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December 2016 / January 2017 - 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. (Text: NF)

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image: Hobbies on a Budget

Some websites relevant to National Hobby Month include:

48 Famous People with Surprising Hobbies (MentalFloss) 

50 Most Popular Hobbies ( - 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) 

Text: NF

Resources concerning Hobbies

Some books and e-books pertaining to hobbies are listed below: (selections: NF):

Hobbies of Some LWLC Staff

Here are favorite hobbies of 6 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

"I learned to knit, crochet, and sew when I was younger.   With a recent birthday gift of a set of circular needles and a bit of yarn I have begun to enjoy knitting again, as a newly 're-found' hobby and as a great stress-buster." 

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." 

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