Inaugural How-To Fest Invites Community Members to Share Knowledge and Try Something New

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:22pm

Madison, WI – 

How do you enroll in healthcare or get started playing the ukulele? Madison Public Library is giving the public a chance to find out during their inaugural How-To Fest, a week-long series of free workshops led by fellow community members wanting to share their knowledge and passions with others. 

How-To Fest welcomes the general public to explore unique activities, master new skills, and broaden their understanding of a variety of topics. “Origami for All,” “Become (or Support) A New Citizen,” and “How-To Make Your Own Quick Pickles” are just some of the many eclectic events the library will be hosting. While some workshops are geared to a certain age group, everyone will find something to enjoy during How-To Fest. 

How-To Fest will run from November 6-12 with events being held at various times and library locations throughout the week. Registration may be required for some events. 

November 6
6PM: Memoirs Salon - Goodman South Madison Library
6PM: Chess Club Instructional - Alicia Ashman Library
7PM: Become (or Support) a New Citizen - Pinney Library

November 7
6:30PM: Driver’s License Recovery Program - Goodman South Madison Library
7PM: Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency - Pinney Library

November 8
1PM: Become (or Support) a New Citizen - Goodman South Madison Library

November 9
6PM: How-To Enroll in Healthcare - Goodman South Madison Library
7PM: How-To Make Your Own Quick Pickles - Central Library

November 11
10AM: Learn to…Fly! - Sequoya Library
1PM: How-To Put Your Garden to Rest - Goodman South Madison Library

November 12
1:30PM: Origami for All - Pinney Library
2PM: Ukulele How-To and Strum-Along - Central Library

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit

About Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library’s tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 140 years.  Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison welcome over 2.2 million visits each year. For more information, visit, madisonpubliclibrary on Facebook or @madisonlibrary on Twitter.