The Watonwan County/St. James Public Library hosted a “how to” event Saturday morning where people could learn everything from making T-shirt scarves and balloon animals to crafting freezer meals and training dogs.

All the sessions at the event, which began at 10 a.m., were free and open to the public. All ages were welcome, and the sessions were 30 minutes.

Anne Lundquist, the library’s assistant director, said this is the second year for the event, and the format is the same as last year, with people from the community and local businesses leading the sessions. It’s made possible by a grant from the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Legacy Fund.

Shelby Haseman, an eighth-grader, led a session on how to make scarves out of T-shirts.

Wearing her own work, she said, “About a year ago, I found a website online, thought it was cool, and decided to do it.” Some shirts can be turned into scarves just by cutting off the hem, cutting underneath the arms, and stretching out the remaining material.

For the complete story, including information on building model railroads and training dogs, please see today's print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.