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December 2017 / January 2018 - 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 5 LWLC staff members: 

Cassandra Cavness, Humanities / Digital Archivist 

"My favorite hobby is coaching baseball. My main goal while coaching is to teach the boys sportsmanship and teamwork."

Jina DuVernay, Special Collections Librarian

"One of my hobbies is reading, which is not a given by the way, as I'm told most librarians do not actually read! However, I have discovered a new thrill that makes reading that much more exciting. I have recently begun to seek out author events to hear authors do a reading of their work and to have my book signed by the author. Thus far, I have books signed by Tayari Jones, Alexis Okeowo, Brit Bennett, Yaa Gyasi, and the MacArthur Grant and two time National Book Award winner, Jesmyn Ward.  It is very fulfilling to hear an author in person or to speak with the author, if only for a brief moment.  I am always in awe of good writers and to have their signature in a book that I relished is the icing on the cake for me."

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."

Monica Hodge, Science Librarian 
"In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, exercising, and watching comedy sitcoms or movies. My new hobby as of lately has been home decorating."

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."


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