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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

September-December
Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Monday, November 11
Veterans Day


Wednesday, November 27
Day Before Thanksgiving

Close at 5:00

Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day






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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.) 


SEPTEMBER:

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR AT THE FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM AND THE LIBRARY'S ARCHIVES RESEARCH CENTER
Saturday, September 14, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Join Jeremy Angstadt, Museum Services Manager, and Ron Davidson, Special Collections Librarian, and get a look at some of the behind-the-scenes areas of the Museum and archives at the Library. Along the way, you’ll learn more about our collection, what goes into making an exhibit, and how items are preserved. Tours will run every hour.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  DUMBO

Saturday, September 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Pictures, 2019; 1 hr., 52 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:  A BRIEF HISTORY OF PICTURE POSTCARDS

Tuesday, September 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Jim Semon, President, Firelands Postcard Club
October marks 150 years since the first postcard was created. Learn about their history and how they have changed through the years.

SANDUSKY SUNRISE EVENT
Saturday, September 21

The Library will offer programs in conjunction with the Sandusky Sunrise Event sponsored by the Center for Peace Through Understanding and Sandusky's Welcoming Committee.

Pinwheels for Peace at Sandusky Library from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
In celebration of Sandusky Sunrise and International Day of Peace, stop by Children’s Services and make a Pinwheel for Peace. (family program)

Two existing exhibits will be featured to recognize the important role of the Underground Railroad in Sandusky's history and to commemorate its brave Freedom Seekers and Abolitionists. The African-Americans of Early Sandusky exhibit will be displayed in the Library lobby. The Follett House Museum will feature an Underground Railroad exhibit. This exhibit includes a cane given to Rush Sloane by several Freedom Seekers whom he helped. The Follett House will be open 12:00-5:00 p.m. to allow people to visit the Museum before or during the event.

Sandusky Sunrise Event at First Congregational United Church of Christ from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
People of all ages are welcome to celebrate our cultural diversity through music, dance, and stories. Take a guided tour of Sandusky’s historic Underground Railroad sites, participate in kid friendly activities, and enjoy treats from Gram’s Goodies Food Truck.

PHOTOSHOP
Monday, September 23, 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. 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. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD BY COLSON WHITEHEAD
Monday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this New York Times bestseller is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

No need to wait until then to register. You can register to vote any day during open hours at the Library.  Ohio Voters: A statewide purge of inactive voters is scheduled for September 6. Voter advocates advise voters to confirm their voter registration status online after September 6. The registration deadline for the November election is October 7.

GRANDFAMILIES LEGAL AID
All sessions are held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25: Kinship Care Legal Clinic

Denise Zanni, Attorney at Law, and Rachel Hartshorn, Paralegal, presenters

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) has created the Grandfamilies Legal Project to help families and kinship care providers affected by the opioid crisis in Ohio. They offer free presentations that provide support for legal and emotional issues, school guidance, and public resources available to help you navigate ways to raise your grandkids or kin.

Kinship Care Legal Clinics offer a spectrum of services ranging from legal advice and guidance to limited legal representation and full representation. If you are interested in signing up for one of the Kinship Care Legal Clinics, please apply for services by calling the Legal Aid Line at 1-888-534-1432 or apply online at www.LegalAidLine.org.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19

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

NORTHERN OHIO LIBRARIES REGIONAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. @ Ritter Public Library (Vermilion)
Cheer for Team Sandusky Library at the 5th Annual Battle of the Books! This is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8 with questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens. Teams from several area libraries will compete.

CEMETERY WALK:  UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

at Oakland Cemetery (Milan Road)
Learn about Sanduskians who were important in helping people to freedom. Wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand and/or walk for at least an hour.

 

OCTOBER:

HISTORIC CENSUS RECORDS
Saturday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m.

Tom Neel, Ohio Genealogical Society, presenter
The United States has been taking a census of the people living in the country since the first census in 1790. Learn how these records can be used when researching your family history.


TRAVELING EXHIBIT

TELLING A PEOPLE'S STORY:  AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE
October 7-November 27

In celebration of Children’s Picture Book Month and Family Literacy Month, we are pleased to bring this traveling exhibit which focuses on African-American children’s illustrated literature. The exhibit features titles awarded the Coretta Scott King Book Award by the American Library Association, with examples of works that show the cultural, historical, and social makeup of African-American identity culture. The exhibit was designed by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant provided by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. The set of 12 panels will be displayed in our Children’s Services Department.

GRANDFAMILIES LEGAL AID
All sessions are held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday, October 7: Presentation on Legal/School/Medical Issues of Kinship Care*
Wednesday, October 23: Kinship Care Legal Clinic

*Children who have caregivers attending will have activities provided in an adjacent room.

Denise Zanni, Attorney at Law, and Rachel Hartshorn, Paralegal, presenters

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) has created the Grandfamilies Legal Project to help families and kinship care providers affected by the opioid crisis in Ohio. They offer free presentations that provide support for legal and emotional issues, school guidance, and public resources available to help you navigate ways to raise your grandkids or kin.

Kinship Care Legal Clinics offer a spectrum of services ranging from legal advice and guidance to limited legal representation and full representation. If you are interested in signing up for one of the Kinship Care Legal Clinics, please apply for services by calling the Legal Aid Line at 1-888-534-1432 or apply online at www.LegalAidLine.org.

MEDICARE:  PARTS A, B, C, & D
Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m.

Ted Biskind, American Benefits Group, presenter
Between October 15 and December 7 each year individuals age 65 and older, and those who have been on Social Security Disability for at least 24 months, can modify their existing Medicare Advantage or stand-alone prescription drug plans or select new ones which would take affect January 1, 2020. There can be much confusion about a Medicare beneficiary’s options, all of which will be explained more clearly during this presentation.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. | October 8, November 12, December 10

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

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Saturday, October 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures 2019; 1 hr., 26 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:  HEROINE BY MINDY McGINNIS
Monday, October 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. This is a necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  DEATH AND DYING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
Tuesday, October 15, at 12:00 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter
People of the Victorian Era were fascinated by death and everything that surrounded it. This lead to many different kinds of traditions and practices that revolved around death. Learn about the traditions they observed when it came to death and dying.

HAUNTED HISTORY SERIES:  DEATH AND DYING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
Wednesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter
People of the Victorian Era were fascinated by death and everything that surrounded it. This lead to many different kinds of traditions and practices that revolved around death. Learn about the traditions they observed when it came to death and dying.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  THE FOUR ITALIAN TENORS
Monday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. | Sandusky State Theatre

The Four Italian Tenors present an extraordinary evening of the most beloved Italian opera arias and songs, fusing Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism, dramatic flair, and operatic style. Their U.S. debut tour is a salute to four great tenors: Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli. Tickets are required for this event.  For ticket information, click here.

HAUNTED HISTORY SERIES:  GRAVE ROBBING
Wednesday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Doug Hulett, Curator, Maritime Museum, presenter
Grave robbing has occurred throughout all of history. Learn the history of grave robbing and why people committed this crime.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | October 24, November 21, December 19

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

PHOTOSHOP 2
Monday, October 28, 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. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

HAUNTED HISTORY SERIES:  GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF NORTHERN OHIO
Monday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m.

William G. Krejci, Investigative Historian and Author, presenter
Take a supernatural journey through the most chilling legends of Northern Ohio. Some stories are debunked. Some long-standing mysteries are solved. Some new mysteries come to light.

 

NOVEMBER:

TRAVELING EXHIBIT

TELLING A PEOPLE'S STORY:  AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE
November 1-27

In celebration of Children’s Picture Book Month and Family Literacy Month, we are pleased to bring this traveling exhibit which focuses on African-American children’s illustrated literature. The exhibit features titles awarded the Coretta Scott King Book Award by the American Library Association, with examples of works that show the cultural, historical, and social makeup of African-American identity culture. The exhibit was designed by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant provided by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. The set of 12 panels will be displayed in our Children’s Services Department.

GRANDFAMILIES LEGAL AID
Held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4: Presentation on Public Benefits/Kinship Care Resources*

*Children who have caregivers attending will have activities provided in an adjacent room.

Denise Zanni, Attorney at Law, and Rachel Hartshorn, Paralegal, presenters

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) has created the Grandfamilies Legal Project to help families and kinship care providers affected by the opioid crisis in Ohio. They offer free presentations that provide support for legal and emotional issues, school guidance, and public resources available to help you navigate ways to raise your grandkids or kin.

Kinship Care Legal Clinics offer a spectrum of services ranging from legal advice and guidance to limited legal representation and full representation. If you are interested in signing up for one of the Kinship Care Legal Clinics, please apply for services by calling the Legal Aid Line at 1-888-534-1432 or apply online at www.LegalAidLine.org.

PHOTOSHOP
Monday, November 4, 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. 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. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

THE LONG AND WINDING PHONE
Saturday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m.

Helen Marketti, Writer, presenter
In the course of her career as a freelance writer for magazines, Helen has had the opportunity to interview many different rock stars and television personalities. She will share some of the more interesting things she has learned about these people over the years.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. | November 12, December 10

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

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY (A CHIEF INSPECTOR GAMACHE NOVEL) BY LOUISE PENNY
Monday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
As the peace of a monastery crumbles after the renowned choir director is murdered, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors, as he searches for the killer. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE CEDAR POINT SESQUICENTENNIAL:  REFLECTIONS ON 150 YEARS OF FUN (1870-2020)
Tuesday, November 19, at 12:00 p.m.

H. John Hildebrandt, Author and Historian, presenter
A 40-year veteran of the park, Hildebrandt assesses the impact of Cedar Point on the history of Sandusky/Erie County and the amusement park industry.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | November 21, December 19

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

FOLLETT HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, November 27, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us for one of Sandusky’s treasured traditions. The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor and refreshments will be served. There will be live entertainment on Friday night.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:   POKÉ­MON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Saturday, November 30, at 2:30 p.m.

Warner Bros., 2019; 1 hr., 44 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.

 

DECEMBER:

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN FOR THGE OLD HOUSE GUILD CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES
Sunday, December 8, and Monday, December 9, from 6:00-9:00 p.m
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This is another opportunity to visit the Follett House Museum in the evening and decorated for the holidays. There is no charge (or ticket needed) to visit the Museum.

GRANDFAMILIES LEGAL AID
Held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4: Kinship Care Legal Clinic

Denise Zanni, Attorney at Law, and Rachel Hartshorn, Paralegal, presenters

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) has created the Grandfamilies Legal Project to help families and kinship care providers affected by the opioid crisis in Ohio. They offer free presentations that provide support for legal and emotional issues, school guidance, and public resources available to help you navigate ways to raise your grandkids or kin.

Kinship Care Legal Clinics offer a spectrum of services ranging from legal advice and guidance to limited legal representation and full representation. If you are interested in signing up for one of the Kinship Care Legal Clinics, please apply for services by calling the Legal Aid Line at 1-888-534-1432 or apply online at www.LegalAidLine.org.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Saturday, December 7, at 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Pictures, 2018; 1 hr., 39 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.

PHOTOSHOP 2
Monday, December 9, 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. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE HUSBAND HUNTERS:  AMERICAN HEIRESSES WHO MARRIED INTO THE BRITISH ARISOCRACY BY ANNE DE COURCY
Monday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
A deliciously told historical story about the young, rich, American heiresses who married impoverished, British gentry at the turn of the 20th century - the real women who inspired Downton Abbey. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m.

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

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  KILLERS ON KELLEYS ISLAND:  THE 1911 TRIPLE MURDER ON THE ISLAND
Tuesday, December 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter
In late September of 1911, three bodies washed ashore on Kelleys Island. All three people had been murdered. Learn about these murders and what happened to the accused murderers.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, December 19, at 10:30 a.m.

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

 


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.