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Portsmouth Public Library Offers Free “Tech Tuesdays”

Portsmouth Public Library Offers Free “Tech Tuesdays”

Need help with your technology? Need some time to work on your skills? Portsmouth Public Library offers Tech Tuesday. This is an open session, no reservations required. Bring your own device or learn a tutorial on one of the library’s computers. Learn more here.

Here’s How to Make The Latest Viral Food Trend: ‘Oreo Sushi’ {WATCH}

Here’s How to Make The Latest Viral Food Trend: ‘Oreo Sushi’ {WATCH}

The latest food trend to take over TikTok is sushi made out of Oreos and it actually looks delicious! The hashtag #OreoSushi has over 10.3 million views. Here’s how to make your own: – Separate the Oreo crème filling from the cookies – Grind up the cookies with three tablespoons of condensed milk and spread…

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Looking for activities for the kids? Why not try some fun coding games? The Virginia Beach Public Library has put together a list of free coding activities for kids. These games and activities encourage concepts such as sequencing and pattern recognition, plus skills including problem-solving, collaboration, and persistence through these “unplugged” coding activities: Move It,…

13 Streaming TV Shows and Movies for Country Fans to Watch

13 Streaming TV Shows and Movies for Country Fans to Watch

Need something new to binge-watch? Check out this list of tv shows and movies perfect for country music fans.   1. Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man (Amazon Prime) Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man is a brand-new feature-length documentary that takes us on a most improbable journey, as Jackson scales the absolute heights of the music world… and…

How To Make Hot Tea Bombs, TikTok’s Latest Trend {VIDEO}

How To Make Hot Tea Bombs, TikTok’s Latest Trend {VIDEO}

Hot cocoa bombs were all the rage this fall and so now it’s time to change it up.  TikTok users have moved on to hot tea bombs. These can be made with isomalt – a clear sugar substitute that you can pour into spherical molds. After you make your isomalt, place teabags or loose tea…

Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Disney World reopened with new guidelines for social distancing but if you aren’t up for the road trip or don’t feel comfortable visiting one in the middle of a pandemic. Here are seven safe, fun, and affordable ways to have a Disney day at your home! via Buzzfeed 1. Dress the Part.  Break out an old…

101 Riddles For the Family.  How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

101 Riddles For the Family. How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…

Free At-Home Date Ideas Inspired Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani “Happy Anywhere”

Free At-Home Date Ideas Inspired Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani “Happy Anywhere”

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s new video for “Happy Anywhere” highlights all the places you can find happiness when you’re with the right person so let’s take a closer look to find some at-home date ideas. The video started with Blake chopping some wood for a bonfire.  Perfect!  Get your sweety and some s’mores and…

Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks  Live, interactive virtual camps  Interactive study guides  Rosie Riveters STEM…

Free Comic Book Summer!

Free Comic Book Summer!

Free Comic Book Day is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. The annual event had to be postponed this year because of COVID-19 and will now take place throughout July and early September, making it Free Comic Book Summer! Between July 15th and September 9th, local comic shops will be getting…

Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and More Offering Free Summer Camp Programs for Kids

Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and More Offering Free Summer Camp Programs for Kids

Big-name companies are offering their own versions of virtual summer camps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon: Through Camp Handmade, customers are provided with arts and crafts workshops, a panel discussion and shop Handmade’s selection of offerings from crafting experts. Apple: Kids can participate in Apple Camp at Home for coding, filming and other workshops provided every week. Michaels: Camp…

Chipotle Shares Corn Salsa Recipe on TikTok So You Can Recreate It at Home [VIDEO]

Chipotle Shares Corn Salsa Recipe on TikTok So You Can Recreate It at Home [VIDEO]

Chipotle already dropped their guacamole recipe, and now we have the recipe for their medium roasted corn salsa too. All you’ll need is corn, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. According to the TikTok, all of the ingredients are finely chopped, and then the red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime juice are thoroughly combined…

10 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Dog All Summer Long {How-To-Video}

10 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Dog All Summer Long {How-To-Video}

Dogs are man (and woman’s) best friend so treat your BFF to a frozen treat you can make at home.  4 Ingredient Yogurt Pops Banana, Peanut Butter, Carrot and Bacon Pupsicles 3 Ingredient Frozen Chicken Bites Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats Banana and Peanut Butter Pops Apple and Peanut Putter Pops Watermelon Pupsicles Frozen…

Ben & Jerry’s Shared Their Edible Cookie Dough Recipe So You Can Make It at Home

Ben & Jerry’s Shared Their Edible Cookie Dough Recipe So You Can Make It at Home

Ben & Jerry’s shared their edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, and it’s the same one used for their frozen dough balls found in their ice creams. Making the dough from scratch is a great activity to do at home and it’s completely safe to eat raw since the recipe doesn’t require eggs and the flour is heat-treated…

Need a Change of Scenery? Transport Yourself To Anywhere in the World Now.

Need a Change of Scenery? Transport Yourself To Anywhere in the World Now.

Need a change of scenery? Now you can instantly transport yourself to the view from someone else’s window with WindowSwap. Just go to the website and instantly enjoy a view from anywhere in the world, from San Francisco to Singapore. Each view has the name of the uploader and location. And if you want, you can even…

Take a Virtual Summer Road Trip with the Smithsonian Museum

Take a Virtual Summer Road Trip with the Smithsonian Museum

The Smithsonian, in collaboration with USA Today, created a free at-home summer learning guide for kids. “Summer Road Trip” is a new 40-page activity guide that takes kids on a “road trip of discovery,” Some of the featured activities include: Construct your own biplane inspired by Bessie Coleman and learn more about her achievements through a National Air…

Here’s How to Make Your Own Tie-Dye With Red Wine

Here’s How to Make Your Own Tie-Dye With Red Wine

If you have a plain sweatshirt and a bottle of wine you can jump on the tie-dye trend thanks to these Tik Tok tutorials. @jnehringWine-dye challenge results. Pt2 ##winedye ##winedyechallenge ##tiedye ##tiedyeshirt ##fyp♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber To avoid getting stains anywhere other than on your DIY project, try wine tie-dyeing in your bathtub. @jvkefromstatefarmAnother wine…

You Could Win Prizes With These Summer Reading Challenges.

You Could Win Prizes With These Summer Reading Challenges.

Get the whole family reading with these summer reading challenges from local Hampton Roads Public Libraries. Virginia Beach Public Library Summer Reading Challenge 2020 Children and Teens: Each week, readers that complete 3 activities will unlock the activity badge and be entered to win coupons to food venues that offer drive-through or take-out. The coupons…

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