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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:

  • Library How-To Festival

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

  • How-To Festival schedule (PDF)

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


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.
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