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2017 “How-To” Festival: 20 Workshops in 6 Hours | Napa

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Napa County Library | 580 Coombs St., Napa, CA

Napa County Library presents its third annual How-To Festival on Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This interactive festival features more than 20 hands-on workshops throughout multiple areas within the library. Learn a new skill, or sharpen up the ones you have already.

It’s Over 20 Things, 6 Hours, 1 Day at all 4 library branches.

You’ll learn cool things like

  • How to make no-bake dog treats
  • How to do card tricks
  • How to do yo-yo tricks
  • How to decorate a cupcake like a boss
  • How to juggle
  • How to make sugar skulls
  • and tons more…

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. The Napa County Library is wheelchair accessible. For special accommodations, call Library Administration at (707) 253-4235 at least one week prior to event.

“How To” Festival Full 2017 Schedule

American Canyon
300 Crawford Way, American Canyon, CA

  • 11 am: How to Create Japanese Calligraphy
  • 12 pm: How to Make No-Bake Dog Treats
  • 1 pm: How to Play Chess
  • 2 pm: How to Make Jewelry
  • 11 am – 3 pm: How to Perform CPR

6516 Washington St, Yountville, CA

  • 11 a.m: How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers
  • 12 p.m: How to Make Sugar Skulls
  • 1 p.m: How to Make No-Bake Dog Treats
  • 2 p.m: How to Make Cascarón (confetti-filled eggs)
  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m: How to Paint Rocks (Napa Rocks) 6516

1108 Myrtle St, Calistoga, CA

  • 12 pm: How to Make Tissue Flowers
  • 1 pm: How to Make Leis
  • 2 pm: How to Make Sugar Skulls
  • 3 pm: How to make No-Bake Dog Treats

Napa Main
580 Coombs St, Napa, CA

10 am:

  • How to Wing It, Fairy Style
  • How to Use Your Planner Like It’s Your Superpower

11 am:

  • I’ve Pin Expecting You: How to Make a Button
  • Acupressure, Pushing Down on Me: How to Perform Self-Acupressure
  • How to Cut the Cable Cord
  • When it Hits the Fan: How to Prepare for an Emergency
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Look What I Can Do! How to do Yoyo Tricks

12 pm:

  • Sack it to Me: How to Paint a Decorative Pouch
  • No Moat Necessary: How to Keep Your Home Safe with Modern Techniques
  • Roses Are Read: How to Turn Newspapers Into Flowers
  • Puns are Bad but Poetry is Verse: How to Write a Sestina Poem
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back ( In a Good Way): How to Line Dance

1 pm:

  • Thumbs Up: How to Make Art as Unique as You
  • Pick a Card: How to Amuse Your Friends With Card Tricks
  • How to Vote in Napa County Under the Voter’s Choice Act
  • Keeping the Tooth Fairy Away: How to Make Your Own Toothpaste and Mouthwash
  • Welcome to the Juggle: How to Juggle

2 pm:

  • Any Fin is Possible: How to Make a Fish out of Recycled Goods
  • Gardening When it’s Chile: How to Plant a Winter Vegetable Garden
  • Divide & Conquer: How to Glam Up Your Book Dividers
  • Piece of Cake: How to Decorate a Cupcake Like a Boss
  • How to Make Your Home “Purr”fect for a New Pet*


  • How to Up Your Paper Swan Game and Other Origami Tips
  • Babies “R” Tense: How to do Infant Massage
  • Divide & Conquer: How to Glam Up Your Book Dividers
  • ¡Vamos a Cantar! How to Sing a Song in Spanish
  • Just Beat It: How to Play Taiko Drums


Event Details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, North Bay
Address: 580 Coombs St., Napa, CA
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