Find a Hobby

January is National Hobby Month! Knitting, origami, collecting, games, 3D printing, gardening, and more. This is the perfect time to explore new interests and try something different.

Get a Hobby! 101 All-consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle by Tina Barseghian. Are you an independent, nature-loving, outdoorsy type? Consider beachcombing, caving, or mushroom hunting. Crafty, meticulous, and patient? You might enjoy needlework, knotting, or growing bonsai. Just take the personality quiz to identify those hobbies that best match your aptitude, interests, and even your mood, then it’s on to the hobbies.

Smithsonian Makers Workshop: Fascinating Histories and Essential How-tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food . Fifty DIY crafts, cooking, decorating, and gardening projects from the experts at the Smithsonian Institution.

Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts: an A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration and Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing. Martha’s got you covered for all things crafty.

The Big Book of Hacks. Charge up that drill, fire up your soldering iron, and get ready to hack! Starting with a robust introduction to basic yet essential maker skills and followed by four comprehensive chapters of hack projects, this book has everything you’ll need. With its clever tone, step-by-step instructions, and useful diagrams, every project is accessible to people of all ages. Find all the ingenious and hilarious projects that every techie will enjoy.

Kovels’ Antiques and Collectible’s Price Guide 2021. Presents a guide to the most recent prices and photographs for antiques and collectibles, and includes tips on care and identification, cross-references, and record-setting prices.

Hoyle’s Rules of Games. Whether you’re a casual gamer looking for a reference guide for your next family game night or whether you take the rules a little more seriously, this essential guide to card games, board games, and game strategy is for you. Provides rules, strategies, and odds for card, board, parlor, and computer games including backgammon, blackjack, and Scrabble.

And don’t forget that Canton Public Library offers Creativebug to Canton Library card holders! has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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