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December 2023 / January 2024 - What's Happening @ LWLC: National Hobby Month

Why is January National Hobby Month?

Since January is seen as a month for New Year's resolutions, some resolutions include learning a new hobby or enhancing skills in a current hobby. Therefore, January is National Hobby Month. 

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image: Hobbies on a Budget

Some websites relevant to National Hobby Month include:

40+ Hobbies and Interests for Your Resume to Impress Any Interviewer ( 

50 Most Popular Hobbies ( - also has links to a list of hobbies, types of hobbies, and 100 celebrity hobbies.

100+ List of Hobbies - Make Quarantine Fun, Cool and Interesting (HobbyHelp) - Lists of ultimate hobbies, cool hobbies, and interesting hobbies.

Definitive List of Hobbies & Interests: 1,000+ Hobby Index (Boredom Busted)

How to Celebrate National Hobby Month (WikiHow)

List of Hobbies (Wikipedia) 

Books and E-books concerning Hobbies

Some books and e-books pertaining to hobbies are listed below. They also relate to hobbies some LWLC staff members enjoy.

Hobbies of 5 Members of the LWLC Staff

Neil Foulger, Electronic Resources / Serials Services Librarian

"Snorkelling allows me to observe another world which is fun to photograph. Having obtained beautiful photos with disposable underwater cameras, I recently had success with taking photos underwater with my smartphone. This is one of those photos"

Dr. Monica Hodge, Health Sciences Librarian/OT 

"In my spare time, I enjoy doing cardio workouts such as power walking, stair climbing, or elliptical training for one hour, 2 to 3 times per week due to the overall health benefits of these exercises; I would like to try kickboxing next as an added exercise. These workouts certainly help to ease stress, increase one's energy levels, and are great for boosting your immune system, warding off many colds and infections." 

Dr. Natasha Jenkins, Interim Associate Director for Public and Technical Services
"I enjoy arts and crafts like painting, floral arrangements, photography, and home decor.  I've been relatively creative all my life, so I use my free time to create pretty things for others to enjoy."
Jessica E. Platt, Associate Coordinator of Research, Instruction & Engagement​​​

"I love drawing. It reduces stress, improves focus, and it can help you unplug from your devices and recharge after a busy day at work. I've attached an image of something I drew a few months ago." 

Lydia Yu, Visual Artist/ Print and Digital Curator

“Mixed media painting is one of my hobbies, and I really enjoy doing it in my free time. Creating paintings using the flowers from my backyard makes me relaxed and joyful!"

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