How-To Festival Returns to Santa Monica



Have you ever wanted to learn how to garden organically? Or perhaps make your own spring rolls or play the ukulele?

Well, this Saturday you can learn all three, if you’re so inclined, at the Santa Monica Main Library’s second How-To Festival.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Main Library you can attend interactive workshops on a variety of skills, including “How to do Chinese Qigong,” “How to Write a Song in 90 Seconds,” “How to Sow Seeds and Garden Organically,” and “How to Buy a Car.”

A few partners include the Automobile Club of Southern California, the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, the Red Cross and the Santa Monica Animal Shelter.

The education continues for the next four Saturdays at other Santa Monica Library branches.


See the full calendar of How-To Festival 2016 events here.

Saturday, July 9 / Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main St.
Saturday, July 16 / Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd.
Saturday, July 23 / Montana Branch, 1701 Montana Ave.
Saturday, July 30 / Pico Branch, 2201 Pico Blvd.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special accommodations, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, 8, and R10.

For more information on this and other public programs, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.