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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-Sept)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday (Oct-May)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

June, July, August

Wednesday & Friday
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Independence Day
Monday, July 4




Adult Programs and Events

FREE COMPUTER/INTERNET, DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO / IMAC CLASSES, 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.

            Click on the above image for information about Summer Reading!



ELECTION REFLECTIONS SERIES

“As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.”
To coincide with the 2016 Presidential election year, we will be taking a look back at Presidential history, with a particular focus on Ohio and local history. This program series, made possible by a grant from the Mylander Foundation, will kick off in February in conjunction with Presidents’ Day and will run through Election Day. During the ten-month series, we will feature a rich variety of programs for everyone. For the Election Reflections program booklet click here or stop by the Library.

JUNE:

SUMMER READING FOR ADULTS (16 years and up)

Registration is required. Adults can register at the Readers' Advisory Desk. For more fun, check out our weekly "Transform Your Life" programs for adults. Registration is not required for the weekly programs, but is requested. 

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

THE HEALTHY BRAIN

Wednesday, June 29, AT 6:30 p.m.
Cheryl Conley, Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, presenter
Learn ways to keep your brain healthy and reduce memory loss.

JULY:

SUMMER READING BOOK GROUP:  THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Tuesday, July 5, at 6:00 p.m.

We will discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Readers' Advisory Desk. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, July 5, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION:  IKE'S BLUFF: PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S SECRET BATTLE TO SAVE
THE WORLD
by Evan Thomas
Monday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader

A tense, vivid, and revisionist account of a president who was then, and still is today, underestimated. Ike’s Bluff is a startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. 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.)

TAI CHI 101
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16

Gary Polvinale, presenter
Although technically a martial art, Tai Chi is an internal martial art, a form of active meditation that cultivates the life force, known as the chi. Tai Chi provides a good workout, restores vitality, and challenges the mind, yet it is easily adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels and mobility. This is a 6-week beginner’s class.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

LABYRINTH WALKS

Wednesday, July 13, AT 6:30 p.m.
Annie Davis, Stein Hospice
Discover this meditative walk which has been used for centuries by people of all cultures for healing, insight, and relaxation.

"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB:  RECIPES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
Monday, July 18, at 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.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  AN ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION BY CANAL AND STAGECOACH:  JOHN QUINCY ADAMS CROSSES OHIO IN 1843
Wednesday, July 20, at 12:00 p.m.

Tom O’Grady, Director, Athens County Historical Society and Museum, presenter
Calling for the establishment of an astronomical observatory in his first State of the Union message back in 1825, nearly 15 years later former President Adams journeyed to Ohio in 1843 to fulfill this dream. In his lifetime John Quincy Adams was the foremost advocate for the advance of astronomy. At the age of 76, Adams made his way to Cincinnati to lay the cornerstone of the first publicly financed astronomical observatory in North America. Funding for this program is provided by Ohio Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

MINDFULNESS

Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Kitty Brandal, President, Corporate Compass Training and Development
Learn exercises to become more aware of yourself, reduce brain fog/brain chatter, and learn how to pay attention “on purpose”. Mindfulness helps you access the ability to be non-judgmental, compassionate, patient, present, and aware. This is the first session of a three-part series which continues on July 27 and August 3.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

CATHEDRALS BUILT BY THE MASONS
Monday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.

Russell Herner, Author, presenter
Hear the story and see illustrations of how the master builders and craftsmen designed and built European cathedrals. He will bring some of the tools that would have been used to build these buildings. In addition, he will sell his book for $40.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

MINDFULNESS

Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Kitty Brandal, President, Corporate Compass Training and Development
Learn exercises to become more aware of yourself, reduce brain fog/brain chatter, and learn how to pay attention “on purpose”. Mindfulness helps you access the ability to be non-judgmental, compassionate, patient, present, and aware. This is the second session of a three-part series which continues on August 3.

AUGUST:

ALL ABOUT ETSY
Monday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Carly Rogers, Sandusky Library, presenter
Are you interested in learning how to sell handmade, vintage, or craft supplies on Etsy? Come learn how to use Etsy to start your own shop. Topics covered include choosing a shop name, the importance of photographs, pricing your items, and more.

TAI CHI 101
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
August 2, 9, 16

Gary Polvinale, presenter
Although technically a martial art, Tai Chi is an internal martial art, a form of active meditation that cultivates the life force, known as the chi. Tai Chi provides a good workout, restores vitality, and challenges the mind, yet it is easily adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels and mobility. This is a 6-week beginner’s class.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

MINDFULNESS

Wednesday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Kitty Brandal, President, Corporate Compass Training and Development
Learn exercises to become more aware of yourself, reduce brain fog/brain chatter, and learn how to pay attention “on purpose”. Mindfulness helps you access the ability to be non-judgmental, compassionate, patient, present, and aware.

COMMUNITY READ-IN
Friday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Local police officers, firefighters, teachers, and community leaders will share some of their favorite books and authors and why reading is important to our community.
(suggested for students in grades K-8)

FILM DISCUSSION:  ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Monday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, discussion leaders
In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused list further arouses his suspicions. His editor is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself. Copies of the movie for viewing prior to the discussion will be available at the Readers’ Advisory Desk.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, August 9, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

VISION BOARDS

Wednesday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Donna Bretz, Life Coach, presenter
Learn the purpose of vision boards and then create your own vision. Bring your creativity; we’ll supply the rest.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

MOVIE SHOWING: BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END

Monday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m.
Renowned surgeon Atul Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to challenge us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question “What are your priorities if your time is limited?” can empower patients to live their lives fully, all the way to the end.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE 1860 ELECTION:  A PRELUDE TO WAR
Wednesday, August 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Randy Koch, Local Historian, presenter
Take a step back in time to the 1860 Presidential election. Koch will provide background into the transformation of the institution of slavery from a low profile political matter, as addressed by the Constitution, into the explosive issue which dominated the 1860 campaign. Insight will be provided into each party’s nomination, with special emphasis given to Abraham Lincoln’s amazing ascent to the White House.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

BOOK DISCUSSION:  BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END

by Atul Gawande

Wednesday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, the author claims that medicine can comfort and enhance our life and death experience. 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.)

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, August 25, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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


LANGE TRUST EVENT:  THE DOO-WAH RIDERS - guest artists with The Firelands Symphony Orchestra's OUTDOOR FAMILY POPS CONCERT
Sunday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m.

BGSU Firelands Campus / McBride Arboretum
(Rain Venue: Sandusky State Theatre)

Hear the magic of our remarkable symphony paired with five electrifying dynamos for an evening of exceptional fun at the lovely McBride Arboretum. Bring the whole family! There is no one like the Doo-Wah Riders! For over 30 years they have possessed the rare combination of seasoned experience and youthful energy, fired by a love for what they do. They define their sound as “high energy country with a Cajun twist”. Their powerful arrangements of classic, contemporary, and original songs have made them favorites wherever they go.
TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED. Bring your chairs or blankets.You are welcome to bring food and beverages.No alcohol please.

SUMMER READING BOOK GROUP:  THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
Monday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.

We will discuss The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Readers' Advisory Desk. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.