The holidays are over and the dreariness of winter is starting to set in. If you’re tired of being stuck inside and doing the same old thing, why not take up a new hobby? After all, learning new things isn’t just for kids! The library is a great way to help you learn a new hobby without a big investment. You can try anything you want and if you don’t like it, you can just return your borrowed items and try something new!
Have you ever wanted to try stargazing? Our catalog has a number of star guides, plus the magazines Astronomy and Sky & Telescope. But wait, there’s more: did you know that you can borrow a telescope? It’s true!
Maybe you’ve played board games with your kids, but now you want to explore the world of board games for adults. The library’s catalog has plenty of games for you to check out. For the opportunity to meet and play against other game aficionados, come to our new program Board Games for Adults on Saturday, January 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
If you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, perhaps you’ve decided that your house could use a little sprucing up. If home improvement is at the top of your mind, get out your library card and visit our website. Click Collections, then E-books and Media, then click on Flipster. Flipster is a service that lets you borrow digital magazines from the library. You’ll find HGTV Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, and more, all waiting to give you inspiration.
Have you been thinking about trying needlework? What about knitting or crochet? You’ve used Overdrive for e-books for years, but now you can use Overdrive to borrow magazines, too. You can sign in to Overdrive here, then browse copies of Creative Knitting, The World of Cross Stitch, Crochet World, and Quilter’s World.
You can’t turn on the television without seeing a commercial for DNA testing kits, but you don’t need to have a test to start tracing your family tree. The library has many great genealogy books to help you get started. You can also access Ancestry Library Edition in any county library with your library card. There, you can find an incredible amount of information from all over the world in over 7,000 databases to help you give a context to the names you find.
Whatever your interests are, the library has resources to help you learn more about them. If you need help getting started or finding information, stop by the desk; we’re happy to help.