Swanton Public Library plans May programs for adults

Canvas painting and bicycle repair are among the programs planned for this month at the Swanton Public Library.


Hatha Yoga Basics will be offered on Thursdays, the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Class fee is by donation, proceeds benefit the library.

Mixed Level Hatha Yoga I and II will be held on Mondays, the 6th and 20th from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. These sessions are slightly more advanced, providing an opportunity to expand participants’ skill levels. Class fee is $10 per session.

Chair Yoga will be offered on Thursdays the 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from noon to 1 p.m. Class fee is $5 per session.

Please note that there will be no Chair Yoga on Thursday, May 9, and no Hatha I and II class on Monday, May 13.

Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club, led by Marty Kaback, is back, and this month’s title is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. It is described as a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart… Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country.”

Join Marty at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 for the discussion. Titles in multiple formats are available behind the front desk. This program is free to attend and does not require pre-registration.

Advance Directives Workshop

Don’t leave your family out in the cold during an emergency. Professionals from the staff of Swanton Healthcare will be at the library on Tuesday May, 14 at 3 p.m. to conduct a free workshop on advance directives. Hear it straight from the experts, and learn about the applications of DNRs, Power of Attorney, and more.

No registration necessary and walk-ins are encouraged.

Canvas Painting

Visit the library on Wednesday May 15 at 5 p.m. to paint your own customized tower of teacups (or teapots) topped with flowers. Class fee is $25 per person, and registration is required.

So stop in, call 419-826-2760, or register at www.swantonpubliclibrary.org. Stop in before the class to see an example of the painting provided by the artist.

Card making

On Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m., Anna Geis will return to teach attendees to make three different cards for the men in your life. Class fee is $6 per person, but all supplies are provided.

Register through the website, in person, or over the phone, as room is limited. Please note that the examples on display at the library may differ from your final result.

Movie Discussion

For May’s discussion, the film is Taika Waititi’s “What We Do in the Shadows.” Based on a book of the same title, “What We Do in the Shadows” chronicles the un-lives of three vampire roommates attempting to navigate communal ‘living’ in the 21st century, complete with evil ex-girlfriends, the challenges of keeping up with modern fashion, and…werewolves?

If traditional horror isn’t your thing, this is the title for you. Discussion is Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. This program is free to attend, and registration is not required.

Bicycle Repair Workshop

Don diBartolomeo and Sam Gilmore will be visiting SPL on May 29 at 7 p.m. to offer a free workshop on basic bicycle repair and maintenance. Are you a visual learner? No worries! Just let the librarians know, and we’ll let you wheel your bike back to the program. Stop in, call, or register through our website.

Ongoing Programs

Chess Club meetings are on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Players of all skill levels are invited.

The knitting group will meet on the 8th and 22nd of May at 6:30 p.m. — and it isn’t just for knitters. Crochet enthusiasts are also encouraged and welcome.

The Writers Group will continue meeting twice every month, and this May’s meetings will be on Thursday, May 2 and May 16 at 7 p.m. Join local freelance author Nathan Jacobs and other aspiring writers to help polish up your own work. All skill levels are welcome to join.