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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

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

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day






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, and MAC software classes (Photoshop, GarageBand, and iMovie).  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. 

CLICK HERE for LANGE TRUST EVENTS.


TECH TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m
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If you have a computer, laptop, phone or device, we are here to help you learn more about them!
Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can help you:

     - use the features on your online Library account to renew items and place holds
      - search the Library catalog or databases and download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music 

        (you can do this with Hoopla, too!)
      - search the internet or set up an email account
      - get started with Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram

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.

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.

 


 

MAY:

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!
May 15 & 31: Knook
June 12 & 28: Dishcloths
July 10 & 26: Floor Poofs
August 14 & 30: Slippers

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  WASHINGTON PARK
Wednesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour.  In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.

INSTANT POT TIPS AND TRICKS
Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m.

Whether you are new to Instant Pots or a well-seasoned expert, join us as we share tips, tricks, and resources for recipes for your pressure cooker.

SANDUSKY POLICE AND K9 OFFICERS:  THE HEROIN AND OPIOID CRISIS
Wednesday, May 30, at 6:00 p.m.

John Orzech, Police Chief; K9 Officer Evan Estep; and K9 Gunner, Sandusky Police Department, presenters
Heroin and opioids are a growing problem in many communities. Sandusky has been dealing with an unprecedented level of overdoses. Learn how the Sandusky Police Department and their K9 Unit is handling this problem and see Gunner in action.

 

JUNE:

JOIN US FOR SUMMER READING JUNE 4-JULY 31
Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 4.

When you register, you will receive a special Bicentennial Pennant, a Reading Log, and be eligible for our prize drawings! To register, stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk.

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up)
Monday, June 4, 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 show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE LAST RUNAWAY BY TRACY CHEVALIER
Monday, June 4, at 6:00 p.m. 

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Honor Bright moves from England to an Ohio community in the 1850s. She struggles to fit into her new life in the U.S. and as a Quaker. In her journey, she meets two women who are very involved in the Underground Railroad movement. This discussion is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation.

COMPUTER BASICS
Tuesday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m.

Want to begin using a computer? This class will explore using the mouse, keyboard, toolbars, the scroll bar, and basic Windows.

THE LIGHT OF FREEDOM:  STORIES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN THREADS OF MY FAMILY, THEIR JOURNEYS TOWARDS FREEDOM & THE ABOLITIONIST
Saturday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m.

Karen Hampton, Artist, presenter
Karen will share the stories in her work and discuss her creative process. Her medium is cloth pieces - whether digitally printed, hand woven or aged-linens - which she weaves to tell the stories of her ancestors, imbued with the hopes and visions of African Americans. Karen’s artwork will be on display from June 8-July 21 from 12-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at Carrington Arts, 231 W. Water Street, Sandusky (www.carringtonfinearts.com).

ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY:  THE CLEVELAND CONNECTION
Monday, June 11, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Joel S. Keller, presenter

Learn about Cleveland’s influence in the development of Rock and Roll music from the 1950s to the present day. Important events in local Rock and Roll history will be discussed as well.

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 12 & 28: Dishcloths
July 10 & 26: Floor Poofs
August 14 & 30: Slippers

INTERNET BASICS
Thursday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m.

This class will introduce you to the internet, explain the basic elements of a web page, and show you how to search online.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH
THE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF JOHNSON'S ISLAND

Tuesday, June 19, at 12:00 p.m.

Dr. David Bush, Director, Center for Historic & Military Archaeology; Professor of Anthropology, Heidelberg University, presenter
Johnson’s Island was a major prisoner of war camp. Dr. Bush will discuss both the history of the camp as well as the efforts to do archaeological digs to learn more about the camp.

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO: 

THERE ARE LESSONS OF SLAVERY YET TO BE LEARNED:  WHY THE 13TH AMENDMENT REMAINS RELEVANT IN THE 21st CENTURY U.S. AND BEYOND
Saturday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m.
Ric Sheffield, JD, Director, Law & Society Program, Kenyon College, presenter

In the little more than a decade that has passed since Congress passed the law to officially commemorate the signing of the US Constitution, the 13th Amendment rarely has been the focus of Constitution Day speeches and celebrations. Constitutional scholars and lecturers tend to emphasize the provisions that traditionally are thought to provide a guidepost and set of principles by which Americans can and should conduct their civil lives in a nation that seeks to demonstrate its commitment to the rule of law. Yet, it is all too easy to forget how the lessons of slavery and the promise of emancipation remain important in the contemporary lives of many Americans one hundred and fifty years later. This program is funded with a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

BICENTENNIAL BANTER: 

FROM AROUND THE WORLD:  ETHNIC SANDUSKY
Wednesday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sandusky State Threatre

Ron Davidson, Archives Librarian, Sandusky Library, presenter
Sandusky was built by people from many parts of the world - Germany, Italy, Ireland, and West Africa, just to name a few. Learn why they came to Sandusky, what they brought with them (material goods and traditions), and what they did when they got here.

OHIOMEANS JOBS - ERIE COUNTY DROP-IN
Third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
June 21, July 19, August 16

OhioMeansJobs - Erie County helps guide you with your job search, both in person and online. Staff from OMJ will be available at the Library to assist with registering on the website, job searching, creating a resume, applying for jobs online, and more. Be sure to stop in and meet with them
!

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION HELP
Tuesday, June 26, and Thursday, August 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to filling out online job applications.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Wednesday, June 27, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.

JULY:

COMPUTER BASICS
Thursday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m.

Want to begin using a computer? This class will explore using the mouse, keyboard, toolbars, the scroll bar, and basic Windows.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING BY FANNIE FLAGG
Monday, July 9, at 6:00 p.m. 

Terri Estel and Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. The Whole Town’s Talking reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.

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!
July 10 & 26: Floor Poofs
August 14 & 30: Slippers

WAR OF 1812 LIVING HISTORIANS AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM
Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Park Rangers, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, presenters
Experience history first hand as you interact with living historians from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial who will be talking about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. The Park Rangers will be dressed in period clothing and have War of 1812 reproductions to show the everyday lives of the men who served. The Follett House Museum will be open for tours as well.

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up)
Monday, July 16, at 6:00 p.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 show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

INTERNET BASICS
Tuesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m.

This class will introduce you to the internet, explain the basic elements of a web page, and show you how to search online.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE AND THE WAR OF 1812
Tuesday, July 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Carrie E. Sowden, Archaeological Director, National Museum of the Great Lakes, presenter
Learn about the history of the Battle of Lake Erie and the work that Great Lakes Historical Society is doing to attempt to identify the battlefield. We will also look at other War of 1812 naval archaeological sites around the Great Lakes. This program is funded with a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

OHIOMEANS JOBS - ERIE COUNTY DROP-IN
Third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | July 19, August 16

OhioMeansJobs - Erie County helps guide you with your job search, both in person and online. Staff from OMJ will be available at the Library to assist with registering on the website, job searching, creating a resume, applying for jobs online, and more. Be sure to stop in and meet with them!

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:  BEING MUSLIM IN AMERICA
Saturday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m.

M. Isam Zaiem, Retired MD and Co-Founder of CAIR (Cleveland Chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations), presenter

What is Islam? Who are those that call themselves Muslims? What do they believe? What is the Quran?    What about the American Muslim community? The answers may surprise you. Learn about the basic beliefs and practices of Islam. Just like many Christians, these vary widely among cultural, geographic, and family groups.  What are the common stereotypes and where did they come from? All of these questions will be answered in this program.

ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY:  FOLK ROCK - ARTISTS AND GROUPS
FROM THE 1970s THROUGH TODAY
Monday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Joel S. Keller, presenter
Folk music morphed into Folk Rock in the 1960s. Biographical information and music will be shared from such artists and groups as The Mamas and the Papas, Paul Simon, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, James Taylor, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, and more.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  DOWNTOWN SANDUSKY

Wednesday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.
As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.

AUGUST:

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up)
Monday, August 6, 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 show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  ANDREW JACKSON:  HIS LIFE AND TIMES BY H.W. BRANDS
Monday, August 6, at 6:00 p.m. 

John Montag, discussion leader
H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. This discussion is funded with a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

COMPUTER BASICS
Tuesday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m.

Want to begin using a computer? This class will explore using the mouse, keyboard, toolbars, the scroll bar, and basic Windows.

CEMETERY WALK:  THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF SANDUSKY - THE NORTH RIDGE
Saturday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Museum Manager, Sandusky Library, presenter
We will explore the North Ridge of Oakland Cemetery and the lives of some of the citizens who helped establish the city of Sandusky, including early elected officials, lawyers, and other people who helped make the decisions that shape the city as we know it today. As this is a walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour.

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO: STATUES, FLAGS, AND THE ONGING BATTLE OVER THE MEANING OF THE CIVIL WAR
Saturday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m.

William Trollinger, PhD, Professor, History and Religious Studies, University of Dayton, presenter

The 2015 mass shooting in Charleston and now the recent events in Charlottesville have added fuel to the intense and sometimes heated debate in contemporary America about Confederate monuments and flags. What sometimes gets lost in this debate is that monuments and flags are not history themselves, but are commemorations of an interpretation of history. This is particularly true in this case. Most Confederate monuments were not constructed in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but, instead, were put up as part of the effort to create a “Jim Crow” South that rendered African Americans politically invisible and powerless. The revival of Confederate flags was part and parcel of the mid-twentieth-century white resistance to the Civil Rights movement. In effect, the Confederate monuments and flags – and the fierce defense of both – are manifestations of the fact that the South lost the Civil War but won the writing of history. The current opposition to Confederate monuments and flags grows out of a very deep desire to tell a new and more accurate story about our past.

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!
August 14 & 30: Slippers

ANCESTRY.COM:  HOW TO BUILD A FAMILY TREE AND LINK YOUR DNA KIT TO YOUR FAMILY TREE
Wednesday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Dustin Austin, presenter
Learn helpful tips, tricks, and techniques to make the most out of your Ancestry subscription. You’ll learn how to build a family tree, and if you took a DNA test, how to link it. With all these tools, it may lead to making meaningful connections with living cousins who share family names and stories which can bring life to your family history! (NOTE: This is not a DNA class.)

OHIOMEANS JOBS - ERIE COUNTY DROP-IN
Thursday, August 16, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

OhioMeansJobs - Erie County helps guide you with your job search, both in person and online. Staff from OMJ will be available at the Library to assist with registering on the website, job searching, creating a resume, applying for jobs online, and more. Be sure to stop in and meet with them!

SANDUSKY 2018 BICENTENNIAL CONCERT

Sunday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.

Presented by the Lange Trust of Sandusky Library and the Bicentennial Commission

The FREE Outdoor Pops Concert will feature the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, directed by Carl Topilow, and guest artist Dan May, Sandusky born and raised. The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library is the sponsor for guest artist Dan May. The concert will also include local high school bands and Gospel singers from local churches. Tickets are not required. More details will be announced closer to the event.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH

SANDUSKY'S HOME TOWN RAILROAD
Tuesday, August 21, at 12:00 p.m.
Charlie Wise, Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad Historian, presenter
The railroad has long been an important part of life and business in Sandusky. Explore the history of the homegrown railroad from Sandusky. This program is funded with a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  DOWNTOWN SANDUSKY
Wednesday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.

INTERNET BASICS
Thursday, August 23, at 10:30 a.m.

This class will introduce you to the internet, explain the basic elements of a web page, and show you how to search online.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  BIG LITTLE LIES BY LIANE MORIARTY
Monday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. 

Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
A brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION HELP
Thursday, August 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to filling out online job applications.

 

SEPTEMBER:

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library
Come cheer for team Sandusky Library at the fourth annual Battle of the Books! Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  WASHINGTON PARK
Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.