Swanton Library plans adult programs

Staff Report

A bevy of programs are planned at the Swanton Public Library for adults during the month of October.

Meditation Workshop

Learn techniques to develop your own meditation practice from yoga and meditation instructor Aimee Strohbeck. The first session is open to interested parties who would like to learn more and will be free of charge. The cost to attend the entire six-week session is $30.

Wear comfortable clothes, bring a pillow and small blanket/cover, and be able to commit to meditating for 5-15 minutes twice a day at home as well. Call 419-826-2760, come to the library, or visit the library’s website at www.swantonpubliclibrary.org to sign up.

Flu Shot Clinic

The Fulton County Health Center will be at the library Monday, Oct. 30 from 3- 5:30 p.m. to give flu shots to the public. Many types of insurance are accepted. Contact the Fulton County Health Center in advance if you have questions about your insurance provider. The flu shot will be free with Medicare, Medicaid, and contracted insurance plans.

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time period when changes to Medicare plans can be made.

Val Edwards from the Fulton County Senior center will be at the library on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions about insurance, bill paying, applications, or assistance programs. To set up an appointment with Val, call the Senior Center at 419-337-9299.


Fringe Paranormal Investigations is a small team of people whose mission is to investigate claims of paranormal activity using scientific methodology. With recorded audio and video, the Fringe team will present evidence accumulated over their past eight years of investigating paranormal activity and local legends in and around Northwest Ohio.

The group will also present their methods of detecting and sometimes debunking unexplained phenomenon. Join the team at the library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, for a spooky good time.

Writers’ Group & Workshop

Interested in feedback on your writing? If so, you’re invited to join the writers’ group led by local freelance writer Nathan Jacobs.

The group meets at 7 pm on the first Thursday of the month. This month’s meeting is on Oct. 5.

Jacobs also hosts a writers’ workshop focusing on a different writing skill each month. October’s topic will focus on character development. Writing workshops are at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month and will meet on Oct. 18.

Yoga Classes

Instructor Aimee Strohbeck’s yoga classes will be offered during October. Beginning Yoga will be held on Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Class fee is $10 per session.

Intro to Yoga will be offered on Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Class fee is by donation; proceeds benefit the library.

Chair Yoga will be held on Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2-3 p.m. This class involves poses modified to be gentler while sitting or standing holding a chair. Class fee is $5.

Ongoing Programs

The adult book club will meet to discuss “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. The chess group meets Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. Players of all skill levels are welcomed. T

he NW Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will facilitate meetings at the library at 3 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month for caregivers. The card making class will be meeting Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30-8 p.m., to make 3 gratitude themed cards. Class fee is $6.


Staff Report