Educational Entertainment to Fill Your Free Time

by Georgi Bordner, Librarian, Head of Technical Services

"Please, sir, I want some more." Watch the best of PBS in the Library's Digital Theatre.  “Please, sir, I want some more.” Watch the best of PBS in the Library’s Digital Theatre.

Are you looking for a study break, and the usual TV programs just aren’t calling your name? The Library has a solution. Our collection of over 450 educational and entertaining PBS videos is available online, and offers something for everyone. Lovers of classic literature might enjoy selections such as Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, or Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. History buffs can choose from a wide selection of topics, from The Greeks: The Crucible of Civilization to The Civil War to The Invasion of Iraq. Sports fans who are looking for a break from football might consider Baseball. If you’d like to get a fresh perspective on your faith, you might want to check out From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians. For patrons of the arts, we have programs on music (Jazz), theater (Broadway: The American Musical), and artists such as Thomas Hart Benton. If none of those subjects interest you, how about science (Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens) or finance (Suze Orman for the Young, Fabulous, & Broke)? Take a look at the full list: You might be surprised at what you find, and you’ll never again be bored by the lack of quality programming on TV!