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There will be something for everyone at the How-To Festival – bring the whole family and all your friends! Learn new things, meet your neighbors, and have fun. All you’ll need is a plan for lunch – bring your own, visit the Farmer’s Market, or head downtown. The rest is on the library!

Don’t forget to pick up your door prize tickets at the Welcome Table!  We will draw winners at the Closing Ceremonies at 3 PM.  You do not need to be present to win.

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Saturday, August 1
 

10:00am

Opening ceremonies: How to read a poem
Everyone is invited to the opening ceremonies! Portsmouth Poet Laureate Kate Leigh will teach us how to read a poem.

Presenters
KL

Kate Leigh

Portsmouth Poet Laureate
Kate was recently named the 2015 Portsmouth Poet Laureate.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am
Levenson Room 1st floor

10:15am

How to dance ballet
Ballet is the foundation of all movement and it develops a discipline that connects the mind, body and soul. It has been called "the perfect form of exercise" because it encompasses and connects all aspects of the human being.

Presenters
ET

Edra Toth

Northeastern Ballet Theatre
Edra is a former prima ballerina for Boston Ballet and a ballet teacher of over 40 years. She brings a wealth of experience to demonstrating classical ballet technique.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

10:15am

How to groom a pet rabbit
Learn how to handle and groom a long haired rabbit.

Presenters
LW

Laura Williford

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Laura is an experienced seed starter and has been caring for rabbits for 4 years.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

10:15am

How to learn Indian dance: Masala Bhangra
Get started learning the Masala Bhangra, an Indian-dance based program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active.

Presenters
GD

Gina DellaPasqua

Gina teaches the Masala Bhangra Workout and is a certified Masala Bhangra level 2 Ambassador. She has been enjoying spreading this high energy Indian dance workout around the Seacoast since 2009.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

10:15am

How to swing dance
We'll learn the basic of swing and some underarm turns.

Presenters
PM

Peggi Morrow

Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio
Peggi has been teaching social dance for over 30 years. This is her second year with the How-To Festival.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:35am
Levenson Room 1st floor

10:15am

How to play lacrosse
Learn basic lacrosse rules and handling.

Presenters
EF

Eilee Foley

Eilee played lacrosse at Portsmouth High School, and had a very successful Lacrosse career at Ohio Wesleyan University.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Outside 2 Far side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

10:15am

How to read and create runes
My presentation will include a brief history of runes, the different ways they are used in modern times, a visual presentation of how to use runes, and a visual presentation of how to make your own rune set.

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

10:15am

How to save a seal
Find out what the NH Marine Mammal Rescue team does and what kind of animals they commonly see.

Presenters
ST

Sarah Toupin

Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Team


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Fiction nook 1st floor

10:15am

How to write a poem
Kate will guide you to discover: What inspires you? How to let this combine with your feelings and words. She will also help you keep it simple.

Presenters
KL

Kate Leigh

Portsmouth Poet Laureate
Kate was recently named the 2015 Portsmouth Poet Laureate.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Youth entrance Youth, 1st floor

10:15am

How to create a craft for various ages of children
Making paper bag puppets with a variety of art supplies.

Presenters
PB

Parkie Boley

Families First
This is Parkie's second year with the How-To Festival. She will be assisted by Ally Dillon.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

10:15am

How to play chess or improve your chess game
I will informally play chess with whoever drops by and point out a few suggestions on how they can improve their game.

Presenters
DD

Doug Decker

New Hampshire Chess Association
Doug is a tournament chess player with a rating of 1611 through the US Chess Federation. He is a chess coach and local tournament director. He has directed or assistant directed over 100 tournaments in the past two and a half decades. He is on the board of directors for the NH Chess Association, and was the scholastic coordinator for a decade. Doug will be assisted by John Elmore.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Lobby Left 1st floor

10:15am

Community weaving project
Everyone is invited to participate in our community weaving project! Each participant will receive an item they can contribute to the project in their welcome packet.  Add more if you're inspired!

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 3:00pm
Center staircase 1st floor

10:15am

Geek the Library photobooth
What do you geek? Tell us and have your photo added to the “Geek The Library” project!

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 3:00pm
Cafe Left 1st floor

10:15am

How to get started at the How-To Festival!
Pick up a schedule, map, and other helpful information at the Welcome Table outside the main entrance.

Don’t forget to pick up your door prize tickets!  Write your name and contact information on each ticket, then choose which drawings you want to enter.   We will draw winners at the Closing Ceremonies at 3 PM.  You do NOT need to be present to win. Thank you to all the presenters and businesses who generously provided the prizes!

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:15am - 3:00pm
Brickwork Outside the library's main entrance

10:30am

How to dance ballet
Ballet is the foundation of all movement and it develops a discipline that connects the mind, body and soul. It has been called "the perfect form of exercise" because it encompasses and connects all aspects of the human being.

Presenters
ET

Edra Toth

Northeastern Ballet Theatre
Edra is a former prima ballerina for Boston Ballet and a ballet teacher of over 40 years. She brings a wealth of experience to demonstrating classical ballet technique.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

10:30am

How to groom a pet rabbit
Learn how to handle and groom a long haired rabbit.

Presenters
LW

Laura Williford

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Laura is an experienced seed starter and has been caring for rabbits for 4 years.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

10:30am

How to learn Indian dance: Masala Bhangra
Get started learning the Masala Bhangra, an Indian-dance based program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active.

Presenters
GD

Gina DellaPasqua

Gina teaches the Masala Bhangra Workout and is a certified Masala Bhangra level 2 Ambassador. She has been enjoying spreading this high energy Indian dance workout around the Seacoast since 2009.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

10:35am

How to swing dance
We'll learn the basic of swing and some underarm turns.

Presenters
PM

Peggi Morrow

Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio
Peggi has been teaching social dance for over 30 years. This is her second year with the How-To Festival.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:35am - 10:55am
Levenson Room 1st floor

10:45am

How to dance ballet
Ballet is the foundation of all movement and it develops a discipline that connects the mind, body and soul. It has been called "the perfect form of exercise" because it encompasses and connects all aspects of the human being.

Presenters
ET

Edra Toth

Northeastern Ballet Theatre
Edra is a former prima ballerina for Boston Ballet and a ballet teacher of over 40 years. She brings a wealth of experience to demonstrating classical ballet technique.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:00am
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

10:45am

How to learn Indian dance: Masala Bhangra
Get started learning the Masala Bhangra, an Indian-dance based program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active.

Presenters
GD

Gina DellaPasqua

Gina teaches the Masala Bhangra Workout and is a certified Masala Bhangra level 2 Ambassador. She has been enjoying spreading this high energy Indian dance workout around the Seacoast since 2009.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:00am
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

10:45am

How to make origami seed pots
We will use paper that would have otherwise ended up in the recycling box to make seed starting pots.

Presenters
LW

Laura Williford

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Laura is an experienced seed starter and has been caring for rabbits for 4 years.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:00am
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

10:45am

How to play lacrosse
Learn basic lacrosse rules and handling.

Presenters
EF

Eilee Foley

Eilee played lacrosse at Portsmouth High School, and had a very successful Lacrosse career at Ohio Wesleyan University.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Outside 2 Far side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

10:45am

How to read and create runes
My presentation will include a brief history of runes, the different ways they are used in modern times, a visual presentation of how to use runes, and a visual presentation of how to make your own rune set.

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

10:45am

How to save a seal
Find out what the NH Marine Mammal Rescue team does and what kind of animals they commonly see.

Presenters
ST

Sarah Toupin

Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Team


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Fiction nook 1st floor

10:45am

How to write a poem

Kate will guide you to discover: What inspires you? How to let this combine with your feelings and words. She will also help you keep it simple.


Presenters
KL

Kate Leigh

Portsmouth Poet Laureate
Kate was recently named the 2015 Portsmouth Poet Laureate.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Youth entrance Youth, 1st floor

10:45am

How to tie marine knots (practical seamanship)
Join us for a hands on class in basic knots and knot tying for all levels of skill.

Presenters
JS

Jeff Savage

UNH Marine Docent Program
UNH Marine Docents have attended 7 months of training in marine science education learning about a variety of marine topics. Jeff Savage is also a professional mariner. He will be assisted by Doug MacLennan, who is an experience boater with over 40 years on the water.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

10:45am

How to walk a labyrinth
Participants will use a portable labyrinth to learn about this meditative practice.

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Lobby Right 1st floor

10:45am

How to take and edit great photographs on your phone
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your own phone!  Review different settings on the camera phone, practice taking photos, and editing the results.

Attendance is limited to 15 and is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  Please arrive early to secure your place.  Signing up for this session on sched.org will not secure your place.

Presenters
avatar for Jasmin Hunter

Jasmin Hunter

Owner, Jasmin Hunter Photography
Jasmin is a wedding and portrait photographer and also takes travel photos using her cell phone. Her cell phone photography has been published on the cover of Spotlight Magazine and displayed in a juried photography exhibit at StoneCrop Gallery in Maine.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Special Collections 2nd floor

10:55am

How to swing dance
We'll learn the basic of swing and some underarm turns.

Presenters
PM

Peggi Morrow

Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio
Peggi has been teaching social dance for over 30 years. This is her second year with the How-To Festival.


Saturday August 1, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Levenson Room 1st floor

11:00am

How to dance ballet
Ballet is the foundation of all movement and it develops a discipline that connects the mind, body and soul. It has been called "the perfect form of exercise" because it encompasses and connects all aspects of the human being.

Presenters
ET

Edra Toth

Northeastern Ballet Theatre
Edra is a former prima ballerina for Boston Ballet and a ballet teacher of over 40 years. She brings a wealth of experience to demonstrating classical ballet technique.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

11:00am

How to learn Indian dance: Masala Bhangra
Get started learning the Masala Bhangra, an Indian-dance based program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active.

Presenters
GD

Gina DellaPasqua

Gina teaches the Masala Bhangra Workout and is a certified Masala Bhangra level 2 Ambassador. She has been enjoying spreading this high energy Indian dance workout around the Seacoast since 2009.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

11:00am

How to make origami seed pots
We will use paper that would have otherwise ended up in the recycling box to make seed starting pots.

Presenters
LW

Laura Williford

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Laura is an experienced seed starter and has been caring for rabbits for 4 years.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

11:30am

How to try Bikram yoga
A cool way to get into Hot Yoga!  Learn about this series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises and the basic things you need to bring to your first Bikram class.  This will be a fun, informative and light hearted demo to inspire you to go take your first real class.

Everyone will be able to participate: all ages, sizes, and shapes.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent for this activity.

Presenters
avatar for Carina Claire

Carina Claire

Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher
Carina attended a 9 week yoga teacher training course in Khao Lak Thailand in 2014. She has been teaching full time at studios across New England since then, including Bikram Yoga Portsmouth, Bikram Yoga Concord, Bikram Yoga Manchester, Bikram Yoga Epping, Bikram Yoga Upper Valley and Bikram Yoga Mendon.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

11:30am

How to conduct a music ensemble
Take the baton and conduct a chamber ensemble through a short musical excerpt!

Presenters
RG

Russ Grazier

Portsmouth Music And Arts Center
Russ Grazier has conducted the New Horizons Band for the past twelve years and has conducted numerous ensembles throughout his 30 year career as a professional musician. He will be joined by members of PMAC's New Horizons Band.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Levenson Room 1st floor

11:30am

How to master sashiko embroidery
Learn the ancient art of Sashiko, a meditative and easy to master hand embroidery which can be functional and beautiful at the same time.

Presenters
MS

Maggie Smith

Pintuck & Purl
Maggie has been hand-stitching for many years and currently owns Pintuck & Purl, a fabric and yarn shop which also sells all the tools for all sorts of hand crafts.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Lobby Left 1st floor

11:30am

How to read aloud
Join United Way of the Greater Seacoast while we demonstrate how to read to children in a way that is engaging and fun for all.

Presenters
VS

Victoria Su

United Way of Greater Seacoast
Victoria is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving at United Way of the Greater Seacoast in volunteer engagement and early literacy. Before starting her VISTA service year she worked as a reading tutor and an English Language Learner's tutor. She is also an experience actor and has done many different types of readings.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

11:30am

How to build a weekly menu plan
Learn how to set up a rotating menu built around your food preferences, your budget and the time you want to spend on food preparation.

Presenters
CF

Christine Friese

Portsmouth Public Library


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Fiction nook 1st floor

11:30am

How to create an ikebana flower arrangement
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendance is limited to 10 and is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  Please arrive early to secure your place.  Signing up for this session on sched.org will not secure your place. 

Merle will demonstrate the measuring, cutting and placement of plant materials in a container and participants will practice making their own arrangements. 

Presenters
MS

Merle Schlesinger

Merle has been studying Sogetsu ikebana for 17 years. In that time she has had arrangements displayed at the Boston Spring Flower Show, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens and Chestnut Hill Mall. She teaches a workshop for Sogetsu as well as an adult class through Kittery adult education.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

11:30am

How to finger knit
Just simple yarn and your fingers. There are single or multiple ways using your fingers to knit.

Presenters
AP

Alison Petersen

Seacoast Waldorf School


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

11:30am

How to make origami
Learn how to make simple origami, including dragons, flowers, cranes, and more!

Presenters
MT

Matt Trudeau

Diversions Puzzles & Games


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Youth entrance Youth, 1st floor

11:30am

How to be calm, centered and powerful through Aikido
Learn how you can tap into your innate ability to be calm and powerful through the Japanese martial art of Aikido.

People of all sizes, shapes, and ages (12 and up) are welcome to attend.

Presenters
AC

Aaron Cass

Portsmouth Aikido
Aaron is a 3rd degree black belt and the chief instructor of Portsmouth Aikido, where he has been practicing for 20 years and teaching for 10. Aaron will be assisted by Doug Kumph, Judy Ringer and Ingo Roemer.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

11:45am

How to try Bikram yoga
A cool way to get into Hot Yoga!  Learn about this series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises and the basic things you need to bring to your first Bikram class.  This will be a fun, informative and light hearted demo to inspire you to go take your first real class.

Everyone will be able to participate: all ages, sizes, and shapes.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent for this activity.

Presenters
avatar for Carina Claire

Carina Claire

Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher
Carina attended a 9 week yoga teacher training course in Khao Lak Thailand in 2014. She has been teaching full time at studios across New England since then, including Bikram Yoga Portsmouth, Bikram Yoga Concord, Bikram Yoga Manchester, Bikram Yoga Epping, Bikram Yoga Upper Valley and Bikram Yoga Mendon.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

11:50am

How to conduct a music ensemble
Take the baton and conduct a chamber ensemble through a short musical excerpt!

Presenters
RG

Russ Grazier

Portsmouth Music And Arts Center
Russ Grazier has conducted the New Horizons Band for the past twelve years and has conducted numerous ensembles throughout his 30 year career as a professional musician. He will be joined by members of PMAC's New Horizons Band.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm
Levenson Room 1st floor

11:50am

How to master sashiko embroidery
Learn the ancient art of Sashiko, a meditative and easy to master hand embroidery which can be functional and beautiful at the same time.

Presenters
MS

Maggie Smith

Pintuck & Purl
Maggie has been hand-stitching for many years and currently owns Pintuck & Purl, a fabric and yarn shop which also sells all the tools for all sorts of hand crafts.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm
Lobby Left 1st floor

11:50am

How to read aloud
Join United Way of the Greater Seacoast while we demonstrate how to read to children in a way that is engaging and fun for all.

Presenters
VS

Victoria Su

United Way of Greater Seacoast
Victoria is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving at United Way of the Greater Seacoast in volunteer engagement and early literacy. Before starting her VISTA service year she worked as a reading tutor and an English Language Learner's tutor. She is also an experience actor and has done many different types of readings.


Saturday August 1, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

12:00pm

CANCELLED: How to get the best mortgage
Follow these five key steps to get the best mortgage.

Presenters
DH

Daniel Hackett

Mortgage Master
Daniel has been a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2003.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

12:00pm

How to knit
Learn the basics of knitting.

Presenters
IA

Isobel Abelson

Isobel has been knitting for more than 70 years and has taught at area knitting shops as well as teaching at residential weekends and festivals.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

12:00pm

How to try Bikram yoga
A cool way to get into Hot Yoga!  Learn about this series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises and the basic things you need to bring to your first Bikram class.  This will be a fun, informative and light hearted demo to inspire you to go take your first real class.

Everyone will be able to participate: all ages, sizes, and shapes.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent for this activity.

Presenters
avatar for Carina Claire

Carina Claire

Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher
Carina attended a 9 week yoga teacher training course in Khao Lak Thailand in 2014. She has been teaching full time at studios across New England since then, including Bikram Yoga Portsmouth, Bikram Yoga Concord, Bikram Yoga Manchester, Bikram Yoga Epping, Bikram Yoga Upper Valley and Bikram Yoga Mendon.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

12:00pm

How to build a weekly menu plan
Learn how to set up a rotating menu built around your food preferences, your budget and the time you want to spend on food preparation.

Presenters
CF

Christine Friese

Portsmouth Public Library


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Fiction nook 1st floor

12:00pm

How to create an ikebana flower arrangement
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendance is limited to 10 and is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  Please arrive early to secure your place.  Signing up for this session on sched.org will not secure your place. 

Merle will demonstrate the measuring, cutting and placement of plant materials in a container and participants will practice making their own arrangements.

Presenters
MS

Merle Schlesinger

Merle has been studying Sogetsu ikebana for 17 years. In that time she has had arrangements displayed at the Boston Spring Flower Show, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens and Chestnut Hill Mall. She teaches a workshop for Sogetsu as well as an adult class through Kittery adult education.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

12:00pm

How to 3D-print a hand
Learn how Gutenberg prints in 3D!

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lobby Right 1st floor

12:10pm

How to conduct a music ensemble
Take the baton and conduct a chamber ensemble through a short musical excerpt!

Presenters
RG

Russ Grazier

Portsmouth Music And Arts Center
Russ Grazier has conducted the New Horizons Band for the past twelve years and has conducted numerous ensembles throughout his 30 year career as a professional musician. He will be joined by members of PMAC's New Horizons Band.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Levenson Room 1st floor

12:10pm

How to master sashiko embroidery
Learn the ancient art of Sashiko, a meditative and easy to master hand embroidery which can be functional and beautiful at the same time.

Presenters
MS

Maggie Smith

Pintuck & Purl
Maggie has been hand-stitching for many years and currently owns Pintuck & Purl, a fabric and yarn shop which also sells all the tools for all sorts of hand crafts.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Lobby Left 1st floor

12:10pm

How to read aloud
Join United Way of the Greater Seacoast while we demonstrate how to read to children in a way that is engaging and fun for all.

Presenters
VS

Victoria Su

United Way of Greater Seacoast
Victoria is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving at United Way of the Greater Seacoast in volunteer engagement and early literacy. Before starting her VISTA service year she worked as a reading tutor and an English Language Learner's tutor. She is also an experience actor and has done many different types of readings.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

12:15pm

CANCELLED: How to get the best mortgage
Follow these five key steps to get the best mortgage.

Presenters
DH

Daniel Hackett

Mortgage Master
Daniel has been a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2003.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

12:15pm

How to knit
Learn the basics of knitting.

Presenters
IA

Isobel Abelson

Isobel has been knitting for more than 70 years and has taught at area knitting shops as well as teaching at residential weekends and festivals.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

12:15pm

How to try Bikram yoga
A cool way to get into Hot Yoga!  Learn about this series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises and the basic things you need to bring to your first Bikram class.  This will be a fun, informative and light hearted demo to inspire you to go take your first real class.

Everyone will be able to participate: all ages, sizes, and shapes.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent for this activity.

Presenters
avatar for Carina Claire

Carina Claire

Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher
Carina attended a 9 week yoga teacher training course in Khao Lak Thailand in 2014. She has been teaching full time at studios across New England since then, including Bikram Yoga Portsmouth, Bikram Yoga Concord, Bikram Yoga Manchester, Bikram Yoga Epping, Bikram Yoga Upper Valley and Bikram Yoga Mendon.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

12:30pm

CANCELLED: How to get the best mortgage
Follow these five key steps to get the best mortgage.

Presenters
DH

Daniel Hackett

Mortgage Master
Daniel has been a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2003.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

12:30pm

How to knit
Learn the basics of knitting.

Presenters
IA

Isobel Abelson

Isobel has been knitting for more than 70 years and has taught at area knitting shops as well as teaching at residential weekends and festivals.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

12:45pm

CANCELLED: How to get the best mortgage
Follow these five key steps to get the best mortgage.

Presenters
DH

Daniel Hackett

Mortgage Master
Daniel has been a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2003.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

12:45pm

How to boost your health and make smoothies like the pros
Morgan will enthusiastically describe and demonstrate the steps to creating the perfect healthy smoothies at home.  Learn how to add special ingredients like superfoods and veggies to a basic formula, and how to go beyond smoothies to make great salad dressings, soups, dips, and more!

Presenters
MA

Morgan Avery

The Fresh Press
Morgan is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She works with clients one-on-one and in groups, and has given wellness workshops, healthy cooking lessons, and worked with an after school program and summer camp to get kids excited about creating healthy smoothies. Morgan is also the recipe creator for the Fresh Press, an organic juice bar in downtown Portsmouth.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

12:45pm

How to get away from an attacker (self-defense)
Learn how to get away from several types of grabs/holds of an attacker.

Participants will practice the moves on friends (or instructors) during this presentation.  Some physical activity is required, so individuals should generally be in good health.

Presenters
CN

Cindy Naiditch

Shaolin Studios
Cindy Naiditch is Chief instructor, 4th degree black belt at Shaolin Studies. Cindy will be assisted by Catherine Thorn.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

12:45pm

How to knit
Learn the basics of knitting.

Presenters
IA

Isobel Abelson

Isobel has been knitting for more than 70 years and has taught at area knitting shops as well as teaching at residential weekends and festivals.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

12:45pm

How to take care of a chicken
See a chicken up close and learn how to take care of her.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens

Sidewalk Farms
Leslie is a UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and Natural Resourses Steward, and an urban farmer. She will be assisted Carly Wile.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

12:45pm

How to create princess hair styles
Learn how to create a princess hair design that will amaze your friends.

Presenters
KW

Kim Walch

Empire Beauty Schools
Kim holds a Cosmetology License and Cosmetology Instructor License. She will be assisted by Brenda Glidden.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:05pm
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

12:45pm

How to learn track events
Learn track and field events with Portsmouth Recreation Department staff.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Outside 2 Far side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

12:45pm

How to make a hand-made greeting card
Make an original hand-made greeting card to brighten someone's day.

Presenters
JL

Jeannette Lacasse

Stamped Designs
Jeannette has been the owner of Stamped Designs in Dover NH since 1996.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lobby Left 1st floor

12:45pm

How to make fruit circuits
Learn how electricity can travel through fruit by experimenting with lemon batteries and a banana piano!

Presenters
ML

Meredith Lamothe

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Meredith teaches weekly science classes at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire. The most recent session is about electricity and magnetism.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Youth entrance Youth, 1st floor

12:45pm

How to make nature mandalas using found items in nature
We collect twigs, leaves, flowers, pine cones, stones, pebbles, seeds, sea glass and other items found in nature hikes or beach combing and assemble them into an artistic creation the child or adult can take home.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Hatada Boyd

Heather Hatada Boyd

Forest Folk New England
Heather has been working with children in some capacity for 25 years. She was a Lead Teacher and Assistant Supervisor for a Nature Based Preschool in Kittery Maine for the last three years and recently opened a Nature Club for families called Forest Folk New England.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

12:45pm

How to dance Michael Jackson's Thriller
Learn how to dance Michael Jackson's Thriller song.

Presenters
MD

Marissa Day

Portsmouth Thriller Dancers
Jonathan and Marissa Day have been involved in the Portsmouth Thriller Dancers group for three years. Lisa Griffin has taught the Portsmouth Thriller Dancers for over five years and has always been inspired by song and dance. The Thriller Dancers are a popular feature of the Portsmouth Halloween Parade.


Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Levenson Room 1st floor

12:45pm

How to use 'medical improv' to improve communication in healthcare
Participants will practice fun, basic Medical Improv activities that build communication and interpersonal skills while learning about the critical need for effective communication among consumers, doctors, nurses, and others.  Everyone is welcome: healthcare providers and individuals!

Curious? Watch Beth teach local nurses and students how to deal with interruptions using improv principles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGK9_CkhRNw.


Presenters
avatar for Beth Boynton, RN, MS

Beth Boynton, RN, MS

Beth Boynton, RN, MS consulting
Beth has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and a consultant and author for about 10 of them. She specializes in interactive workshops and coaching to improve communication and collaboration in healthcare. She has also been a student of improv for more than 5 years. Her Masters is in organization and management and I have been trained in the Professor Watson curriculum for "Medical Improv" at Northwestern University School of Medicine.



Saturday August 1, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Fiction nook 1st floor

1:00pm

How to boost your health and make smoothies like the pros
Morgan will enthusiastically describe and demonstrate the steps to creating the perfect healthy smoothies at home.  Learn how to add special ingredients like superfoods and veggies to a basic formula, and how to go beyond smoothies to make great salad dressings, soups, dips, and more!

Presenters
MA

Morgan Avery

The Fresh Press
Morgan is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She works with clients one-on-one and in groups, and has given wellness workshops, healthy cooking lessons, and worked with an after school program and summer camp to get kids excited about creating healthy smoothies. Morgan is also the recipe creator for the Fresh Press, an organic juice bar in downtown Portsmouth.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

1:00pm

How to get away from an attacker (self-defense)
Learn how to get away from several types of grabs/holds of an attacker.

Participants will practice the moves on friends (or instructors) during this presentation.  Some physical activity is required, so individuals should generally be in good health.

Presenters
CN

Cindy Naiditch

Shaolin Studios
Cindy Naiditch is Chief instructor, 4th degree black belt at Shaolin Studies. Cindy will be assisted by Catherine Thorn.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

1:00pm

How to take care of a chicken
See a chicken up close and learn how to take care of her.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens

Sidewalk Farms
Leslie is a UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and Natural Resourses Steward, and an urban farmer. She will be assisted Carly Wile.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

1:05pm

How to create princess hair styles
Learn how to create a princess hair design that will amaze your friends.

Presenters
KW

Kim Walch

Empire Beauty Schools
Kim holds a Cosmetology License and Cosmetology Instructor License. She will be assisted by Brenda Glidden.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:05pm - 1:25pm
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

1:15pm

How to boost your health and make smoothies like the pros
Morgan will enthusiastically describe and demonstrate the steps to creating the perfect healthy smoothies at home.  Learn how to add special ingredients like superfoods and veggies to a basic formula, and how to go beyond smoothies to make great salad dressings, soups, dips, and more!

Presenters
MA

Morgan Avery

The Fresh Press
Morgan is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She works with clients one-on-one and in groups, and has given wellness workshops, healthy cooking lessons, and worked with an after school program and summer camp to get kids excited about creating healthy smoothies. Morgan is also the recipe creator for the Fresh Press, an organic juice bar in downtown Portsmouth.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

1:15pm

How to get away from an attacker (self-defense)
Learn how to get away from several types of grabs/holds of an attacker.

Participants will practice the moves on friends (or instructors) during this presentation.  Some physical activity is required, so individuals should generally be in good health.

Presenters
CN

Cindy Naiditch

Shaolin Studios
Cindy Naiditch is Chief instructor, 4th degree black belt at Shaolin Studies. Cindy will be assisted by Catherine Thorn.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

1:15pm

How to take care of a chicken
See a chicken up close and learn how to take care of her.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens

Sidewalk Farms
Leslie is a UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and Natural Resourses Steward, and an urban farmer. She will be assisted Carly Wile.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

1:15pm

How to win the money game
Learn the rules that everyone should know to make money work for you instead of you always working for money.

Presenters
AL

Amy Lord

Primerica
Amy holds an investment license and a NH state life insurance license. Amy will be assisted by Elizabeth Lord.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

1:15pm

How to play the spoons
The spoons are used as a musical instrument by the Acadians, Quebecois, Cajuns and the Franco-Americans of New England.  This will be a demonstration of how to make a set of spoons to use as a musical instrument and how to play them.

Presenters
LT

Lucie Therrien

Lucie is a well-known performer in Portsmouth, and also teaches piano, voice, guitar, French folksinging and French conversation.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

1:15pm

How to learn track events
Learn track and field events with Portsmouth Recreation Department staff.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Outside 2 Far side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

1:15pm

How to build a pedal-powered battery charger
Library staff members built a pedal-powered battery charger this summer, and will show you how it works!

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lobby Right 1st floor

1:25pm

How to create princess hair styles
Learn how to create a princess hair design that will amaze your friends.

Presenters
KW

Kim Walch

Empire Beauty Schools
Kim holds a Cosmetology License and Cosmetology Instructor License. She will be assisted by Brenda Glidden.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:25pm - 1:45pm
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

1:30pm

How to boost your health and make smoothies like the pros
Morgan will enthusiastically describe and demonstrate the steps to creating the perfect healthy smoothies at home.  Learn how to add special ingredients like superfoods and veggies to a basic formula, and how to go beyond smoothies to make great salad dressings, soups, dips, and more!

Presenters
MA

Morgan Avery

The Fresh Press
Morgan is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She works with clients one-on-one and in groups, and has given wellness workshops, healthy cooking lessons, and worked with an after school program and summer camp to get kids excited about creating healthy smoothies. Morgan is also the recipe creator for the Fresh Press, an organic juice bar in downtown Portsmouth.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

1:30pm

How to get away from an attacker (self-defense)
Learn how to get away from several types of grabs/holds of an attacker.

Participants will practice the moves on friends (or instructors) during this presentation.  Some physical activity is required, so individuals should generally be in good health.

Presenters
CN

Cindy Naiditch

Shaolin Studios
Cindy Naiditch is Chief instructor, 4th degree black belt at Shaolin Studies. Cindy will be assisted by Catherine Thorn.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

1:30pm

How to take care of a chicken
See a chicken up close and learn how to take care of her.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens

Sidewalk Farms
Leslie is a UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and Natural Resourses Steward, and an urban farmer. She will be assisted Carly Wile.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

1:30pm

How to win the money game
Learn the rules that everyone should know to make money work for you instead of you always working for money.

Presenters
AL

Amy Lord

Primerica
Amy holds an investment license and a NH state life insurance license. Amy will be assisted by Elizabeth Lord.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

1:35pm

How to play the spoons
The spoons are used as a musical instrument by the Acadians, Quebecois, Cajuns and the Franco-Americans of New England.  This will be a demonstration of how to make a set of spoons to use as a musical instrument and how to play them.

Presenters
LT

Lucie Therrien

Lucie is a well-known performer in Portsmouth, and also teaches piano, voice, guitar, French folksinging and French conversation.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:35pm - 1:55pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

1:45pm

How to win the money game
Learn the rules that everyone should know to make money work for you instead of you always working for money.

Presenters
AL

Amy Lord

Primerica
Amy holds an investment license and a NH state life insurance license. Amy will be assisted by Elizabeth Lord.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

1:55pm

How to play the spoons
The spoons are used as a musical instrument by the Acadians, Quebecois, Cajuns and the Franco-Americans of New England.  This will be a demonstration of how to make a set of spoons to use as a musical instrument and how to play them.

Presenters
LT

Lucie Therrien

Lucie is a well-known performer in Portsmouth, and also teaches piano, voice, guitar, French folksinging and French conversation.


Saturday August 1, 2015 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Graphic Novels nook 1st floor

2:00pm

How to compost with worms
Meet some red wiggler worms and see them turning food scraps and used paper products into rich soil indoors!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Antonucci

Amy Antonucci

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Amy Antonucci is a certified permaculture designer, local homesteader, and worked in organic agriculture for over ten years. She shares her love of working with nature by speaking and teaching on homesteading topics for the Seacoast Permaculture group and at libraries, schools, garden clubs, and more!



Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

2:00pm

How to win the money game
Learn the rules that everyone should know to make money work for you instead of you always working for money.

Presenters
AL

Amy Lord

Primerica
Amy holds an investment license and a NH state life insurance license. Amy will be assisted by Elizabeth Lord.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Special Collections 2nd floor

2:00pm

How to make an image/dream book to bring your dreams and desires into reality
What DO you want in your LIFE? Make an image book with pictures cut out of magazines to look at daily and have these start to happen for you.

Presenters
PG

Paula Glynn

PG 1 Consulting
Paula is a prosperity and Law of Attraction practitioner.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Lobby Left 1st floor

2:00pm

How to make healthy cooking choices
Healthy cooking choices and tips: selecting ingredients, food preparation, and safe storage.

Presenters
MC

Marilynn Carter

Many Paths for Health
Marilyn is a Wholistic Health and Wellness Practitioner, Foodie, Cook, and Cookbook Author.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Fiction nook 1st floor

2:00pm

How to greek dance: mastering the syrtos
Inspiring session learning one of the most popular Greek circle dances and the oldest form of folk dancing, the Syrtos.

Presenters
CC

Carol Coronis

Of Greek descent, Carol learned Greek dancing as a child. She has performed Greek music for several decades and has been Greek dancing pretty much her whole life.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Levenson Room 1st floor

2:00pm

How to learn cheerleading moves
Learn basic cheerleading moves and jumps.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Outside 2 Far side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

2:00pm

How To SOLVE problems in five simple steps
The SOLVE presentation will demonstrate how to find solutions to problems in five easy, enjoyable and effective steps.

Presenters
BJ

Bette J. Freedson, LCSW, LICSW, CGP

Bette is a clinical social worker, speaker and author of a new book, "Soul Mothers' Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother," released in March from Pearlsong Press. | As a stress management teacher and workshop leader for over 25 years, she has dedicated her work to accessing and using the intuitive/psychic dimension of the mind for stress relief and for the inner guidance vital for solving problems.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

2:00pm

How to tell a story
“How to Tell a Story” provides basic instruction and techniques in finding, choosing, learning, and telling stories through performance observation, presentation, and a hands-on storytelling activity.

Presenters
DB

Debra Ballou

Seacoast Storytellers
Debra Ballou, serving for over five years as Coordinator of Seacoast Storytellers of Portsmouth, NH, has 20 years of storytelling and 30 years of teaching experience as a non-formal educator for audiences of all ages in libraries, nature centers, schools, museums, etc. She has a BA in Biology and a MS in Environmental Studies Education. Debra is the 2012 recipient of the “Gateways Award” from the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance because... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Youth entrance Youth, 1st floor

2:00pm

How to make a firefly
Join the staff from Firefly Pottery for a fun craft - making fireflies!

Presenters
DM

Denise McDonough

Firefly Pottery
Denise is the owner of Firefly Pottery, a contemporary ceramic art studio | where you can visit, relax and create your own work of art!


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen nook Youth, 1st floor

2:00pm

How to play STEM games!

Join the engineers of fun from G. Williker's Toyshop to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hands-on experimentation and non-stop exploration!


Presenters
BB

Bob Breneman

G. Williker's Toyshop has been part of the Portsmouth scene since 1978.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunroom Youth, 1st floor

2:00pm

How to do yoga sun salutations (surya namaskar)
How to do Yoga Sun Salutations.

Presenters
avatar for Devon Claire Boyd, LMT

Devon Claire Boyd, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher., Elemental Energy - Portsmouth, NH
Devon is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She will be assisted by Amanda Murphy. | | Visit their How To Station to learn and practice Yoga Sun Salutations.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Garden Room 2nd floor

2:15pm

How to compost with worms
Meet some red wiggler worms and see them turning food scraps and used paper products into rich soil indoors!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Antonucci

Amy Antonucci

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Amy Antonucci is a certified permaculture designer, local homesteader, and worked in organic agriculture for over ten years. She shares her love of working with nature by speaking and teaching on homesteading topics for the Seacoast Permaculture group and at libraries, schools, garden clubs, and more!



Saturday August 1, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

2:20pm

How to make an image/dream book to bring your dreams and desires into reality
What DO you want in your LIFE? Make an image book with pictures cut out of magazines to look at daily and have these start to happen for you.

Presenters
PG

Paula Glynn

PG 1 Consulting
Paula is a prosperity and Law of Attraction practitioner.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Lobby Left 1st floor

2:20pm

How to make healthy cooking choices
Healthy cooking choices and tips: selecting ingredients, food preparation, and safe storage.

Presenters
MC

Marilynn Carter

Many Paths for Health
Marilyn is a Wholistic Health and Wellness Practitioner, Foodie, Cook, and Cookbook Author.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Fiction nook 1st floor

2:30pm

How to compost with worms
Meet some red wiggler worms and see them turning food scraps and used paper products into rich soil indoors!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Antonucci

Amy Antonucci

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Amy Antonucci is a certified permaculture designer, local homesteader, and worked in organic agriculture for over ten years. She shares her love of working with nature by speaking and teaching on homesteading topics for the Seacoast Permaculture group and at libraries, schools, garden clubs, and more!



Saturday August 1, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

2:30pm

How to greek dance: mastering the syrtos
Inspiring session learning one of the most popular Greek circle dances and the oldest form of folk dancing, the Syrtos.

Presenters
CC

Carol Coronis

Of Greek descent, Carol learned Greek dancing as a child. She has performed Greek music for several decades and has been Greek dancing pretty much her whole life.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Levenson Room 1st floor

2:30pm

How to learn cheerleading moves
Learn basic cheerleading moves and jumps.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Outside 2 Far side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

2:30pm

How To SOLVE problems in five simple steps
The SOLVE presentation will demonstrate how to find solutions to problems in five easy, enjoyable and effective steps.

Presenters
BJ

Bette J. Freedson, LCSW, LICSW, CGP

Bette is a clinical social worker, speaker and author of a new book, "Soul Mothers' Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother," released in March from Pearlsong Press. | As a stress management teacher and workshop leader for over 25 years, she has dedicated her work to accessing and using the intuitive/psychic dimension of the mind for stress relief and for the inner guidance vital for solving problems.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Courtyard 1st floor, through the cafe

2:30pm

How to tell a story
“How to Tell a Story” provides basic instruction and techniques in finding, choosing, learning, and telling stories through performance observation, presentation, and a hands-on storytelling activity.

Presenters
DB

Debra Ballou

Seacoast Storytellers
Debra Ballou, serving for over five years as Coordinator of Seacoast Storytellers of Portsmouth, NH, has 20 years of storytelling and 30 years of teaching experience as a non-formal educator for audiences of all ages in libraries, nature centers, schools, museums, etc. She has a BA in Biology and a MS in Environmental Studies Education. Debra is the 2012 recipient of the “Gateways Award” from the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance because... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Youth entrance Youth, 1st floor

2:40pm

How to make an image/dream book to bring your dreams and desires into reality
What DO you want in your LIFE? Make an image book with pictures cut out of magazines to look at daily and have these start to happen for you.

Presenters
PG

Paula Glynn

PG 1 Consulting
Paula is a prosperity and Law of Attraction practitioner.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Lobby Left 1st floor

2:40pm

How to make healthy cooking choices
Healthy cooking choices and tips: selecting ingredients, food preparation, and safe storage.

Presenters
MC

Marilynn Carter

Many Paths for Health
Marilyn is a Wholistic Health and Wellness Practitioner, Foodie, Cook, and Cookbook Author.


Saturday August 1, 2015 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Fiction nook 1st floor

2:45pm

How to compost with worms
Meet some red wiggler worms and see them turning food scraps and used paper products into rich soil indoors!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Antonucci

Amy Antonucci

Seacoast Permaculture Group
Amy Antonucci is a certified permaculture designer, local homesteader, and worked in organic agriculture for over ten years. She shares her love of working with nature by speaking and teaching on homesteading topics for the Seacoast Permaculture group and at libraries, schools, garden clubs, and more!



Saturday August 1, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Outside 1 Near side of field between library and Connie Bean Center

3:00pm

Closing ceremonies
Everyone is invited to the closing ceremonies! We will share what we learned and draw door prize winners.

Don’t forget to pick up your door prize tickets at the Welcome Table!  Write your name and contact information on each ticket, then choose which drawings you want to enter.   We will draw winners at the Closing Ceremonies at 3 PM.  You do NOT need to be present to win. Thank you to all the presenters and businesses who generously provided the prizes!

Presenters

Saturday August 1, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Levenson Room 1st floor