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DIY Sock Snowmen of Kentucky Historic Icons

There are Craft People™, there are those who craft, and there are those who do not. I am one of those who do not. On the rare occasion I find myself artistically afflicted, I look for projects that are easy and fun, with little-to-no clean up required. Since winter in Northern Kentucky can often feel never-ending, a snow-themed project sounds like the perfect way to break up the monotony, while celebrating the season. For my chosen craft, I decided to make no-sew sock snowmen, modeled after well-known Kentucky figures: Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States), Colonel Sanders (founder of the always delicious Kentucky Fried Chicken), Loretta Lynn (award-winning country singer and coal miner’s daughter), and Simon Kenton (legendary pioneer and county namesake). This project is simple enough to construct, appropriate for people of all ages (as is the case with most crafts, I’d recommend adult supervision for younger kids). You’ll need white socks, scissors, polyester stuffing (rice or beans work better, though), thread, buttons, markers, ribbon, and any other supplies you deem necessary to bring your snowperson to life. Let’s begin! Turn a sock inside out and cut it into two parts, just a few inches below the heel. (Hold on to the toe-end of the sock – we’ll make a hat out of that piece later!)   Take a piece of thread, wrap it around the newly cut end of the sock, and tie a knot. Turn the sock outside in (back to the way it was originally packaged; the knot is hidden this way). Fill the sock full of polyester stuffing (or rice or beans) and shape along the way in to a snowman silhouette. Then separate the two spheres of [...]

Divergent Events

Each branch of the Kenton County Public Library is celebrating the new "Divergent" movie release! Check out the events below. Erlanger Divergent Faction Shirts Craft on Monday, March 3rd at 5:30pm: Take a quiz to determine your faction and make a t-shirt with your faction symbol on it! Please register at the event page.  Beyond the Book - Divergent - on Wednesday, May 5th at 5:30pm: Join our teen book club, Beyond the Book, for a discussion of Divergent and get recommendations for more great books! Durr Attend a Divergent Party on Thursday, March 20th at 6pm: Come celebrate with other fans at the library with all sorts of crafts, activities, and quizzes to help you pick a faction. Covington Book Bites - every Monday & Wednesday at 4pm: Read the book, "Divergent" while waiting for the movie release in our audio book club every Monday and Wednesday in the TeenSpace.  Each time you come, enter the raffle to win tickets to see the movie.   Looking for a copy of a Divergent series book to read? Click on the cover below to find out where copies are checked in, or to place a hold on a copy if they're all checked out. Divergent Hardcover eBook Insurgent Hardcover Insurgent eBook Allegiant - Hardcover Allegiant eBook