Are you ready for an adventure?
Come to Euclid Public Library this winter/spring and go on assignment in Antarctica as a National Geographic photographer, stroll down the streets of 1920s Harlem, take personal tour of the private rooms in the White House with a former president and first lady as your tour guides, and join the staff of the International Space Station Crew to experience what it is like to live and work in zero-gravity.
EPL’s popular virtual reality program, Pop-Up VR Café returned on January 11. Every month, virtual reality headsets will be available in the fireplace area to take you on a special themed journey and if you would like to learn more about your experience, a collection of books will be nearby.
Pop-Up VR Café was a popular event in the library in 2019. It was cancelled 2020-2022 due to the pandemic. Thanks to a generous LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio, the library purchased a Cleanbox. This device, like those used in hospitals, was created to effectively sanitize virtual reality headsets and controllers. When the box is turned on, Cleanbox emits UVC rays that kill most bacteria and viruses (including coronaviruses) so the headset can be worn by the next user in full safety. Cleanbox has been proven to kill Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19) on virtual reality surfaces. Test results show a 99.9% efficacy after 60 seconds and 99.999% after a two-minute cycle.
Since it is safe to roam around virtual world again, here is a list of adventures waiting for you at the library this winter:
Explore Antarctica as a NatGeo Photographer
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to explore the world as a National Geographic photographer, here’s your chance! When you slip on VR headsets, you will begin the journey of a lifetime! Your assignment for NatGeo magazine is simple; photograph a rare breed of penguins. To find them, you must kayak and climb a glacier. Along the way you’ll witness the stunning beauty of
The People's House: A Tour of the White House
Even if you have taken a tour of the White House in real-life, you don’t want to miss this virtual tour! Through the transportive power of VR, former president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will take you on an intimate journey inside the West Wing, Executive and Private Residences, reflecting on their time there, and recounting the building’s profound history since its creation over two centuries ago.
Color Space: Coloring Your Virtual World
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Mission: ISS Join the International Space Station Crew
A Visit to Kerepakupai Meru (Formerly Known as Angel Falls)
Euclid Public Library’s Pop-Up VR Café is a free event for adults and teens. No reservations are required, just come to the fireplace area. Your adventure awaits!