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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 (Oct-May)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday (June-Sept)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

April & May
Saturday 12:00-4:00 p.m.


For group tours call:
419-625-3834


Upcoming Closings
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day





Adult Programs and Events

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS ARE OFFERED MONTHLY.  CLICK HERE FOR CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND TO VIEW THE CLASS SCHEDULE.

CLICK HERE for Lange Trust events.

Freegal Music - free music downloads

APRIL:

SOCIAL MEDIA BOOT CAMP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NONPROFITS

March 8 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Guide to Social Media / 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Facebook & Twitter
Saturday, April 12 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - LinkedIn & Blogging
Saturday, May 10 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Pinterest & Instagram

This social media series includes hands-on computer courses designed to optimize various social media outlets for small businesses and nonprofits. At the end of this training series, you will have set up and begun managing a Facebook Business Page, Twitter account, LinkedIn Company Profile, a blog, Pinterest Account, and Instagram Account. You will also be introduced to tools and learn tips for building audiences and engagement, investigating paid marketing campaigns, and measuring interactions through analytics and tools. You may attend any one of the sessions, but attending the series is recommended.

DISCUSSION AND AUTHOR VISIT: THE RIVER OF NO RETURN BY BEE RIDGWAY
Saturday, April 12 / 2:00 p.m.

Bee Ridgway, discussion leader
Oberlin College graduate Bee Ridway’s debut novel is about a man and woman who travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society.

BUILD YOUR OWN APP
Saturday, April 12 / 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn about various FREE web applications that will assist them in building an app without being some kind of tech genius. Attendees will also spend some time exploring MIT’s App Inventor that runs completely in your web browser!


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
Monday, April 14 - All Da
y
National Library Week is April 14-19 and this year's theme is "Lives Change @ Your LIbrary."  Join us for giveaways, refreshments, and discounted rates on books at our On-Going Book Sale. Sandy Seagull will be joining the festivities, too!

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

During National Library Week - April 14-19
We’d like to “fix you up” on a blind date! No, we are not introducing a dating service at the Library, but we are encouraging you to enjoy a blind date with a book. We’ve selected a variety of books and wrapped them up in brown paper so that you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you get home or at checkout. The titles include a mixture of fiction and nonfiction, and if you don’t like the book, return it to the Library with no hurt feelings.


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK CONTEST:  Like Us, Share Us, Follow Us, Visit Us

During National Library Week - April 14-19

If you Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter, Share Us with your friends on Facebook, or Visit Us at the Library, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle eReader. It’s that easy!

MOVIE DISCUSSION:  GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS
Monday, April 14 / 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen, discussion leader
Join us for a viewing and discussion of God is the Bigger Elvis. In 1957, Dolores Hart co-starred with Elvis Presley in the Paramount motion picture Loving You, and it was in this film that she gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss. At the age of 24, Ms. Hart abandoned her successful career to become a Benedictine nun. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).

MEET AND GREET WITH A BOOK
Tuesday, April 15 / 6:00 p.m.

Stop by the Library and meet new people and books! Bring in a book that changed your life! Each participant will have a few minutes to talk about their chosen book (or two). This is a great opportunity to meet other booklovers and discover something new to read.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  HISTORY OF NASA AT PLUM BROOK STATION
Wednesday, April 16 / 12:00 p.m.

John Blakeman, Environmental Specialist, presenter
The historic origins and operations of NASA at Plum Brook Station will be described and illustrated, showing how this local facility was a major contributor to American space science and engineering; and how new facilities and programs at PBS portend a great future for this world-class aerospace facility.

POWERFUL LIFE LESSONS FOUND IN BOOKS
Wednesday, April 16 / 6:30 p.m.

Cathy Allen, presenter
North Coast Business Journal columnist, Cathy Allen, shares the “Top Ten” list of nonfiction works that have made the biggest difference in her life and in her consulting practice. Participants are encouraged to compile their own list of life-changing books to share with others at this session.

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesday, April 16 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month.  New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

HELEN KELLER
Monday, April 21 / 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Judith Horchler, retired educator and owner of Tre Sorelle Cioccolato, presenter
Dr. Horchler will present the life of this remarkable woman. Helen Keller worked to overcome the handicaps she faced to become an inspiration to all.

HEALTH SCREENINGS:  BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR
Thursday, April 24 /10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by Firelands Regional Medical Center
Stop by the Library for a free health screening provided by a nurse from Firelands Regional Medical Center.

FACEBOOK BASICS
Thursday, April 24 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to create an account, manage your privacy and account settings, edit your profile, search for people you know, and make friends. Recommended: comfortable with the web and have an email address.

COMPOSTING
Saturday, April 26 / 2:30 p.m.

Mary Strayer, Master Gardener, presenter
Come learn how composting works and the benefits of using this system.

MAY:

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) COURSE
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Jacqueline Sturbaum, presenter
This four-week introductory course will offer practical applications for professionals, students, parents, and those struggling with pain. Any person who finds the challenges of illness and stress overwhelming or would like to prevent illness and stress will benefit from this series. Please bring a mat or towel for lying down exercises and a pillow or cushion for periods of sitting on the floor. Alternatives are provided for those who cannot lie down or sit on the floor. For more information about MBSR, visit ohiomindfullness.com.

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesdays, May 7 and 21 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month.  New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

LAND OF THE FREE? HOME OF THE BRAVE! COMMUNITY REACTION TO THE CREATION OF PLUM BROOK ORDNANCE WORKS 1940-41
Saturday, May 10 / 2:00 p.m.

Bill Lucht, presenter
In a video he produced and directed, Bill Lucht will discuss the effects that the establishment of the Plum Brook Ordnance Works had on the over 150 families who, along with their farms and businesses, were displaced from the land on which the plant was built.

SOCIAL MEDIA BOOT CAMP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NONPROFITS

March 8 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Guide to Social Media / 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Facebook & Twitter
Saturday, April 12 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - LinkedIn & Blogging
Saturday, May 10 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Pinterest & Instagram

This social media series includes hands-on computer courses designed to optimize various social media outlets for small businesses and nonprofits. At the end of this training series, you will have set up and begun managing a Facebook Business Page, Twitter account, LinkedIn Company Profile, a blog, Pinterest Account, and Instagram Account. You will also be introduced to tools and learn tips for building audiences and engagement, investigating paid marketing campaigns, and measuring interactions through analytics and tools. You may attend any one of the sessions, but attending the series is recommended.

INTRO TO SHORT FORM VIDEO
Saturday, May 10 / 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your mobile device to make compelling short form videos - and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo, and more.

"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB:  660 CURRIES
Monday, May 12 / 6:30 p.m.

Ron Davidson, discussion leader

Participants can pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook(s) to bring and share. A discussion will follow the tasting. Please bring a copy of the recipe you choose.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
Saturday, May 17 / 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. / at the Follett House Museum

Nine local organizations will work together to mark this occasion, and all will offer free admission, along with arts, crafts, and activities.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  ZEALOT:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH BY REZA ASLAN
Monday, May 19 / 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
A fascinating, controversial, and meticulously researched book that challenges many assumptions we have of the historical Jesus. (available for download
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