Swanton Public Library announces December programs

With November nearly at a close, the Swanton Public Library has announced the adult programs planned for December.


Mixed Level Hatha Yoga I & II will be held on Mondays, the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. These sessions are slightly more advanced, providing an opportunity to expand participants’ skill levels. Class fee is $10 per session.

Hatha Yoga Basics will be offered on Thursdays, the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Class fee is by donation, proceeds benefit the library.

Chair Yoga will be offered on Thursdays the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from noon to 1 p.m. Class fee is $5 per session.

Holiday pictures

for seniors

Are your photos all out of date? Are you looking for a keepsake to give to your grandkids and other loved ones this holiday season? Look no further!

Stop in from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 6 and have your picture taken for free. A representative from Swanton HealthCare will be here to provide this festive and free service. No registration required, but holiday pictures will be first come, first serve.

Movie discussion

“Galaxy Quest” turns 20 this year…feel old yet? Many have fond memories of this spoof science fiction classic starring such well-loved figures as the late great Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Tim Allen.

Visit the library Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 7 p.m. to reminisce over what we hope is an old favorite. This program is free to attend and no registration is necessary. Copies of this film are limited.

Book club

All readers are invited to Marty Kaback’s book club at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, to discuss “An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

Copies available at the front desk

Christmas crafts

Stop and the library and get crafty this holiday season. On Friday, Dec. 13 from 3-5 p.m., they will have cookies, ornaments, and yards of ribbon for you make your own masterpieces, culinary or otherwise. Bring the whole family. No fees or registration necessary.


Holiday season is nearly in full swing. Why not practice a little on your local book club for your big Christmas dinner and New Year’s Eve parties?

For December, the Toastbusters will tackle celebrity chef Alton Brown’s “Everyday Cook.” on Monday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Room and copies of this month’s title are limited. Register in person, over the phone at 419-826-2760, or through www.swantonpubliclibrary.org for this free program.

Christmas trivia

Everyone will be divided into teams that will be pitted against each other for a pile of holiday prizes. This program, on Tuesday Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. is free to attend and no registration is required. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

TV discussion

This holiday season the librarians are taking on another science fiction series: “Westworld.” Based on the classic science fiction film and starring such notable figures as Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris, this series explores such themes as consciousness and AI.

Join in on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss “Westworld.” This program is free to attend and registration is not required. Copies of the DVD sets are limited.


Donna Mills is back, and this time she’ll teach you how to paint one of two Christmas-themed canvases to brighten up your home this winter. Interested painters can pick between one of two projects: a ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!’ vertical door hanger, and a ‘Joy!’ canvas, complete with sparkling accents.

So get your craft on at 5 p.m. on Dec. 18 here at the library. Class fee is $25 per person, but all supplies provided. Room is limited, so register online, over the phone, or at the front desk today.

Food for Fines

Bring in nonperishable foods during December and have any fines on your account waived (does not include replacement costs). Food can be brought in anytime the library is open. Collected food will be donated to the Swanton Christian Food Pantry.

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.

Our knitting group will meet Dec. 4 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. Crochet enthusiasts are also encouraged and welcome.

The Writers Group will meet Dec. 5 and 19 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.

Interested in all kinds of fiber arts? Led by Linda Carter, this group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month between 10 a.m. and 2:30 pm. Join them on Dec. 28.