Summer is a great time to pick up a new hobby or improve on your current one. Build something, bake something, learn a new language - the library has books and eResources to get you started! Of course, if your favorite thing to do is read, we've got lots and lots of suggestions to keep you busy through the summer.
New Hobby, Anyone?
Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See Emily Pilloton
This reference book is so comprehensive its the only book you'll ever need to own to figure out how to build or fix anything. It features tool types, usage, projects, quick fixes, and other "how to" information, plus profiles of inspiring builder girls and women. Promoting self-sufficiency for young women so that they can change a tire or fix a running toilet without calling a male partner, family member, or professional to assist, this guide will also instill in young women a long personal relationship with creativity. Girls, get in touch with your inner badass, and get building! Fear less. Build more.
How to Draw Manga Characters: A Beginner's Guide J. C. Amberlyn
Get started with drawing in the manga style with this book! It has all the basics you need to start creating cute and cool manga characters.
A cookbook for beginners and for all those interested in pursuing an eco-friendly lifestyle, includes one hundred favorite recipes and tips for eating on a budget in a healthy and environmentally friendly way.
This book is the perfect guide for anyone just getting started with houseplants. It covers basic care tips, common pests (and how to get rid of them) and plant profiles.
Tasty Adulting Tasty
BuzzFeed's Tasty turns to foundational meals for young cooks who are just starting out with 75 fun, trendsetting recipes that are quick, easy, and totally doable. Let's face it--adulting is hard. Millennials and Gen Z-ers especially struggle to find their groove with more traditional, domestic responsibilities--like cooking. It can be tough to find a resource to help you feel capable and confident in the kitchen and happy and well-fed at the table. Already beloved for its easy and, well, tasty recipes, Tasty is the perfect brand to bring the fun and ease to cooking for people just starting to grapple with the tricky world of adulthood.
Write Your Own Graphic Novel Natalie M. Rosinsky
Readers become writers with tips from expert authors, writing activities, excerpts from well-known works, and a writer's timeline to help translate imagination into real stories.
Journal with Purpose Layout Ideas 101: Over 100 Inspiring Journal Layouts Plus 500 Writing Prompts Helen Colebrook
Love the idea of journaling but don't know where to start? Terrified of the blank pages in your pristine journal? Never fear, expert Helen Colebrook is here to help you create a functional and beautiful journal! In this ultimate guide, you'll find heaps of tips and tricks to help you on your journey, along with a myriad of inspirational layout suggestions and prompts that will make journaling a fun and rewarding daily habit.