Comics!

Announcing the Goodreads Choice Winner in Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access

Open Access | 3D Digitization

Stream BodeckerFound music | Listen to songs, albums, playlists for free on SoundCloud

Sparking Excitement About STEM Through Exposure to Career Pathways

Telling amphibians apart

Habitat Activity - Crossword Puzzles - Smithsonian Gardens

Podcast: Robin Logan and Cindy Whitehead, Pioneering Skateboarders

YA Releases of July, 2021 (53 books)

Middle Grade Novels of 2021 (444 books)

Summer Reading Challenge

Over the Moon - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Excelsior! Super Superheroes

Digital Backgrounds

Hip-Hop and Rap Across the Smithsonian

AirSpace | National Air and Space Museum

Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens

Collections :: Black Panther and Black Superheroes

Collections :: Press Play on History: Juneteenth

Teen (Ages 13+) | Brightly

Webinar: Jellyfish Live! | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Collections :: Engineering Flight

Collections :: Printable Activity Pages and Coloring Sheets

How to Draw Nature

Free Fall



From Soap to Seal (Stamp) | For Kids | Ancient Near East Seal Collection | Freer and Sackler

Our Most Anticipated New Kids' and YA Book Releases of August 2021 › books › kids Kids Bestsellers

National Geographic Kids

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Zoo Animal Webcam Bingo Cards

Webcams | Smithsonian's National Zoo

Live cams

Announcing the Goodreads Choice Winner in Best Middle Grade & Children's!

Best Picture Books 2020 — Goodreads Choice Awards

25 Best Nature Webcams for Science Learning at a Distance

The Best Educational Webcams to Watch This Summer | Our Children

Mini Golf Motion | Smithsonian Science Education Center

Habitat Activity - Crossword Puzzles - Smithsonian Gardens

20 Educational Websites for Kids That are Free and Fun

Microsoft News For Kids

National Museum of African American History and Culture Summer Reading Challenge

HIRSHHORN KIDS at Home - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens

National Geographic Kids

Microsoft Edge Canary is testing MSN Kids support for its discover feed

Conservationist for Kids 50 outdoor activities (PDF) 

HIRSHHORN KIDS at Home - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Sustainable Living coloring pages (PDF)

#Hirshhorninsideout - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Best Books About Summer for Kids, as Chosen by Teachers

Summer Reading List 2021: Books for Kids Ages 6 – 8 | Brightly

9 Fantastic Chapter Books for Fourth Graders | Brightly

National Geographic Kids

Collections :: Printable Activity Pages and Coloring Sheets

Kids GO (Get Outside) - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Nature Activities - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Write America: A Reading for Our Country

A live weekly series featuring award-winning, nationally renowned authors and emerging writers


Protect yourself against COVID-19 scams

Click here for update from the Federal Trade Comission

DIY Face Mask



Thousands of movies, documentaries and more available to Quogue Library cardholders. 

Suffolk Cooperative Library System: Libraries at Home

Keep busy at home with these links and resources for learners of all ages.
Check back often - page updates daily

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Community education agency


Online chat app


Webinar app


Home and Family Resources from Microsoft

Outdoor Focused

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Peconic Land Trust

Long Island Grown: Changing Tides in Marine Farming

Long Island Grown Series


Marine Science in the Morning: Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation Indexing

NY Marine Rescue: Current Programs

National Groundwater Awareness Week 2021

Nature Activities - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


Center for Environmental Education & Discovery

Gardens as Sources of Resilience - Smithsonian Gardens


National Geographic Archives


Amazing Bridges of the World


Fairytale-like places that bloom in springtime


15 Panoramic Webcams That Let You Virtually Travel the World


Virtual Tour the Most Famous Tulip Garden in the Netherlands


Virtual Tour National Parks


Explore Zoos and Aquariums


University of Washington Campus Webcam Quad & Cherry Blossoms


15 Things You Can Do to Help Keep Oceans Clean


Bee Diversity in New York


How to Celebrate Earth Day While Staying Home During COVID-19

Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Cherry Blossoms

New York Audubon, Birds of New York State


Connecticut Audubon Live Osprey Cam


Outdoor Meditation


Enjoy the Ocean from Home


The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2020

The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—and Was Forgotten By History

The Arts

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center virtual events


Parrish Art Museum


East End Arts Online Classes


Rites of Spring Classical Musical Festival Online Classes

Google Arts & Culture

National Theatre Home


Royal Opera House


The Metropolitan Opera





The world's largest museumeducation, and research complex

Museum of Modern Art

View exhibits, listen to audios and explore free online courses

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Virtually tour museum, explore videos and audios

New Museum

New art & new ideas; Explore the current shows from home with the museum’s audio guide, which includes recordings by artists Peter Saul, Jordan Casteel, and Daiga Grantina, along with New Museum curators 

The Frick Collection

Virtual tours, digital library, and video library

Virtual Tours of Landmarks and Museums

Digital Collections

Library of Congress



Spooky Space Sounds


Heritage on the Edge


The Watercolour World


The Newberry


Rome Reborn


Virtual Archaeology Museum


Zoo Cams

Atlanta Zoo


Cumbria Wildlife Trust


Dublin Zoo


Edinburgh Zoo


Houston Zoo


Kansas City Zoo


San Diego Zoo


Wildlife Conservation Society


Zoos Victoria

For Adults

New York Times Magazine


Meet Your Next Favorite Book


10 Books That Will Take You on Real-Life Adventures

FPA Great Decisions 2020

Brendan Ryan's Book Review

New York Times

Recommended reads

Virtual Museum Exhibits, Symphonies and Operas

PBS programming & online content

House Beautiful DIY Projects

Letters of Recommendation, New York Times Magazine


New York Times Weekly Book List


Good Reads from Author, Lisa Jewel


The 28 Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020


Favorite Comfort Reads


New & Noteworthy, From Walt Whitman to Harry Houdini

The Ten Best Books About Food of 2020

The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2020

These Conservation Stories Prove 2020 Was Not All Bad News

Lexile-Leveled Women's History Articles

Meet the Female Inventor Behind Mass-Market Paper Bags

A self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual property.

Girl Scouting Was Once Segregated

Though the Girl Scouts of the USA initially declared itself a space for all girls, the reality was different for girls of color.

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations

These women broke down barriers to pursue a career in a predominantly male-centered field.

It’s Way Too Hard to Find Statues of Notable Women in the U.S.

Only a handful of the country’s sculptures honor women.

Graphic Novel Writes the Wright Brothers’ Sister Back Into History

Four students journey back to the birth of aviation in The Wrong Wrights.


Mental Health

Manage Anxiety & Stress, from the CDC

Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear, from PsychCentral 

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


COVID-19: Older Adults

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has a resource page on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including a printable fact sheet

The CDC offers COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults

AARP will present a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall to help answer questions and provide resources for caregivers

For Children, Teens & Families





Women's History for Kids Books

National Geographic Kids

Women's History Month

Current Issue - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Nature Activities - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


New & Noteworthy Kids' Books

Children's Books Books

Best Sellers: Children's Books Books

PBS KIDS for Parents Activity Finder

Independent Play

Bumper Ducks

The Ten Best Children's Books of 2020


Projects with the Seneca Park Zoo

Tween Tribune


Imagine That! Virtual Art Education for Teens


Storytime from Space


Top 25 Books that Teach Kids to Care About the Environment


Maintaining the Long Island Aquarium's 20,000g Reef


Long Island Science Center Online Classes

Quogue School Online Resources

Suffolk Cornell Cooperative Parenting Tips Podcast


20 indoor activities for kids

Teen Tribune

Hosted by the Smithsonian Institute

American Museum of Natural History Museum of Natural History

Learn-at-home resources for families and students, as well as grade-specific educator guides and activity sets based on latest exhibitions

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 

DiMenna Children’s History Museum/New-York Historical Society

Learn about the life stories of a diverse selection of youngsters who lived in NYC from the late 17th through the 20th centuries (Targeted for children ages 8–13)


Printable at-home activity packs designed to provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school.

Nightly live read alouds by beloved authors on TEPSA's Facebook 5:30 pm EST.

Khan Academy

K-12/Math, Science, Engineering, ELA, SEL

Lessons, videos and activities 



Gr. K-3

ELA, Math, Phonemic Awareness, Sight words



Great Minds

Free, daily recorded lessons in the following GM curricula:

  • K-12 Eureka Math (Math)

  • K-8 Wit & Wisdom (ELA)

  • 3-5 PhD Science (Science)



Scholastic Learning From Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing



Online math lessons and practice aligned to math units

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Guide

At home STEM learning resources



Social/Emotional Learning 

Cosmic Kids

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids


Mind Yeti

Digital library designed to help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention, and connect better to the world around them.

Wonder of Science

Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS)





Free online coding tool to create stories, games, animations and more. Grades 3-8

Scratch Jr. 

Free app for young children (ages 5-7). Program their own interactive stories, games, learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively



Free online collection of 3D creation tools that help people think, create and make

Free online collection of games and activities to learn coding

The Wild Side of STEAM

Smithsonian Science How

Communication Is Key: National History Day 2021

COVID-19 Related for Children

Play it safe: What kids should know about the coronavirus outbreak


How to talk to children about COVID-19


NYS Education Department coronavirus resources


Comics for Good

Comic series on COVID-19, along with free print-outs and coloring pages. There are translations of the comics in multiple languages as well. 

National Association of School Psychologists, a parent resource for talking to children about COVID-19. The CDC also offers a similar guide for parents, school staff and others working with children.

NPR editor Malaka Gharib created a COVID-19 web comic based on interviews that education reporter Cory Turner conducted with several experts. Users can also download a zine version of the comic.

PBS Kids offers some de-stressing activities that familes can engage in together, to help manage the stress associated with widespread illness.

Free webinar on the coronavirus (COVID-19) for youth and adolescents