SPL announces Oct. adult programs

The Swanton Public Library has announced its October programs for adults.

Guessing game

Throughout October, stop by the library to guess the weight of two of the ugliest pumpkins that local pumpkin patches could provide. Simply guess the weight, write it on the provided slip, and submit it.

The two closest guesses will win one of two ‘Scare Packages’ with several DVDs and books: One thriller package (for adults only) and one family-friendly package (suitable watching and reading for the whole family), along with popcorn, candy, and the ugly pumpkin itself.

Online book club

All of us have lost loved ones—whether to the pandemic or otherwise. And, suggested by Oprah, NPR, and the NYT, “Mostly Dead Things” by Kristen Arnett provides an irreverent romp through the grieving process with this story of a woman, estranged from her family, who returns home after her father’s death to take over his… novelty taxidermy business.

This book club is entirely online via Facebook Groups, and copies of the book are available in the library—for you to take home and keep! But don’t wait: we have limited copies of this book! Stop in or use one of curbside services to reserve your copy today. Discussion begins on Oct. 19.!

Flu Clinic

The Fulton County Health Department will provide a Flu Shot Clinic at the Swanton Public Library. No registration is necessary, and this shot will be free for most common insurance plans. For those with no insurance, or insurance providers not contracted by the FCHD, a sliding fees scale is available.

No nasal vaccine will be available this year.

Anyone interested can stop by the library between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. For any other questions, please contact the Health Department at 419-337-0915.


Local scrapbooking specialist Anna Geis will help you craft three thankful cards for your friends and loved ones. Class fee is $6 per person for three cards, all supplies are provided. Because room and supplies are limited, registration is required. This class is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.

Call, stop in, or register through the library website.


The cookbook club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Simply register and pick up your copy of October’s cookbook (“One Tin Bakes” by Edd Kimber), and join in for good company and good food.

Attendees are encouraged to bake their favorite recipe from the book, but this is entirely optional. There are a limited number of copies of the cookbook available.

Recurring programs

Writers Group will continue to meet at the library in the Community Room. October’s dates are Oct. 7 and 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Chess Club is officially back and open to beginners and seasoned chess players alike, and meets in the library every Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Those interested in knitting can join the Knitting Club Wednesdays the 13th and 27th at 5:30pm—crocheters, spinners, and weavers also encouraged and welcomed!

The Swanton Historical Society will meet every Friday in October at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or volunteering with the Historical Society is encouraged to attend.

Yoga classes will be on hiatus for the rest of the year while the instructor is away.