Swanton Public Library has announced a variety of different programs for adults in September.
Banned Books Reading Challenge
In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 18-24), the SPL is challenging our patrons to take a peek at what some consider to be controversial books. Banned books cover all ages, so adult and youth readers are invited to participate.
Read three books from the banned or challenged books list available at the library and submit your list to enter your name for a prize. This contest will run through the whole month September with the winner being announced the first week of October.
Gretchen’s Book Club
Gretchen’s Book Club will meet on the second Thursday in September at 5:30 p.m. September’s book is “All Shall Be Well,” a murder mystery by Deborah Crombie. Copies of the book in multiple formats are available behind the front desk.
Are you mechanically or technologically minded? Are you interested in robots? Do you want to be interested in robots? Look no further! The Swanton Area Robotics Club is open to everyone both new and experienced.
This program is open to everyone age 17 or older and is free to attend. No registration is required. The club meets Monday, Sept. 12 starting at 5 p.m.
The Seam Rippers are back this month—Sept. 14 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.
Don’t have time for a proper campaign? Join one of the librarians for a mini-dungeon or two. The library’s own professional dungeon master will be on hand on Sept. 6 and 20, starting at 5 p.m. to help you on your evening adventures. This program is free to attend and no registration is required.
It’s Fulton County Fair Season. To celebrate the local ‘holiday,’ join the library in the barnyard on Sept. 15 for this month’s class. Class fee is $7 per person, but all supplies are provided.
Stop in or call 419-826-2760 to register.
Happy Hobbit Day
For those in the know, Sept. 22 is a bookish holiday celebrated by Lord of the Rings aficionados who want to party like a hobbit! On Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m., join the librarians for Afternoon Tea (complete with nerdy food and drink) and a short cooking class.
This program is free to attend, but space is very limited! Stop in, call, or register at www.swantonpubliclibrary.org today. Participants must bring their own large frying pan for this event, but all other supplies are provided.
Everybody loves pizza, right? But not all of us have the time or the money to invest in pizza stones or fancy pizza ovens. Why not try something you can make with just a baking pan, your own oven, and a quick trip to the grocery store.
Head to the library on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. to share recipes and tips from Peter Reinhart’s cookbook. Space and copies of the book are limited, so stop in, call, or register today.
Recurring monthly programs
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.
The Swanton Historical Society will meet every Friday in Sept. 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 8th and 22nd at 5:30 p.m. and writers of all skill levels are encouraged to stop in. The local knitters are back again from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays the 14th and 28th. Fiber artists of all levels are invited to join. Spinners, weavers and crocheters are also invited.