National I Love Yarn Day

There is a day to celebrate everything, and October 13 is National I Love Yarn Day! What could this day possibly have to do with the library?

If you love to craft, chances are you’ve checked out a how-to or DIY crafting book from us at one time or another. We have plenty of yarn crafting titles available for you to check out from the Library’s physical or digital collections for all levels:

A Beginner’s Book of Knitting and Crocheting by Xenia Ley Parker

Sewing with Yarn: An Introduction to Sewing by Hand by Barbara Carmer Schwartz

One Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn Shop Favorites

Yarn Crafts by Linda Hetzer

The Knitter’s Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes

Let’s Knot: A Macramé Book by Donna M. Lightbody

Sock Yarn: One Skein Wonders by Judith Durant

The Knitters’ Book of Socks by Clara Parkes

Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen

Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman

Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman

The Knitter’s Book of Wool by Clara Parkes

60 Crocheted Snowflakes by Barbara Christopher

Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller

Christmas Ornaments to Crochet by Barbara Christopher

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Luxury Yarn: One Skein Wonders by Judith Durant

And so much more! We also have magazines filled with patterns, designs, and project inspiration that you can check out, too! Discover a new hobby or rekindle an old one this October 13. Someone could always knit me a scarf or a blanket or something; I’m not picky!

Happy Reading!

National Holidays in October

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Did you know that there is at least one national holiday for every day of the year in America, and sometimes there are several holidays on the same day? Just think how much celebrating we’ve been missing out on by only observing the “big” national holidays, like Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day! In October alone, there are fun holidays like Be Bald and Be Free Day, whatever that means, (October 14) and National Bologna Day (October 24) to celebrate. Here is just a small sample of obscure holidays the Library can help you celebrate this month:

October 1 National Vegetarian Day
October 9Leif Eriksson Day
October 10Columbus Day
October 15Sweetest Day
October 16National Dictionary Day
October 22National Make a Difference Day
October 26National Pumpkin Day
October 29National Cat Day
October 30National Candy Corn Day
October 31Halloween

Be sure to check out our catalog or stop in to see how the Library can help you celebrate these holidays and any others you might find on www.nationaldaycalendar.com.