Adult programs offered at SPL

Several programs will be offered for adults at Swanton Public Library this July, including a summer reading program.

Adult readers can win prizes for reading this summer, too. Just fill out a slip for each book, magazine or audiobook completed and drop it in the big glass jar at the library. Each Monday names are drawn and the lucky winners get a pie. The more you read the greater your chances of winning – they’ve given you the perfect excuse.

Essential Oils 101

Head to the library to learn more about essential oils on Thursday, July 9 from 7-8 p.m. Presenters Cheryl Foltz and Karen Lohmeyer will share information about the history of essential oils as well as their uses today. Learn what essential oils can do for you.

Free and open to all. Register by calling the library at 419-826-2760, stopping at the circulation desk or registering online at

Cardmaking Class

Come make three lovely handmade cards on Thursday, July 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. under the direction of cardmaker Anna Geist. Students will be making a birthday card, a thank you card and a thinking of you card.

Stock up on your assortment of special cards and have fun at the same time. Children over age 8, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend as well. The supply fee is $5 and registration is required. Call the library at 419-826-2760, stop at the circulation desk or register online at

Make Spa Products

Indulge with spa products you’ve made yourself or pamper your family and friends. Instructor Karin McGilvery, owner of Abundance Soaps, will share her methods for creating bath fizzies, bath salts, body scrub, tub melt and bath tea.

Wear older, comfortable clothes as you’ll be working with oils. Class fee: $5 per student. Supply fee: $20 per student. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

The program is July 23 from 6-8 p.m.

Retirement questions

Cheryl Witt, Information and Referral Specialist from the Fulton County Senior Center, will be at the Swanton Public Library the third Thursday of each month this year from 10 a.m. to noon. The dates are July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Make an appointment to meet with Cheryl by calling 419-337-9299. Let her help you find the answers to your questions.

Thursday Morning Yoga

Head to the Swanton Library for the popular Thursday morning yoga classes led by instructor Aimee Strohbeck. With a focus on stretching, balance and relaxation techniques the classes are ideal for the beginning yoga student.

Class time is 10:15 – 11:30 a.m .on Thursday mornings – July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Class fee is by donation, with proceeds benefiting the library. Bring a yoga mat and bath towel and wear comfortable clothing.

Free Knitting Instruction

Knitters of all skill levels are invited to meet with instructor Kathy Queen at the library to learn new techniques, share ideas and just have fun knitting together. Daytime knitters meet Mondays, July 6 and 20 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. The evening group will meet on Wednesdays, July 8 and 22 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

All skill levels are welcome to attend this free class. Beginners please bring a pair of knitting needles, size 8 to 15. Crocheters welcome, too!

Chess at SPL

The enthusiastic chess group, led by Joe Mossa, meets at the library Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. as well as Tuesday afternoons at 3. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Stop by and enjoy a game of chess.