How to Festival

2023 How-To Festival

SAT | Jun 10 | 10 AM-1 PM

Auditorium, Lobby, Atrium, and Readers' Theater


Join us for the library's annual How-To Festival! Learn skills from your friends and neighbors, like how to use worldwide radios, how to identify a wild mushroom, how to meditate, how to frost a cake like a professional, and more! This event is free, all are welcome.

Catch the following presentations, and more!

• How to Ride the Bus with Lawrence Transit
Catch the bus outside of the library for a free 20 minute bus ride and introduction from Lawrence Transit! Bus rides leave at 10:30 am, 11 am, and 11:30 am

• How to use the KU Libraries with Brian Moss of KU Libraries

• How to do CPR on an Adult with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire-Medical

• How to Make a Costume without a Sewing Machine with Erin McElroy

• How to Make a Handkerchief Butterfly Quilt Block with Tracey Boswell of Pieces to Projects of Lawrence

• How to Keep Pet Bugs with Gabby Boyle

• How to Volunteer to Serve Lunch with LINK with Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen

• How to get Started Birding with the Jayhawk Audubon Society

• How to Identify Mushrooms (Edible and Others) with Will Fraundorfer of Kaw Valley Mycological Society

• How to Volunteer at LCS with The Lawrence Community Shelter

• How to Operate Worldwide Radios for Fun and During Emergencies with the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club

• How to Decorate a Cake with Grey Dallinga-Stangle of Lady Grey's Bakery and Teahouse

• How to do Yoga Poses and Unwind with Karen Matheis of Yoga Center of Lawrence

• How to Make Plastic Yarn with Mellanye Lackey

• How to Volunteer in Our Community with United Way of Kaw Valley

• How to Talk About Death, and How to Become and End of Life Doula with Visiting Nurses & Banner Endings

• How to Use Cloth Diapers and Baby Slings with Annie Ross of Community Children's Center

• How to Retire Actively with Jack Altman of Retirement Bootcamp

• How to Make the Most of Your Senior Resource Center with Kim Luce of Senior Resource Center of Douglas County

• How to be Mindful with Mariel Ferreiro of Mariel Ferreiro Wellness

• How to Present at Nerd Nite with Skyler Rehm of Nerd Nite Lawrence

• How to Dream Share and Journal with Marta Schwartz of WhiteStone Wellness

• How to Make a Mini Zine with Megan Williams of Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity + Paper Plains Zine Fest

• How to Fold Origami with Casey Kong

• How to Orienteer with Mary Jones of Orienteer Kansas

• How to Play the Drums with Melissa Gabel of Solace & Sound, LLC

• How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword with Paige Nichols

• How to Volunteer with CASA with Douglas County CASA, Inc. 

• How to Identify Native Snakes with Wendy Holman of the KU Field Station

• How to be Politically Engaged with Loud Light

• How to Meditate with Breathwork with Kim McDaneld of Tallgrass Training and Wellness

• How to Engage with Your Community with David Cooper of Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM)

• How to Join a Tenants' Union with Lawrence Tenants

• How to Cook with the Sun with Bill Price of Kansas Permaculture Institute

• How to Nurture Healthy Relationships with Claire's Community

• How to Belay with Chase Hoag and Andrew Kim of Climb Lawrence

• How to Become a "Big" and Volunteer with Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

• How to American Folk Dance with the Lawrence Barn Dance Association


Also - catch the Friends and Foundation Summer Book Sale on the lawn during the same time as the How-To Festival. More details here!

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