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December 2018 / January 2019 - 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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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 

"Photographing anything that catches my eye."

Neil Foulger, Electronic Resources / Serials Services Librarian

"Learning languages helps to understand other ways to express ideas and understand what others are saying. It also brings smiles when a language speaker sees you try to understand them on their terms. I can speak 4 languages proficiently, understand a few others, and studying a few more".

Taylor Gaston, Access Services Humanities Librarian
"I enjoy simple homemade craft projects, but lately I have been making a lot of hair bows. I enjoy learning new techniques and creating fun bows for my daughter, my niece, and friends."
Monica Hodge, Science Librarian 
"One of my favorite hobbies that I like to do in my spare time as of lately is watching some old school cartoons from the 1990's-early 2000's as a way to relax and unwind. Hey Arnold! is one of my favorite cartoons from this time period that I like to watch.In my spare time."

Jessica Platt, Education Doctoral Librarian

"In my spare time, I enjoy practicing yoga and meditation. Yoga develops inner awareness; it focuses your attention on your body's abilities at the present moment and can be a challenging workout. Yoga is known for its ability to soothe tension and anxiety in the mind and body, but it can also have an impact on a person's exercise capacity. Meditation also has several different benefits for practitioners: it aids in relaxation and stress relief, improves concentration, strengthens memory, is helpful in treating mild depression, and can keep away normal cognitive decline that happens as the body ages."

Compiled by NF

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