Swanton Public Library Announces Schedule Of Upcoming Events

Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26 at 10:30 am – Storytime. Weekly classes offered at Swanton Library for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Children will explore movement through stories, music, and crafts. Free. No registration required. There will be no Wednesday storytime during summer.

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 10:15 am to 11:45 am – Intro to Yoga. Join us for a series of yoga classes taught by Aimee Strohbeck. Please bring a yoga mat and towel and wear comfortable clothing for easy movement. No experience necessary. Class fee is by donation with proceeds benefiting the library.

Thursday, July 7 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am – Move with the Zoo for grades K, 1, and 2. Join the Toledo Zoo to meet some of the real animals who live there! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Chair Yoga. This class involves the same poses done in other yoga classes, but modified to make them gentler while sitting or sometimes standing with a chair for balance and support. Class fee is $5. No yoga mat is required for this class.

Thursday, July 7 at 3:00 pm – Water Games for grades 6-12. Come to the library for an afternoon spent beating the heat! We’ll have a mini-pool party on the lawn outside the library, with free snacks, water war games, a mini-pool, and more! No registration required. FREE!

Thursday, July 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Red Cross Presentation. “The Red Cross and You” is the title of the program Marianne Duvendack will present at the library. The Red Cross does much more than collect blood – come to this engaging program and learn about their various activities and services! Please call to register for this free program or register online.

Mondays, July 11, 18, and 25 from 10:15 am to 11:45 am – Beginning Yoga. This class is slightly more advanced than Intro to Yoga, offering students an opportunity to expand their skill level. Class fee is $10.00 per session with multi-session tickets available. Students are asked to bring a yoga mat and towel and to wear comfortable clothing.

Mondays, July 11, 18, and 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm – Music & Movement. Music and movement are tied together with literacy in this new family series on Monday afternoons. Sing, dance, play instruments, and read! Focus is on preschool and early grades, but the entire family is welcome. Free!

Wednesday, July 13 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Ninjas! for grades 3, 4, and 5. It’s all about ninjas today! What else do you need to know? Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Thursday, July 14 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am – Yummy! with OSU Extension for grades K, 1, and 2. Join Melissa from OSU Extension for games and fun with food! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Thursday, July 14 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Cookie Decorating for grades 6-12. Design your own cookies with various toppings. Free!

Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Handmade Cards. Our series of Cardmaking Classes, led by Anna Geis, continues in July. The class will meet; the fee is $5 for 3 cards. Students will make a masculine birthday card, a congratulations card, and a patriotic card. Children 8 and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required. Please call to register or register online.

Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm – Adult book discussion led by Marty Kaback. This month’s topic is the The Stranger by Harlan Coben.

Monday, July 18 at 7:00 pm – Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting. Open to the public.

Wednesday, July 20 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am – The Turtle Moves with ECO Discovery! for grades 3, 4, and 5. Come learn about nature’s movements with Maureen of ECO Discovery! and meet a real tortoise. Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Wednesday, July 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Anime Club for grades 6-12. Join us to watch three episodes of anime(s) chosen by the attendees. Food and drinks will also be provided. Participants are welcome to come in cosplay, anime or otherwise. Free!

Wednesday, July 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Dementia Awareness. Join us as Chris Cremean of Swanton Healthcare presents “Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community.” Chris will share tips and best practices for working and living with those dealing with this disease. Please call to register for this free program or register online.

Thursday, July 21 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am – Eco-Movement with ECO Discovery! for grades K, 1, and 2. Come learn about nature’s movements with Maureen of ECO Discovery! and meet a real tortoise. Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Thursday, July 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Soapmaking 101. Join Karin McGilvery, owner of Abundance Soaps, as she demonstrates soapmaking. The cost of the class is just the $8 supply fee for each student, as the class is generously being sponsored by FOSPL. Class size is limited to 12, so register early! To register call, register online, or stop at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, July 27 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Dance Party for grades 3, 4, and 5. Dancing games, silly songs, and more! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Thursday, July 28 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am – Dance Dance Dance for grades K, 1, and 2. Dancing games, silly songs, and more! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.

Friday, July 29 at 10:30 am – LET’S GET PHYSICAL! for grades K and up through adult. For everyone who attended any of our programs and/or completed the reading (or at least tried!), join Zeemo the Magnificent for a magical juggling show! There will also be a juggling workshop afterward for anyone who wants to learn how! The Grand Prize Drawing will follow. Don’t miss it! Free!

Friday, July 29 – Last day for Adults, Teens, and Children’s Summer Reading. Children must turn logs in by 10:30 am. Teens must turn in BINGO cards at the front desk by closing time at 5:30 pm. Adults, turn in slips in the jar at the library by closing time at 5:30 pm.

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