Sewing, historical research among Swanton library programs

The Swanton Public Library has announced it adult programs planned for the month of May.

Seam-Rippers Sewing Club

Do you have some free time in the mornings and want to brush up on your sewing skills? Do you have some sewing projects and just want a little company while you work?

The Seam Rippers are back this month—May 4 and 18 at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required and walk-ins are encouraged. Packed lunches are welcome and encouraged. All you need is yourself and your newest sewing project.

Adult Book Club

Fans of the Lincoln Rhyme series won’t want to miss “Cutting Edge” — May’s topical book for the Adult Book Club. Join Marty and your other fellow readers on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. for the discussion.

Copies in multiple formats (including Large Print and audiobook) are available behind the desk for you to check out. Registration is not required for the Book Club, but copies are limited.

Hands-on research

Join members of the Swanton Historical Society at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 for help with doing your own hands-on historical or genealogical research. Members will give a short tutorial on how to use common databases to find what you’re looking for, such as, Sanborn Fire Maps, and others, with a visual demonstration.

Attendees can also check out library computers for some hands-on experience.


You had mom covered in April with our Mother’s Day cardmaking class—but what about dad? May’s theme for Cardmaking is Father’s Day!

Join in on Thursday, May 19 at 5 p.m. The class fee is $8 per person, but all supplies are provided.


Picnic weather is right around the corner, so let the Toastbusters help give you ideas for what to bring to that picnic, potluck, or brunch. May’s pick will be “Farmhouse Weekends” by Melissa Bahen.

“Farmhouse Weekends” provides some good old Southern recipes that are simple enough for the beginner, but interesting enough to add a little pizzaz to your next luncheon. This program is free to attend, but registration is requested. Visit the library Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. for this potluck style program.

Recurring programs

Chess Club is open to beginners and seasoned chess players alike, and meets in the library every Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Swanton Historical Society will meet every Friday in May at 10 a.m. — anyone interested in joining or volunteering with the Historical Society is encouraged to attend.

The local Writers Group will meet Thursdays the 10th and 24th at 5:30 p.m. and writers of all skill levels are encouraged to stop in. The local knitters are back again from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays the 11th and 25th. Fiber artists of all levels are invited to join—spinners, weavers and crocheters also invited.