Freebies for the Lockdown

This too will pass…

Current estimates have close to 20% of the world’s population on lockdown due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Panic buying and hoarding have driven us all  a little crazy and staying at home for weeks promises to make it feel worse.

But there’s no need to get bored with a world of wonder and free resources out there on the interwebs. I’ve posted several of these lists recently, but nothing wrong with adding some more FREE resources, from books ot music to…no telling what else is out ther, folks. Time to go a-web-wandering!

Free e-book downloads

11 different sources for free e-books a-plenty to keep you busy reading.

As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to catch up on reading. We have good news for you, digital bookworms — you can get in a good read without spending a dime.

Free music — live from the Montreaux Jazz Fest

This year’s Montreaux Jazz Fest has been postponed, but organizers offer this announcement:

To tide fans over in the meantime, Montreux Jazz has unearthed from its archives over 50 (!) full sets from acts like Johnny Cash, James Brown, Nina Simone, Alanis Morissette, Marvin Gaye, and The Raconteurs.

Free movie — “The Need to Grow”

The makers of this documentary are offering free viewing for a limited time. Take ac ouple of minutes to watch the preview right here.


Screenplay U wants you to let you read 100 Academy-nominated screenplays — introducing the free offer with a 5-minute video about how to get the most out of reading a written screenplay.

Online learning —

Coursera constantly offers online courses free to audit (pay for more features). To help you select what you might want to learn in your sudden “down-time,” the linked article groups courses into categories.

Free museum download resources

Of course, museums worldwide offer a dazzling array of image collections now available for viewing. Here’s a list of open access image libraries.

There you have it — pictures, music, books, screenplays, online courses and a movie, all for free — enjoy!

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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