How-To Festival

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Portsmouth Public Library's third How-To Festival: Saturday, August 5, 2017!


Save The Date!

Portsmouth Public Library's How-To Festival will be held on August 5, 2017, from 11 – 3 PM.

The How-To Festival is FREE, open to all, and this year will be held in the field between the library and Portsmouth Middle School (rain location: Connie Bean Center)

Read on for a full & updated schedule!

All Day Activities: 11 AM - 3 PM

  • Welcome Table & Food Vendors
  • Live Music featuring Jonathan Blakeslee, Seth Gooby, Peter Squires and Nine Pound Hamster
  • How to Build an Augmented Reality Sandbox
  • How to Build a Pedal Powered Charger
  • How to Take a Green Screen Photo
  • How to Create A Community Weaving Project
  • How to Take a Story Walk
  • How to Be a Citizen Scientist
  • How to Make Your Own Fidget Toy
  • How to Play Bananagrams
  • How to Be Inspired and Write a Poem
  • How to View the Solar Eclipse
  • How to Create a Bindrune with your Initials
  • How to Use the Portsmouth Bike Share (Zagster)
  • How to Solve 3D Combination Puzzles
  • How to Tie Dye
  • How to Make a Children's Spinning Top
  • How to Organize your Clothes
  • How to Find the Right Shelter Animal for You
  • How to JourneyDance
  • How to Tie Knots
  • How to Learn Hatha Yoga
  • How to Learn Meditation Yoga
  • How to Spark Imagination with Cardboard and a Knife (sculpture)
  • How to Make Tessellation Origami
  • How to Stop a Headache
  • How to Speak Up Against Bullying

Morning Activities: 11 AM - 1 PM

  • How to Sketch and Develop Your Idea
  • How to Come Up into a Headstand
  • How to Make a Vision Board
  • How to Grow Windowsill Greens
  • How to Get Started with Weed Foraging & Medicine Making
  • How to Save and Preserve Heirloom Seed
  • How to Get Wise About Wildlife
  • How to Open a Bee Hive
  • How to Walk on Stilts
  • How to Fix a Flat Tire on Your Bike (& bike ride pre-check)
  • How to Dance Like a Greek Deity!
  • How to Tame the Mind (Mindfulness)

Afternoon Activities: 1 PM - 3 PM

  • How to Throw a Heaving Line
  • How to Read to a Dog
  • How to Create Watercolor and Nature Mandalas
  • How to Play the Frame Drum
  • How to Make Macaroni Necklaces
  • How to Sharpen Knives
  • How to Knit
  • How to Solder

Questions? Email Laura Horwood-Benton or Sarah B. Cornell.