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Stay-at-Home Self-Care: Get Creative

Keeping Busy


As discussed on the home page, pursuing hobbies and creative activities can keep you busy, stimulate your brain, help you relax, and help improve hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

Arts and Crafts

  • Find some drawing inspiration from The Frick and share your artwork with them.
  • The Carnegie Museum has a blog of activities like drawing a squirrel and making your own thermometer.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago is also offering a selection of activities.
  • 20 easy crafts to do with few supplies from Design Improvised.
  • Gumberg has a guide on creative writing.





Staff Suggestions

Music Librarian Terra Merkey loves to play the ukulele, and she suggests picking it up as a hobby! As a place to start, she suggests Steel City Ukuleles. Head on over to their Meetup page to participate in their live jam sessions.