Brailey Depot Day highlights Swanton Library events

Brailey Depot Day is among the upcoming events from the Swanton Public Library.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Story Behind the Stories.

On Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-7 p.m., take a step back in time to re-visit the tales from the beloved series of pioneer novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Dressed in period costume, Judy Green brings the stories to life with vivid storytelling, photographs, and pioneer artifacts taken right from the pages of the books.

This is a hands-on program and attendees are invited to interact with the objects presented. Please register by calling 419-826-27060, coming in, or visiting the library website. All ages are welcome at this fun family event sponsored by FOSPL.

Brailey Depot Day

On Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be unique old-fashioned festivities at the restored depot. Attendees can walk with stilts, play chess, grind cornmeal, press cider, and make yarn dolls, candles, or rope.

Local cartoonist Don Lee will also be there to do free caricatures.

The Jim Wagoner family opens the depot for this fun family event each year to benefit the library. Refreshments are available by donation. Everyone is welcome. Brailey Depot is located at 5571 County Road 3 in Swanton.

Cardmaking Class

Anna Geis’s series continues Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6:30-8p.m.; the fee is $6 for 3 cards. Students will make cards with an autumn theme. Children 8 and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Please call to register or register online.

Astronomy Workshop: Sun-Star-Dial

Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., Jim Wagoner, longtime host of the library’s Brailey Depot Day, accompanied by a member of the Toledo Astronomical Association club will present on the history of astronomy and sundials, and demonstrate the uses of Jim’s patented ‘Sun-Star-Dial’. His specially designed sundial tracks time by the movement of both the sun and the stars. Please register by calling, coming in, or visiting our website.

Writing Workshop

Local author Nathan Jacobs will be holding a writing workshop that will focus on a specific writing skill on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. This month the topic will be world-building, a skill that can flesh out the background and setting to help your story come alive. Registration is requested.

Yoga Schedule

Students interested in attending Aimee Strohbeck’s yoga class are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and towel. Class times and fees listed below.

Beginning Yoga: Mondays, Sept. 18 and 25 from 10:15-11:45 a.m..Class fee is $10.

Intro to Yoga: Thursdays, Sept. 21, and 28 from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Class fee is $5.

Chair Yoga (poses done while sitting): Thursdays, 21, and 28 from 2-3 p.m.. Class fee is $5.