The Hanukkah gifts have been given, and the Christmas presents are ready to be wrapped. Time to get started creating next year's holiday gifts.

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Do-it-yourselfers armed with knitting needles and crochet hooks can attend clubs and workshops at many local libraries. Among the numerous libraries hosting knitting and crocheting clubs are John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor, North Babylon Library, Deer Park Library, Bellmore Memorial Library and Riverhead Free Library. Most are weekly or biweekly get-togethers where knitters work on their own projects while exchanging ideas with group members. If your library doesn't sponsor a club, a reference librarian should be able to find one nearby that will welcome you.

Most clubs are in hiatus until the new year, but if you want to get some knitting action next week, bring yarn and needles and head to Deer Park Library, which has a session Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.