Downtown Greensburg Project and the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Partner to Host ‘How to Adult’ Program

Downtown Greensburg Project and the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Partner to Host How to Adult Program

Change a car’s oil? That’s adulting. Sew on a button? That’s adulting. The Downtown Greensburg Project and the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library are partnering up to host a new program series, How to Adult.

Time in college was well spent, but if you were expecting to leave campus equipped with all the skills you need to survive in the world, we’re sure you were sorely disappointed. Because as important as your Psych 101 and Beer Pong skills are, you’re also going to need to know how to manage your credit card debt, fold a fitted sheet or learn how to relax during those crazy holidays. In times past, we had parents at home who would teach us these things, and in some places, even classes in high school. The decline in home economics classes at public high schools around the country, for instance, has prevented students from learning real-life, self-sufficient skills that our adulting lessons seek to address. The bottom line is that it’s OK not to know how to do everything — and there’s no shame in asking for help. So the Downtown Greensburg Project and the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library are partnering up to teach young professionals how to adult!

“There are skills that not everyone learns, especially with the elimination of Home Ec in some schools,” said Sara Deegan, Acting Director of the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library. “DGP and GHAL decided to remedy that by pairing up to create the program series How to Adult. Some of the programs will be essential, some pure fun, but all will be entertaining.”

Their first class, Pickling 101 on Wednesday, August 29 from 6-7pm at the Library, attendees will learn how to make refrigerated pickled vegetables and the skills and instructions to do it at home! In class they’ll get to make their own jar of pickled vegetables, snack on some lite bites and learns the ins and outs of pickling! $5 at the door pays for the supplies but spaces are limited so registration is required. To register visit here.

There will be three other classes this fall, Beer Literacy with Fury Brewing on September 24 as a part of Greensburg Craft Beer Week, a class on budgeting and finance in October and the fall series finishes off with a Wrap and Relax class, where students will learn fun ways to wrap holiday gifts and how to deal with crazy holiday stress.

“We’ve been in talks to do this series for awhile and are excited to get it off the ground this fall with 4 classes,” said Jessica Hickey, Director of the Downtown Greensburg Project. “I think this will be a fun way to teach important skills and get young professions to the library.”

The How to Adult program will pick back up in the spring with a new series of classes for the community. Classes are open to all age groups and attendees must register in advance as there are limited spaces for each class.

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