Friday Freebies!

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few free resources to keep you busy, from children’s literature to music to learning, this list of links should provide plenty of fodder for any weekend mind wonder-wanderings.

Literature & Music

6,000 historical children’s books — digitized & free to read online!
     Article about the Baldwin Library collection

Alan Lomax archives — massive collection from the folklorist’s career documenting folk music traditions around the world, now widely available for the 1st time — free!
     NPR article

70,000 digitzed 78prm records — before digital downloads, before CDs, before LPs and even 45 singles, records spun at 78rpm, capturing the sounds of the first half the 20th Century.

     Article describing “The 78 Project


Free learning resources

You know how I love learning and love sharing learning resources. Well, here’s some more free learning opportunities out there — so go get smart!

And finally, a list for the Makers out there — specifically seamstresses.

The Vintage Patterns Wiki website has vintage sewing patterns available for you, featuring fashion from the 20s through the 80s

     Article about vintage sewing pattern collection


That ought to give you something to do over the weekend.

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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