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January is National Hobby Month

January is a great time of year to celebrate National Hobby Month.  While you are stuck indoors, why not be creative and find a new hobby, or maybe you want to enhance an existing skill or learn more about your current hobby.  With so much focus on Makerspaces in libraries, and encouraging people to create and build, this is the perfect companion list of books to help them.  There are titles for all age levels on arts, crafts, collecting, model-making, restoration, building, sewing, knitting, and so much more!  View the entire list here.

Beginner's Photography GuideBeginner’s Photography Guide by Chris GatcumThis is a helpful photography guide for beginners, featuring easy-to-follow instructions on techniques such as color, composition, natural light, framing, and more. Novice photographers will learn tips and tricks on how to the get the best results from digital slr cameras and take eye-catching photos.  Learn more and order here.
Crafting with Duct TapeCrafting with Duct Tape by Dana Meachen Rau

Learn how to create fun crafts using duct tape!  Step-by-step numbered instructions, a list of required tools, and helpful illustrations are provided for each project.  Some of the crafts featured are fringe flowers, a reversible belt, a placemat, and a stadium cushion.  Learn more and order here.

Made by DadMade by Dad by Scott Bedford

Made by Dad isn’t just for dads, it’s an engaging compilation of projects for dads, moms and children to make together.  The detailed instructions are accompanied by fun full-color photographs, cool diagrams, and helpful cut-out templates for imaginative playtime creations.  The whole family will love creating awesome gadgets like the alien abduction mobile or bunk bed communicator!  Learn more and order here.

Paint ItPaint It by Mari Bolte Paint It is a beginner’s guide to painting with oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels.  Young artists will explore these four types of painting through 45 projects.  They also learn techniques and the materials needed.  Painters will also be introduced to a variety of painting styles.  This is not only a great title for beginners but also for experienced painters that want to refresh their skills.  Learn more and order here.

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  1. THNX …great info… realy helpful

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