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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
June-August

Wednesday & Friday
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Independence Day
Friday, July 3, and
Saturday, July 4

Staff In-Service Day
Friday, August 28

Labor Day
Monday, September 7




Adult Programs and Events

FREE COMPUTER/INTERNET, MS OFFICE, AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS ARE OFFERED MONTHLY.  CLICK HERE FOR CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND TO VIEW THE CLASS SCHEDULE.

CLICK HERE for Lange Trust events.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR ALL AGES!

ADULT SUMMER READING (ages 16 years and up)
Register and receive a Reading Log. Bring your completed Reading Log (2 books read) and be entered into the grand prize drawing for a Roku!

JULY:

FUN FOR FOODIES COOKBOOK CLUB:  BARBECUES AND PICNICS
Monday, July 6, at 6:00 p.m.

Cathy Steffenhagen, Sandusky Library, discussion leader

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. Stop by the Readers' Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the books.


INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CAMERA - CANON REBEL EDITION
Tuesday, July 7, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This class will cover the basic functions of the Canon Rebel (available for use in our Digital Media Studio!), its settings, including the buttons, battery, and memory card.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, July 9, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS
Thursday, July 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about Microsoft Windows.

CREATING STUNNING PORTRAITS
Tuesday, July 14, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This class will cover how to properly position people and objects to capture stunning portraits. Composition theory will be discussed, as will shot types and picture formats that work best in video projects.

HEALTH SCREENINGS:  BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR
Wednesday, July 15, from 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.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  IMAGES OF AMERICA:  LAKE ERIE'S SHORES AND ISLANDS
Wednesday, July 15, at 12:00 p.m
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John and Marie Hildebrandt, Authors, presenters
Join these two local authors as they take us on a history tour based on their newly released book, Images of America: Lake Erie’s Shores and Islands.

INTERNET SECURITY
Thursday, July 16, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of malware and how to stay safe while online.

DIGITAL PHOTO ENHANCEMENT
Tuesday, July 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class you’ll get hands-on experience with Apple’s iPhoto, a versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, July 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

AUTHOR EVENT:  TRISH DOLLER - THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Trish Doller, Author, presenter
Originally from Sandusky, Trish, who you may remember from her time on the radio as a morning host and a reporter for the Sandusky Register, now lives in Florida, has written three Young Adult books: Something Like Normal, Where the Stars Still Shine, and her newest book (June 2015), The Devil You Know. School Library Journal says, “This dark thriller features a strong female lead and a heap of sexy; a must-buy for readers looking for a healthy dose of drama.” Stop by the Library and meet her in person, and purchase a copy of her book to have autographed. For more information about Trish, visit her website at www.trishdoller.com.

INTRO TO GMAIL
Thursday, July 23, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to create, send, organize, and attach files to emails. Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce
Wednesday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, Retired, Nebraska Wesleyan University, discussion leader
Not much ever happens to Harold Fry, a recent retiree who lives on the south coast of England. Then one day, he receives an unexpected letter which spurs him out of his chair. Queenie Hennessy, an old colleague, has written from a hospice to explain that she has cancer and has little time to live. Harold composes a brief, sympathetic letter, and sets out to mail it, by foot, in an 87 day journey of atonement and accepting the strangeness of others.

HOW TO NAVIGATE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES
Thursday, July 30, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to navigate various government websites, find and complete online forms. Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.

AUGUST:

FUN FOR FOODIES COOKBOOK CLUB:  LOCAVORE RECIPES:  COOKING WITH FOOD FROM FARMERS' MARKETS AND YOUR HOME GARDEN
Monday, August 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, discussion leader

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. Stop by the Readers' Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the books.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS
Tuesday, August 4, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about Microsoft Windows.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, August 6, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

INTERNET SECURITY
Tuesday, August 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of malware and how to stay safe while online.

HEALTH SCREENINGS:  BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR
Monday, August 17, from 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.

INTRO TO GMAIL
Tuesday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Learn how to create, send, organize, and attach files to emails. Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.

CROCHET 101
Tuesday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m.

Want to learn how to crochet? In this class you will learn how to combine a slip knot, chain, and single crochet to make a kitchen scrubbie. Students will need to bring a size H crochet hook, yarn needle, and one skein of cotton yard, such as Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches and Cream.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  PLACES THAT AREN'T HERE ANYMORE, PART III
Wednesday, August 19, at 12:00 p.m.

Maggie Marconi, Sandusky Library, presenter
We will dig even deeper into our archives and share photographs and stories of places in Sandusky that aren’t here anymore.


BOOK DISCUSSION: BOYS IN THE BOAT:  NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR
GOLD AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS
by Daniel James Brown

Monday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk (or download the ebook). Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)

HOW TO NAVIGATE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES
Tuesday, August 25, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Learn how to navigate various government websites, find and complete online forms. Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  THE ALISON BROWN QUARTET as guest artists with

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s OUTDOOR FAMILY POPS CONCERT
Sunday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m.

BGSU Firelands Campus / McBride Arboretum
(Rain Venue: Sandusky State Theatre)

*NOTE:  TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED. Bring your chairs or blankets. You are welcome to bring food or beverages. No alcohol please.
This pops program features upbeat and entertaining selections to engage listeners of all ages. The quartet has toured throughout the US and abroad with stops at some of music’s most prestigious venues, including The Kennedy Center and numerous festivals. Alison has recorded ten critically acclaimed solo albums, received four GRAMMY nominations, and a GRAMMY award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. For more information, click here.