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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

September

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

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
VETERANS DAY
Friday, November 11

DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING
Wednesday, November 23
Close at 5

THANKSGIVING
Thursday, November 24




      

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.


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, kicked off in February will run through November. For the Election Reflections program booklet click here or stop by the Library.

 

OCTOBER:

SANDUSKY READS:  THE OTHER WES MOORE
Sandusky Reads is a community-wide reading project to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book, which can strengthen bonds and build connections between people of different cultures and economic and educational backgrounds. We hope you join us. We are grateful for two grants received in support of this initiative: one from the Erie County Community Foundation and another from The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Erie County. Grant funding will pay for copies of Wes Moore’s books, which will be distributed to participating schools and community groups.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: GOOSEBUMPS

Saturday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.

Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!  Columbia Pictures, 2015; 103 mins, Rated PG.

“FUN FOR FOODIES” COOKBOOK CLUB:  FALL/HARVEST COOKING

Monday, October 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Ron Davidson, presenter
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. The books are available at the Readers’ Advisory Desk.

NOTE NEW DATE: UNPLUGGED:  LET GO AND GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

Monday, October 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Donna Bretz and Jarrod Walters, Divine Awakenings, presenters

Learn how to start enjoying your life by letting go of clutter and emotions that no longer serve you.  Learn how to meditate as well.

 

GARAGEBAND

Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of using an iMac computer and  GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Completion of this class makes you eligible to schedule time to use the Sound Recording Studio and Editing Studio. Registration is required as class size is limited to 6.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!

Tuesday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 20, s at 10:30 a.m.

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

CRADLES AND CRAFTS
Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Parents-To-Be: Each week make a craft for your little one’s nursery while a professional from an area agency is on-site to answer any questoons you might have. Registration required.
October 5: 
Mason Jar Nightlight

October 12:  Felted Ball Mobile
October 19:  Shh!...Baby is Sleeping Sign

FIRST PERSON INTERPRETER AS THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Saturday, October 8, at 2:30 p.m.

Larry Marple, presenter

 

STAR WARS READS DAY
Saturday, October 8, at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a Star Wars story and out of this world crafts and activities, including pictures with Star Wars and outerspace backgrounds in the Digital Media Studio. Registration required. (all ages)

UNPLUGGED:  BOOK DISCUSSION:  ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, October 12, at 6:00 p.m.

“Nothing is impossible in the spring,” says Anne Shirley, who has a case of recurring spring fever. Catch spring fever and escape the current world while reading and talking about this classic children’s story. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book.

CANCELLED:  WRITTEN IN THE RECORD:  AN OBSERVATION OF WRITING STYLES IN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS IN THE LIBRARY’S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Saturday, October 15, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter

In today’s digital age, handwriting is becoming a lost skill, but in the past, the written (by hand) word was a primary means of communication, and an art in itself.  See examples of handwriting styles in documents - from personal “field notes” and letters of pioneers to the region, early official records and documents, schoolwork, wartime correspondence, and more. See how people wrote in the past and learn a little about how to read their ‘strange’ handwriting.  (all ages) This program will be rescheduled.


CANCELLED:  INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE GENEALOGY

Monday, October 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Dorene Paul and Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenters

Learn how to search your family tree using online resources and other materials available at the Library. Space is limited to 14 people. This program will be rescheduled.

UNPLUGGED:   CREATING PEACE AND HARMONY FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME

Monday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m.

Donna Bretz and Jarrod Walters, Divine Awakenings, presenters

Learn what causes feelings of chaos, tiredness, and insomnia, and what items you have in your home that can get rid of unwanted energy.

IMOVIE AND IPHOTO

Tuesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 27, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of using an iMac computer and Apple’s entry-level video and photo editing programs, iMovie and iPhoto. Completion of this class makes you eligible to schedule time to use the Visual Recording Studio and Editing Studio. Registration is required as class size is limited to 6.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  WARREN G. HARDING AND THE MARION DAILY STAR

Wednesday, October 19, at 12:00 p.m.

Sherry Hall, Site Manager, Harding Home Presidential Site, presenter

 

SANDUSKY READS BOOK DISCUSSION: THE OTHER WES MOORE:  ONE NAME, TWO FATES  by Wes Moore

Monday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Mary Beth Wade Jones, BGSU Firelands, discussion leader

The Lange Trust is bringing the author to the Sandusky State Theatre on November 2. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.

UNPLUGGED:  RELAXATION TECHNIQUES AND REIKI
Wednesday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m.
Rachel Berry, Stein Hospice, presenter

Learn techniques that help reduce physical symptoms, soothe your mind, and nurture your spirit.

NOVEMBER:

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!

Tuesday, November 1, at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, at 10:30 a.m.

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

GARAGEBAND

Wednesday, November 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of using an iMac computer and  GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Completion of this class makes you eligible to schedule time to use the Sound Recording Studio and Editing Studio. Registration is required as class size is limited to 6.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  WES MOORE
Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Sandusky State Theatre

For detailed information, click here.

This event is funded by the Lange Trust of Sandusky Library.  Tickets are NOT required for this event.

Wes Moore is a motivational speaker, youth advocate, Army combat veteran, and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. It tells the tale of two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city. Both raised by single moms, one grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow while the other is currently serving a life sentence for murder. NOTICE:  Because of very limited wheelchair spaces, reservations are required. The Lange Trust number is 419-625-9743. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE THEATRE OR THE LIBRARY!

UNPLUGGED:  UNPLUG AND RELAX WITH PAINTING AND MUSIC

Saturday, November 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Leslie Griffin, The Crooked Canvas, presenter

Learn how to relieve stress by creating abstract art. You will create marbleized paintings while enjoying the sounds of the local band, “Guilt By Association”.  Registration is required as space is limited to 30.

“FUN FOR FOODIES” COOKBOOK CLUB:  RECIPES FROM FAMOUS AUTHORS

Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Jean Gardner, presenter

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. The books are available at the Readers’ Advisory Desk.

  

BOOK DISCUSSION:  HARRY TRUMAN’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE:  THE TRUE STORY OF A GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP by Matthew Algeo

Monday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders 

Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book

IMOVIE AND IPHOTO

Wednesday, November 16, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of using an iMac computer and Apple’s entry-level video and photo editing programs, iMovie and iPhoto. Completion of this class makes you eligible to schedule time to use the Visual Recording Studio and Editing Studio. Registration is required as class size is limited to 6.

NATIVE AMERICANS IN ERIE COUNTY
Monday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Jean Gardner, Sandusky Library, presenter

We’ll explore Native American artifacts from the Follett House Museum collection. (all ages)

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Friday, November 25, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 1, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join us at the Follett House Museum for one of Sandusky’s treasured traditions.  The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor. Refreshments and live entertainment will be provided.  If you cannot make it to our evening Open House, we invite you to join us for coffee and cookies at our daytime celebration.

HOLIDAY CARD MAKING

Saturday, November 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Get a head start on the holidays by making festive cards. Create 2-3 different holiday cards. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own materials (stickers, glue, scissors) if desired. Registration required. (all ages)

 

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  RATCHET & CLANK

Saturday, November 26, at 2:30 p.m.

Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!  Rainmaker Entertainment, 2016; 94 mins, Rated PG.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  NIGHT by Elie Wiesel

Tuesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader

 Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book.. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.


DECEMBER:

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, December 1, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join us for coffee and cookies at the Follett House Museum for one of Sandusky’s treasured traditions.  The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 p.m.

Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! Sony Pictures, 2016; 97 mins, Rated PG.

OLD HOUSE GUILD CHRISTMAS CANDELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES

Sunday, December 4,  and Monday, December 5

from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This is another opportunity to visit the Follett House Museum and see it in the evening and decorated for the holidays. You can also purchase Tour of Homes tickets here both nights of the tour.There is no charge (or ticket needed) to visit the Museum.  

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!

Tuesday, December 6, at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 22, at 10:30 a.m.

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

WINTER FAMILY FUN WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m.

Paula Wisniewski, Pat Catan’s, presenter

Create winter crafts with your family.  Supplies provided by Pat Catan’s. Registration required. (all ages)


UNPLUGGGED: BOOK DISCUSSION:  WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’ by Wally Lamb

Wednesday, December 14, at 6:00 p.m.

A holiday treat that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book

“FUN FOR FOODIES” COOKBOOK CLUB:  PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF RECIPES

Monday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Steffenhagen, presenter

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. The books are available at the Readers’ Advisory Desk.