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Celebrate National Hobby Month!

Do you have a burning desire to knit Star Wars-inspired headgear? Paint landscapes? Research your family tree? Explore Tai Chi? Master the art of pruning? You still have time to kick-start your hobby during January, National Hobby Month, and Richland Library is the ideal place to get going. Not only do we have plentiful books, magazines, and databases with the information you need, we also have fantastic programs going on system-wide. Check us out!


Amazon Says: Is your daily grind taking the joy out of life? Don't get glum—get a hobby! In this entertaining, information-packed guide, journalist and ReadyMade contributing editor T more...
Amazon Says: Is your daily grind taking the joy out of life? Don't get glum—get a hobby! In this entertaining, information-packed guide, journalist and ReadyMade contributing editor Tina Barseghian invites you to explore 101 thoroughly absorbing diversions, from conventional to downright wacky, that'll satisfy every taste, talent, and timetable. The bonus: Practicing a hobby boosts your all-around mental and physical health, as longtime family practitioner Dr. Miguel Figueroa reveals in the Foreword. Are you an independent, nature-loving, outdoorsy type? Consider beachcombing, caving, or mushroom hunting. Crafty, meticulous, and patient? You might enjoy needlework, knotting, or growing bonsai. Just take the personality quiz to identify those hobbies that best match your aptitude, interests, and even your mood, then it's on to the hobbies. Each hobby entry provides a playful mix of information: overviews, histories, and sample projects to help you get your hobby on, plus profiles of dedicated hobbyists and resources that'll help take you to the next level. Get a Hobby! might just be the inspiration you've been looking for. less...
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Amazon Says: Finally—a knitting book for nerds who love sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and manga! The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit sire more...
Amazon Says: Finally—a knitting book for nerds who love sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and manga! The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more--including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly--are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed projects, such as: * Lieutenant Uhura's sexy Star Trek minidress * Hobbit feet slippers  * Firefly-inspired scarf, socks, hat, and jacket * Tank Girl socks * Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag * Manga-inspired leg warmers * The Big Bang Theory-inspired his and hers sweater-vests * Lord of the Rings-inspired shrug In addition to a wardrobe of costume finery, hobbyists will also find instructions for practical projects such as an e-reader cover or a laptop bag crafted of checkered fabric that serves double-duty as a chessboard and carryall, as well as patterns for plush toys inspired by Star Trek, robots, and the comic book Squee! Wear (and knit!) your nerdiness on your sleeve with Knits for Nerds. less...
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Tai Chi for Beginners by Andrew Austin
Amazon Says: Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Tai Chi for Beginners Author: Austin, Andrew/ Kilgallon, Conor Publisher: Rosen Pub Group Publicat more...
Amazon Says: Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Tai Chi for Beginners Author: Austin, Andrew/ Kilgallon, Conor Publisher: Rosen Pub Group Publication Date: 2011/08/15 Number of Pages: 96 Binding Type: LIBRARY Library of Congress: 2011008280 less...
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Amazon Says: In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon kn more...
Amazon Says: In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax. less...
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Amazon Says: In this book, you'll find a variety of fun and functional projects for the outdoor enthusiast. more...
Amazon Says: In this book, you'll find a variety of fun and functional projects for the outdoor enthusiast. less...
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Amazon Says: This information-packed guide helps train lovers of all ages to gain the most enjoyment from their new Lionel[registered] train set by taking them step-by-step through the pro more...
Amazon Says: This information-packed guide helps train lovers of all ages to gain the most enjoyment from their new Lionel[registered] train set by taking them step-by-step through the process of selecting, setting-up, operating and maintaining their trains and accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions describe how to wire and control a Lionel layout with conventional transformers and with their innovative TrainMaster Command Control System[registered]. The construction of a complete Lionel layout is detailed in text and photographs. Covering everything from their new action accessories to the current version of the renowned ZW transformer, this book explains Lionel railroading in the clear and simple terms needed for a fun-filled entry into the hobby. Features: Essential information on selecting, purchasing, setting-up, operating and maintaining Lionel[registered] Electric Trains; Explains benchwork construction, track planning and layout design, wiring and control, scenery and maintenance procedures; Only operator-oriented book authorised and licensed by Lionel[registered] LLC. less...
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