Creativity and Hobby Month


January is International Creativity Month and National Hobby Month. What will you be inspired to create?

Visit the Studios at Southglenn or Smoky Hill Libraries, and spend some time in the Makerspace at Castlewood Library. Love what you see and want to learn more about what's inside the creative spaces and how to use the technology? Check out this list of creative resources.

Interested in fashion, fabric crafts and sewing? Check out the University of Fashion's video tutorials on subjects from pattern making to fashion business. Want to become a cosplayer? We can help with this creative cosplay list filled with books and websites to help you become your favorite character. Don't want to design cosplay fashion but still want to immerse yourself in your favorite character's world? Explore baking and crafting projects based on popular shows like Game of Thrones and Star Trek.

Lean more toward the tech side? Visit Lynda.com to learn a new skill online, from Microsoft Office tutorials to HTML and JavaScript, plus courses on how to become a photographer, recording engineer and many others. Dive into Treehouse if you're interested in developing and designing mobile and web apps and websites. Curious about others who have taken their skills to the next level and honed their craft? Settle in for these creative films that feature tiny builders, urban homesteading and more, and get inspired from their successes (and failures).

Have little ones at home who love crafting and creating? Sit down together and read these picture books featuring crafty kids. Kids need to be flexible thinkers for lifelong success; learn more about school readiness and put on your silly hats for this improv game that inspires flexible and creative thinking. Check out Creativity Catapult for more games and crafts for little ones.

Next time you visit an Arapahoe Libraries' branch, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of the beautiful staff displays

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

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