Chalk, canvas painting classes among SPL programs

The Swanton Public Library is offering several program geared towards adults this month.

Adult Book Club

This month’s title for the Adult Book Club is “The Music Shop” by Rachel Joyce—a novel about the healing power of music—and of love. So join Marty and the gang for this novel of music and romance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 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. The Germ Survival Guide

Germ survival guide

Joni Kelley from the Swanton Healthcare staff will be at the library on Monday, July 15 from 7-8 p.m. to talk to everyone about everything from MRSA, to immunization schedules, and anything in between that’s worrying you about contagious disease prevention.

This program is free to attend and walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is appreciated in person, by phone, or through the library website,


Anna Geis and her scrapbooking expertise are back by popular demand. Go further in depth about of scrapbooking on Monday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. No supplies needed.

This program is free to attend, but registration is requested. Room is limited, so stop in, call 419-826-2760, or register through the library website.

Chalk Couture

Sam Filip will return to the SPL for a redux of the last Chalk Couture class. On Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. make some farmhouse chic artwork for your own home.

The class fee is $25 per person, but all supplies (paint, stencils, and chalkboards) will be provided. Room is limited, though, so register in person, over the phone, or online.

Canvas Painting

Canvas painting class returns and, with it, the animal theme for summer 2019. On Wednesday, July 24 from 5-8 p.m. attendees can paint a goat portrait with Donna Mills and the gang.

Class fee is $25 per person, but all supplies are provided. Room is limited, so stop in, call, or register online for July’s painting class.

Movie Discussion

July’s movie for discussion is the stop-motion animated feature “Coraline” from LAIKA studio, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, about a young girl who finds a hidden door to a world filled with all her dreams… or are they actually nightmares?

It will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. DVDs are available behind the front desk; the movie can also be streamed from Netflix. Registration is not required.

Card making

Send some love to the little ones in your life this summer with this month’s cardmaking class. Make three different stamped cards in three kid-friendly themes: dinosaurs, fairies, and walruses on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Class fee is $6 per person, but all supplies are provided. Register through the library website, in person, or over the phone, as room is limited.

Local birds

The Oak Openings region is full of so many of Ohio’s native songbirds that sometimes it’s hard to know what to look out for and how to attract them. Representatives from Metroparks Toledo will be at the SPL on Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to show you exactly how to attract our local feathered friends to your own back yard. T

his program is free to attend and walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. Visit the library, call, or register online.

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 3rd, 17th and 31st of July at 6:30 p.m. —and it isn’t just for knitters! Crochet enthusiasts are also encouraged and welcome.

The Writers Group will meet on a slightly different schedule due to the holiday, and this July’s meeting will be on Thursday the 25th 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.