I just read about a 10-year old Sacramento boy,  Theoren Hanks, who is learning glassblowing at a nonprofit studio in San Francisco.  This fourth-grader discovered his passion for this art two years ago and informed his parents that he was determined to become a glassblower.

No matter how unusual your hobby is, there’s probably something you can borrow in print or access online from your Alameda County Libraries. 

Searching under the subject heading “Glass blowing and working”, I found 7 items available at your branch libraries.    Here are a few of them:

Creative glass techniques : fusing, painting, lampwork / Bettina Eberle

Asheville, N,C. : Lark Books, c1997                   748 EBERLE

Glass blowing : a technical manual / Ed Burke

Ramsbury : Crowood Press, c2005                   748.20282 BURKE

Glassforming; glassmaking for the craftsman / Frederic and Lilli Schuler

Philadelphia, Chilton Book Co. 1970                   748 SCHULER

Kiln-fired glass / Harriette Anderson

Philadelphia, Chilton Book Co. [1970]                748 ANDERSON

Though not specific to glassblowing, this book piqued my curiosity:

Get a hobby! : 101 all-consuming diversions for any lifestyle / Tina Barseghian

New York : Collins, c2006                               790.13 BARSEGHIAN

Have fun exploring your libraries for ideas for your established hobbies and suggestions for new hobbies!

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