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The below resources are available for streaming. Some resources, such as Kanopy or Films on Demands may only be accessible to RCBC students. If prompted, please enter your 14 digit Library barcode and 4 digit PIN to access online resources.
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Educational, independent, popular, and world films and documentaries
Films On Demand
Streaming videos for different subject areas
Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady founded Cave Canem in 1996 with the intuition that African American poets would benefit from having a place of their own in the literary landscape. Over the past 15 years, that intuition has become a conviction. In Cave Canem, emerging poets find sustenance, a safe space to take artistic chances.
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's YouTube channel where you can see video highlights from past Dodge Foundation Poetry Festivals, some of which have been featured on PBS.
From exhibition previews to curator talks and performances, experience the best of human creativity from every corner of the globe at The Met.
All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.
Penn Museum Archival Films
The Penn Museum has an extensive collection of archival films (that have been digitized) and born-digital videos covering a range of archaeological and anthropological topics. More than 1,100 online resources can be browsed via their thumbnails below or by using the left navigation links to Archival Films, Lectures, Educational & Other, and Playlists or via the dropdown menu under Videos on the top navbar. Alternatively, this simple search function allows discovery via content available in the video and film titles.
Penn Museum Lecture Series
For coherent viewing, the following lecture series and playlists group films and videos together around specific topics.
Poetry Foundation: Poem of The Day
Recordings of poems both classic and contemporary.
PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem.
Split This Rock
Recordings of poets at the Split This Rock festival
Tiny Desk Concerts
Hosted by NPR, jam out with some of your contemporary faves like Harry Styles and Megan Thee Stallion
Exercise focusing on sustainable methods that create tone and definition without straining, damaging or bulking muscles.
Work out with Orangetheory
You won't need any special equipment, but the instructors do get creative and have you utilize objects you can find around the house like coffee jugs in lieu of weights.
Chicago Poetry Tour
From the neighborhood library of Gwendolyn Brooks, to the Union Stock Yards, where Chicago became Carl Sandburg’s “Hog Butcher for the World,” to the birthplace of slam poetry, the Chicago Poetry Tour explores the city’s history through its dynamic poets and poetry.
The College of Physicians
The official YouTube channel for the oldest medical society in the United States, the renown Mutter Museum
Essential American Poets
Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.
The Mütter Museum
The Mütter Museum is America’s Finest Museum of Medical History, helping the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. The videos on their channel span a wide area of interest, but may not be for the faint of heart.
Philadelphia: The Great Experiment
Philadelphia: The Great Experiment is a multi-format historical documentary television film and Internet project that presents the story of Philadelphia, the single most compelling stage for the unfurling and testing of American ideals.
Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.
Stories @ Audible
Includes stories for children, teens, and literary classics.