October 6, 2022

Book clubs, media sale at SPL in August.

Swanton Public Library adult programs have been announced for August.

FOSPL Used Media Sale

Stop by the library between August 11 and September 3 and check out the Friends of Swanton Public Library Used Media Sale, which offers soft used items from the SPL as well as donations from community members.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help with set-up and tear-down can contact the library for times and dates.

Swanton Area Robotics Club

Are you passionate about mechanics or technology? Are you interested in robots? Interested in robots? SARC is open to both new and experienced.

This program is open to anyone aged 17 or over and is free – no registration required. So join us on Monday August 8 from 5 p.m.

Gretchen’s Book Club

New name, same book club. The SPL Adult Book Club has changed its name to honor Gretchen Moffat, deceased member and longtime supporter of the library.

Thriller fans won’t want to miss August’s book club pic, “Find Me” by Alafair Burke. Gretchen’s book club will meet on the second Thursday of August, the 11th, and will meet at 5:30 p.m.

Copies of the book in multiple formats are available behind reception, so stop by and check out your copy today.

Shredder Sewing Club

Do you have free time in the morning and want to brush up on your sewing skills? Do you have sewing projects and just want some company while you work? Lucky for you, the Seam Rippers are back this month, August 17 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 new sewing project.

card making

Hot weather for some means vacation. Why not send your loved ones a homemade card while they (or you) go on an adventure?

Stop by August 18 at 5 p.m. for crafts. Class fee is $7 per person, but all supplies are provided.

Please drop by or call to register.

online book club

August kits will include “Killers of the Flower Moon”, which combines history and gross murder in one (non-fiction) book. To prepare for the Netflix docudrama on the same book, get your book kit (take home and keep) which includes the book, background information, and links to a talk by the author himself on the Osage murders – a dark chapter in Southwestern history.

An optional online discussion will take place on August 23 at 5:30 p.m. for anyone interested. Kits are limited.

Monthly recurring programs

The Chess Club is open to beginners and advanced chess players and meets in the library every Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The Swanton Historical Society will meet every Friday in August at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or volunteering with the Historical Society is encouraged to attend.

The Local Writers Group will meet on Thursdays 11 and 17 at 5:30 p.m. and writers of all skill levels are encouraged to stop by. Local knitters are back from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays the 3rd, 17th and 31st. Fiber artists of all levels are welcome to join. Spinners, weavers and crocheters also invited.