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Stay busy while under quarantine by reading these five books.

Books to read while you’re lonely in quarantine

If social distancing also has you missing your friends in Charlottesville, dreaming of Shenandoah Park or even just longing to be somewhere else, here are five books that are awesome little escapes to work into your days at home.

The cast of the award-winning series 'Modern Family' wrapped up the final season with a sentimental goodbye episode

A 'Modern' goodbye

The episode provokes a comforting familiarity, reminding viewers of the relationship they have built with these characters over the years.

IX Art Park offers a number of events for Charlottesville residents such as art and nature camps, free concerts, Winter farmer’s markets, weekly salsa dancing and silent discos. 

IX Art Park goes virtual

While Charlottesville residents, like many people across the world, are facing difficult and uncertain situations, organizations like IX Art Park are working to provide even just a sliver of comfort and a spark of creativity and imagination until they can invite the community to their space again.

Artists like Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez and Hayley Williams have taken different tacts on whether to release music during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To release or not release

With all the chaos, sadness and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, two schools of thought are forming surrounding releasing new music  — should artists push scheduled dates, or release music during a crisis?