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Sandusky Library
114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
PH: 419-625-3834

Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

May

Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day






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TECH TUTOR
Every Thursday from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

If you have a computer, laptop, phone or device, we are here to help you learn more about them!
Bring your device with you, and drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors. Don’t forget to bring your login and password info for the device.One-on-One appointments are also available by calling the Library at 419-625-3834.  (Unfortunately, our Tech Tutors cannot help you diagnose or repair software or hardware errors, nor are they able to help with programming or advanced applications such as AutoCAD, etc.) 

MAY:

THE ATOM PLANE AND THE YOUNG LIEUTENANT
Wednesday, May 22,  at 6:30 p.m.

William J. Brown, Author, presenter

The story can now be told about the U.S. Air Force nuclear-powered bomber and the vital role provided by the Wright Air Development Division. Bill will share his personal experiences from 1957-1962 in the development of the nuclear-powered airplane during his military service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. He complements the story with several interesting experiences including aircraft and security incidents along with a flying saucer investigation. These were indeed adventurous years exploring the challenge of the unknown.

CEMETERY WALK:  GRAND ARMY AND OF THE REPUBLIC
Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. AND 2:30 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter
Join us at Oakland Cemetery as we explore members of the Grand Army of the Republic or GAR. The GAR was a Civil War veterans group that was both socially and politically active in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, and the United Sates. As this is a walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

JUNE:

The Library, with funding from the Wightman-Wieber Charitable Foundation, and in collaboration with the Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky, Sandusky City Schools, the Sandusky Unit of the NAACP, and the Sandusky Section of the National Council for Negro Women, is proud to host the traveling exhibit Bessie Coleman & “Her Daughters”. Bessie Coleman was the first African American and Native American woman to receive her pilot’s license. Because no one would teach her in the United States, she traveled to France for her training. Though her life was short-lived, Bessie has inspired generations of African American female pilots and astronauts. The exhibit is on loan from the International Women’s Air & Space Museum. 

JOIN US FOR SUMMER LEARNING - JUNE 3-JULY 31

Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 3. To register, visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services (adults can register at the Readers’ Advisory Desk). When you register, you will receive your Learning Log along with a special gift!


SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION!

Saturday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Join us and celebrate with Star Wars-costumed characters from the Apollo Base of the Rebel Legion and members of the 501st Ohio Garrison. Crafts and selfie opportunities will be offered along with registration for the Summer Learning Program.

 

MOVIE: RED TAILS

Monday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m.
20th Century Fox, 2012; 2 hours, 5 mins. Rated PG-13.
During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selected 13 African American cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aimed at training “colored personnel” to become fighter pilots for the Army. However, discrimination, lack of institutional support, and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than proved their worth. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

BOOK DISCUSSION:  AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Saturday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
This is a story about a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the U.S. from Nigeria, leaving her college boyfriend behind, with the hope of a better education, and ultimately, a good life. Despite her academic success, she is faced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. This book discussion is in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month.

PHOTOSHOP 2
Monday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m.

Dig a little deeper into Photoshop by learning to use different selection tools, layer masks, and more. Prerequisite: You must have taken Photoshop. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

BESSIE COLEMAN:  THE WORLD'S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE PILOT
Monday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m.
Gigi Coleman, presenter
Gigi portrays her Great-Aunt Bessie to encourage individuals to achieve their dreams. She also inspires youth to be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through her aviation program – The Bessie Coleman Aviation All-stars (BCAA). Its mission is to expose disadvantaged youth to career opportunities in the field of aviation.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  OHIO CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM:  RED TAILS
Tuesday, June 11, at 12:00 p.m.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., presenter
Note: The movie, Red Tails, will be shown on Monday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States Army Air Forces. Their nickname Red Tails was coined because the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47s red. Learn how the Red Tails impacted a segregated military.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:

OHIO CHAUTAUQUA - MILAN - JUNE 11-15  

Ohio Chautauqua combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation in a one-of-a-kind event the entire community will enjoy! The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library is bringing Chautauqua to Milan June 11-15.  Click here for details.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

SMOKING, CHEWING, AND VAPING: THE FACTS AND MYTHS
Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m.

Karen Langley, LPN TTS, and Jill Collins, LPN TTS, Firelands Coordinated Care Center, presenters
Get information that may change your mind about these products and become smoke free.

AUTHOR VISIT

JIM KLEIN:  SANDUSKY BLUE STREAKS FOOTBALL 190-2018
Friday, June 14, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Meet the author of this book that has over 224 pages honoring one of Ohio’s greatest high school football programs. The book will be available for purchase ($20 cash only) and signing.

KEEP YOUR AIRSPEED UP
Saturday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m.

Harold Brown and Marsha Bordner, presenters
Join us for an afternoon with Harold Brown and Marsha Bordner, authors of Keep Your Airspeed Up, which chronicles Harold’s life and experiences as a Tuskegee Airman. As part of their presentation, they will share their story, show a 15-minute film, answer your questions, and end with a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE WOMAN'S HOUR: THE GREAT FIGHT TO WIN THE VOTE by Elaine Weiss
Monday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Jeremy Angstadt and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman’s Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

OHIO OR BUST:  MIGRATION TO THE BUCKEYE STATE
Wednesday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m.
Diane V. Gagel, Professional Genealogist, presenter
During June, we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. Ohio attracted settlers from all over the country, as well as foreign immigrants. This lecture covers the Native American and Euro-American migration and settlement patterns in the 18th and 19th centuries in Ohio, as well as backtracking out of Ohio.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

 

JULY:

PHOTOSHOP
Monday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m.

Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

MOVIE: FIRST MAN

Monday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Universal Pictures/DreamWorks, 2018; 2 hrs., 21 mins. Rated PG-13.

A riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

AUTHOR VISIT

CARY ASHBY:  COLT MAVERICK
Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Rice is missing. Rather than dealing with the police, her secretive husband hires Colt Maverick, a private investigator. What he finds along the way is a trail of miscues, secrets, and deceptions. Maverick is also haunted by his own past and current celebrity. He’s had a short NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles and a more traumatic one as a deployed Marine sniper. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  ROCKET MEN: THE DARING ODYSSEY OF APOLLO 8 AND THE ASTRONAUTS WHO MADE MAN'S FIRST JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Robert Kurson
Monday, July 15, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
In a year of historic violence and discord—the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago—the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness under pressure. Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America’s finest hours.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  EARLY AVIATION IN SANDUSKY
Tuesday, July 16, at 12:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
Learn about the rich history of early aviation in Sandusky and its impact on the aviation community.

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. | July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Gary Polvinale, Sifu, Black Cat Tai Chi, presenter
Although slow and smooth, Tai Chi provides a good workout, restores vitality, and challenges the mind, yet is easily adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels and physical limitations, making it theraputic for injury recovery.

THE BEATLES: MAKIN' THE '60S FAB & THE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
Tuesday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Dave Schwensen, presenter
Beatlemania swept across North America as a generation fell under the influence of the group’s sound, style, and personalities. Popular music, fashion, and attitudes changed almost overnight. Hair was longer, skirts were shorter, and the generation gap grew wider as the youth of America began questioning authority and making up their own rules. The effects are still being felt today.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

THE SUMMER OF '69: IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO ALREADY?
Monday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
There was a lot happening in the world in 1969, including in Sandusky. Experience Woodstock, the first Moon landing, and life in Sandusky in the 1960s. Davidson will share stories from the Library’s Archives and newspapers of the time.

AUGUST:

WAR OF 1812 LIVING HISTORIANS AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3

Park Rangers from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, presenters
Join Park Rangers from Perry’s Victory to learn about the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie, and the life of the soldiers and sailors during the War. The Rangers will be in War of 1812 styled clothing and be able to show you some of the equipment they would have used during the War.


MOVIE:  THE MARTIAN

Monday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.
20th Century Fox, 2015; 2 hrs., 24 mins. Rated PG-13.

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

PHOTOSHOP 2
Monday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Dig a little deeper into Photoshop by learning to use different selection tools, layer masks, and more. Prerequisite: You must have taken Photoshop. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir
Monday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  PEOPLES OF THE INLAND SEA
Tuesday, August 20, at 12:00 p.m.

Dr. David Nichols, Author and Professor, Indiana State University, presenter

Learn about the Native Americans who lived and thrived around the Great Lakes, including Lake Erie. Dr. Nichols will also discuss his newest book, Peoples of the Inland Sea.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

 

 


The Library has a Digital Media Studio, which includes a Sound Recording Studio, Visual Recording Studio (with green screen), and an Editing Studio for adults 18 years or older or minors accompanied by an adult. 

We also offer free computer/Internet basic classes, MS Office, MAC software classes (Photoshop, GarageBand, and iMovie) and slide and VHS/Beta conversion equipment.   Classes are offered monthly and one-on-on sessions may be scheduled as well.  CLICK HERE to view more information about the Digital Media Studio and for the class schedule. 

USE OUR DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO FOR YOUR SKYPE JOB INTERVIEW

You can now book the Sound Recording Studio in our Digital Media Studio for your Skype job interview. This is a private room with a computer that has Skype loaded and ready to go. We can help you create a Skype account and show you how to use it. To schedule an appointment, call the Library at 419-625-3834.