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

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

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

June-August
Wednesday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4






FREE COMPUTER/INTERNET, DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO / IMAC CLASSES, MS OFFICE, AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AND TUTOR TIMES ARE OFFERED MONTHLY.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SCHEDULE.

CLICK HERE for LANGE TRUST EVENTS.

ONGOING (see below for monthly programs):


ESL CHAT!

Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

ESL (English as a Second Language) CHAT! is a weekly conversational get-together for international and foreign speaking visitors and residents who want to practice their English with volunteer tutors.  You can meet in small groups or individually. This is free and walk-ins are welcome.  For more information, to schedule individual tutoring, or to become a volunteer tutor, call Sherry Hargrove at 419-625-3834.

OHIO MEANS JOBS AND RESUME REVIEW
First and Third Thursday each month from 10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.

If you are looking for a job, thinking about a career change, or considering going to college or a trade/vocational school, learn how to use the Ohio Means Jobs website to create an account, assess your workskills, search for and apply for jobs, and create a resume.

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

Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can:
- help you use your tablet, smartphone, iPad, or laptop
- help you download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or music
- show you how to search the Library catalog or databases
- answer your questions about your Library account
- help you search the internet
- help set up an email account
- get you started with sites like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

*One-on-One appointments are also available by calling 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 like AutoCAD, etc.

JUNE:


SUMMER READING 2017 - JUNE 5-JULY 31.  CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

LANGE TRUST EVENT:

                      Click on the image for more information!

CHAUTAUQUA FAMILY BROWN BAG PROGRAM AT SANDUSKY LIBRARY

Wednesday, June 28, at 12:00 p.m.
Once Upon a Time - Frankenstein

FEELING GOOD BY DOING GOOD
Wednesday, June 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Chris Mruk, BGSU Firelands, presenter
Dr. Mruk’s findings trace the beginning of self-esteem back to doing that which is just and right.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters.  New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!
June 29: Knitting/Crocheting with Plastic Bags
July 11 & 27: Knitting/Crocheting for Charity
August 15 & 31: Crafting with Knifty Knitter Looms

 

JULY:

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY: iMAKE FOURTH OF JULY PICTURES

Saturday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!
Family Fun Saturdays will be held every through July 29.

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Saturday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Family Fun Saturdays will be held every through July 29. 

 

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND by William Kamkwamba
Monday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)

CONFLICT IS OPPORTUNITY
Wednesday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Kitty Brandal, Corporate Compass Training and Development, presenter
Learn to see conflict through a different set of lenses.

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY: BUILD A BIRDHOUSE

Saturday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m.

Erie County Home Builders Association, presenter
Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Family Fun Saturdays will be held every through July 29. 

FOREIGN FILM:  INTOUCHABLES (“CONSIDER THE OTHER SIDE”)
Monday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m.

France, 2011. 1 hr, 52 mins. MPAA Rating R.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. MPAA RATING: R - Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE LIBRARY LADIES:  THE WOMEN WHO CREATED THE SANDUSKY LIBRARY
Wednesday, July 19, at 12:00 p.
m.
Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
Learn about the group of local women who organized to raise money and provide leadership to establish a public library in our community. The history of early libraries and literary clubs will also be discussed.

VOLUNTEER - MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Wednesday, July 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Christine Zess, the Volunteer Center of Erie County, presenter
Learn how to search for volunteer opportunities, create a profile, and register with non-profits in Erie County.

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  LIFE-SIZED ANGRY BIRDS

Saturday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long!  Family Fun Saturdays will be held every through July 29.
 

MOVIE:  YOUNG ONES
Monday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Subotica Entertainment, 2014. 1 hr., 40 mins. MPAA Rating: R.
In a post-apocalyptic future, water is scarce and those who are left must do whatever it takes to survive. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.


WHAT'S IN OUR WATER?
Wednesday, July 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Breann Hohman, Erie Soil & Water Cons. District, presenter
Learn how volunteers monitor our streams, what is being done locally to improve our water, and how you can get involved. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY:  FAMLY MOVIE THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Saturday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the entire family and have a party all summer long! 

Warner Bros, 2017. 1 hr., 44 mins. MPAA Rating: PG
PG: Parental Guidance suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis
Monday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
A futuristic story where water is worth more than gold, and a teenage girl must protect her family’s water supply in a world plagued by cholera. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

AUGUST:

TEACHER TIPS

Tuesday, August 1, at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2, at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Back to School time for teachers, too! Come and learn about the resources that the Library has to offer for area educators. Registration is requested.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Wednesday, August 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Donna Bretz, Spiritual Life Coach, presenter

We’ll discuss why and when you should perform random acts of kindness, how to begin, and how to do it on a budget.

FOREIGN FILM:  THE WAVE (“THINK BEFORE YOU ACT”)
Monday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Germany, 2008. 1 hr, 47 mins. Unrated.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. 

AUTHOR VISIT:  MINDY McGINNIS
Wednesday, August 9, at 6:00 p.m.

Find out what inspired her to write the book! This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

SOLAR ECLIPSE FAMILY EVENT
Monday, August 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Gene Zajac, NASA Solar System Ambassador, presenter
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will pass through the United States. Learn about solar eclipses through a variety of hands-on activities and get information on how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely. Registration is required.

“LAKE” READS LIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION:   LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen
Monday, August 14, at 6:00 p.m
.

Terri Estel and Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve,  before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer... and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. Can they find what they need before it's too late?  You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)

BROWN BAG LUMCH:  THE LIFE AND TIME OF JAMES GARFIELD
Wednesday, August 16, at 12:00 p.m.

Eric Ebinger, presenter
How would the country have changed if Garfield had lived? Stop in and find out!

IMPROVING LAKE ERIE
Wednesday, August 16, at 6:00 p.m.

Brenda Cullen, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, presenter
Learn more about Lake Erie and how local residents play a role in improving the water we fish in, swim in, and drink. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING EVENT
Monday, August 21, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Drop in, watch with us, make a craft, and be a part of history! On August 21 a total solar eclipse will pass through the United States. While Sandusky is not in the path of the total eclipse, we will be able to see an 80% partial eclipse using protective eyewear. Watch the eclipse in person as it hits its peak here around 2:30 p.m. and watch live footage in other parts of the country.

FOREIGN FILM:  THE BICYCLE THIEF (“EMPATHY IS CRUCIAL”)
Monday, August 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Italy, 1948. 1 hr, 29 mins. Unrated.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. 

AMERICA'S CURRENT PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Wednesdays, August 23 and 30, at 6:00 p.m.
Jon Carver, presenter
We will brainstorm and prioritize some of the United States’ current problems and issues, and then troubleshoot them.

BOOK DISCUSSION:   DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC:  A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE, AND THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT by Candice Millard
Monday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.