Swanton Library plans programs for adults


Several programs are planned for adults at Swanton Public Library this month. Register for programs by calling 419-826-2760, visiting the library, or on the library’s website at swantonpubliclibrary.org.

Finding Backyard Treasures

Swanton Local Rob Dick will be at the library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, to share his collection of backyard treasures: underground items he’s found ranging from fossils to arrowheads of other artifacts.

Rob will discuss his methods of unearthing and some history of the various objects he’s found. Participants are invited to bring anything they’ve found ‘beneath the surface’ to share. Registration is requested for the free program.

Wreath Making

Interested in learning how to make your own holiday-themed wreaths? Elfrieda Jewel from the Swanton Gardening Club will demonstrate how to make beautiful natural wreaths, and walk participants through creating their own to take home.

This free program is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The Gardening Club will donate the materials. Space may be limited. Registration is requested.

New Yoga Class

Want to de-stress for the holidays? Join yoga instructor Aimee Strohbeck for a new four-week class. Participants will do 30 minutes of balanced Hatha Yoga, focusing on the back and hips, followed by 15 minutes of deep guided relaxation.

Classes will be at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings, Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11; $30 covers the entire four weeks. Call, come in, or visit the website to register.

Card Making Class

Instructor Anna Geis will lead the class in creating Christmas cards from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. A $6 supply fee covers materials to make three cards. Children ages 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Call come in, or visit our website to sign up.

Attention Seniors!

Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time period when changes to Medicare plans can be made.

If you need help with these changes or have questions about insurance, bill paying, applications, or assistance programs, set up an appointment with Val Edwards from the Fulton County Senior Center. Call 419-337-9299 to schedule an appointment.

November Yoga Schedule

Beginning Yoga will be held on Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10:15 am – 11:45 am. Class fee is $10 per session.

Intro to Yoga will be offered on Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30 from 10:15 am to 11:45 am. Class fee is by donation, proceeds benefit the library.

Chair Yoga will be held on Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm; this class involves poses modified to be gentler while sitting or standing holding a chair. Class fee is $5.

Ongoing Programs

Knitting/Crocheting group will meet Wednesdays, November 1, 15, and 29 at 6:30 pm. Our adult book club will be discussing This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Join the chess group on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. or Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Players of all skill levels are welcomed. The NW Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will facilitate meetings at the library at 3:00 pm on the last Tuesday of every month for caregivers.

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