How-to Festival Returns to the North Canton Public Library

THIRTY-FIVE classes. ONE day. THIRTY minutes each.

Returning for a third year, the North Canton Public Library will host its annual How-to Festival Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The one-day festival offers 35 classes in just six hours. Each class is 30 minutes long, with as many as five intro level classes hosted in various library spaces concurrently each hour.

 

“Given the positive response we’ve had for past How-to Festivals, of course we’re going to offer it again,” said Christina Weyrick, community relations manager for the library. Weyrick explained many new classes and teachers will be part of the event this year, with just a few favorite classes from past years returning. “Considering our tagline, this event offers a fantastic opportunity to Explore the World,” Weyrick said.

 

Attendees will learn how to: improve their balance with yoga, embrace online dating, organize a community donation drive, use Lynda.com, apply eyeliner, do pet first aid, make a Lego zip line, use
drumming for therapy and healing, use make-up for contouring, help homeless animals, cast to Google Home, create boho style braids, train a cat, twist balloons, use essential oils for cleaning, start garden plants, determine if a hedgehog is the right pet for their family, use an Instant Pot pressure cooker, make origami, plan for retirement, heal with juicing, draw anime, use bullet journaling for organization, style LuLaRoe clothing, plan a Disney trip, eat more cleanly, paint rocks, make a wire wrapped pendant and more.

 

The library has evolved to be a true community hub and learning center in North Canton. The How-to Festival uniquely combines community, education and “exploring the world” in a single day.

 

The festival extends through the lunch hour, and the library will provide a free brown bag lunch to the first 300 people to request them. The library’s Teen Community Service group will also host a bake sale to benefit Refuge of Hope during the event.

 

“Our staff looks forward to this event each year. We love to watch the anticipation build before we announce the class schedule and to listen to people talking about which classes they are most excited to attend,” said Weyrick. “This year we even had to turn some teachers and potential classes away because we only have space for 35,” she added.

 

The How-to Festival is open to everyone. Classes for both children and adults are offered each 30 minutes. There is no registration required, and all classes are first come, first served. For additional information, please contact Christina Weyrick at 330.499.4712 x331 or cweyrick@northcantonlibrary.org.