Go from “How?” to “Wow!” at the How-To Festival

Celebrate know-how learning from community presenters at one of the biggest Summer Reading events.

(Lawrence, KS) Lawrence Public Library will hold the How-To Festival, its annual celebration of the Lawrence community’s knowledge and skills, on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am-1 pm at 707 Vermont Street. 

The library’s How-To Festival is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill, find a new hobby, or discover a way to get more involved in your community. From cookie decorating to cultivating your green thumb, from making zines to dancing the tango, the library’s annual festival, opens a new window will have something for everyone. In addition to demonstrations and hands-on activities, you can also find out how to volunteer for community groups dedicated to making our town a better place for everyone who lives here. To see a complete list of presenters, go to bit.ly/LPLHowTo2024. As an added bonus, this year the library’s Friends & Foundation is having a book sale on the same day! The book sale will run from 10 am-4 pm on the Kentucky Street side of the library.

In keeping with this year’s summer reading theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library/La Aventura Comienza en tu Biblioteca,” the library hopes the How-To Festival will be a springboard for visitors to try new things, meet new friends, and get involved in the community. As Lawrence Public Library’s Information Services Supervisor Melissa Fisher Isaacs puts it, “The How-To Festival is a chance for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn together. We hope folks will make lifelong connections and discover opportunities to get more involved in our community. The festival is a celebration of learning where everyone can have some fun together!”

About Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence Public Library (LPL for short) is a community hub that believes in the power of connecting with each other through shared knowledge and resources. Located in the heart of Downtown Lawrence, Kansas, we are committed to providing a space where our community can learn, connect, create, and grow through access to our vast collections, resources, services, programs, and knowledgeable staff. The library is supported by tax dollars, record-breaking book sales and philanthropic efforts by the LPL Friends & Foundation, and the dedicated efforts of more than 300 volunteers. All are welcome.



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