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West Hartford's How-To Festival 2017

Thousands attended! Everyone learned lots! Thank you for your support. We are already making plans for 2018!

Come join the fun at West Hartford's
How-To Festival on Saturday, March 25 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main Street, in the town center.
How-To Festival Day program brochure (pdf).

Nearly fifty local experts, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals will share their passions with our community. Using the library’s public spaces, participants have up time to introduce a topic, provide instruction, or do a complete demonstration.
All are welcome. No registration is necessary. West Hartford's inaugural How-To Festival is supported by The Friends of West Hartford Libraries.

How-To Festival Highlights by Subject (Partial List - Start Times Are Also Listed Below)
Write Your Name in Ancient Irish Using the Ogham Alphabet [Colleen B. Conway] 2:15pm
Relieve Back Pain / Improve Your Alignment [Cynthia Wolcott] 1:15pm
Pack Your Backpack for an overnight hike [Mason Trumble, REI] 11:15am
Make Flowers for Cakes & Cupcakes [Dali Betin-Moromisato] 10:15am
Using a Digital Camera and Improve Your Images [Peter Potamianos] 10:15am
How to Build a Catamaran [Dave Murphy] 10:15am
Make Household Cleaners and Personal Health Products [Arthur Peterson] 10:15am
Select a Contractor for Any Home Improvement Project [George A. Porter] 11:15am
Salsa Dance [Clemens Lengenfelder] 12:15pm
Dance a Bulgarian Traditional Circle Dance [Lyubina Yankova] 1:15pm
Check Out and Download an eBook [Amy McCue, Library Staff] 1:30pm
Create Scenic Felted Landscapes (Needle Felting) [Diane Cadrain] 2:00pm
Properly Use Portable Fire Extinguishers [John Kupernick, WH Fire Inspector] 10:15am
Arrange Flowers for the Spring [Sandy Lamo] 1:45pm
Become a Foster Parent [Janier Caban-Hernandez] 10:15am
Become a Friend of West Hartford Libraries 10:15am
Create Original Designer Picture Frames [Joan W. Freidman] 12:45pm
Construct Elegant Geometric Patterns on Paper [Sahar Khan] 10:15am
Create Beautiful Fine Art Gourds [Ceil Rossi] 2:00pm
How to Make Greeting Cards  [Joan W. Freidman] 11:30am
Play 3 Simple Guitar Chords [John Church] 11:30am, 12:30pm
Develop Hand Strength and Relieve Hand and Arm Pain [Darren Rueb] 2:00pm
How to Apply Henna [Sajana Panti] 12:45pm
Buy a House in West Hartford [Susan Brine] 10:15am
Hula Hoop for Kids and Adults [Eliana Tsukroff] 2:15pm
Knit (learn the knit stitch) [Rebecca Nugent]11:30am
Get Started with Landscape Design to Enhance Your WH Yard [Eileen Anderson] 10:15am
Choose Light Bulbs (technologies, watts, lumens, style) [WH Clean Energy Commission] 11:30am
Magic Tricks for Children (for Adults, too) [Dana T. Ring] 11:30am
Using Essential Oils in All Aspects of Your Life [Cailin McBee] 11:15am
Put on Outfit Together: Mix & Match Clothing [Lisa Tibbels, Dress Barn] 10:15am
Take Great Digital Photos (secrets of great digital photography) [Bert Sirkin] 12:45pm
Re-pot a Plant [Michael Bonzagni, Master Gardener] 11:30am
Have Better Posture and a Pain-Free Back (Gokhale Method) [Linda Huntting Congdon] 10:15am
Make a Remote Control Car (out of a cardboard box) [Amy Ansah] 10:15am
Tie Your Shoelaces (a trick) [Martha Church] 12:45pm
How to Solder (make a blinky LED pin) [Biao Zhang, IEEE CT Robotics] 12:45pm
Use a Spiralizer to Make Veggie Noodles [Rachel Roberts, ME Wilkinson, Crate & Barrel] 12:45pm
Perform a Proper Squat (for daily activities) [Elizabeth Enkiri, Personal Trainer] 2:00pm
Stage Your Home to Highlight Its Strengths [Dianne Rechel] 11:15am
Relax, Manage Stress & Enhance Immunity [Michael Dauria, Bob Felekey] 11:15am
Do a Tarot Reading [Lindsay Bensenhaver] 1:00PM
Pick Teas to Enhance a Healthy Lifestyle [Emily Santarsiero, Green Tea House] 12:15pm
Tent Camping in Any Weather [Ron Ward & Boy Scout Troop 146] 10:15am
Learn the Zentangle Method [Laura Marks, Certified Zentangle Teacher] 12:15pm

Raffle Gifts on How-To Festival Day have been donated by:
Taste of India | West Hartford
Ogham Art | Southington
A Special Place Floral Design Studio | West Hartford
Wild Farm Candles | West Hartford

Music on the main level from 10am to Noon will be performed by pianist Taino Pacheco who studied with jazz legend Jackie McLean at the Artists' Collective. Thank you!

West Hartford Libraries, How-To Festival, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, howto@westhartfordlibrary.org, 860-561-6959.

Our How-To Festival is supported by The Friends of West Hartford Libraries.

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