Feel Good Movies

Need a pick me up for a couple hours? Try a heartwarming movie. Watching a movie can be revitalizing. It allows you to disconnect, relax, and have a good time. Good Housekeeping (linked here) and Collider (linked here) have complied lists of feel-good movies to check out.

Some highlights from the lists are Zootopia, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Space Jam.


Highlights of the Week

Happy Friday! Here are some cool things that happened this week.

  • Some Good News aired their Graduation episode, with guests Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Jon Stewart, and Malala. Watch the episode here.
  • An inspiring 11-year-old who showed appreciation for her mail carrier received hundreds of letters back from grateful postal workers. Read the heart-warming story here.
  • Since many of the traditional festivities of Ramadan have been disrupted, a neighborhood is celebrating by decorating their homes with stunning light displays. See pictures and read about it here.
  • A Carlsbad couple wanted to find a festive way to celebrate their loved ones and have been decorating lawns with plastic flamingos. Read about the cheer here.

More good news can be found at the Good News Network, Upworthy, and Good News from Today.


Podcasts to Check Out

Earlier in the week, we shared some resources to get connected with your local eLibrary, but did you know you can find podcasts for free online, too? While apps like Spotify and Apple Music make it easy to search for podcasts, all podcasts are available online for free. Plus, by now, there is a podcast on almost every topic. Such genres are news, educational, comedy, true crime, business, sports, celebrities, video games, lifestyle, health, and more. There are podcasts suited to all ages and they provide a great alternative to watching videos or television.

Some podcasts we enjoy are:



Local Libraries and Online Books

A good book can provide entertainment and comfort as we continue to shelter-at-home. Although all local libraries are closed, you can still access books and resources online. There are two library systems in San Diego. Check them out below!

San Diego Public Libraries

Luckily, you can get a library card online. Follow this link to apply. Having a library card gives you access to the eLibrary with The Cloud Library, which has thousands of books available online, and RB Digital for audiobooks, among several other services.

San Diego County Libraries

San Diego County Libraries (SDCL) also have a vast online system.  You can apply for a SDCL library card here. Their eLibrary consists of kids resources, access to thousands of books at Overdrive, internet resources, news, encyclopedias, and more. SDCL also offers a helpful resource guide: https://www.sdcl.org/covid19-resources.html.

Once you have a library card, the Libby app is an easy way to connect to your library to see what is available.



Highlights of the Week

It’s already May! Here are some highlights from the week.

  • A local Navy Veteran celebrated his 100th birthday and received a special parade – Watch here
  • A San Diego company has switched from making sunglasses to tens of thousands goggles –  Read about it here

More good news can be found at the Good News Network, Upworthy, and Good News from Today.