Interested in starting a new hobby? Want to increase your skills of a current one? Just want to grab that pattern or find out just "how to" ... do whatever it is you want to do?
Introducing Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre. This is an online resource that offers information, how-tos, patterns, videos and articles on a range of topics that people know a lot about, know nothing about or would like to know more about for educating and entertaining themselves.
Sounds like a lot of fun!
To access this resource, it can be found down near the bottom of our eResearch page on our website.
Clicking on the link to Hobbies Centre will open up a log in page. Add your library card number on the back of your card (don't forget the C and D) and you are in.
This front page then separates hobbies and crafts into different subjects to help you break down your search: Arts and crafts; Collecting; Home and garden; Indoor recreation; Kids' craft; Model building; Needlecraft and textiles; Outdoor recreation; Performing arts; Science and technology; and Scrapbooking and papercrafts.
By clicking the topic of your choice, it will take you to a page where it is broken down into smaller subjects.
So give it a try. And, of course, if you need help in any way, don't forget to contact a library staff member who will be happy to help you.
What hobby can you start today that could impact you or others tomorrow?