Crafts and Hobbies

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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Databases (most require KPL library card)


Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

Kalamazoo Public Library Local Information Databases

Access to index of the Kalamazoo Gazette and local magazines, library photograph collection and Local History Room materials.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Antique Bottle & Glass Collector

Antique Trader Weekly

Antique Week

Antiques and Collecting

Better Homes and Gardens

Coin World


Field and Stream

Golf Digest


Community Resources

Black Arts & Cultural Center

Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club

Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club

Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club

Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters

Kalamazoo Numismatic Club

Kalamazoo Stamp Club


All Crafts

Lots and lots of craft projects.

American Philatelic Society

Serving stamp collectors since 1886.


Beadwork from

Crafts and Hobbies

Lots of links from for crafts and other pastime activities.


The place for decorating, home improvement and remodeling ideas.

How about Orange

Creative blog by craft connoisseur Jessica Jones.  Includes free downloads and do-it-yourself craft tutorials.


Quilting tips from

Resources for the sewing and craft enthusiast.

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Kente cloth

Kente cloth, Powell Branch Library

Kalamazoo Public Library photo