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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

October-December

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


For group tours call:

419-625-3834

Upcoming Closing
Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 11





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.

SEPTEMBER:

BEGINNING GERMAN:  A 12-WEEK COURSE
Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 / 5:30 p.m.

Mary Singler, presenter
This course is geared for adults interested in learning a new language. Former students are welcome to come and refresh their language skills.

NOTE: DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE QUIET READING ROOM.

 

NOVEMBER:

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesdays, November 5 & 19 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

EXCEL ESSENTIALS
Tuesday, November 4 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.  (NOTE date change)
Learn the fundamentals of Excel 2007, how to make spreadsheets, and other tips and tricks. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  SWINGTIME! featuring the Jive Aces

Wednesday, November 5 / 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre             
Direct from London, the Jive Aces (England’s top Jive & Swing band) are internationally renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show of Swing/Jive/R&B classics. The Tinseltown Jitterbugs will add their exciting swing dancing for a high-energy topper. For 2 free tickets, send a STAMPED, self-addressed envelope with your phone number to Sandusky Library. The limit for EACH request is 2 tickets. ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE! For more information, click here.

ART WALK AT THE LIBRARY
Thursday, November 6 / 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Area artists will showcase their talents and treasures, and you may find something for someone special on your holiday shopping list. The Library’s AfterWords Gift Shop will be open as well.

SNACK N' SCREEN FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  PLANES:  FIRE AND RESCUE

Saturday, November 8 / 2:30 p.m.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Movies are held at 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! (Walt Disney Pictures, 2014; 83 mins, Rated PG)

"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB:  YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPE
Monday, November 10 / 6:00 p.m.

Jean Gardener, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
Participants can 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.

SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY
Wednesday, November 12 / 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Jim Hufford, Hufford Insurance and Financial Services, presenter
Learn how to be savvy with Social Security. Jim’s presentation will be focused on baby boomers who are nearing retirement age. Registration is required.

WORD ESSENTIALS
Wednesday, November 12 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of Word 2010, how to enter and format text, change margins and line spacing, and save and print. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse.

EXCEL TABLES
Monday, November 17 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(NOTE date change)
Learn how to manage and manipulate large amounts of data in MS Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Word Essentials or some experience using Excel.

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY: UPCYCLED CRAFTING
Tuesday, November 18 / 6:00 p.m.

Goodwillsquad, Clare Opfer and Shannon Kieffer, presenters
Join us for an evening of creative fun! Upcycling is a great way to make something new and beautiful from existing items. Join us and create an amazing craft. (All materials provided.) Registration is requested.

HEALTH SCREENING:  BLOOD PRESSURE
Wednesday, November 19 / 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:  SEARS HOUSES:  THE HOMES THAT CAME IN A KIT
Wednesday, November 19 / 12:00 p.m
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Valerie Smith, Public Services Coordinator, Lorain Public Library System, presenter
Between 1908 and 1940, Sears shipped out over 70,000 home-building kits containing more than 30,000 pieces to would-be homeowners throughout the Midwest. Buyers could choose from dozens of home designs depicted in the Sears catalogs of houses. Many of these Sears kit homes were constructed in neighboring Lorain County, since the city of Lorain was the location for a Sears’ sales offices.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE GHOST MAP:  THE STORY OF LONDON'S MOST TERRIFYING EPIDEMIC - AND HOW IT CHANGED SCIENCE, CITIES, AND THE MODERN WORLD BY STEVEN JOHNSON
Wednesday, November 19 / 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year. Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

LOCAL AUTHORS EXPO & BOOK FAIR

Saturday, November 22 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

We are inviting local authors to showcase their written works, and Library patrons will be able to discover new talent, talk to authors, add signed works to their collections, or select holiday gifts.
Authors can network with each other and sell their books. Featured authors will run the gamut from children’s to adult fiction, poetry, and local history. Volunteers from the AfterWords Gift Shop will wrap gifts for free! Sandusky native Tiffany Alexander, author of The Children’s Band series, will lead a
family storytime at 12:00 p.m. She will be reading from her new book, Tough Tiff’s Bad Day. We are looking for authors who live in Erie County and the surrounding counties, or who are from here, or who have written about the area. To submit an entry form, please look for the image shown above on our website. Author applications should be received no later than November 15, 2014.  Click here for the application.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  CLARK WILSON:  ORGAN CONCERT WITH SILENT FILM

Wednesday, November 22 / 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

Clark Wilson is one of the top theater concert organists in the United States, and is also considered to be one of the finest practitioners of silent film scoring. He will perform a concert, followed by organ accompaniment to one of the madcap silent films of the early comedy film era. Mr. Wilson is an organ installationist and consultant as well. He is the resident organist for the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. Tickets are NOT necessary for this event.

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Friday, November 28 / 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 by Kirk Miller Floral Designs. Refreshments and live entertainment will be provided. If you can’t make it to our evening open house, we invite you to join us for our daytime celebration on Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. Starbucks™ coffee and cookies will be provided.


DECEMBER:

"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB:  BREAD MAKING

Monday, December 1 / 6:00 p.m.
Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, discussion leader

Participants can 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.

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, December 3 / 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Join us for one of Sandusky’s treasured traditions. The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor by Kirk Miller Floral Designs. Starbucks™ coffee and cookies will be provided.

WORD MAIL MERGE
Wednesday, December 3 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Learn how to use lists of names and addresses to create letters and mailing labels in MS Word. Prerequisite: Word Essentials or Excel Essentials.

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesday, December 3 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

MOVIE VIEWING AND BOOK DISCUSSION: SILENT NIGHT: THE STORY OF THE WORLD WAR I CHRISTMAS TRUCE BY STANLEY WEINTRAUB

MOVIE VIEWING: Joyeux Noel (English version)
Monday, December 8 / 6:00 p.m.

This movie is based on the book, depicted through the eyes of French, British, and German soldiers.
DISCUSSION:  Monday, December 15 / 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines. Throughout his narrative, Weintraub uses the stories of the men who were there, as well as their letters and diaries, to illuminate the fragile truce and bring to life this extraordinary moment in time.

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY: HOLIDAY CARDS
Tuesday, December 9 / 6:00 p.m.

Sherry Porter, presenter
Join us for an evening of creative fun! Create two beautiful cards, just in time for the holidays. (Feel free to bring your own cardmaking supplies if you have them, but all materials are
provided.)
Registration is requested.

SNACK N' SCREEN FREE FAMILY MOVIE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Saturday, December 20 / 2:30 p.m.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Movies are held at 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!  (DreamWorks, 2014; 102 mins, Rated PG)

JANUARY:

"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB:  WEIGHT LOSS RECIPES FOR THE NEW YEAR

Monday, January 5 / 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Steffenhagen, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
Participants can 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.

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesdays, January 7 & 21 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY: JEWELRY MAKING 101:  EARRINGS
Tuesday, January 6/ 6:00 p.m.

Paege Murphy, presenter

Join us for an evening of creative fun! Use beads and jewelry findings to create lovely, one-of-a-kind earrings. (Please bring small needle-nose pliers if you have them; all other materials are provided.) Registration is requested.

FREE LIBRARY EBOOKS FOR YOUR TABLET
Wednesday, January 7 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 10 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to use the CLEVNET eMedia Library and the OverDrive Media Console to check out, download, and read library eBooks on your tablet or smartphone. This class will show you how to access the Library’s eMedia collection on your Kindle Fire, NOOK HD, iPad/iPhone, or Android device. It is highly recommended that you register with your tablet’s app store before the class. (If you have a Kindle Paperwhite, NOOK Simple Touch, or other eReader, please call the Library for one of our one-on-one Book-A-Librarian sessions.)

A FENG SHUI VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR
Tuesday, January 13 / 6:30 p.m.

Cara Gallagher, Certified Feng Shui Consultant, presenter
Make the most out of 2015! Focus on your goals, have a vision, and use the power of Feng Shui to make it happen. Learn how to create a vision board that could change your life.

HEALTH SCREENING:  BLOOD PRESSURE
Wednesday, January 14 / 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.


BGSU FIRELANDS COMMON READ, REAL TALK:  DIALOGUE SERIES THE OTHER WES MOORE BY WES MOORE
Wednesday, January 14 / 6:00 p.m.

Professor Tracy Goss McGinley, BGSU Firelands, discussion leader
Wes Moore’s book is the story of two boys named Wes Moore struggling through difficult childhoods just blocks apart from each other in the inner city. How did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar and the other wind up serving a life sentence for murder?

SNACK N' SCREEN FREE FAMILY MOVIE: EARTH TO ECHO

Saturday, January 17 / 2:30 p.m.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Movies are held at 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! (Walt Disney Pictures, 2014; 91 mins, Rated PG)

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE AUTOMOBILE IN AMERICAN CULTURE
Wednesday, January 21 / 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Edward J. Pershey, Vice President, Collections & Exhibits, Western Reserve Historical Society, presenter
Follow the invention and development of one of the most important technologies to shape our daily lives, the automobile.

30 MINUTE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE INJECTIONS
Wednesdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 / 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Kitty Brandal, Corporate Compass Training & Development, presenter
Start the new year with better emotional intelligence! Join us for five fun and insightful EI injections. Dr. Brandal will show us how to increase our EI over time.

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY: BASIC DRAWING
Tuesday, January 27 / 6:00 p.m.

Paege Murphy, presenter

Join us for an evening of creative fun! Learn basic drawing techniques from artist Paege Murphy. (Materials provided, but if you have your own set of drawing pencils, please bring them.) Registration is requested.