What do you like to do in your spare time? Every January, during National Hobby Month, thousands of Americans celebrate their favorite hobbies and try out new ones. From outdoor activities like swimming or hiking, to artsy projects like painting or knitting — most of us have go-to pursuits. During this month, don’t just stick to your regular routine. Expand your list of hobbies and share the ones you love. (Source)
What New Hobby Will You Discover This Year?
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Online Resources to Learn New Hobbies Through the Base Library!
Hoopla Digital-From the comfort of home, access the latest in movies, music, audio-books, eBooks, comics, and TV shows. (Available Movies & eBooks Collection)
Mango Languages-Tell your story in a new language through Mango Languages, which features over 70+ languages to learn!
ArtistWorks through Libby-Provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians.
Craftsy through Libby-Is an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.
The Great Courses through Libby-Offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more.
Universal Class through Libby-Brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).
Kanopy-One of the best ways to learn about film is to watch films. With that in mind, we're excited to announce the launch of Kanopy Film Club. Check out their article on cinematography with a list of related titles at letterboxd.com/kanopy/story/kanopyfilm-club-character-1-cinematography.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center-Offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Ancestry Library Edition-Unlock the story of your family. Ancestry Library Edition offers access to over 7 billion names from more than 4,000 genealogical databases.
fold3 Library Edition-Fold3 Library Edition allows users access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of those who served from the Revolutionary War onward.
For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their rigorous testing, kitchen knowhow, and hands-on learning to TEENAGERS in the kitchen. Start with fundamental kitchen techniques and move on to over 70 teen-tested, teen-approved recipes that range from simple breakfasts to family dinners to show-stopping desserts. This book is from the editors of the New York Times bestselling series for young chefs.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network favorite The Pioneer Woman cooks up exciting new favorites from her life on the ranch in this glorious full-color cookbook that showcases home cooking at its most delicious (and most fun!).
Do you enjoy using your creativity to make something new? What if you could turn those skills into cash? Good news: You can go into business making and selling items that people want--from sports flags to fancy phone covers. This book will show you the ins and outs of each moneymaking venture and give you the tips and tricks you need to get started.
Finding a career out of high school based on one's interests, especially something as general as liking to build things, isn't always easy. However, this volume gives readers a variety of avenues to consider. Readers can consider careers as a gardener, sculptor, tailor, carpenter, and doll maker. Not only can they learn how to break into these fields, but each section has a listing of resources to further their research. Young people just out of high school can take that ever-important first step on their way to a career.
Both highly informative and entertaining, Multicultural Manners gives readers the understanding they need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations.
A practical road atlas and inviting trip-planning guide all in one. Combines clear, detailed road maps with lively, fact-filled site descriptions. Includes 198 easy-to-use maps organized by geographical region and more than 5000 attractions illustrated by more than 150 color photos.
From the colorful northern lights to whale watching at Glacier Bay National Park, there's lots to see and do in Alaska! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Alaska special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.
More than two hundred million people visited our national parks in 2009. National parks are some of America's most treasured places, and the National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of these majestic places to kids. Divided by region, (Northeast & Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West), this guide is both accessible and tons of fun. NG Kids color treatments, full-color photographs, and layering of information make information jump off the page.
CultureShock! Netherlandscontains all the essential information that will help you settle effortlessly into the land renowned for its tulips. Discover the importance of the country's many windmills, canals, polders and dykes and understand how the amazing feats of hydraulic engineering have shaped the physical landscape.
The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative gardening reference available; Each chapter is produced by horticultural experts; Easy-to-follow instructions for landscaping with trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns and roses; Chapters feature more plants that previous editions, with detailed selection guides and hardiness zone maps; Includes the latest trends in water gardens, outdoor rooms, container gardens, regional gardening and lot planning; Tips and advice give new homeowners and new gardening hobbyists great-looking gardens; 1000+ photographs.
This gorgeously illustrated guide to gardening contains the tips and techniques needed to produce beautiful flowers, top-quality herbs, and appetizing, wholesome fruits and vegetables. Explore the latest methods for cultivation without chemicals, discover the benefits of composting, and learn how to maintain an organic garden year-round.
A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening Starting an herb garden isn't free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home. This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health.
Truth be told, you can grow almost anything in a pot and you can place those pots anywhere --on a deck, patio or rooftop. That's why so many people love container gardening. It's versatile enough for suburban homeowners with acres of land as well as apartment-dwellers with no patch of ground to call their own.
Learn Chinese with a new twist! This full-color illustrated handbook introduces and explains Han characters and idioms through the language of emoji. Even though their dates of origin are millennia apart, the languages of Chinese and emoji share similarities that the average smartphone user might find surprising. These "hanmoji" parallels offer an exciting new way to learn Chinese--and a fascinating window into the evolution of Chinese Han characters.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning German, Third Edition, is a fun, easy-to-understand, and non-intimidating guide to the basics of the German language. In addition to covering the essentials of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation, this new edition has been updated to reflect world events that have occurred over the past few years.
Learning Russian is an exciting challenge--even saying "hello" and "goodbye" seems daunting! Whether you're planning a trip to Russia or adding a valuable second language to your resume, this book is just what you need. Julia Stakhnevich, a native Russian speaker, will help you to: Recognize and read Cyrillic letters. Pronounce Russian words like a native.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a vibrant, easy-to-learn language that is used by approximately half a million people each day. Current with the latest additions to ASL and filled with thousands of photographs featuring deaf actors, Learn American Sign Language is the most comprehensive guide of its kind.