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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

January-March
Closed

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Thursday, January 31
CLOSED 10-12 for a
Staff In-Service






    

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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.)

JANUARY:

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  | January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25

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

E-HEALTH TECH LAB
Tuesday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Holly Klinger, Innovation Coordinator, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
From trackers that can save your life to a mobile EKG that can fit in your pocket to a device that can automatically detect when you’re stressed, there are e-health devices available today that seem like they could be straight out of Star Trek and, yet, many are very simple to use and easy to obtain. Learn not only about these amazing new devices, but try them out as well!

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  RECYCLED PERCUSSION

Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

An international phenomenon, this musical, fun, hard-drumming band reached the finals of America’s Got Talent and headlines a rock show in Las Vegas. Tickets are required. Click here for ticket information and more about this event

FEBRUARY:

ANNE FRANK EXHIBIT:  A HISTORY FOR TODAY

February 1-28

The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library, with the support of The Center for Peace Through Understanding and the Mylander Foundation, present this the traveling exhibit.   The exhibit was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. The photographs used in the exhibit and in promotion are from AFF/AFH - Basel/Amsterdam©.  It tells the powerful story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII through photographs, letters, and her diary. The exhibit has been hosted by 10,000 organizations throughout the country who encourage its audience to think about Anne Frank and the world she lived in, including anti-Semitism, discrimination, and persecution, as well as the positive story of resistance to these evils. 

WHEN THE RAIN FALL, IT DON'T RAIN ON ONE MAN'S HOUSETOP:  THE LIFE, LEGACY, AND LEADERSHIP OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND YOUR LIFE
Saturday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m
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Malcolm Cash, The Ohio State University, presenter
Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and how we can strive to fulfill King’s noble dream of justice, equality, and peace in our community. Join us as we commemorate the 90th anniversary of the births of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank. This program is funded by a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  NUMBER THE STARS by Lois Lowry
Monday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in her best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly 7,000 people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available for download.It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

MOVIE:  THE SHORT LIFE OF ANNE FRANK
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 11:30 a.m.

View the only known footage of Anne Frank in this 28-minute award-winning movie which tells her complete story. The movie is designed for teens and adults.

LESSONS FROM THE HOLOCAUST
Tuesday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Mazza-Bork, Social Studies and Holocaust Studies Teacher, Perkins High School, with past and present students
Learn the history of the Holocaust. What began as a discussion ten years ago with a fellow teacher today is a course offered at Perkins High School. Students, past and present, will share how attending this class affected them in their personal experiences with tolerance and discrimination. Q&A will follow the presentation.

ERIE COUNTY LIBRARIES MAKERS DAY
Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

In celebration of innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers, the Erie County libraries in Sandusky, Huron, Milan, and Vermilion will showcase their maker services. Stop by Sandusky Library’s Digital Media Studio, which features a green screen, editing room, visual recording studio, audio recording studio, and equipment and software. We also have equipment and software that can convert your family memories (slides, videos, photos) to a digital format.

AARP TAX-AIDE

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

February 11-April 10 (except February 18)

FREE tax help (federal, state, and local) for taxpayers with low- and middle-incomes, with special attention to those age 60 and older, will be offered again at the Library by AARP volunteers through the AARP Foundation, in conjunction with the IRS. Bring your Social Security card, photo ID, all of your 2018 documents (W-2s, Interest of Dividend forms, etc.) and your 2017 tax return. If you are filing a joint return, both the taxpayer and spouse must be present. Time slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 12 slots. You may sign up for a time slot 30 minutes prior to the start of the free tax-aide, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Level lobby, and no later than 12:30 p.m. All tax returns are e-filed (electronic filing). No business, clergy, or rental property returns are done.

PHOTOSHOP 2 (suggested for ages 18 years and up) 

Monday, February 11, 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.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  LETTERS FROM ANNE & MARTIN

Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. 
Sandusky State TheatreThis dramatic presentation of parallel worlds is drawn from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Tickets are required. Click here for ticket information and more about this event
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KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.  | February 12, March 12, April 9

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

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:

A JOB WELL...(NOT YET) DONE:  A TIME TO REMEMBER DR. KING AND THE NATION'S INCOMPLETE CIVIL RIGHTS LEGACY
Saturday, February 16, at 1:00 p.m.

Ric S. Sheffield, Professor, Legal Studies and Sociology, Kenyon College, presenter
This talk is intended to remind the audience that there were, in fact, lessons learned from the hard work of many good persons who were committed to making this nation become the bastion of freedom that it claims to be. It is important to recognize that the job is not yet done and that we all have a role to play. This program is part of the “Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio Series” and is funded by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  OHIO'S BLACK HAND SYNDICATE:   THE BIRTH OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA
Tuesday, February 19, at 12:00 p.m.

David Meyers, Author, presenter
Organized crime was born in the back of a fruit store in Marion, Ohio. This organization was called the Black Hand Syndicate. David Meyers will speak about this criminal organization and the book that he co-wrote about them.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  MARY POPPINS - Interactive Movie

Saturday, February 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Studios, 1964; 2 hrs., 19 mins. Rated G.
Join us for an afternoon of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fun as we sing, play, and “step in time” with a family favorite! Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!  MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  | February 28, March 28, April 25

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

BOOK DISCUSSION:  ANNE FRANK:  THE BIOGRAPHY by Melissa Müller
Monday, February 25, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Originally published in 1998, now, sixteen years after the book first appeared, much new information has come to light: letters sent by Otto Frank to relatives in America as he sought to emigrate with his family, the identity of other suspects involved in the betrayal of the Franks, and important details about the family’s arrest and subsequent fate. Revised and updated with more than 30% new material, this is an indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died. The book discussion is funded by a grant from the Mylander Foundation. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available for download.It is not necessary to read the book to attend
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MARCH:

HOW TO SELL ITEMS ONLINE
Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m.

Are you spring cleaning or downsizing? Get an overview of a variety of places to sell your items online, including Facebook groups, selling apps, eBay, and more!

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS

Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

The Havana Cuba All-Stars, also known as Ascere, has Cuba’s most prominent musicians displaying the best Cuban traditions. The Havana All-Stars draw inspiration from the music and dance genre of Son Cubano, the most influential and widespread form of Latin-American music. Tickets are required. Click here for ticket information and more about this event.

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up) 
Monday, March 11, 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. After completion of this class and tour, you will be eligible to schedule time to use the Visual Recording Studio and Editing Studio.  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.

DAY TRIPPING IN WESTERN IRELAND
Monday, March 11, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen, Sandusky Library, presenter
You will be taken on numerous day trips throughout glens, coasts, gardens, and towns. You will ‘visit’ Slieve League Cliffs, Caves of Kesh, the Fairy Bridge, Kylemore Abbey, and many more beautiful and historic locations.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.  | March 12, April 9

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

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  OHIO WOMEN AND THE CIVIL WAR HOME FRONT
Tuesday, March 19, at 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Kelly Mezurek, Professor of History, Walsh University, presenter
Ohio’s political and military importance to the Union victory are widely known, but often less understood is the vital contribution made by the state’s female population. This presentation demonstrates the importance of Ohio’s women by exploring their wartime activities on the home front, focusing largely on the Soldiers Aid Societies and the Sanitary Fairs in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE CAT IN THE HAT

Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2003; 1 hr., 22 mins. Rated PG.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!  MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  HILLBILLY ELEGY:  A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

by J.D. Vance
Monday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School. Hillbilly Elegy offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available for download.It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  | March 28, April 25

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

APRIL:

PHOTOSHOP 2 (suggested for ages 18 years and up) 
Monday, April 1, 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.

READ LOCAL BOOK FAIR - Saturday, April 6
To kick-off National Library Week, the Library will host an Author Panel and Book Fair.

AUTHOR PANEL - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Before the Book Fair, we will offer an Author Panel. This will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions and learn about the writing process and the steps needed to be published.

BOOK FAIR | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Book Fair provides readers an opportunity to explore new authors, talk with them, learn about the writing process, and peruse or purchase their books - and have books signed, as well! For the authors, it provides them with an opportunity to showcase their work, connect with interested readers, and share their experiences with the writing process.

DON'T FALL FOR FAKE NEWS!
Monday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, presenters
While journalists have long battled the spread of “fake news”, librarians, who are dedicated to facts and reliable information, are also taking aim at this growing disinformation trend which occurs most frequently online. Learn how information is disseminated and how you can analyze the reliability of news sources.

AN EVENING OF LOVE POEMS
Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m.

David Sapp, presenter
In celebration of National Library Week and Poetry Month, join 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellent Award grant recipient David Sapp for a poetry reading. His work focuses on poems and prose with subjects that include nature, direct experience and memory, reflections on teaching, family, and rather ordinary encounters made significant through attentiveness and vision.

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

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

FIBER ARTS DAY
Saturday, April 13, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Follett House Museum

Learn about how fibers are transformed into the clothing and cloth that we use. Bring along your sewing, knitting, and other projects to work on!

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:   SMALLFOOT

Saturday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Warner Animation Group, 2018; 1 hr., 36 mins. Rated PG.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!  MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE LIFE OF JAMES RILEY WEAVER
Wedneday, April 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Wesley W. Wilson, Author and Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections, DePauw University Archives
James Riley Weaver was a cavalry officer from Pennsylvania during the Civil War who later in life married Sandusky native Emma Matern. During his time in the Union army and in a Confederate Prisoner of War Camp, James kept a diary of his life. Learn about the life of this soldier and the writing of the book about his life, James Riley Weaver’s Civil War: The Diary of a Union Cavalry Officer and Prisoner of War, 1863-1865.

ANCESTRY DNA:  WHAT DO I DO WITH MY RESULTS?

Wednesday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m.
Dustin Austin, presenter
So, you’ve had your DNA tested with Ancestry.com, now what do you do with the results? Learn some useful tips and tricks to make the most out of your AncestryDNA journey!  NOTE: This program is not endorsed by AncestryDNA or Ancestry.com. Testing kits are not available at this program. This is a program to help you better understand your results and the tools provided by Ancestry.com.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi
Monday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Here, in one volume, is the best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. Observant and candid, often heartbreaking, her raw humor and hard-earned wisdom is threaded throughout. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available for download.It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

 


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.