Soapmaking among July SPL programs

Staff Report

Several programs are planned for adults at the Swanton Public Library during the month of July.


Have you enjoyed the delightful world of handmade soaps and wished you knew how to make your own? Join Karin McGilvery, owner of Abundance Soaps, as she demonstrates soapmaking at the library on Thursday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m.

The cost of the class is just the $8 supply fee for each student, as the class is generously being sponsored by the Swanton Public Library Friends group. Class size is limited to 12, so register early. To register call 419-826-2760, register online or stop at the circulation desk.

Red Cross Presentation

“The Red Cross and You” is the title of the program Marianne Duvendack will present at the library on Thursday, July 7 from 7-8 p.m. The Red Cross does much more than collect blood – come to this interesting program and learn about their various activities and services. Call to register for this free program or register online.

Handmade Cards

The series of Cardmaking Classes, led by Anna Geis, continues in July. The class will meet Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and the fee is $5 for three cards. Students will make a masculine birthday card, a congratulations card and a patriotic card.

Children 8 and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call to register or register online.

Dementia Awareness

On Wednesday, July 20 from 7-8 pm Chris Cremean of Swanton Healthcare, presents “Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community.” Cremean will share tips and best practices for working and living with those dealing with this disease. Call to register for this free program or register online.

Yoga Class Line-Up

Beginning Yoga, with instructor Aimee Strohbeck, will be offered on Mondays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10:15–11:45 a.m. These sessions are slightly more advanced than those on Thursday mornings, providing students with an opportunity to expand their skill level. Class fee is $10 per session with multi-session tickets available. Students are asked to bring a yoga mat and towel and to wear comfortable clothing.

Intro to Yoga will be offered on Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10:15- 11:45 a.m. Class fee is by donation, with proceeds benefitting the library. Students are asked to bring a yoga mat and towel and to wear comfortable clothing.

Chair Yoga involves the same poses done in a Hatha class, modified to make them gentler while sitting or sometimes standing with a chair for balance and support. Our chair yoga classes will meet on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.; July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Class fee is $5. Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.


All readers are invited to Marty Kaback’s monthly book discussion group. This month the book is “The Stranger” by Harlan Coben and the group will meet at 7 pm on Thursday, July 14. Copies are available at the library circulation desk.

Chess continues to be offered Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. The chess group, led by Joe Mossa, is growing steadily, so come join them for a challenging game.

Our SPL Knitting Group, led by Kathy Queen, has taken the summer off and will start up again in September. Watch for details.

Staff Report