Get Creative!


It's International Creativity Month, and there are endless ways be creative throughout January—or anytime at all. Your Library helps you discover your own creative possibilities.


Check out a book to learn about a new hobby or craft.  There's baking, beadwork, knitting, origami, woodworking and so many other creative pursuits. Not quite sure what might spark your interest? Come on in to the Library and browse the shelves; ask our staff to help you find your creative niche.


We also lend other things for boosting your creativity—try our ukulele kits, toys, wireless hotspots, and a few other items. Use them in typical ways (careful with that ukulele!), or find creative new uses, like a science experiment using an energy meter, or toys for filming a stop motion animation. There are numerous possibilities.

Online Resources

Hobbies and Crafts Reference CenterExplore our Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center for a host of craft and hobby-related articles, books, videos and how-to guides. You'll find everything from typical arts and crafts to ham radio, stamp collecting, puzzles, hang gliding, and so much more here.

Lynda.comLearn something new to boost your creativity with Lynda's geared mostly towards technology, with classes on photography, animation, web design, video editing, song writing, and many other options for improving your digital creativity skills.


Level Up

For hands-on digital creativity, visit Level Up at the Main Library. Level Up has digital creativity workstations loaded with audio, video, and developer programming software, and specialized hardware. It's also home to two audio production studios and a video production studio that you can reserve.

Library Programs

Go to a free Library program to get creative. We have creative programs for all ages that include everything from learning to write a romance novel to learning to make an animated GIF.

Community Groups

Finally, lots of outside clubs and groups doing cool creative things meet at the Library.  Check out the calendar to see which groups are meeting—then find more information in Community Organizations

With so many way to get creative, International Creativity Month could turn into a Creativity Year.