Swanton library announces February programs

The Swanton Public Library has a busy February planned, with several programs for adults scheduled.

Documentary night

The library is inviting patrons for a ‘historical’ movie night. In advance of a visit from documentarian Craig Dudnik—and just in time for Black History Month—they’ll be showing “Alice’s Ordinary People.”

This documentary follows the life and career of activist Alice Tregay and her Ordinary People, boots-on-the-ground civil rights activists of the Chicago Freedom Movement. No registration is necessary, and the library will provide popcorn and other refreshments! Stop in on Thursday at 6 p.m.


Join the in-house dungeon master for a mini-dungeon experience. Those new to D&D and those with experience are welcome.

This month’s mini campaign will be held on Feb. 7 and 21 at 5 p.m. This program is free to attend, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own handbooks, as copies are limited.

Seam-Rippers Sewing Club

The Seam Rippers are back this month — Feb. 8 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.

Gretchen’s Book Club

The local book club will meet again on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. This month’s title is thriller ‘Smoke Screen’ by Sandra Brown! Don’t delay—copies of this book are available for book club members, but copies are limited!

Digital historian

Thanks to the power of online conference programs, the library is able to bring in speakers from further afield. This month they’ll video call with documentarian Craig Dudnik, who created “Alice’s Ordinary People,” which is shown earlier in the month.

This program is free to attend, but library officials highly suggest pre-registering so they know how many seats to save. It will be held Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.


Want to learn to cook something new? Or is baking more your…jam? Then join the Toastbusters Cookbook Club.

The Toastbusters is a potluck style book club where attendees all read the selected cookbook, try out a recipe or two, and bring the results to share with the club during a night of good food and good company! Join them on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Please register for this program ahead of time, as copies of the cookbooks are limited.

Medicare help

Confused about your Medicare enrollment? Has insurance lingo got you tied up in knots? Val Edwards from the Fulton County Senior Center will be in Swanton on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about Medicare, insurance, bills, applications for assistance programs and more! To make an appointment, call 419-337-9299.


The library’s resident cardmaking expert is back, and here to teach you about fun and creative ways to fold your cards to add a little more pizzaz. February’s class will be held on the 16th at 5:30 p.m.

Class fee is $7 per person—all supplies provided. Please register no later than the day before the class, as walk-ins may not be enough spare cardmaking material to share with extras.

Recurring programs

Chess Club is 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 February at 10 a.m. — anyone interested in joining or volunteering with the Historical Society is encouraged to attend.

The local Writers Group will meet Thursday the 9th at 6:30 p.m. and writers of all skill levels are encouraged to stop in. Local knitters are back again at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays the 8th and 22nd. Fiber artists of all levels are invited to join—spinners, weavers and crocheters also invited.