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How-To Festival Coming to CKPL October 16 to 21!

CKPL knows people love to learn new things but never have enough time! So, we’ve created an annual celebration to learn new skills in an easy, fun and free environment! The second annual How-To Festival will run from October 16 to 21. What will you How-To?

How To FestivalWhat is the How-To Festival?

CKPL's How-To Festival offers 20 minute mini workshops hosted by staff and community partners and will feature a variety of fun, creative and interactive programs. The How-To Festival will have something for everyone so bring the whole family!

When is the How-To Festival?

The How-To Festival will run from October 16 to 21.  Programming will be offered at library branches from Monday to Friday with the grand finale at Chatham Branch on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

What can I learn at this year's How-To Festival?

Each branch has a schedule of exciting programs posted to the right under Downloads. Here's the schedule for the grand finale at Chatham Branch:

Chatham Branch How-To Schedule

  Community Living Cafe Children's Room 1st Meeting Room
10:00 am  How-To Re-purpose an Old Laptop
Presented by Jon B.
How-To Move and Breathe
with Your Kids
Presented by Kathy Tomecek
How-To Declutter Your Home
Presented by Sue Hawkins, Clutter Busters
10:30 am How-To Juggle
Presented by Clair Culliford
How-To Start the Discussion
Presented by Marian McEwan,
CK Public Health
How-To Meditate
Presented by
Jennifer, Perfect Harmony
11:00 am How-To Perfect Your Makeup Routine
Presented by Nicki,
Shopper’s Drug Mart
How-To Train Your Dog
Presented by Stan S.
How-To Digitize Your
Old Family Photos

Presented by Kate, CK Museum
11:30 am  How-To Build Your Booty
Presented by Stefanie,
Certified fitness instructor
How-To Make a Fidget Spinner
Presented by CKPL Staff
How-To Spin and Weave
Presented by Kate, CK Museum
*Program limited to first 20 participants

Afternoon Programs

2:00 pm How-To Appreciate Taekwondo
Presented by Sun Jung,
Sun’s Taekwondo School
How-To Make a Giant Piano
Presented by CKPL Staff
How-To Make a Marshmallow Launcher
Presented CKPL Staff
2:30 pm How-To Belly Dance
Presented by Sue A.
How-To Hobby Horse
Presented by CKPL Staff
How-To Create a Little Free Pantry
Presented by Jyl Panjer
3:00 pm How-To Make Paper Flowers
Presented by Morena McDonald 
*Program limited to first 20 participants
How-To Make Slime
Presented by CKPL Staff
How-To Zombie-fy Yourself
Presented by CKPL Staff
Ages 12+
How to Winterize Your Car
Presented by James Stonehouse, JMSS
*Library Lawn- Cross Street
3:30 pm How-To Play the Ukulele (Uke Can Sing!)
Presented by Julie Ross
How-To Make the Perfect Pie Crust
Presented by CKPL Staff
How-To Produce an Awesome Video with Your Smartphone
Presented by Erik, Cogeco


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Last updated:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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