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Creating a T-shirt, having a blind date on tap this winter

Tapping into the fashion fad of scarves while coming up with another way to recycle is the idea behind an upcoming workshop at the Briggs Lawrence County Library.

“We’re going to make T-shirt scarves,” Lori Shafer, adult librarian, said. “You use an old T-shirt and take different methods of cutting them up. There are tons of different ways to do them.”

The class is open to all ages and participants need to bring a T-shirt and pre register.

“You can braid them and there is one method where you shred and tie them in knots,” Shafer said. “Then you can cut them in a spiral format and it comes across like ruffles. They look really stylish and scarves are huge right now. Why not use an old T- shirt and give it a new life?”

The class will be taught at the South Point branch at 2 p.m. and at Proctorville at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Also in January at Ironton there will be a workshop on how to create a journal jar. Pre registration is required. The library will provide supplies

“It is like a bucket list,” Shafer said. “You put things in you want to do the way you would keep a journal, but you have a decorative jar.”

That class is at Ironton only at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated with classes on how to create a rose bouquet out of recycled books. Pre registration is required. The library will provide supplies. Those classes will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Ironton, 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Chesapeake and 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Proctorville.

On four separate dates in February, the library will offer its “Blind Date with a Book.”

“You stop by the library and pick up a book that is covered,” Shafer said. “You can’t tell what it is. We will say if it is romance or what type. You read the book and tell us what you think. You get a prize and get to keep the book.”

Date day will be all day at the South Point branch on Feb. 7; Feb. 11 at Chesapeake; Ironton at Feb. 13 and Proctorville at Feb. 14.

“It is a good way to learn about different authors,” the librarian said. “It is a good way to try different authors and different concepts plus it gives us ideas about the books.”