Learn A New Skill
also known as: free hobbies, free skills, hobbies.
Learning a new skill does not have to be expensive. We have a wide variety of free resources to help you learn new skills, from DIY to learning a new language. You can learn about exciting new hobbies and crafts too.
Head down to your local
library today for books and other resources to help you learn a
new skill. To find out more just click on the skills listed
This is only a small selection of the resources available
in your library. Just click on the book
covers below to search the library catalogue.
Please click here if you would like to
find out information on clubs and groups in Northumberland.
Whether you're interested in knitting or quilting, paper crafts
or painting, your library has books that can help all ability
ranges. Click here to read a selection of book reviews on
some of the craft books available in the library.
Your library has cookbooks that can help you learn about cooking
food from a range of cultures. Find out how to bake, get recipe
ideas and learn more about specialist cooking.
Learn about a new hobby, improve on an existing one or pick up
where you left off with a favourite old pastime. Your library has
books, magazines and events to help you with a range of hobbies
such as photography, bird watching and stargazing. The
library also has access to community information so we can inform
you about upcoming classes - contact your library for more
Your library can help you to learn a new language or improve
your skills. Whether you are trying to support a class, learn from
scratch or give yourself a quick refresher, there are books and
cds for all abilities in the library.
If you're feeling green-fingered, your library has books about
every aspect of gardening, from growing your own vegetable garden
and information about flowers to lawn maintenance,
there's something for every budding gardener.
If you want to learn a new instrument or improve your skills on
an instrument, head down to your local library to borrow a book
that can help.
We have books and other resources that can help you to learn
more about useful home maintenance skills.
Computers have become a part of everyday life. Whether you just
need to brush up your skills or are a complete beginner, your
library offers support, free access to computers for library
members, events, online resources and books. You can learn how to
use anything from Microsoft office to web design programs, or even
learn how to use a computer for the very first time. Click here to find out more about help with
computers for beginners at your library.
There are plenty of books in the library that can help you to
learn to play a new sport or improve your sporting technique, on
everything from dancing and swimming to horse riding and
Your library has books that can help you to learn to drive or
teach you about vehicle maintenance. The library can also
inform you about local driving schools and instructors - contact
your library for more information.
Are you interested in joining a club to further your hobby,
learn a new skill or meet new friends? Your library can
connect you with a group or club in your area. There are
clubs for everybody, from bridge clubs and gardening clubs to
reading groups and clubs for young people. Just click on the
links below to find out more:
here to find out about clubs that meet in the library.
Click here to find out about
clubs in the county - just type the club you are looking for into
the search box.