Link to Library channel on YouTubeThis year’s Volusia County Public Library How-To-Festival was held fully online on our YouTube channels, presented by how-to specialists, experts, and our very own library staff!

The festival was for all ages, with events for adults, teens, and kids. Tune in and view all our presentations!

May 1, 2021

9:00 am

Make and Decorate with Marshmallow Fondant

Andrea from the Port Orange Regional Library demonstrates how to make your own tasty marshmallow fondant!

She'll also show you how to use the fondant to decorate a cute rainbow cake!

9:30 am from our teen channel

Washi Tape Nails

Learn how to use washi tape to easily make impressive nail art! Supplies needed: clear coat nail polish, nail scissors, washi tape, parchment paper, and a pencil.

10:00 am

Etch Glass with Your Digital Cutter

Dedra from the Daytona Beach Regional Library, will show you how to etch glass with your digital cutter.

10:30 am from our kids channel

Healthy Eating for Kids

Debra, from the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, demonstrates delicious, healthy breakfast/snack options for kids. Perfect for families on the go! Recipes provided.

11:00 am

Native Plants in your landscape

Master Gardener Howard Jeffries explains how to use native plants in your landscape.

11:30 am from our teen channel

Funky, Fun Yoga Flow for Teens

Local yoga instructor Amanda P. leads teens through a funky, fun yoga flow.

12:00 pm

Choosing the Best Meat Cuts: Beef

Jeff, from Deltona Regional Library explains how to select the best cuts of beef in the supermarket.

12:30 pm

Glass Jar Butterfly Feeder

Spring is here! We're excited for the flowers to start blooming, but we also want to help out one of our friendly neighborhood pollinators, the butterflies!

Let's take a look at how we can make a simple butterfly feeder for our fine, fluttery friends to enjoy.

1:00 pm from our kids channel

Ukulele for Beginners

Sabrina, from the Daytona Beach Regional Library shares helpful tips anyone learning how to play the Ukulele.

1:30 pm

Baton Twirling for Beginners

Kim, from the Daytona Beach Regional Library, will give you some tips on how to find a good twirling baton, and will teach you a few moves to help you get started.

2:00 pm

How to know if a pet bird is right for you

Have you always wanted a bird as a pet but weren't really sure what is involved?

Join us for this two-part interview with a bird owner to learn what is involved in caring for a bird and help you decide if a pet bird is right for you.

Part 1

2:30 pm

How to know if a pet bird is right for you

Part 2

May 2, 2021

9:00 am

Wind Chime Glamming

Rhoda Catalano from the DeLand Regional Library makes a wind chime using a wine bottle and lots of bling.

9:30 am from our teen channel

Get Organized Using a Bullet Journal

Janice, from the Daytona Beach Regional Library, demonstrates some templates and offers some tips to get organized using a Bullet Journal.

10:00 am

Mindfulness through Meditation

What is mindfulness and why do we need it? Pamala, from the DeLand Regional Public Library, discusses how to begin cultivating a mindfulness practice of your own.

10:30 am

From Pantry to Table

Claire, from the Ormond Beach Regional Library, discussing tools and tips on how to save time and money when creating meals.

11:00 am from our kids channel

String Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun way to surprise someone? Try this easy to do string scavenger hunt for kids (and kids at heart).

11:30 am

Create a flower arrangement using items found in your environment.

Mary from Deltona Regional Library shows you how to create a flower arrangement using elements gathered from nature.

12:00 pm from our teen channel

Hair Trends

Class of 2021, here are some easy and cute five minute hair trends to do for your upcoming Graduation.

12:30 pm

Decorating Cupcakes

Shari, from the Ormond Beach Regional Library, discusses how to decorate cupcakes with buttercream spring flowers.

1:00 pm

Five Wishes

There are many things in life that are out of our hands. The Five Wishes document gives you a way to control something very important - how you are treated if you get seriously ill.

It is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want. Once it is filled out and properly signed, it is valid under the laws of most states. Presented by Halifax Health Community Relations Coordinator, Deb Korfage-Amborn.

1:30 pm

Fairy Hair

Get creative and design your own Fairy Hair!

2:00 pm from our kids channel

Pop-Up Flower Card

The most meaningful gifts are the ones that you make yourself. Join Sharlene as she shares the step-by-step process on how to create a pop-up flower card that you can gift someone for any occasion.

2:30 pm

How to Self-Publish: Advice from author Roger Fulton

Have you written the next great American Novel but don't know what to do next? Local author Roger Fulton shares his tips on Self-Publishing in this informative How-To video so you can learn how to share your work with the world.

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Volusia County Public Library has partnered with PBC Guru and Freading to create a virtual book club for patrons and the community.

The book for May 27 - July 29 is The Leavers by Lisa Ko.

 One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

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