Virtual Recreation Center
Welcome to the Community Services Department’s Virtual Recreation Center!
This is your place for fun, fitness, arts, education, and enrichment through these unprecedented times. The Community Services Department is committed to ensuring resilient Malibu community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, maintain mental wellness and continue to have extraordinary experiences.
The Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources to you and your family to prioritize your health and well-being.
Visit this page often or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for new updates and ideas. Have a great idea or resource to share? Email the Community Services Department..
Book Recommendations by the Malibu Library
The Malibu Library is open.
The Malibu Library Hours:
Monday: 11 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 1 – 8 pm
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 6 pm
For more information about the the Malibu Library services, call 310-456-6438
Written by Cheryl B. Klein
And Then Comes Summer
Written by Tom Brenner
Mama, Is it Summer Yet?
Written by Nikki McClure
Harry By the Sea
Written by Gene Zion
Duck and Goose Go to the Beach
Written by Tad Hills
Papa, Please get the moon for Me
Written by Eric Carle
My Jasper June
Written by Laurel Snyder
Daniel’s Good Day
Written by Micha Archer
The Little Guys
Written by Vera Brosgol
Written by Cao Wenxuan
Written by Arree Chung
Beyond the Break
Written by Heather Buchta
Written by Katharine McGee
Written by Junnifer Dugan
You Should See Me in a Crown
Written by Leah Johnson
MY Life in the Fishtank
Written by Barbra Dee
Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Summer on the Bluffs
Written by Sunny Hostin
Written by Katherine St. John
A Star is Born
Written by Byron Lane
Survive the Night
Written by Riley Sager
Big Book of Bugs
Written by Yuval Zummer
City Dog Country Frog
Written by Mo Willems
Written by Peter Brown
Written by Ellen Jackson
From Tree to Sea
Written by Shelley Moore Thomas
Green on Green
Written by Dianne White
Written by Barbara Cooney
Outside Your Window
Written by Nicola Davies
Written by Jane Yolen
Written by Alison Farrell
LA County Library is offering various services and virtual programs, while our locations are closed to the public.
The digital book collections through OverDrive offers students the opportunity to check out up to 15 digital books at a time, and Hoopla allows 8 checkouts per month. These download to an e-device and automatically get returned after three weeks, so there are no late fees.
LA County Library's online virtual programs, with a different theme each day: Maker Mondays, Transformation Tuesdays, Wellness Wednesdays, Arts & Culture Thursdays, Fun Fridays, and Stories & More Saturdays. We also have online virtual storytimes, Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. on the LA County Library Facebook page.
An LA County Library card is needed for students to access our online resources and databases, such as BrainFuse and Learning Express, which offer services such as free live online homework help and test preparation assistance. More information on programs and services can be found online at LACountyLibrary.org; also follow us on social media, @lacountylibrary, via Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.
Pollinator Week: Mon, Jun 21, 2021 – Sun, Jun 27, 2021
Written by Kirsten Hall
Flight of the Honey Bee
Written by Raymond Huber
The Bee Book
Written by Charlotte Milner
Written by Katherine Pryor, Illustrated by Ellie Peterson
Bees: A Honeyed History
Written by Piotr Socha
Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night
Written by Rob Laidlaw
- Featured Instructors
- Fun & Fitness
- Arts & Culture
- STEM & Education
- Exercise Your Brain
- Senior Recreation
- Nature & Virtual Travel
- Stay Connected
Soccer with Super Soccer Stars - Free Trial
Boys & Girls Club of Malibu - Free Wellness Activities, Virtual Photography, Healthy Eating, Teen Support, Storytime, and more
Mindfulness and Yoga - Free Children’s Mindfulness and Playbook Activities will be emailed twice per week courtesy of Little Fox Yoga. Join Mindful Monday Movements and Thoughtful Thursdays and Grooving by contacting Little Fox Yoga.
Art Trek - Free Livestreams available on Instagram @arttrekinc for Friday Family Art Projects
Champ Camp Skateboarding - Free Livestreams for Virtual Skate Class. @Champcampkids
CReATE Studio - Free Livestreams for weekly at-home art projects and a "30 Days of Reuse Calendar" designed for children to create simple, low-mess projects with items found around the house
Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles County - Free Estate Planning Clinics
Malibu Library - Activities at Home
Eco-friendly Crafts - National Pollinator Week
Boys & Girls Club of Malibu - Free Wellness Activities, Virtual Photography, Healthy Eating, Teen Support, Storytime, and more.
BarBend - Best at Home Bodyweight Workouts
Cooking Lessons with LIFT Enrichment - Free Livestreams available for parent and child cooking lessons.
Art Trek - Free Livestreams available on Instagram @arttrekinc for Friday Family Art Projects.
Champ Camp Skateboarding - Free Livestreams for Virtual Skate Class. @Champcampkids
CReATE Studio - Free Livestreams for weekly at-home art projects and a "30 Days of Reuse Calendar" designed for children to create simple, low-mess projects with items found around the house.
GoNoodle - Free family activities, downloadables and blog posts to connect, get moving, and have fun with the kids in your life – no matter your mood.
Google Arts and Culture - Features content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives.
Daily Doodle - Daily Lessons by Mo Willems.
FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs.
Crafts by Amanda - Free arts and crafts ideas.
Coloring pages - Free coloring pages for children.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MetKids) - Discover the Met Museum through virtual activities.
Artsology - Interactive art activities for children.
Kids Think Design - Explores careers in different types of design.
Recycled Arts and Crafts - create something out of recycled materials.
Broadway Shows - Watch a Broadway show for free.
Annenberg Space for Photography - Photography Education resources.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Reading activities for children.
Bed Time Math - Math as a fun part of your daily family routine.
Instructables - 3D printing projects and Coding projects.
Science Spot - Science projects that can be completed without Internet access.
The Happy Scientist - Science exploration.
Climate Kids - NASA’s science exploration for children.
PBS Learning - over 30,000 learning materials for children.
Brainscape - Online flashcard decks on every subject imaginable.
Banzai - Understanding of real-world financial situations, and smart money management.
Education.com - Free printable worksheets and interactive games.
iD Tech - Virtual Tech Camp.
Dads Worksheets - Printable math worksheets.
Solitaired - Spider Solitaire
Mindfulness - Practice meditation, focus, breathing methods, guided imagery, to relax the body, and mind and help reduce stress.
Over Coming Obstacles - Life skills for students that include strategies for teaching social, and emotional skills.
Educational Videos, Workshops, and Resources
Altissimo Virtual Concert
Cal Lutheran University - Fifty and Better classes, a new program for lifelong learning!
Malibu Senior Center Recipe Book
Fitness Classes and Programs
AARP Exercise - Free at home exercise videos and articles on stress management, healthy living, and more.
Senior Fitness Resource - Baylor University
Partners in Care Virtual Classes - Free County sponsored programs including exercise, healthy living, and more.
Silver Sneakers - Free at home workouts for those 65+.
Stretch and Strength - Marsha Cooper's Stretch and Strength class.
Yin Yoga - Tina Sartorius' Yoga class.
Restoring Habitat for Pollinators - Virtual Events
NASA at Home - Virtual Tours and Apps
Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world.
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Head to the Aquarium through their live stream.
Virtual Museum Tours - Visit museums around the world.
San Diego Zoo - Live animal cameras and videos.
The Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos for school-aged children.
Aquarium of the Pacific - Webinars, live-cam footage, and classes.
Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals.
Smithsonian Zoos and Museums - Live video of the National Zoo and activities from the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
National Parks - Live video and virtual tours of National Parks including the Statue of Liberty and Yellowstone National Park.
Even with practicing social distancing, stay connected to those around you:
- Call a friend or relative to check in.
- Write a letter.
- Make time to unwind by taking breaks from watching, reading, or listening to the news; including social media.
- Take care of your body - deep breathing, stretching, and meditation are great ways to relieve stress. Try to well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
- Connect with others - talk with people you trust about your concerns and feelings.
The Senior Center is offering wellness checks to any senior who would like to be called during the safer-at-home order. If you know a senior who could use a social wellness check, please contact Lisa Crespo at (310) 456-2489 ext. 357 to add them to the list.
Physical distancing is important, but it could also affect the mental health of the elderly, isolating them when they may need assistance the most. These wellness check phone calls will continue throughout the safer-at-home order and let elderly residents know they are not alone.
NOTE: The City of Malibu (hereinafter “City”) does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. The City is not responsible for any material downloaded, viewed or otherwise obtained through the virtual class/program. The City makes no representation or guarantee, express or implied, that the sites and/or services are fit for any particular purpose and you, the participant, access the sites and/or engage in the activity at your own risk. Prior to participation, the City recommends you do your own investigation and due diligence to determine if the resources provided are what you are looking for, and where physical activity is part of the class/program, that you are physically capable of participating in the class/program and your personal and real property are appropriate for the activity.