SPL adult programs include book club, author meet and greet

There will be something for just about everybody offered this month at the Swanton Public Library. Programs include yoga, an author meet and greet, and a book club.


Hatha Yoga Basics will be offered on Thursdays, the 7th, 14th, and 21st from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Class fee is by donation; proceeds benefit the library.

Mixed Level Hatha Yoga I & II will be held on Mondays, the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 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 7th, 14th, and 21st from noon to 1 p.m. Class fee is $5 per session.


On Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. there is a potluck/book discussion centered on Maggie Stuckey’s “Soup Night.” Grab one of the reserved copies behind the desk, then register, and join in for a night of warm soup and good company. Register in person, by calling 419-826-2760, or through www.swantonpubliclibrary.org for this free program.

Movie discussion

The days grow shorter, and the titles our growing darker. November’s title for Movie Discussion is “Red Riding.” This dark thriller follows a crime reporter as he becomes interested in the death of a local child—a murder that eerily mirrors a series of events from years earlier.

Come and enjoy a chat with your fellow movie buffs on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Copies of this month’s title are available behind the desk. This program is free to attend and registration is not required.

Chalk couture

Designer Sam Filip is hosting a chalkboard art make-and-take class on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. Pick from a variety of stencils and paints and create your own customized decorations just in time for the holidays.

Class fee is $25 per person but all supplies are provided. Room is limited, so stop in, call, or register through the website.

Book club

All readers are invited to Marty Kaback’s book discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss “As You Wish” by Jude Deveraux. Copies are available at the front desk.

TV discussion

TV discussion is back, and this month’s series is “The Knick!” Inspired by the Knickerbocker Hospital of NYC in the 1900s, “The Knick” is a medical drama that follows the doctors who worked at the Knickerbocker hospital in an age before antibiotics…and medical ethics. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. for discussion. Copies of the discussion title will be available behind the desk and no registration is required.

Card making

Join local card maker extraordinaire and work your own magic on three holiday cards to give to your loved ones this December. The event is at the library on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and craft with us. Please note that registration is required, and there is a class fee of $6 for three cards.

Stop in, call, or register through our website today!

Medicare open enrollment

It’s open enrollment season for Medicare. Not sure where to start, and what you have to do to sign up? Just have questions in general? Let the Swanton Public Library help you with that.

Because November is also enrollment, a local representative will be available for the second month in a row. Set up an appointment at the library with Val Edwards from the Fulton County Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21. Call 419-337-9299 to schedule an appointment.

Author meet and greet

Join local news anchor Tony Geftos and local cartoonist Don Lee for a reading of their joint project “Heart Shaped Pox.” This humorous, picture book-length poem tells the story of a jester trying to impress a queen, inspired by Geftos’s bout with chicken pox on Valentine’s Day.

Before, after, and during the reading, Don Lee will be available for caricatures. This free program is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. No registration is required.

Ongoing programs

The chess club meets 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 6th and 20th at 6:30 p.m., and it isn’t just for knitters. Crochet enthusiasts are also encouraged and welcome.

The Writers Group will meet Thursdays the 7th and 21st 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.