Skip to main content
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Hobbies & Special Interests

Find databases relating to a wide range of hobbies and interests, including history, genealogy, cars, and arts and crafts.

Sorted alphabetically:

A-B  C-F  G-H  I-O  P-Z

Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

This resource may only be used within the libraryThis image indicates a resource that may only be accessed from Lake County Public Library's public computers, located at each of our branches.


AtoZ the World logo

AtoZ the World

Information about 176 countries for both students and travelers. Tips for Using AtoZ the World

AtoZ World Food logo

AtoZ World Food

Traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories, plus cultural information regarding dining etiquette, daily meals, and more. View Tutorial

Biography InContext logo

Biography InContext

Comprehensive information on just about any famous person, including inventors, politicians, celebrities, and many others.


Chilton Library Logo

Chilton Library

Find information on vehicle repair, including recalls and maintenance for specific models and types. View Tutorial

Consumer Reports logo

Consumer Reports

Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

CreativeBug Logo


Over a thousand classes for makers, crafters, learners, and hobbyits! Learn to knit a new stitch, make a holiday wreath, sew a pie carrier, paint with acrylics, and much, much more. 

Freegal Logo


Love music? Download free music, from old favorites to current hits, with your library card and PIN. Once you download a song, it's yours to keep! View Tutorial

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!


Hoopla Icon


Check out ebooks, digital comics, audiobooks, and more! View Tutorial



Stream over 30,000 films, documentaries, and television shows on your desktop, TV, or mobile device. View Tutorial


LCPL Catalog

Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for getting started in your research. Find Indiana-specific records and indexes, encyclopedias, newspapers, and more!

libby Icon

Libby (aka Overdrive)

Use your library card and PIN to check out ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks and read on your tablet, computer, phone, or ereader! View Tutorial

linkedin learning logo

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly

A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more. View tutorial

Mango Languages logo

Mango Languages

Free languages courses in many languages. Some offer specialized language courses geared toward specific careers. View Tutorial

National Geographic Virtual Library logo

National Geographic Virtual Library

A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
View Tutorial


ProDemand Logo

This resource may only be used within the libraryProDemand

Find repair and maintenance information for a specific year, make, and model of vehicle. Also contains technical bulletins and a price estimator for parts. (Click LOGIN from the home page to get started - you will not have to enter a username or password.)

Rosetta Stone logo

Rosetta Stone Library Solution (Via INSPIRE)

Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial

WorldCat logo


A combined catalog for libraries across the United States