Library district offering blacksmithing class

Staff Writer

Spokane County Library District has partnered with Columbia Fire & Iron, a not-for-profit organization, to bring a program that teaches participants the basics of blacksmithing using a mobile forge and allows others to watch the process live at the library.
Blacksmithing at the Library takes place at North Spokane Library, E44 Hawthorne Ave., on Aug. 24, in two sessions (9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–6 .pm. Participant registration for both sessions is recommened, and participants must be at least 18 years old.
Spectators are also welcome to watch and learn more about the craft and work of blacksmithing.
“Spectators there will see us making simple items like nails, leaves, coat hooks, and bottle openers,” said Steve McGrew, president of Columbia Fire & Iron. “We will keep up a running dialog with spectators, explaining what we’re doing and answering questions.”
To learn more about the event and register online, visit