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Hobby Resources and Links
PREMIUM RESOURCES: Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library.
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HGTV - Crafts, collectibles and decorating.
All About Birds - Species identification tips plus audio and video recordings.
American Birding Association Online - Info on habitat conservation, community projects, volunteer opportunities, and summer camps.
Audubon Online - Educating people about bird behavior, habitats, and endangered species.
Birdwatchers Digest.com - Links, advice on gear, bird song identification, and birding myths.
Electronic Resources on Ornithology - Information on birdwatching, conservation, scientific studies, and bird education programs.
The Virtual Birder - Illustrated tours, media shelf, ecotourism recommendations, and interactive bird song activities.
About.com Chess - Gateway to hundreds of links and archived articles.
Chess Cafe - Columns, tips, endgame studies, and tournament announcements.
American Philatelic Society
Coin Collecting Basics
Collecting for Kids! - From the Smithsonian on how to get started, how to take care of your collection and see what other kids are collecting.
Rock Collecting Basics
U.S. Mint - Get the new coins, commemoratives, and tours of the mint.
Comic Book Resources - Online comics magazine.
Comics Research Bibliography - List of comics resources on the history, business, marketing, reviews, and original works.
Michigan State Comic Art Index - Index to the Comic Art Collection at MSU.
Joseph Wu's Origami Page - Learn basic folds and get new diagrams.
Origami Resource Center
Paper Airplanes - Megasite for paper airplane know-how .
Scrapbooking - From Memory Makers Magazine. Lettering, binding, layouts, and articles included.
AllFreeSewing - Free patterns, expert tips, and project ideas for every style and skill level.
McCall, Vogue and Butterick Sewing Patterns - Sewing site with a guide to fitting.
About.com's Sewing Page - Links to all kinds of sewing sources, patterns, and tips.
Miller's Homemade Soap Page
Sabrina's Soapmakers Resources - Recipes, tips and links on soapmaking.
The American Radio Relay League - How to get an amateur radio license, FCC forms, and info on equipment.
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Amateur Radio Service - Licenses and testing information provided by the FCC.
Black and White World
Digital Preview - Digital Camera news and reviews.
Focus on Photography - Focused on travel images.
George Eastman House Photography and Film Museum - History of photography with timeline and archive.
National Geographic Photography - Resources, workshops, behind the scenes, and in the gallery.
PhotoArts - Fine art photo enthusiast.
PhotoNet - World of links from exhibits to how-to.
Short Courses in Digital Photography
Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker
Puzzle Makers - Construct all kinds of puzzles from DiscoverySchool.
The Amateur Woodworker - Woodworking for everyone.
Woodworker's Central - For the beginner.
Woodworking at About.com