How-To Fest Features 40 Classes in Five Hours

Saturday, April 5, at Virginia Beach’s Joint-Use Library

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) will host a How-To Fest at the Joint-Use Library, Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff from VBPL and Tidewater Community College and other local experts will teach 40 mini-classes throughout the day, offering something for all ages. Topics include art, bike safety, dancing, knitting, fly-fishing, Internet safety, résumé help, preparing for college, understanding finances and more. Most classes are 30 to 45 minutes long. All are free and open to the public.

“The How-To Fest promotes lifelong learning, bringing residents together for fun, hands-on experiences,” said Eva Poole,VBPL executive director. “It also highlights the benefits of our partnership with TCC, in the library itself and the programs we create together.”

TCC, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library and several city departments are among the event’s partners and presenters. For a detailed listing of How-To Fest classes, download the program guide at

Located at the corner of S. Rosemont Road and Faculty Drive on TCC’s Virginia Beach campus, the Joint-Use Library is a partnership between TCC and the City of Virginia Beach. It opened in August 2013 and serves both the campus community and Virginia Beach residents. Find out more about it at

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible  and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.