Love Your Library: Hands-On Workshops

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One the many things that I love about the Library is the opportunity to learn something new. You may know that we offer lots of ways to learn a new language, strengthen your computer skills or put together a killer resume but you can also learn lots of unexpected stuff like how to mend a seam and sew a button or the basics of video podcasting. And this fall, our HOW: Hands-On Workshop series is expanding from CLP – Main out to a few of the neighborhood locations. These workshops are a cool way to learn from skilled craftspeople from around our city in a creative, supportive environment.

Modular Origami with Lauren

3D origami star

Modular origami is an exciting spin on the traditional paper craft. In this workshop, we will create origami units and form geometric structures, like cubes and stars. With a little patience, anyone can learn to create these unique, 3D sculptures!

Monday, September 11 • 6 pm  | CLP – Squirrel Hill

Saturday, September 23 • 12 pm | CLP – Knoxville

Kombucha with Jill

glasses of kombucha

Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar and yeast. Learn and practice the steps to make Kombucha at home.

Wednesday, September 20 • 6 pm | CLP – Lawrenceville

Thursday, September 21 • 6 pm | CLP – Squirrel Hill

Composting with Travis of Shadyside Worms

hands hold worms and dirt

Composting is an easy and sustainable method for eliminating food waste. Discover how you can incorporate composting into your everyday life.

Thursday, October 5 • 6 pm | CLP – Woods Run

Monday, October 9 • 6 pm | CLP – Squirrel Hill

Please note that seating for all of these workshops is available to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is requested, so click on the dates to visit the event page. Arrive early to be sure you make it in!

Jess is the Clerical Specialist at the Woods Run branch on the North Side. She’s your girl for YA lit, romance novels and knitting.