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One Great Thing for Friday, 5/15

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

It's not too late to sign up for a library card. Even though libraries are physically closed, they still offer plenty of digital resources, from books to audiobooks to movies and more. Take advantage of these free offerings while your kids (and you) are STILL. STUCK. AT. HOME.

This Florida man decided to self-isolate on a private island. Unfortunately, it wasn’t his private island—it belonged to Disney.

Galileo, a thinker and scientist who lived in the Renaissance era, was fascinated by the stars and the sky. He refused to agree with the ancient belief that the sun moved around the earth, and became convinced instead that the earth was moving around the sun. As we know now, he was right! Watch an overview of the man who is often called the "father of modern science." Then take a short quiz to find out how much you learned.

What is one thing you wish you had done before quarantine started? (We can’t be the only ones wishing we’d squeezed in one more haircut...)

Check out this virtual tour of Yosemite National Park. Start at Glacier Point, for one of the most breathtaking views you'll ever see—on or offline.


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