Programs for adults planned at SPL

There are several programs planned for adults in April at the Swanton Public Library.

Writers’ Group

Do you want to write but are not sure how to get started? Are you a writer who is interested in input on your work? If this sounds right up your alley, local freelance author Nathan Jacobs will lead a writers’ group, which will meet from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.

Attendees should bring works in progress or finished stories to share, and be prepared to participate in discussions about tools to help improve writing skills. To register, call the library at 419-826-2760, visit their website at or in person any time during regular business hours.

Essential Oils

On Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. learn how to replace many chemical-based household and personal care products with oil-infused alternatives. The program will give ideas to detox your home and reduce your family’s exposure to toxins. Call, come in or visit the library website to register.

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3D Printing

A 3D printer is on loan to library through the month of April. To educate patrons on this exciting technology, Colin Doolittle, Professor of Engineering at Northwest State Community College, will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. There will be examples of printed objects, 3D printer books to browse, and a sign-up sheet to request your very own 3D print. A nominal fee may apply. Call, come in or visit the library website to register.

Heart Radiothon Screening

The annual Heart Radiothon screening at the Swanton Public Library will be Thursday, April 13 from 4-7 p.m. Participants will get their total cholesterol number, HDL (good cholesterol number) and blood glucose (blood sugar) number, as well as a blood pressure check. A $5 donation to Heart Radiothon is requested.

Natural Health Solutions

Wellness Advocate Amber Logsdon, Reiki and Aroma Touch Technique practitioner, will be at the Swanton Public Library for a free educational class on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will focus on Essential Oils, Aroma Touch Technique, and Reiki healing. Amber believes in a well-rounded healing experience blending modern medicine and natural methods for the greatest benefit. Call, come in or visit the library website to register.

April Cardmaking

Our series of cardmaking classes returns in April with some lovely cards with the theme of “Tag, You’re It!” Instructor Anna Geis will lead the class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. A $5 supply fee covers materials to make three cards.

Children ages eight and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Call, come in, or visit the library website to register.

Guitar Classes

If you are a beginner or a seasoned picker and want to learn more about the guitar, the library will be offering three guitar classes on Thursday, April 27. For those new to the guitar, beginner classes will meet at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. If you already have some guitar knowledge, an intermediate/advanced class will follow at 7:30 p.m.

These classes are free, but registration is required as there is limited space. Call, come in, or register online.

Yoga Classes

Instructor Aimee Strohbeck’s yoga classes will be offered on four dates in April. Classes will resume their regular schedule in May.

Beginning Yoga will be held on Monday, April 3 from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Class fee is $10 per session. Intro to Yoga will be offered on Thursdays, April 6 and 27 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Class fee is by donation, proceeds benefit the library.

Chair Yoga will be held on Thursdays, April 6 and 27 from 2:-3 p.m.; this class involves poses modified to be gentler while sitting or standing holding a chair. Class fee is $5. Evening yoga meets on Monday, April 3 from 7-8 p.m. Class fee is $10.


This group, led by Kathy Queen, invites knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to enjoy time with other fiber artists. The group will meet Mondays, April 3 and 17, at 1:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, April 5 and 19, at 6:30 p.m.


Come join the chess group on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. or Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. Players of all skill levels are welcomed.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

NW Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will facilitate meetings at the library at 3 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month for caregivers.