We have some fantastic knitting books that are hip and cool, these are not your grandma’s pattern books! We also have knitting classes and events across the branches quite often so check our events calendar. Browse all our knitting books or check out this selection:
We have lots of books on many different styles of cartooning. It’s an easy hobby to pick up, suitable for all ages and skill levels. You can browse all cartooning books or take a look at this selection of titles:
Growing and maintaining a bonsai tree can be a fun and rewarding hobby. These miniature trees offer an alternative to gardening outside in the blazing sun. We have oodles of books at the library to help you become a master bonsai grower!
See all our Bonsai resources listed in the library catalog.
Home Brewing is an ever more popular hobby and a fun project to see come to fruition. We have some great books to fill you in on how to get started, what equipment you’ll need, as well as information on techniques and hundreds of beer recipes.
Blogging is a great way to express yourself. It’s easy to start your own blog and share your experiences, whether just for fun, to promote your business or to write about anything you like!
We have books at the library to help you get started. The books listed below are physical books in our collection but we have many more books in ebook format. Try searching for blogs or Twitter on our Safari Tech Books Online database, you’ll find the very latest ebooks! (you just need a library card to access these from home)
Origami, the art of paper folding, can be a fun hobby and it’s easy to get started. Impress your friends with your new found skills! All you need is paper and one of these helpful books, so head over to the library catalog for these titles:
Bird watching or ‘birding’ is a great low impact outdoor activity. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service there are over 50 million birders in the US! So why not see what you’ve been missing and take a look at these books to get you started:
Photography is a great pastime and of course there are so many wonderful sights, people and places to photograph in Louisiana. If you’re looking to improve your photography technique or at least reach the point where you’re not chopping the heads off people in pictures, here are some books to help!
‘Something New’ is to be a recurring feature on the blog which will highlight a subject or hobby and help you discover, yes, something new! The first hobby we’ll look at is woodworking, and we have some great resources at the library to recommend to you:
We also subscribe to the magazine Fine Woodworking with back issues available to check out.