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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 CLOSING
Staff In-Service
Friday, September 29





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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 PROGRAMS (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.

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

Center for Lifelong Learning
Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can help you:

- search the internet
- use your tablet, smartphone, iPad or laptop
- download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or music
- search the Library catalog or databases
- set up an email account; attach and send pictures/files
- use the features on the Ohio Means Jobs website
- review your resume or get one started
- use the features on your Library account (renew items, place holds)
- use Hoopla to stream movies, music, eBooks, and more
- get started with sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

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:


BOOK DISCUSSION:  DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
Monday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen & David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

Dead Wake is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:   MESSY BUN HATS
Thursday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m.

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

SOLD OUT! 
LANGE TRUST EVENT:   iLUMINATE

Call the Sandusky State Theatre Box Office the day of the event to see if tickets have been returned.  

Thursday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Sandusky State Theatre            

(Please be on time because the Theatre will be darkened for the performance)
 Music, art and the technological magic of iLuminate (pronounced eye-luminate) brings you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, and break dancing, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, high-tech effects, and original music, iLuminate delivers this unique in-the-dark event not to be missed.   Click here for ticket information.

OCTOBER:

 

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: 

HENRY COUNTY IN THE GREAT WAR:  LOYALTY TRIALS, GERMAN-AMERICANS, AND THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PATRIOTS
Monday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Michael McMaster, Wood County Historical Museum Education Coordinator, presenter

In 1918 an organization in Napoleon, Ohio, called The League of American Patriots of Henry County was formed with the reported purpose of stamping out pro-German propaganda in the county.

AUTHOR VISIT:  MELINDA CARVER

GET POSITIVE, LIVE POSITIVE:  CLEARING THE NEGATIVITY FRON YOUR LIFE
Wednesday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m.

Are you arguing with your family? Dealing with issues in your love life? Wish for career success, but sabotage yourself? With warmth and humor, Melinda will motivate you to transform your life tonight. She also is the host of the radio Show Positive Perspectives. Her book will be available for purchase and signing.

MEDICARE:  PART A, B, C, & D
Thursday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m.

Ted Biskind, American Benefits Group, presenter
Effective October 15, 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 plan or elect a new Advantage plan, many of which are available with little or no monthly premium. Many senior citizens are unaware of the various individual plans being offered beyond Medicare Parts A & B, and the Part D prescription drug coverage, which often causes much confusion. These supplements and other individual plans will be explained more clearly. Registration is requested.

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I

MOVIE:  WONDER WOMAN
Monday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Warner Brothers, 2017; 2 hrs., 21 mins. Rated PG-13
Wonder Woman fights alongside men in a war to end all wars, and she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. (MPAA RATING: PG-13 - Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.)

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  USING CAKE/ROLL YARN
Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 26, at 10:30 a.m.

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

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  WORLD WAR I ON THE OHIO HOME FRONT
Wednesday, October 18, at 12:00 p.m.

Susan Talbot-Stanaway, retired Director of the Zanesville Museum of Art
During the “Great War” at home, in community organizations, on the farm, and in the workplace, Ohioans were exposed to new roles, new beliefs, and a new sense of national unity. Young and old were urged to support the families of soldiers, purchase war bonds and stamps, undergo the hardships of rationing, and report spies. This program will discuss how Ohioans’ participation shaped important social and political changes.


BOOK DISCUSSION:  A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith
Monday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

An emotionally charged historical novel based on the Gold Star Mothers.  Cora Blake never dreamed she’d go to Paris. She’s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to travel to France with hundreds of other Gold Star Mothers, courtesy of the U.S. government, to say goodbye to their fallen sons, American casualties of World War I who were buried overseas. Chaperoned by a dashing West Point officer, Cora’s group includes the wife of an immigrant chicken farmer; a housemaid; a socialite; a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and dozens of other women from all over the country. Along the way, the women will forge lifelong friendships as they face a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed.

GENEALOGY DAY:

INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY
Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson and Dorene Paul, Sandusky Library, presenters
Learn the basics of researching your family history using historical records and online resources. You will have “hands on” time to learn about genealogy sites on the internet, including Ancestry.com (Library Edition), Family Search, and others.

OHIO AND WORLD WAR I:  RECONSTRUCTING YOUR ANCESTOR'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS
Saturday, October 28, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Eric Johnson, Ohio Genealogical Society, presenter
Although the majority of military service records were destroyed by fire in 1973, your ancestors did come home with a copy of their service records. This lecture will cover how to find those documents.

 

NOVEMBER: 

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I

MOVIE:  ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Monday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 1930; 2 hrs., 16 mins. Not Rated.
The film, told entirely through the experiences of young German recruits, is not about heroism, but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.

BULLET JOURNALING 101
Wednesday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Carly Rogers, Sandusky Library, presenter
Bullet Journals are a popular way to plan, organize, and record memories. Join us for resources and tips for bullet journaling.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Erich Maria Remarque
Monday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS
Tuesday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m.

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

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  A WWI SOLDIER AND HIS CAMERA by William J. Brown
Wednesday, November 15, at 12:00 p.m.

Learn more about Pvt. Emil Rezek, an American soldier in World War I. Pvt. Rezek was an avid photographer with his Kodak vest pocket camera, which along with his diary and photo comments thoroughly enriches a story that shows that a soldier in the lowest grade, determined to provide his all, can make a difference.

AUTHOR VISIT:  JIM KLEIN

SANDUSKY BLUE STREAKS FOOTBALL VOLUME 1 | 1950-1979
Saturday, November 18, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Meet the author of this book that has over 224 pages honoring one of Ohio’s greatest high school football programs. The book will be available for purchase ($25 cash only) and signing.

 

DECEMBER:

SOCIAL SECURITY:  UNDERSTANDING SURVIVOR'S BENEFITS
Monday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brandon Smith, Social Security Administration, presenter
Sue Daugherty, Serving Our Seniors, facilitator

What happens when my spouse dies? How will this affect my monthly check? We’ll answer your questions. To register, call Serving Our Seniors (419-624-1856) or e-mail (mail@servingourseniors.org) by December 8, 2017. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the name of the Skype talk you want to attend. You will be contacted if the Skype talk is cancelled.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION:  A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
Monday, December 11, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen & David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right.

SOCIAL SECURITY:  WORKING WHILE DISABLED
Tuesday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brandon Smith, Social Security Administration, presenter
Sue Daugherty, Serving Our Seniors, facilitator

Can I earn any wages while I’m on disability? Learn the answer to questions like this and more.
To register, call Serving Our Seniors (419-624-1856) or e-mail (mail@servingourseniors.org) by December 8, 2017. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the name of the Skype talk you want to attend. You will be contacted if the Skype talk is cancelled.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  TEMPERATURE BLANKETS AND SCARVES
Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 28, at 10:30 a.m.

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

SOCIAL SECURITY:  CHANGES AND UPDATES FOR 2018
Wednesday, December 13, at 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brandon Smith, Social Security Administration, presenter
Sue Daugherty, Serving Our Seniors, facilitator

Learn what changes will take place in 2018 regarding Social Security Retirement and Social Security Disability. To register, call Serving Our Seniors (419-624-1856) or e-mail (mail@servingourseniors.org) by December 8, 2017. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the name of the Skype talk you want to attend. You will be contacted if the Skype talk is cancelled.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  SANDUSKY AND THE GREAT WAR, 1917-18
Wednesday, December 20, at 12:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
It has been 100 years since the United States was involved in World War I -- “the war to end all wars.” It was a challenging time for all the nation, including the people of Sandusky. This program will offer observations on life in Sandusky during wartime, describing the experiences of Sanduskians who went to war and those who remained on the home front.

 

JANUARY:

THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jojo Moyes
Monday, January 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

Jojo Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker—a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts. Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie ’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.