New Year's Hobbies & Resolutions
A curated booklist by your favorite SPL librarians!
New Year Hobbies & Resolutions
|Yoga by Sarah Herrington
Clear, color photos guide you through the poses, with step-by-step lessons to help you achieve proper form, and easy modifications for new yogis.
|HTML & CSS QuickStart Guide by David DuRocher
Truly anyone, at any stage of their lives, can learn to code. HTML and CSS are the perfect starting point on that journey-easy to learn, easy to implement, HTML & CSS open the door to a world of coding possibilities.
|Sew Step by Step by Alison Smith
Pefect for those with New Year's goals of learning to sew and alter their own clothes. This step-by-step sewing primer by Alison Smith, who runs a sewing school in England and has published multiple on the craft, is great for anyone looking to start sewing from the beginning or refresh their current knowledge.
|This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
We all started our Great American Novels back in 2020, right? And still haven't quite pushed them to the publishing line? Mosley's book should be the encouragement and assistance any budding writers need to get their inner novel into a realized manuscript.
|Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment by Christi Johnson
With over 200 designs, this book incorporates spirituality with embroidery, and offers floral, animal, mythical, and zodiac patterns to stitch into your life.
|Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown
Atlas of the Heart acts as a map of human emotions and experiences, encouraging you to create emotional connections with real depth. If one of your resolutions is to work on your emotional intelligence and create better connections with the people and world around you, this book is for you.
|Complete Practical Book of Making Gift Cards and Scrapbooking: 360 Easy-To-Follow Projects and Techniques with 2300 Lavish Photographs, a Compendium of Ideas for Every Occasion by Cheryl Owen
Filled with hundreds of cardmaking techniques, ideas, and designs, this handy how-to offers simple, effective card techniques for the masses. Straight-forward instructions detail all materials and equipment necessary to create effective and impactful themed cards and scrapbook pages.
|Lit Stitch : 25 Cross-Stitch Patterns for Book Lovers by Book Riot
This sassy little book contains an assortment of stylish cross-stitch patterns, from bookmarks to wall decor and more! Even better, these patterns share the common thread of literary themes, sure to please any and all book lovers in their crafting quests.
|How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
One might think this book would encourage readers to delete all of their social media apps and stop watching TV, but it doesn't! Instead, it encourages readers to connect more fully with their environments, think more introspectively, and develop more meaningful relationships with others and with ourselves.
|Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish by Hetty McKinnon
Modern, uncomplicated, wholesome comfort food recipes that will be crowd pleasers, beautifully illustrated and many with vegan and gluten-free options.
|Vogue Knitting: the Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue Knitting Magazing
The ideal reference for every knitter from beginner to expert, with tips and techniques, stitches and projects for hats, mittens, socks and shawls. Information on knitting tools, correcting errors, and garment finishing – this truly is the ultimate book to keep you knitting!
|Creepy Cross-Stitch: 25 Spooky Projects to Haunt Your Halls by Lindsay Swearingen
If bookish cross stitch doesn't fall into your aesthetic, maybe this one will! These designs are perfect for the spooky at heart, or those who know you can never start decorating for Halloween too early.