EPL invites you to join us both in-person and online on Saturday, October 21 for the How To Festival.
The How To Festival is a chance to learn something new from someone who already knows how to do it. A variety of experts, from professionals to enthusiasts, will share their skills with you.
What will you learn?
We'll have a range of sessions, from hands-on DIY to in-depth conversations that could change the way you see the world.
Why do we think a How To Festival is a great fit for Edmonton? Because we know that there are so many talented people in YEG, and we want to give them a chance to share their know-how. Sharing is our motto after all! We have a number of experts, both from our wonderful community and our own multi-talented staff. Find a class below that works best for you.
Location: Online at 10 a.m.
Join EPL librarian Belinda Ongaro for an introduction to evaluating information online, which will focus on the different types of false information, common sources of dis/misinformation online (e.g. social media) and practical tips for evaluating the information you find online. Belinda will also share some well-known disinformation tactics to be on the lookout for.
Location: Online at 10 a.m.
Join EPL's Elder in Residence Jo-Ann Saddleback to learn about the meaning and importance of protocol in nehiyaw culture. You will gain a basic understanding of the process of offering protocol and how it is necessary to access cultural teaching in working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
Location: Stanley A. Milner Library at 11 a.m.
In this hands-on culinary experience Chef Doreen Prei will guide you through the process of cooking an authentic Italian risotto- Risotto ai Funghi. You will learn how to incorporate different types of mushrooms into a risotto, what type of rice is best suited for this dish and techniques to achieve the perfect balance between earthy mushrooms and creamy richness.
Location: Online at 12 p.m.
Having ideas and a passion for writing are critical for the fiction writer. But turning those ideas into an intriguing story for readers can be quite difficult. How do you begin? How do you keep your story on track? How can you engage your reader? Join EPL Writer in Residence Kate Boorman for answers to those questions, and more! How to Create a Compelling Story teaches you how to improve your fictional storytelling.
Location: Online at 1 p.m.
Join Alberta Parks Visitor Experience specialists from the Parkland Management area for a glimpse of some great winter destinations and some planning tips to keep you having fun and staying safe when visiting this winter to come!
Location: Online at 2 p.m.
Join designer and master gardener Dustin Bajer to learn about an initiative to grow thousand-year-old trees across Edmonton. Learn about trees that can live for thousands of years, the methods and locations for planting them, ways to ensure their safety, and why cultivating a greener future is essential today.
Location: Capilano Branch at 2 p.m.
Join visual artist Shaihiem Small to learn the art of portraiture. Participants will learn how to draw a portrait in graphite pencil on paper. This class will cover the basics of structure, geometry and flow. Supplies will be provided to participants.
Location: Calder Branch at 3 p.m.
Join EPL Musician In Residence Mallory Chipman for “How To Write A Song”. This 60 minute experiential session will take participants through the foundations of strong lyric writing through a series of writing exercises, and introduce the basics of of structuring a melody that compliments lyric verse. This workshop is open to everyone from professional songwriters to total beginners.
So, how will it work?
Visit our events listing to reserve your spot and check out all sessions you can participate in on Saturday, October 21.