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Friday, April 20 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Light Up Your Library With a Community How-To Fest

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Learn about Deschutes Public Library’s How-To Fest: a day of learning, creativity, and community building. We hosted a full-day, full-library learning fest in which more than 26 volunteer experts taught over 340 people how to do a wide variety of things in a single day. From teen-lead sessions on “how to sew on a button” to professional presentations on “how to reupholster a chair” we helped our community learn from their neighbors, using every corner of our building and property as our classroom. This program can be scaled up or down to grow the “how to” map and spread the points of light from Oregon’s smallest branches, to our largest institutions. You will hear about the practical steps we took to go from idea to reality, get tips on hosting a snag-free day (almost), and maybe even learn how to host your own learning fest.

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Josie Hanneman

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Josie is a community librarian at the Redmond Library, focusing on services for children and teens. She is a member of Better Together’s 8 + 9 Project, aimed at increasing summer program and mentor support for 8th grade students transitioning into high school. Josie feels that... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA