National Hobby Month

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January is National Hobby Month. Start the new year by finding something you enjoy doing that you can continue throughout the year. If you don't consider yourself very creative, that okay! Many resources available through San Jose Public Library have project ideas and directions you can follow to get you started. Below are just some of the many hobbies and activities that we have resources available for. Allow SJPL to help you find a hobby you're passionate about!


Cover of The Beginner's Photography Guide: The ultimate step-by-step manual for getting the most from your digital cameraCover of the Ultimate Field Guide to PhotographyCover of Digital Outdoor Photography: 101 Top TipsCover of The Photography Exercise Book: Training Your Eye to Shoot Like a Pro

Knitting and Crocheting

Cover of The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand KnittingCover of The Complete Photo Guide to KnittingCover of Crochet Stitches Visual EncyclopediaCover of Oodles of Crochet: 40+ Patterns from Hats, Jackets, Bags and Scarves to Potholders, Pillows, Rugs, and Throws


Cover of Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small PaintingsCover of New Acrylics Essential SourcebookCover of Watercolor Secrets: Over 200 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy WayCover of Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Jewelry Making

Cover of Junk-Box Jewelry: 25 DIY Low-Cost (or No Cost) Jewelry ProjectsCover of How to Create Your Own Jewelry LineCover of Jewelry Fix-Ups: How to Clean, Repair, and Restore Your JewelryCover of Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India, and Tibet


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