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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 (June-Aug)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday (Sept-May)
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
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29






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:


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.

OHIO MEANS JOBS AND RESUME REVIEW
First and Third Thursday each month from 10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.

If you are looking for a job, thinking about a career change, or considering going to college or a trade/vocational school, learn how to use the Ohio Means Jobs website to create an account, assess your workskills, search for and apply for jobs, and create a resume.

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

Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can:
- help you use your tablet, smartphone, iPad, or laptop
- help you download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or music
- show you how to search the Library catalog or databases
- answer your questions about your Library account
- help you search the internet
- help set up an email account
- get you started with sites like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

*One-on-One appointments are also available by calling 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 like AutoCAD, etc.

SANDUSKY ADULT BASIC & LITERACY EDUCATION (ABLE)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. through May

These classes will now be offered at the Library. To participate, simply stop in the Library. ABLE includes:
- Basic math, reading, and writing skills
- Adult secondary education/high school equivalency preparation
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Transition services to post-secondary education and employment

MAY:

AUTHOR VISIT:  WILLIAM J. BROWN

MY SON, MY SON, WHERE ARE YOU?  A SOLDIER'S LIFE IN THE 12TH INFANTRY REGIMENT DURING WWII
Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m.

William J. Brown, Author, presenter
Staff Sergeant Frank Brown served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He was killed in action, two days after participating in the Normandy D-Day invasion. Hundreds of letters from Frank to his mom were the inspiration for this book.

BOOK PAGE RECYELING CRAFT
Wednesday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Diane Dalton, Lorain Public Library, presenter
Create a bowl made from old books. Registration is requested.


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 25: Working with Scrubby Yarn
June 13 & 29: Knitting/Crocheting with Plastic Bags
July 11 & 27: Knitting/Crocheting for Charity
August 15 & 31: Crafting with Knifty Knitter Looms

BLESS THIS MESS
Wednesday, May 31, at 6:00 p.m.

Lori Esposito, Sandusky Library, presenter
Excess clutter in your home and life can be a heavy burden to carry. Discover the blessings when you organize and simplify your life!

JUNE:


SUMMER READING 2017 - JUNE 5-JULY 31.  CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

FOREIGN FILM:  LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (“MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LIFE”)
Monday, June 5, at 6:00 p.m.

Italy, 1997. 1 hr, 56 mins. MPAA Rating: PG-13.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films.  MPAA RATING: PG-13 - Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

LIFE LESSONS FROM LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS
Tuesday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Little Golden Books with a trip down memory lane. Join us as we discuss life lessons that can be learned from classics like The Poky Little Puppy and The Shy Little Kitten.

THE BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Zachary Hoffman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, presenter
Learn how to save money, help the environment, and feel more comfortable in your home.

AUTHOR VISIT:  LORRAINE BOISSONEAULT

THE LAST VOYAGUERS
Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m.

This book tells the story of 23 teachers and teenagers who canoed from Montreal to the Gulf of Mexico to re-enact LaSalle’s voyage down the Mississippi. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich
Monday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader

One of the most revered novelists of our time, Louise Erdrich returns to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.  This is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture. You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  JOHNSON'S ISLAND:  A PRISON FOR CONFEDERATE OFFICERS
Wednesday, June 14, at 12:00 p.m.

Roger Pickenpaugh, Author, presenter
Join the author as he discusses his recently published book on the Civil War prison camp on Johnson’s Island. Books will be available for purchase.

A HEALTHY HOME
Wednesday, June 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Jon Fields, Restorepro Disaster Clean-Up and Restoration, presenter
Learn how to identify common household hazards like mold, lead paint, and asbestos - and what about bed bugs?

FOREIGN FILM:  PAN’S LABYRINTH (“NEVER STOP EXPLORING”)
Monday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Spain, 2006. 1 hr, 59 mins. MPAA Rating: R.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. MPAA RATING: R - Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children.

STAGING YOUR HOME FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE
Wednesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Jenine Porter, Realtor, Coldwell Banker, presenter
You may not be selling your home, but you may need some ideas on how to make your home more adaptable for current personal needs. Learn how to make your home the heart of your lifestyle!

MOVIE:  BLUE GOLD:  WORLD WATER WARS
Monday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Documentary, 2008. 1 hr., 30 mins. Unrated.
Problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water are examined in this film. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

LANGE TRUST EVENT: 

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FEELING GOOD BY DOING GOOD
Wednesday, June 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Chris Mruk, BGSU Firelands, presenter
Dr. Mruk’s findings trace the beginning of self-esteem back to doing that which is just and right.

JULY:

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND by William Kamkwamba
Monday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)

CONFLICT IS OPPORTUNITY
Wednesday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Kitty Brandal, Corporate Compass Training and Development, presenter
Learn to see conflict through a different set of lenses.

 

FOREIGN FILM:  INTOUCHABLES (“CONSIDER THE OTHER SIDE”)
Monday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m.

France, 2011. 1 hr, 52 mins. MPAA Rating R.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. MPAA RATING: R - Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE LIBRARY LADIES:  THE WOMEN WHO CREATED THE SANDUSKY LIBRARY
Wednesday, July 19, at 12:00 p.
m.
Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
Learn about the group of local women who organized to raise money and provide leadership to establish a public library in our community. The history of early libraries and literary clubs will also be discussed.

VOLUNTEER - MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Wednesday, July 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Christine Zess, the Volunteer Center of Erie County, presenter
Learn how to search for volunteer opportunities, create a profile, and register with non-profits in Erie County.

MOVIE:  YOUNG ONES
Monday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Subotica Entertainment, 2014. 1 hr., 40 mins. MPAA Rating: R.
In a post-apocalyptic future, water is scarce and those who are left must do whatever it takes to survive. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.


WHAT'S IN OUR WATER?
Wednesday, July 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Breann Hohman, Erie Soil & Water Cons. District, presenter
Learn how volunteers monitor our streams, what is being done locally to improve our water, and how you can get involved. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis
Monday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
A futuristic story where water is worth more than gold, and a teenage girl must protect her family’s water supply in a world plagued by cholera. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

AUGUST:

TEACHER TIPS

Tuesday, August 1, at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2, at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Back to School time for teachers, too! Come and learn about the resources that the Library has to offer for area educators. Registration is requested.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Wednesday, August 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Donna Bretz, Spiritual Life Coach, presenter

We’ll discuss why and when you should perform random acts of kindness, how to begin, and how to do it on a budget.

FOREIGN FILM:  THE WAVE (“THINK BEFORE YOU ACT”)
Monday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Germany, 2008. 1 hr, 47 mins. Unrated.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. 

AUTHOR VISIT:  MINDY McGINNIS
Wednesday, August 9, at 6:00 p.m.

Find out what inspired her to write the book! This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

SOLAR ECLIPSE FAMILY EVENT
Monday, August 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Gene Zajac, NASA Solar System Ambassador, presenter
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will pass through the United States. Learn about solar eclipses through a variety of hands-on activities and get information on how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely. Registration is required.

“LAKE” READS LIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION:   LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen
Monday, August 14, at 6:00 p.m
.

Terri Estel and Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve,  before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer... and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. Can they find what they need before it's too late?  You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)

BROWN BAG LUMCH:  THE LIFE AND TIME OF JAMES GARFIELD
Wednesday, August 16, at 12:00 p.m.

Eric Ebinger, presenter
How would the country have changed if Garfield had lived? Stop in and find out!

IMPROVING LAKE ERIE
Wednesday, August 16, at 6:00 p.m.

Brenda Cullen, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, presenter
Learn more about Lake Erie and how local residents play a role in improving the water we fish in, swim in, and drink. This program is part of Not a Drop To Drink - Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors.  With the generous support of a State Library LSTA grant, we will present seven programs which show the importance of water in our environment and what could happen if our water supply becomes contaminated.

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING EVENT
Monday, August 21, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Drop in, watch with us, make a craft, and be a part of history! On August 21 a total solar eclipse will pass through the United States. While Sandusky is not in the path of the total eclipse, we will be able to see an 80% partial eclipse using protective eyewear. Watch the eclipse in person as it hits its peak here around 2:30 p.m. and watch live footage in other parts of the country.

FOREIGN FILM:  THE BICYCLE THIEF (“EMPATHY IS CRUCIAL”)
Monday, August 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Italy, 1948. 1 hr, 29 mins. Unrated.

As part of the Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World, expand your worldview through foreign films. 

AMERICA'S CURRENT PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Wednesdays, August 23 and 30, at 6:00 p.m.
Jon Carver, presenter
We will brainstorm and prioritize some of the United States’ current problems and issues, and then troubleshoot them.

BOOK DISCUSSION:   DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC:  A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE, AND THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT by Candice Millard
Monday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.