‘How to’ festival at Invermere library

Saturday, February 23rd event brings interested learners and engaged teachers together

The Invermere Public Library wants to help patrons learn about everything, even things that have nothing to do with books.

They will be holding a How To Festival on Saturday, February 23rd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to give those of all ages the chance to pick up a new skill – or 20 – and stretch their brains.

“It is an opportunity for the community to come together and learn new skills,” said library director Nicole Pawlak. “It’s such a fun way to use your brain for the day, and then you can go home and feel really confident.”

Each new skill is meant to be taught in less than 10 minutes, so participants will be able to flit from booth to booth and collect a whole bunch of knowledge in a single afternoon.

“I also hope that it demonstrates how there are opportunities to learn new things all around us and that learning something new doesn’t have to take very long,” she said.

Some booths will cater to children and some to grownups, while others will appeal to anyone regardless of their age.

“I don’t think a six year old will be going to the how to iron a dress shirt station, but they’ll probably really love the golf-putting station and the slime-making station,” Ms. Pawlak said.

Fifteen booths are already confirmed with more in the works. The Columbia Valley Makerspace Society will be teaching people how to code, while BlackStar Studios will share how individuals can contribute to community art by making banners.

Anyone who has a special skill is invited to reach out to the library to share their talents at the festival.

“We’d love to have somebody do How To Sew On A Button, for instance, or How To Write A Thank-You Note,” she said. “We’re just really open to tons of ideas.”

Just Posted

RCMP report

Some of the more interesting callouts for Columbia Valley RCMP Nov. 11-17

Dragon’s Den victory for Taynton Bay Spirits

Invermere-based company nets partnership deal with marketing expert Arlene Dickinson

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Up to 30 cm expected in mountain passes Saturday and Sunday.

RCMP report

Some of the more interesting callouts for Columbia Valley RCMP November 4-10th

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana

This is the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperative breeding program

B.C. to advocate for frustrated, confused, unhappy cellphone users, says premier

Maple Ridge New Democrat Bob D’Eith to advocate for more affordable and transparent cellphone options

B.C. man who killed Belgian tourist near Boston Bar gets life in prison, no parole until 2042

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

‘Very disrespectful’: B.C. first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

Daily cannabis linked to reduction in opioid use: B.C. researchers

Researchers looked at a group of 1,152 people in Vancouver who reported substance use and chronic pain

Bids down, costs up on Highway 1, B.C. independent contractors say

Rally protests NDP government’s union-only public construction

Members of little people community applaud change to drop ‘midget’ term

‘It’s not about sensitivity,’ says Allan Redford, the president of the Little People of Canada

Little progress in preventing sudden infant deaths since last report: BC Coroner

Coroners panel studied 141 sleep-related sudden infant deaths between 2013 and 2018

Most Read