Expanding Horizons: LibriVox

Welcome to “Expanding Horizons in the time of Covid,” a new brief report — sharing a resource for connecting with others and/or with culture, while we are limited in our movements and our gathering opportunities — in conjunction with Community thru Covid.


Free Public Domain Audio Books at LibriVox.org

LibriVox is a non-commercial, non-profit, ad-free treasure of 15,000 audiobooks, all available free of charge.

Materials include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and much more.

The LibriVox project is about ten years old and posts audio materials from the public domain. These are read by volunteers from around the world.

Information about volunteering to read yourself is also available on their website.

LibriVox — as well as many other sources for connecting with culture — is available at DC Public Library, and other local libraries, as well as directly from LibriVox.org.

I recently heard an engaging reading of Passing, the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, for example — and we’ll be talking about this novel when Amber Barbee Pickens, who did the choreography for the recent film version that premiered at Sundance, joins the program next week. More on the author, Nella Larsen, and the novel itself.


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