Do you have a hobby? We probably have a resource you could use. A simple search in our catalog could be helpful in finding the thing you need. We can also ILL the item for you. Don't know what ILL is...see our ILL page.
For example, books on cooking and baking can be found on the ground floor in call number range TX 642-TX 840.
You can also search the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobbyist.
Let us know of any local groups that Bates staff can join and we can make a list!