The 2020 How-To Festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please plan to attend our next event in May 2021!  The schedule below is the original 2020 schedule.

11 a.m. Sessions &

All -Day Presenters

Terrarium Basics 

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Hall Conference Room

Green Mansions Terrariums will demonstrate creating & caring for a terrarium to bring beauty into your home or office. Ages 12 and up. Register beginning April 11 by calling 901-757-7323. Terrarium sales will be held in the front hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Metalworking

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Outdoor Tent

 BMB Designs will demonstrate many aspects of metalworking during this demo and Q&A, including topics such as sinking a bowl, fold forming, and small jewelry making, depending on the interests of the audience. Registration is not required. Handcrafted items will be available for sale.

Leatherworking

11 to 11:30 a.m., Interior Conference Room

H. R. Brown of Silhouette Leathers will present a demonstration with Q&A of working and stamping leather. Register beginning April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

Simple Bookbinding

11 to 11:30 a.m., Magazine Room

Join this hands-on session with Dawn Vinson to make your own small books with the simple pamphlet stitch. Ages 8 and up. Register beginning April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

Pottery

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., South Patio

Local ceramicist Dani of Dani Soul Art will be on the south patio for a demo and Q&A  throughout the Festival. Registration not required. Handcrafted items will be available for sale.

Kung Fu & Combat

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., North Patio

Join instructors from Midsouth Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu for demonstrations and hands-on combat how-tos. Schedule TBA. Watch this space! Waiver Required.

Crochet Basics

11 a.m. to noon, Center of Library

Learn a simple chain stitch to create a crocheted bracelet, and take home a crochet needle, mini skein of yarn, and project sheet, while supplies last. Ages 6 and up. Registration not required.

Weaving

11 a.m. to noon, Demo All Day, Center of Library

Join this how-to workshop with the Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers for an introduction to weaving on a small loom. Register starting April 11 by calling 901-757-7323. Observers are welcome. Followed by an open demo, sales, and Q&A from noon to 3:30 p.m. 

Ukulele

11 a.m. to noon, Outdoor Tent

Sue Kirstein will lead this hands-on exploration of ukulele playing, complete with instruments to try. All ages. Registration is not required.

Sand Art Bracelets

11 a.m., Children's Section

All ages are welcome in the Children's area of the library to make a fun sand art bracelet, while supplies last. Registration is not required.

11:45 a.m. Sessions

3D Printing

Join Kelly Andrews for a look at how 3D Printers work, from buying filament to selecting a printer, and see a 3D printer in action. Plus, take home a 3D printed sample item, while supplies last. All ages. Register starting April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Interior Conference Room

Tied Fleece Blankets Service Project

Learn to create simple, cozy blankets from fleece as you help us tie fringed blankets for donation to kids at LeBonheur. All ages. Registration is not required.

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Center of Library

How to Go Vegan

Join this session for healthy, helpful tips and tricks on eliminating or decreasing animal products in your diet. Register starting April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Magazine Room

12:30 p.m. Sessions

Basic Strength Training

Further details to be announced -- watch this space! Age range TBA. Waiver Required.

12:30 p.m. to ?, Outdoor Tent

Getting Started with Electric Guitar

Local musician Tyler Berretta from the band Everdeens will walk participants through what you need to know to get a successful start in learning electric guitar, from choice of instrument to available equipment. Register starting April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

12:30 to 1 p.m., Interior Conference Room

Container Gardening

Join Master Gardener Jane Carter for this hands on session and learn how to create and care for beautiful plantings in containers so your plants will thrive. Bring a pair of gloves. Register starting April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Magazine Room

Ocean in a Bottle Craft

All ages are welcome in the Children's area of the library to make a beautiful sand and seashell necklace, while supplies last. Registration is not required.

12:30 p.m., Children's Area

TBA Craft

The Coffee & Creative Color Club will host this craft for all ages while supplies last. Further details to be announced -- watch this space! Registration not required.

12:30 p.m. to ?, Center of Library

1:15 p.m. Sessions

Bee Friendly

The Bartlett Bee Whisperer David Glover will teach attendees to make their landscapes and lifestyles more supportive to one of our most important pollinators. Register starting April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

1:15 to 1:45 p.m., Interior Conference Room

Victorian Papercrafts

Join Vince and Eda to create a unique papercraft styled after Victorian-era notes, cards, and valentines, while supplies last. All ages. Registration not required.

1:15 to 2:30 p.m., Center of Library

2 p.m. Sessions

72 Hour Emergency Kits

Learn to create a 72 hour emergeny kit (also called a "bug out bag") full of essentials in this session led by Jennifer Baker. Register beginning April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Interior Conference Room

Sand Necklaces Craft

All ages are welcome in the Children's area of the library to make a fun sand art necklace, while supplies last. Registration is not required.

2 p.m., Children's Area

2:45 p.m. Sessions

MahJongg

Learn the basics of Mahjongg from this group of experienced players during this introductory session. Ages 16 and up. Registration begins April 11 by calling 901-757-7323.

2:45 to 3:30 p.m., Interior Conference Room

How to Become an ESL Tutor

English as a second language tutor Caprisha Page will share resources for those interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages as a local volunteer tutor or internet-based paid tutor. Ages 18 and up.

2:45 to 3:30 p.m., Interior Conference Room

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