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Hobbies and Crafts

BARD Magazines

  • Boy's Life. Braille.
  • Contemporary Soundtrack. Audio.
  • France-Amérique. Audio.
  • Horticulture: For Gardeners Everywhere. Audio.
  • Humpty Dumpty Magazine. Audio.
  • Martha Stewart Living. Braille.
  • Muse. Audio, Braille.
  • Musical Mainstream. Braille.
  • Outdoor Life.
  • PC World. Braille.
  • Piano Technicians Journal. Audio.
  • Poetry. Braille.
  • QST. Audio.
  • Quarterly Music Magazine. Audio.
  • The Writer. Audio.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • Car and Driver.

On the RTB

  • Art Fare, Sundays @ 3 PM.
  • At Home, Thursdays @ 1 AM.
  • Design Today, Thursdays @ 7 AM.
  • Green and Growing, Mondays @ 10:20 AM.
  • Heading Outdoors, Thursdays @ 12 AM.


  • Crafts for Kids Who are Learning About Dinosaurs. Kathy Ross. Audio. Twenty-two dinosaur-themed projects such as a fossil necklace, a dinosaur puppet, or a hungry Brachiosaurus that use readily available household materials like gift bows, bath scrubbies, paper plates, egg cartons, wooden ice-cream spoons, and aluminum foil. For grades 2-4.
  • Stich 'n Bitch: the knitters handbook. Debbie Stoller. Audio, Braille. Cofounder of trendy New York City knitting circle gives a brief history of this needle craft. Presents the basics: how to cast on, bind off, and knit. Explains advanced stitching and repair techniques and provides details for over thirty projects, including Pippi Kneestockings, Sparkle Hat, and Under the Hoodie.
  • Knitgrrl: learn to knit with fifteen fun and funky projects. Shannon Okey. Audio. A beginner's complete knitting guide in straightforward language. Covers choosing yarns and needles and lessons on the basics: casting on, changing yarns, catching mistakes, and finishing techniques. Quick projects include wristlets, scarves, roll-brim hats, leg warmers, a messenger bag, and a headband. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
  • All About Ham Radio. Harry L. Helms. Audio, Braille. After dispelling the mythical deterrents such as equipment costs, complex tests, and operating difficulty, Helms discusses the pleasures, the new lingo, the regulations, and the technology involved in speaking with other ham operators around the world.
  • A Splintered History of Wood: belt sander races, blind woodworkers, and baseball bats. Spike Carlsen. Audio. The author, a carpenter, celebrates the importance of wood as the basic building block of daily life. Collects facts and anecdotes on varieties of wood and fine woodworkers, including blind craftsmen. Describes using wood for musical instruments, sports, shelter, furniture, weapons, transportation, and occasional oddities--like an amphibious wooden Ferrari.
  • How Reading Changed My Life. Anna Quindlen. Audio. A noted writer and avid bookworm contemplates the history, value, and pleasure of reading. Discusses the development of reading, changes in attitudes and habits regarding the practice, and the impact of innovations in information technology. Includes reading lists.
  • Your Life is a Book: how to craft and publish your memoir. Brenda Peterson. Audio. Writing instructor Peterson presents guidelines and best practices for writing and publishing memoirs. Defines different types of memoirs and writing styles, provides writing exercises, and details the many paths to publishing.
  • Keep Chickens! tending small flocks in cities, suburbs, and other small spaces. Barbara Kilarski. Audio. A collection of frequently asked questions for city slickers who want to raise poultry. Coop construction, hen selection and care, egg laying and gathering (one doesn't need a rooster to get eggs), and chicken health are among the tips for the urban breeder.
  • The Complete Book of Freshwater Fishing. Ken Schultz. Audio. Offers information on the many species, techniques, and variables a person must be acquainted with for freshwater fishing, and discuss equipment, strategies, and seasons. Species covered include largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, pike, catfish, rough fish, shad, and others.
  • Knitting & Crochet for the Physically Handicapped and Elderly. Shelagh Hollingworth. Audio. Shows how those with limited dexterity can take up knitting and crochet for their own enjoyment. Includes thirty-three knitting patterns and eighteen crochet patterns offering a variety of hats, scarves, gloves, socks, underwear, and jackets, which are easy to put on and take off.
  • Making Scrapbooks: complete guide to preserving your treasured memories. Vanessa-Ann. Audio, Braille. Presents more than seventy ideas for creating a personal scrapbook. Offers suggestions for various themes around which to create a book and ideas for making covers and bindings. Describes techniques and necessary tools.
  • Handcrafted Soap. Delores Boone. Audio. Describes the hot-process method of using an indirect heat source such as a slow cooker, an oven, or a double boiler to make luxurious soap at home. Includes instructions for twenty-eight recipes that can be personalized by adding oils, fragrances, and colors.
  • Nature's Art Box: from t-shirts to twig baskets, sixty-five cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere. Laura C. Martin. Audio. Grouped by the materials for making them: vines, twigs, cones, and moss; gourds, pods, husks, and seeds; clay, stones, sand, and shells; flowers and leaves. Includes collecting tips and instructions for making dyes, potato stamps, paste, glue, and clay. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
  • All About Drones. Tracy Abell. Audio. Explores the fascinating world of drones, including where a drone can be used, the pros and cons of using drones, and how they work. Grades 3-6.
  • Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: a charity guide for knitters. Debbie Macomber. Braille. Macomber provides fourteen meaningful ways your hobby can bring comfort and dignity to individuals in need.

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