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2020 How To Festival

The San Diego Public Library, in partnership with California Coast Credit Union, will host its 5th How-To Festival on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m.! The How-To Festival is an interactive community educational event with something for everyone and for all ages. This year our event will be presented virtually with a curated collection of how-to videos created by library staff. Round up your family and learn something new together, like How-To Cook Omurice, How-To Draw Wonder Woman Funko POP! Style or How-To Do Easy Folded Book Art. The Festival will kick off with a Facebook Livestream at 11am!

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How-To Become an American Ninja Warrior
Bijan Nowroozian

How-To Carve a Watermelon Shark
Remiliz Angkiangco

How-To Cook and Eat an Artichoke
Pamela Stevens

How-To Cook Omurice
Christina Wainwright

How-To Create a Cork Planter Refrigerator Magnet
Isabel Hess

How-To Create an Origami Decorative Box
Sarah Bayne

How-To Create Beautiful Crayon Art
Anisi Baigude

How-To Decorate a Wreath
Robert Lanuza

How-To Do Easy Folded Book Art
Ellyn Takahashi

How-To Draw with Oil Pastels
Ton Ngo Vo

How-To Draw Wonder Woman Funko POP! Style
Janet Yeager

How-To Find Your Roots
Ramona Konar

How-To Fold an Origami Butterfly
Laura Yee

How-To Glam Up 50+, Pandemic Edition
Penny Hazzard

How-To Grill Properly on a Gas or Charcoal Grill
Dustin Vogel

How-To Learn to Juggle
Patrick GrattanJr

How-To Make a Beautiful Paper Flower Decoration for Any Special Gathering
Christine Arreguin

How-To Make a Bird on a Branch Craft
Peggy Sanchez

How-To Make a DIY T-shirt Tote
Helene Idels

How-To Make a Graduation Lei with Candy and Money
Elaine Sinsuan

How-To Make a Knitted Owl
Ellyn Takahashi

How-To Make a Papier Mâché Plague Doctor Mask
Lally Adler

How-To Make a Plumeria Bracelet
Judy Cunningham

How-To Make a Simple Sugar Scrub
Alma Reyes

How-To Make a Wall Hanging from Old DVDs and CDs
Ratna Singh

How-To Make an Ear Saver for Your Mask
Judy Cunningham

How-To Make an Easy Paper Flower Craft
Amy Rudolph

How-To Make an English Muffin Pizza
Colleen LaVoie

How-To Make an Origami T-shirt
Mario Barahona

How-To Make Chia Pudding
Cindy Marshall

How-To Make Easy Vegan Avocado Salad
Diana Manundo

How-To Make Easy Vegan Nice Cream
Peggy Goings

How-To Make Filipino Insta Chicken Adobo
Bernard & Esguerra Cayetano

How-To Make Homemade Slime
Remiliz Angkiangco

How-To Make Play Dough
Cari Edwards

How-To Make Rolled-up-Paper Art with Old Magazines
Francine & Koehn Knori

How-To Make Sourdough Starter
Michelle Reents

How-To Make Sushi
Cara Brave

How-To Make Tissue Paper Flowers
Mikiko Fitzpatrick

How-To Make Tools for Teaching Basic Math and Reading
Nancy Yeskett

How-To Make Vegan Baked Ziti
Peggy Sanchez

How-To Make Your Own Suncatcher with Old DVDs and CDs
Suzanne Koski

How-To Propagate Houseplants
Sarah Hendy-Jackson

How-To Read a Wordless Book
Kelly Verheyden

How-To Run an Ultramarathon
Trevor Jones

How-To Sew a Mask
Michelle Reents

How-To Spend 10 Minutes in a Persian Kitchen
Minoo & Sarikhani Hadidi

How-To Write a Chinese Character
Kristen Mulvihill

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