It’s the middle of winter, and we’re all looking for different ways to keep life exciting and entertaining. With the added complication of being in the midst of a pandemic, it can be difficult to find safe activities to do with friends, family, and neighbors right now. Today we will be sharing a creative idea to try out in your own backyard…with a special (and slightly unexpected) appearance by your library card! Here’s a step-by-step guide to hosting an outdoor movie night:
Step 1: Check out the portable projector from our Gadgets & Things collection.
The portable projector can be connected to your DVD player, Blu-ray player, laptop computer, USB flashdrive, SD card, smart phone, or tablet. It is compact and easy to use, and comes with speakers, a power cable, an HDMI cable, a 3-in-1 AV cable, a remote control, and a user manual. A plain white sheet works pretty well as a screen!
Step 2: Pick out a movie.
The library has an extensive collection of films for check out. You could stream one on hoopla or Kanopy, borrow a DVD at the library, or if you’re feeling really eager, check out a whole Binge Watch set!
Step 3: Make movie snacks.
If you’re like me, you might be inspired to have an outdoor movie night in the middle of January. In this case, make something warm to eat or drink! Check out these resources for inspiration.
Step 4: Enjoy!
This can be a fun activity to do with your family, or even a safe socially-distanced activity with neighbors and friends. Don’t forget to bring a blanket!