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. (Text: NF)
Some websites relevant to National Hobby Month include:
48 Famous People with Surprising Hobbies (MentalFloss)
50 Most Popular Hobbies (NotSoBoringLife.com) - also has links to a list of hobbies, types of hobbies, and 100 celebrity hobbies.
How to Celebrate National Hobby Month (WikiHow)
List of Hobbies and Interests (Buzzle) - organized into 10 categories
List of Hobbies (Wikipedia)
National Hobby Month, a great time to expand your horizons (Examiner.com)
Some books and e-books pertaining to hobbies are listed below: (selections: NF, KW):
Here are favorite hobbies of 7 LWLC staff members:
Clarissa Broughton, Serials Assistant
"In my spare time I like to read books, write short stories and bowl. My favorite hobbies are collecting old coins and stamps."
Neil Foulger, Electronic Resources / Serials Services Librarian
"I've been collecting post cards since childhood. My favorites are maps (many U.S. states) and collections of scenes or sights (landmarks of a city or country), both of which form an atlas on my dining room walls."
Natasha Jenkins, Information Literacy Librarian
"Fashion has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and definitely the reason my personal style changes more than the weather. I enjoy fashion from head to toe...meaning hair, clothes, shoes, and everything in between. In order to get my fashion fix in the fashion capital that is Montgomery, I watch any television show designed around fashion."
Inga Moten, Health Science Librarian
Jessica Platt, Education Doctoral Librarian
"I love reading horror novels and watching horror movies. Even as a young child, I would search the local library for ghost stories and books about haunted houses, alien abductions and other creepy things."
Dr. Howard Robinson, Archivist
"My hobby is bike riding. I enjoy traveling to various cities and biking through the urban landscape. I also visit and ride the mountain bike trails at various parks throughout the Southeastern United States."
Kelly Wilson, Collection Development Librarian
"I love putting together puzzles with a focus on 1,000-piece puzzles and larger. My grandmother and I used to put puzzles together when I was a kid and now I use it as a form of relaxation. The image is the next puzzle I plan to do."
Compiled by NF