Lansing Public Library hosts “How-To Festival”


Saturday, September 15, 10:00am

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 12, 2018) – The Lansing library is trying something new. The “How-To Festival” this Saturday will feature 25 local experts presenting 29 different half-hour sessions at various locations throughout the library.

From 10:00am until 3:00pm, library visitors will be able to learn how to:

  • Create and utilize a wet palette for hobby figures
  • Hygge
  • Play the ukulele
  • Be well (from Aunt Martha’s Clinic)
  • Make a no-sew fleece blanket
  • Find relatives in the 1940 census
  • Take great cell phone pictures
  • Make crepes
  • Make a monster bookmark
  • Live healthy
  • Make a duct tape wallet
  • Decide whether to ignore or install computer updates
  • Dress “SMART”
  • Knit continental style
  • Build miniature Lansing homes
  • Make a task box
  • Tame your email
  • Braid
  • Draw
  • Bring the magic of story time home
  • Make paper bead jewelry
  • Talk like a pirate
  • Illustrate
  • Make a miniature book
  • Use baby sign language
  • Create a bullet journal
  • Make a circle bird that rocks
  • Make LinkedIn irresistible in 72 hours
  • Understand the language of coffee and refreshments

Because this festival is a first for the library, Debbie Albrecht is unsure how many people to expect for each class. A few of the classes will be repeated throughout the five-hour festival, but most are presented just once.

For more informations about the How-To Festival, and to see the schedule of classes, visit the the Lansing Public Library website:

A printer-friendly version of the day’s events is also available:

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing.