GUEST BLOG POST BY AIMEE JEFFREY, LIFELONG LEARNING & LITERACY LIBRARIAN
Saturday October 22, 2016
11 am- 3 pm at Central Library
plus activities at all community libraries
Calling all makers, urban homesteaders, and do-it-yourselfers!
Join us for a day of hands-on learning at our 2nd annual DIY Festival. We have invited an inspiring group of skilled experts to help you become more self-sufficient.
Booths will be set up throughout the Reading Lounge at Central Library with hands-on activities to learn and explore. Walk around, ask questions, and find your new hobby!
There will also be workshops in the lower level throughout the day. Here’s the lineup:
Publishing, Self-publishing, and How to Get Your Work Published with Jane Ann McLachlan
Home Remedies with Joseph Schneider Haus
Natural Dying of Wool, Fleece, and Yarn with Kitchener Waterloo Weavers and Spinners
Hobbyist Beekeeping with Chris Inch
Student Portfolio Preparation with Sheepdog Animation School
Making a Makerspace with THEMUSEUM
This year we are excited to offer two special events during the Festival. We want to encourage and promote the value of sustainability through clothing repair, reducing waste, and building community. As part of this, we are hosting a Repair-a-thon and a Clothing Swap.
Repair-a-thon: In partnership with Sew Oiseau and KW Sewing Centre. Bring in your damaged clothing to be mended by our volunteers! Buttons/ Hems/ Rips/ Zippers. Please bring your own replacement zipper.
Clothing Swap: Hosted by Trusted Clothes. Bring your gently used, clean clothes to swap for something new (to you). Who doesn’t love free clothes!
There will be activities for all ages, interests, and skill levels. DIY Events will also be happening at all of the community library branches.