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The San Diego Public Library, in partnership with California Coast Credit Union, will host its 4th How-To Festival on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m! The How-To Festival is an interactive community educational event with something for everyone and for all ages. Twenty participating library locations include: Allied Gardens/Benjamin, Balboa, Central, Clairemont, Logan, Mira Mesa, Mission Hills, Mountain View/Beckwourth, North Clairemont, North University Community, Oak Park, Ocean Beach, Otay Mesa, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Scripps Miramar Ranch, Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa, and Skyline Hills.
 
Participating libraries will host a variety of free community presentations and workshops throughout the day. Last year, attendees learned everything from how to dance the flamenco, how to grow a mini urban garden, how to overcome stress, how to arrange flowers, how to wear a kimono, and much more.
 
As a celebration of experiential and peer-to-peer learning, the How-To Festival presenters are community experts from all walks of life.

 
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Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

5188 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120 | (619) 533-3970
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11:00 am | How To Meditate
Presenter: Indu Peruri| Learn the basics of meditation and practice this stress relieving activity with the help of a long-time practitioner. Young Adult through Older Adults. (45 mins)
11:00 am | How To Write a Novel in 20 Steps
Presenter: Adam Van Susteren| Do you have an idea for a novel but aren’t sure where to start? Learn how to get your book down on paper by a local published author. Adults. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Use Essential Oils
Presenter: Marianne Lindsay| Learn safe and effective ways to incorporate the benefits of essential oils in your life. Young Adult through Older Adults. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Understand the Medicare Handbook
Presenter: Torrey Anderson-Henning |Take the confusion out of The Medicare and You Handbook and get reliable information about how to sign up for your benefits. Older Adults. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Stay Safe Around Water
Presenter: David Fullen |Children and their caregivers will learn how and when to use a life jacket as well as tips for water safety. All ages; children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. (20 minutes)
2:00 pm | How To Do Chair Yoga
Presenter: Anne Joseph| Participants will learn how to do easy leg, arm and torso yoga stretches that will increase feelings of well-being and improve health. Young Adult through Older Adults. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Make an Ordinary Cookie Extraordinary
Presenter: Kathryn Johnson | Learn how to take a store-bought cookie and turn it into a delicious creation. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children ages 8 and under. (20 mins)

Balboa Library

4255 Mt. Abernathy Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117 | (858) 573-1390
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11:00 am | How To Defend Yourself with Simple to Learn Techniques
Presenter: Gale Bryan | Learn simple defense techniques and increase your confidence. All ages. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How to do the Floss Dance
Presenter: Charlie Champion | Learn the dance everyone is doing! Learn the basic steps of the Floss dance, have fun and impress your friends with your moves. All ages. (20 mins)
12:30 pm | How to Fold Towels for an Elegant Bathroom
Presenter: Michael Dwyer| Several easy ways will be shown to fold towels to enhance your bathroom décor. All ages. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How to Make Fun Tassels and Pompoms
Presenter: Theresa Ollivierre | Learn easy ways to make tassels and pompoms to decorate your purse, keychain, locker and anything else you might want. Elementary through Adult. (45 mins.)
2:00 pm | How to Make Envelopes out of Recycled Books
Presenter: Rosario Obregon | Make different size envelopes out of recycled books. Add your personal touch, have fun and recycle! All ages. (45 mins.)

Central Library

330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101 | (619) 236-5800
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11:00 am | How To Awaken Your Entire Body Through Sun Salutation
Presenter: Stephanie Santos | Learn the basics of sun salutation and participate in guided meditation. All ages. (45 mins)
11:00 am | How To Get That Laugh
Presenter: Michael Klarreich | A fun exploration of the principles of comedy and comic timing. Work in small groups to find the perfect way to get that laugh. Ages 7 and older. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Flamenco!
Presenter: Kymberly Mueller | See a live flamenco performance and how-to presentation with flamenco dancer La Kymberlina, flamenco singer Juan de Dios and flamenco guitarist Edward Fishwick. All Ages. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Cultivate a Contemplative Practice
Presenter: Tom Thudiyanplackal | Learn how you may develop a contemplative practice to experience harmony with life as a whole. Ages 14 and older. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Prepare Healthy Turkey Albondigas
Presenter: Rosa Rodriguez | Prepare a healthy, tasty albondiga soup and sample some too! Ages 14 and older. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Maintain Peace, Health and Well-Being with Laughter Yoga
Presenter: Antolin Rodriguez | Learn the importance of laughter in maintaining holistic health and creating joy, happiness and peace. All ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make a T-Shirt Quilt in One Day
Presenter: Tonya Lehman | Take your old t-shirts and learn how to make them into a quilt to show off! All ages. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make Soutache Jewelry
Presenter: Lydia Bringerud | Make soutache jewelry, a style made by sewing beads to embroidery cord. Ages 14 and older. (20 mins)
1:30 pm | How To Swing Dance
Presenter: Joel Plys | Learn how to swing dance! All ages. (20 mins)
1:30 pm | How To Sing
Presenter: Yvonne Shine | Learn sound healing songs by matching pitch with a soul healer, great for all ages and skill levels! All ages. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Make Your Game World and Run a Game of Dungeons and Dragons
Presenter: John Perkins | Create a setting and run a single session or campaign for Dungeons and Dragons. All ages. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Homeschool in California
Presenter: Maria Flores | Learn about homeschooling options in California, see curriculum samples and extracurricular activities, and get tips for grades K-12. Adults. (45 mins)
2:30 pm | How To Do a Stage Monologue
Presenter: Antonio Johnson | Speak on stage and have an opportunity to investigate and perform a professional stage monologue. Elementary through Young Adults; ages 7-17. (45 mins)
3:00 pm | How To Create 3D Paper Flowers
Presenter: Rosa Rodriguez | Learn a fast and easy way to create 3D paper flowers to decorate parties or your home. Ages 14 and older. (45 mins)

Clairemont Library

2920 Burgener Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110 | (858) 581-9935
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11:00 am | How To Roast Your Own Coffee
Presenter: David Gak | Learn how to select the right coffee beans and different methods of roasting them. Young adults and older. (20 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Make Yummy Dips
Presenter: Shadi Sarikhani | Learn to make a variety of yummy dips with simple ingredients. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 8 and under. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make Beautiful Chinese Paper Cutting Artwork
Presenter: Mei Huei Chin | Learn how to use Chinese paper cutting techniques to create beautiful artwork. Middle Grades (ages 9-12) and older. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How to Use Essential Oils for a Toxic Free Lifestyle
Presenter: Jacqueline Weeman | Learn about healthy living choices and toxin-free products for your home and the use essential oils. Young adults and older. (45 mins)

Logan Heights Library

2567 S. 28th St.
San Diego, CA 92113 | (619) 533-3968
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11:00 am | How To Unwind and De-Stress with Meditation
Presenter: Taina Berardi | Identify and alleviate stress through awareness tools, movement therapy, breathwork, and meditation. Young adults and older. (20 mins)
11:30 am | How to Do Yoga for Success
Presenter: Satheesh Kandavelu | Learn simple Yogic practices and meditation to attain health, clarity, and joy. Young adults and older. (45 mins)
12:30 pm | How To Make Bath Bombs, Bath Salts, & Scrubs
Presenter: Patricia McFadden | Learn the ingredients for bath bombs, salts, & scrubs and how to mix them together. Young adults and older. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make & Trade Artist Trading Cards
Presenter: Anthony A. LoBue | Learn how to make small artworks the size of baseball cards and to exchange them with other artists. Young adults and older. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How to Run a Book Club
Presenter: Ralph Inzunza | Get tips on how to organize and facilitate a successful book discussion group. Emerging adults and older. (45 mins)

Mira Mesa Library

8405 New Salem St.
San Diego, CA 92126 | (858) 538-8165
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11:00 am | Demonstration - How to Zentangle
Presenter: Janet Masey | If you can draw a circle and a straight line - you can Zentangle! Zentangle is a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Janet will demonstrate a bookmark. Ages 7 and older. (45 mins)
11:00 am | How to Make Paper Beads
Presenter: Ratna Singh | Make paper-bead necklaces and bracelets from magazines, scrapbook paper and construction paper. Ages 9 and older. (45 mins)
11:00 am | How to Make Slime
Presenter: Danning Mei | Making slime is a trendy & popular activity for kids! Join me as I show you how easy it is to make slime! All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 7 and under. (20 mins)
12:00 pm | How to Play the Ukulele – An Introduction
Presenter: Ina Gibson | You will learn 3 basic chords that will allow you to play “You Are My Sunshine.” A song sheet will be provided. We will have a limited number of instruments, so feel free to bring your own. Thanks to Music Central for loaning the ukuleles. Young adults and older. (45 mins)
12:30 pm | How To Make Unicorn Kraut
Presenter: Carly Pugliese| Learn how to make your own kid-friendly, probiotic, lacto-fermented sauerkraut using only two ingredients and tools you already have at home! All ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How to Be On Time
Presenter: Pam Stevens | Are you or someone you know time-challenged? Learn to apply the time management principles theater companies use in putting on a show and become the stage manager of your own life! For adults and older adults. (20 mins)
1:30 pm | How to Do Yoga for Children
Presenter: Kaanchan Farkiya| Kids need yoga just as adults do! Children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment. Feel free to bring your own mat. All ages. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Make S’more Pops
Presenter: Melinda DeWitt| Easy to make S'more pops with marshmallows & toppings on a stick. All ages. (20 mins)
2:00 pm | How-To Grow Your Organic Urban Garden in the Tiniest Space
Presenter: Lisa Pieropan | Learn how you can grow vegetables in the tiniest spaces, even if you have never planted a seed before! Produce your own food, always have edibles on hand, interact with nature, and experience the nourishment that emerges from the work of your own hands. All ages. (45 mins)

Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

215 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103 | (619) 692-4910
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11:00 am | How To Do Harry Potter Themed Beginner Yoga
Presenter: Stephanie La Bue Robles | Basic yoga flow and poses people of all ages can do. Participants are welcome to come in their House colors. Short sequence involving a wand as we do a yoga version of Rock, Paper, Scissors for the "duel practice.” All Ages. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Do Yoga with Your Kids and Have Fun
Presenter: Nazdira Cuevas | Quick and fun kid friendly yoga routine you can do with your children every day to engage, connect, relax, and deepen your relationship with them as well as expose them to yoga. Ages 7 and older. (20 mins)
12:30 pm | How To Meditate and Why Bother
Presenter: Leonard Pellettiri | A brief history of what all the major religions of the world have in common, intro to 21st century neuroscience and your brain, how to make friends with your brain - and why. Ages 7 and older. (45 mins)
1:30 pm | How To Play Dungeons and Dragons in 20 Minutes
Presenter: Jay Evans | A brief history of the game, how to create a character and how to build a single role play scenario. All Ages (20 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Make a Vegetable Sushi Roll
Presenter: Don Holmes | Sushi chef will instruct class on the basics of making vegetable sushi rolls and how to display for a proper presentation. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 8 and under. (20 mins)

Mountain View/Beckwourth Library

721 San Pasqual St.
San Diego, CA 92113 | (619) 527-3404
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11:00 am | How To Crochet a Bookmark
Presenter: Christy Rickey Meister | Learn some basic crochet stitches and techniques while completing a cute (and useful!) bookmark project. Ages 8 and older. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To "Do the Robot"
Presenter: Cheryl Streeter | Make a small robot while learning about the parts of a motor. Ages 8 and older. (20 mins)
12:30 pm | How To Make Bath Bombs
Presenter: Taylor Addison | Create a spa experience for yourself or a friend by making bath bombs to keep or share. All ages. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make Hair Pin Jewelry
Presenter: Ben Cayetano | Learn basic jewelry making by twining beads and wire with a simple hair pin. All ages. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Cope With a Loved One's Stage-4 Cancer Diagnosis and How To Live While Dying: A Mother/Daughter Story
Presenter: Peggy Goings | Participate in a discussion about making decisions and staying sane, present, and alive during the difficult period following a loved one's diagnosis. Young adults and older. (45 mins)

North Clairemont Library

4616 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117 | (858) 5581-9931
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11:00 am | How To Start Your Ancestry.com Search
Presenter: Ramona Konar | Learn the basic steps to begin your successful Ancestry research. Adults. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Cook With the Sun
Presenter: Lynda Marika | Demonstration on how to use the sun’s power to cook including discussion of benefits and designs. Young Adults and Adults. (20 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Do Magic with a Deck of Cards
Presenter: Solomon Constanza | Demonstration of various magic tricks using only a deck of cards. Ages 7 through Adult. (20 mins)

North University Community Library

8820 Judicial Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 | (858) 581-9637
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11:00 am | How To Balance Career & Home Life with Less Stress
Presenter: Sheila Henry | Tips on lowering stress levels in just a few moments. Adults. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Deal with Financial Issues Parents Face
Presenter: Dan Harris | Free and low cost resources to help parents deal with legal and financial issues pertaining to their children. Adults. (45 mins)

Ocean Beach Library

4801 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107 | (619) 531-1532
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11:00 am | How To Meditate
Presenter: Sangeeta Gedela | Learn “Isha Kriya” a simple 12-18 minute meditation practice. Ages 14 and older. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Perform a DIY Home Facial
Presenter: Kieve Kavanaugh | How to create a home spa experience including facial massage and aromatherapy. Adult. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Read Music
Presenter: Judith Collier | How to read melodic notes and intervals in the treble clef. Optional: how to sing these notes and intervals. All ages. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Use a Loom to Make Hats, Scarfs, Socks, etc.
Presenter: Kim Yarbrough | Basic instruction for using a very small skein of yarn and a small loom. Elementary through Young Adults; ages 7-17. (20 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Establish a Garden
Presenter: Deanna Chandra | How to plan a garden including site and plant selection. All ages. (45 mins)

Otay Mesa-Nestor Library

3003 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154 | (619) 424-0474
 
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11:00 am | How to Draw 3D Typography, like Legible Graffiti
Presenter: Jim Jepson | Learn how to draw step-by-step 3-dimensional lettering. All ages. 20 Limited Supplies. (45 mins)
11:00 am | How to Compose Digital Photography
Presenter: Lucia Denton | Learn the process of how to compose digital photos. Young adults (13-17) and Adults. 20 Limited Supplies. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How to Make a Simple Bracelet
Presenter: Laura Gomez | Learn how to make a simple bracelet. Young adults (13-17) and Adults. 20 Limited Supplies. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How to Paint a Watercolor Greeting Card
Presenter: Jaylin Bailey | Students will learn to paint a watercolor greeting card. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 6 and under. 20 Limited Supplies. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | Cómo Decorar Galletas con Betún (Spanish)
Presenter: Elda Villalpando | Aprender a decorar galletas con betún. Adultos jóvenes (13-17) y Adultos. Limitado a veinte. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How to Make a Crystal Window Hanging Decor
Presenter: Tina Skirvin | Learn how to create a glass or plastic crystal chandelier for window décor. Young adults (13-17) and Adults. 20 Limited Supplies. (20 mins)
2:00 pm | How to Create a Clay Pinch Pot with Lid
Presenter: Fran Knori | Learn where clay comes from, how a kiln works and the process of creating a pinch pot with lid. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 6 and under. 20 Limited Supplies. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | Como es una Terapia Reiki (Spanish)
Presenter: Alma Lilia Zaragoza | Sé hablará sobre los puntos más importantes de la terapia Reiki y sus niveles. La terapia Reiki es una técnica Japonesa que reduce el estrés y relaja. Adultos jóvenes (13-17) y Adultos. (45 mins)

Pacific Beach Library

4275 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109 | (858) 581-9934
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11:00 am | How To Buy Nothing
Presenter: Kari Robinson | Learn to buy less, save money, and give generously by getting involved with your local Buy Nothing Group. Adults. (20 mins)
11:00 am | How To Do Backyard Composting
Presenter: Richard Winkler| Learn how to start composting your home yard waste, paper, food scraps, etc. All ages. (45 mins)
11:30 am | How To Make Mug Cakes
Presenter: Christina Wainwright | Learn how to make mouth-watering mini-cakes in a mug. Recipes and ingredients will be provided to make your own. All ages. (20 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Grow Microgreens
Presenter: Richard Winkler| Even if you don’t have a yard you can grow your own microgreens for salads or sandwiches. All ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Self-Massage
Presenter: Toni Torquato | Learn about self-massage, then try it out! Self-Massage is a natural skill that is free and always available. All ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Do Chinese Calligraphy for Everyone
Presenter: Kristen Mulvihill | An introduction to the materials and resources for learning Chinese calligraphy, with a chance to use supplies provided to write a Chinese character. Knowledge of the language is not required; supplies provided for 15 participants. All ages. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Make a Kite
Presenter: Robert Lanuza | Make your own kite and then fly it on the Cass Street Plaza! Supplies provided for up to 20 kites. All ages. (45 mins)

Point Loma/Hervey Library

3701 Voltaire St.
San Diego, CA 92107 | (619) 531-1539
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11:00 am | How To Glam Up in 10 Minutes
Presenter: Penny Hazzard | A Make Up “How To” demonstrating quick & easy make up techniques tailored to ladies 50 and over. Older Adults. (45 mins)
11:00 am | How To Do Chinese Calligraphy for Everyone
Presenter: Kristen Mulvihill | An introduction to the materials and resources for learning Chinese calligraphy, with a chance to use supplies provided to write a Chinese character. All Ages. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Make a Greeting Card Journal
Presenter: Bettina Davis | Recycle a greeting card to make a small journal or notebook using a simple book-binding technique. All Ages. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Make a Beautiful Wreath using Recycled Book Pages
Presenter: Alma Reyes | A demonstration of how to fold book pages into a cone shape and layering the pages to make a wreath. Ages 8 and older. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make Hand Printed Cards Using Potatoes
Presenter: Amber Myers | Using cookie cutters or your original drawings, we will cut potatoes into stamps to be used to print on greeting cards and paper. Examples of using the potatoes to print custom fabrics will also be shown. All Ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make a Graduation Ribbon Lei
Presenter: Remedios Villacruz | Learn how to loop two ribbons together to create a lei for graduation. Final touch will be adding an origami money flower (Bring your own money). Young adults and older. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Make Oreo Truffles
Presenter: Amelia Sotelo | Learn how to make this fun and easy sweet treat with only 3 ingredients! All Ages. (45 mins)

Rancho Bernardo Library

3701 Voltaire St.
San Diego, CA 92107 | (619) 531-1539
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11:00 am | How To Make Homemade Dog Treats
Presenter: Kelly Pepo | Learn how to make tasty, easy, and affordable dog treats using healthy ingredients. All ages. (45 mins)
11:30 am | How To Present a Kamishibai Story
Presenter: Walter Ritter/An introduction to Kamishibai: the Japanese tradition of storytelling. All ages. (20 mins)
12:00 pm |How To Make a Cardboard Combat Bot
Presenter: Michael Laforge |Learn how to make a very low-cost robot that is controlled from your smart phone and can play animated sequences even when you aren’t connected. Ages 8 and older. (45 mins)
12:45 pm |How To Understand Bambolution: A world without bamboo is a world no more
Presenter: Chevard Johnson | Learn how to use bamboo in creating a sustainable community. All ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Create a Life You Want as a Single Mom
Presenter: Cheryll Putt | Learn how to get out of the pitfalls that hold back single moms, so you can live the life you want. Adults. (45 mins)
2:00 pm |How To cook a Vegetarian/Vegan Meal in an Instant Pot in Under 30 minutes
Presenter: Subbu Ganapathy | Learn how to cook a one-pot meal (Biriyani) in an instant pot. Adults. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Communicate with Passed Loved Ones
Presenter: Debra Zachau | Discover the language of spirit and how your passed loved ones talk to you. All ages. (45 mins)
2:30 pm | How To Create the Best Gift You Can Give for Under a Dollar
Presenter: Ronald Pickett | Learn about mechanics and motivations for writing a letter, and a structured approach to writing a letter to family and friends. All ages. (20 mins)

Rancho Peñasquitos Library

13330 Salmon River Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129 | (858) 538-8159
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11:00 am | How To Serve Your Community Through Connections
Presenter: Shikha Rastogi | Many of us live very lonely lives and long for real connections, but in the age of technology people are connecting on a superficial level. Learn how to make those connections to thrive as a human being and as a community! Young adults and older (45 mins)
11:00 am | How To Start an Exercise Routine for Youth and the Young at Heart
Presenter: Mark Chapon | Learn about the benefits of exercise and different types of foundational exercises that build muscle strength, a healthy heart, and coordination. Elementary through Older Adults. (45 mins)
11:30 am | How To Make Your Own Fun at Home: Playdough and Bubbles
Presenter: Alyson Stewart | Learn how to make your own homemade playdough and bubble solution. All ages. (20 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Draw Characters from “Avengers: Endgame”
Presenter: Janet Yeager | Learn how to draw cartoon versions of favorite characters from Avengers: Endgame. All ages are welcome, and adults are encouraged to take part in this program. Parent assistance is required for children age 8 and under. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To be Safe Around Water
Presenter: Andi Hunziker | Learn skills that will help keep you safe around water and prevent emergencies and understand how to respond if one happens. All ages. (45 mins)
12:30 pm | How To Better Understand Drones
Presenter: Peter Sterling | Basic overview of personal drones, see two sample drones in person, and possibly view a short flight. All ages. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Code with Arduino
Presenter: Moumita Si Pallachulla | Learn how to code with Arduino to develop the technological skills needed to enter the world of Robotics, Internet of Things (IOT), Smart Cars, Home Automation and more. Watch the demo or bring your own laptop and get hands-on. Elementary through Young Adults; ages 7-17. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make Spring Rolls
Presenter: Cindy Vuu | Demonstration of spring roll technique, including how to roll it up and making peanut sauce. Supplies provided for 15 people hands-on; everyone welcome to watch. Adults. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Do Meditation for Beginners
Presenter: Vadiraj Haribal | Learn “Isha Kriya” a simple 12-18 minute meditation practice. Adults. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Have an Effective and Doable Yoga Practice at Home
Presenter: Rebecca Dennis | Learn four yoga poses, breathwork, and a concentration exercise that will be easy to do at home. Ages 14 and older. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Present a Kamishibai Story
Presenter: Walter Ritter | Learn Kamishibai, a little-known but highly effective way to tell a story to a group of people, particularly children. All ages. (20 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Dance Salsa
Presenter: Liz Tarnove | Introduction to basic salsa dance steps and dancing! All ages. (20 mins)
2:30 pm | How To Plant Succulents in Unusual Containers
Presenter: Isabel Hess | Learn to arrange and plant succulents in unusual containers. Everyone will design and take home their own unique creation! Bring a favorite container or use one of ours. Elementary and older. (20 mins)

Scripps Miramar Library

10301 Scripps Lake Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131 | (858) 538-8158
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11:00 am | How To Improve Your Relationships: Empathy, Compassion, Validation
Presenter: Paul Wellin | Your Marriage and/or relationship can become easier when you improve your communication, with your partner and with yourself. Also, you can transform your relationship or marriage by changing your approach to conflicts, needs, and emotions. Adults. (45 mins)
11:30 am | How To Do Yoga
Presenter: Kaanchan Farkiya | Brief Yoga Intro, Warm Up, Asanas. All ages. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Move From Conflict To Cooperation
Presenter: Anne Goshen | Learn the specific steps to unlocking the negative cycle of gridlock and arguments and moving to compromise and connection. Adults. (20 mins)
1:00 pm | How to Challenge Your Creative Writing Imagination
Presenter: Darrow Palma | Creative Writing through pop culture fiction literature such as graphic novels and comic books can be fun reads, but can you create your own creative world on paper? Learn how to create characters, story plot, scenes, and more using comic panels. Elementary through Young Adults; ages 7-17. (45 mins)

Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library

9005 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123 | (858) 573-1396
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11:00 am | How To Use a DOGEcoin Faucet
Presenter: Virginia Hire-Damrauer | Participants will create a microwallet account for their DOGEcoin earnings. They will earn DOGEcoin today from two different DOGEcoin faucets. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smart phone for hands-on learning. Adults. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Use Binoculars: Helpful Tips for Birdwatching
Presenter: Judy Osman | Binoculars are a great tool in the field but sometimes they can be tricky to master. San Diego Audubon staff will help you navigate the use of various models of binoculars and give you the best tips to help identify birds in the field. The presentation will begin with a "How-To Use Binoculars" instruction and then participants will be able to practice their bird watching skills with binoculars. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 8 and under. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Fold Origami
Presenter: Richard Kreutz-Landry | Learn to fold one or more origami figures! All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 8 and under. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Paint Rocks
Presenter: Lynn Kirk | Learn about the materials and techniques for painting rocks. Bring your own small to medium size rock to paint so you can take home a finished product. All ages. Parent assistance is required for children age 8 and under. (45 mins)

Skyline Hills Library

7900 Paradise Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92139 | (619) 527-3485
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11:00 am | How To Mill Your Own Grain and Make Homemade Healthy Baked Goods for Your Family
Presenter: Sybil León | Using both a handmill (to engage younger children) and an electric mill, we will grind a variety of grains and prepare a dough. I will demonstrate mixing and shaping and will have pre-baked goods to sample. Elementary through Older Adults. (45 mins)
12:00 pm | How To Cook with a Ninja Foodi
Presenter: Meaca Gardner | Show patrons how to simply cook with a Ninja Foodi. Ages 16 through Older Adults. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Set Up a Worm Farm for Your Garden
Presenter: Kim Laru | I will bring an empty worm farm container and all the components (including red wiggler worms) to discuss the benefits of vermiculture and demonstrate how to set up one for the first time. Elementary through Older Adults. (45 mins)
1:00 pm | How To Make the Best Choice for Insurance and Investing
Presenter: Jimmy Lovett | Come learn about life insurance and investing. 18 through Older Adults. (45 mins)
2:00 pm | How To Create Quick and Easy Scrapbook Pages!
Presenter: Nancy Carstensen | A hands-on demonstration of simple and effective techniques to create easy and memorable scrapbook pages. Adults and Older Adults. (45 mins)
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