Nurture Your Hobbies with Sno-Isle Libraries
January is National Hobby Month. The fresh-start excitement of a new year is a great time to adopt a new hobby or nurture an existing passion. Join other local enthusiasts for companionable creating and conversation at Sno-Isle Libraries. Find fun crafting events online and in person on our website at Sno-Isle.org/events.
Jump-start your journey with Sno-Isle Libraries resources to find your next hobby; here are some ideas to get you started:
Whether you are a practiced knitter or have never touched a needle, there is always more to learn about this ancient craft. The oldest example of knitting ever found is a pair of 11th-century socks from Egypt—made using the purl stitch. Expand your love for this art form by going deeper into its history with Knitting Around the World: A Multistranded History of a Time-honored Tradition (2011) by Lela Nargi. Beginner knitters will also appreciate A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting (2022) by Tracey Lord.
Brighten the dark winter months by adding an array of vibrant green houseplants to your décor. If you already have a few indoor plants, add more to the shelf, and you will quickly become a houseplant hobbyist. Strengthen your green thumb by browsing the library’s many resources on tending to indoor plants, from Bonsai to Boston ferns. A great place to start is Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants (2017) by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf.
Collecting is a hobby that just about everyone can get into. All you need is an object of interest, a keen eye, and a little patience. While you are looking for the next decorative spoon, postage stamp, quarter, or toy to add to your collection, get a kick out of watching Antiques Roadshow. Use your library card to log into Hoopla, where multiple seasons are available to stream from your device.
Whether you expand your expertise to include a new hobby or dive deeper into an existing one, your community library can spark your interest and keep you learning.
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