Book, robotics clubs among adult programs planned at SPL

Swanton Public Library has announced its adult programs planned for July.

Adult book club

For July, the Adult Book Club will be reading Kristin Hanna’s “The Four Winds.” This book will be something a little different, though: All copies of The Four Winds have been donated—and our yours to keep. However, because of this, copies are very limited!

The book club will meet July 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Swanton Area Robotics Club

The Swanton Area Robotics Club is open to both new and experienced. It is for those 17 and older and is free to attend. No registration is required. The club meets July 11 starting at 5 p.m.

Seam-Rippers Sewing Club

The Seam Rippers are back this month, on July 20 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.

Beach painting

Join local artist Rick Fravor of Blindsighted Brushwork to paint your own relaxing beach scene. Registration is required, but all supplies are provided.

This month’s class is July 16 at 10:30 a.m. The program is generously funded by the Friends of the Swanton Public Library.

Toastbusters Cookbook Club

It’s picnic season. With that in mind, the SPL Toastbusters picked a title to help kickstart your portable culinary adventures.

For the July meeting, we’ll be reading “The Picnic” by Marnie Hanel. Simply stop in, check out a copy of the book, register, and come back for our potluck style meeting on July 19 at 5:30 p.m. with a dish of your choice from the book.


The warm weather is definitely warm and is definitely here to stay for a while! For some of us, that means vacations (or staycations)! Why not send your loved ones a homemade card while they—or you—are out on your adventures? Stop in July 21 at 5 p.m. for some crafting.

Class fee is $8 per person, but all supplies are provided. Stop in or call 418-826-2760 to register.

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 July 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 14th, and 28th at 5:30 p.m. and writers of all skill levels are encouraged to stop in. Local knitters are back again from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays the 6th and 20th. Fiber artists of all levels are invited to join—spinners, weavers and crocheters are also invited.