SPL plans adult programs


There are a wealth of programs available for adults at the Swanton Public Library over the next month.

Cardmaking Classes

Join in for another make and take cardmaking class led by Anna Geis on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This month students will make encouragement cards.

Children over the age of eight, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend as well. The supply fee is $5 for three cards. Stop in at the library to look at samples or to register. Registration is also available online at www.swantonpubliclibrary.org/node/240 or by phone, 419-826-2760.

Scrapbooking Crop

What’s a scrapbooking crop? Its friends, old and new, gathering to work on scrapbooks together.

Crops are a modern day twist on the old time quilting bee, with opportunities for social interaction and artistic collaboration. Cardmaking instructor Anna Geis will host a crop at the library on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration is required. The event is free and limited to 10 participants. Bring your lunch and your own supplies; tools such as cutters and punches will be provided.

Yoga Classes Expand

The yoga classes at the library have been very popular under the guidance of instructor Aimee Strohbeck. During September, Strobeck will continue with her Thursday morning yoga class, Intro to Yoga, and will add a Monday morning class as well, Beginning Yoga.

Intro to Yoga will be held Thursday mornings, Sept. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 10:15-11:30 am. Class fee is by donation, with benefits going to the library. Students are asked to bring a yoga mat and towel and to wear comfortable clothing.

Beginning Yoga will be held Monday mornings, Sept. 14, 21 and 28, from 10:15-11:30. There will be no yoga class on Labor Day. This class will be slightly more advanced than the Thursday class, offering students an opportunity to expand their skill level. Class fee is $10 per session with multi-session tickets available. Students are asked to bring a yoga mat and towel and to wear comfortable clothing.

Retirement Issues?

Cheryl Witt, Information and Referral Specialist from the Fulton County Senior Center, will be at the Swanton Public Library the third Thursday of each month this year from 10 a.m. to noon. Those dates are Sept. 17, Oct.15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Make an appointment to meet with Cheryl by calling 419-337-9299.

Chess at SPL

The enthusiastic chess group, led by Joe Mossa, meets at the library Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. as well as Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Stop by and enjoy a game of chess.

Knitting Instruction

Knitters of all skill levels are invited to meet with instructor Kathy Queen at the library to learn new techniques and just have a good time knitting together. The daytime knitters will meet Mondays, Aug. 31, Sept. 14 and 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The evening group will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 16 and 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

All skill levels are welcome to attend this free class and crocheters are welcome too. Beginners please bring a pair of knitting needles, size 8 to 15.