Clearview Library District’s first DIY Faire lets patrons learn new crafts
June 20, 2017
The Clearview Library District's first DIY Faire and Swap Meet event brought about 100 area residents to the library Saturday.
The biggest hits, library Public Services Manager Casey Lansinger said in an email, were the Wood Fired Pizza Cart from Ripe Tomatoes and Burman Coffee Trader, who showed visitors to the library the process of cultivating and roasting coffee.
"Ultimately I feel like this event is at the heart of what we are all about as a public library," Lansinger said in the email. "Empowering people to pick up a new skill or hobby by putting them in touch with the right people and resources."
Lansinger said the library will consider holding the event again, possibly at a different location in the community.
Patrons especially enjoyed the vendors who were experts at their craft, who showed others how coffee is made, or candles. Lansinger said the library hopes the event will encourage people to learn new skills.
Other vendors at the event were: Jamberry, Mary Kay, candle making, gardening, Lowe's, Pike's Auto, recycled art, furniture painting, jelly and food preserves, live music workshop, knitting, Sew Downtown Quilting and Treasure Island Garden.