Participants sample a wide variety of skills and knowledge
by Jennifer Yos
LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2018) – The Lansing Public Library hosted their very first How-To Festival on Saturday, September 15. Several local presenters shared their expertise and passions in a well-organized rotation of mini how-to lessons within the library rooms and spaces. Festival attendees learned a variety of skills and fun facts throughout the morning and early afternoon, as shown in the photos below.
Library Director Debbie Albrecht was so pleased with the guest speakers and their presentations that she is already planning a second How-To Festival for Saturday, February 9, 2019. “It will be the weekend after Super Bowl Sunday,” she emphasizes, “in the winter when everyone will be asking, ‘Now what can we do?’”
All classes are free of charge to attendees, and no registration is necessary.
Jennifer Yos grew up on Walter Street in Lansing with nine siblings. She attended St. Ann’s School and T.F. South, and she earned a BA in the Teaching of English from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Francis, Joliet. For 34 years she taught English, as well as Creative Writing and Drama, at Lincoln-Way High School. She dabbled in freelance journalism for the Joliet Herald News Living section. Now retired, Jennifer appreciates the opportunity to write for The Lansing Journal and is uplifted by the variety of positive people she has already met who are making a difference in Lansing.