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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

The Museum is Closed
January-March


For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20





 

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.


JANUARY:  

SANDUSKY ADULT BASIC & LITERACY EDUCATION (ABLE)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
January thru April (except January 2, 16 and February 20)

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

DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO TUTOR
Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

(beginning in 2017)

Have you ever wanted to produce a movie or record a song? Stop by the Digital Media Studio and see how your creative ideas are possible using our Sound Recording Studio, Visual Recording Studio, and Editing Studio. One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834. 

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

(beginning in 2017)

Center for Lifelong Learning
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, stop by and a Tech Tutor will help with your questions. One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834.  We can help with:
  Basic Computer Skills:
      - Learning to use a mouse and keyboard
      - Computer features
      - Searching the Internet
      - Signing up for and using email
   Job Search:
      - Searching online for jobs
      - Applying online
      - Paperless resume

WARM UP WITH READING ADULT WINTER READING CHALLENGE

January 9 - February 28 (ages 18 and up)

BINGO! is the name of the game for the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a BINGO card (or print one from our website). Earn BINGO by reading five different choices of books or attending five programs, or a combination of both! Once you earn a BINGO, you will win a prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing! If you complete additional BINGO cards, you earn more entries!

iMOVIE AND iPHOTO CLASSES
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
February 9, April 13
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
January 30, February 13, March 27, April 17

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

CHALK IT UP WITH THE SALVAGE DIVAS
Saturday, January 14, at 10:30 a.m.

Lori Bennett and Lisa Wick, Salvage Divas, presenters
Learn how to prep, paint, sand, distress, wax, and finish a piece of furniture to transform it from a give-away to a unique and often talked about piece of decor.

WIRELESS STREAMING:  ROKU AND SMART TV
Tuesday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m.

Library Program Room
Are you ready to start using wifi and a Roku? Or a Smart TV and apps? This class will show you how.

GARAGEBAND CLASSES

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 19, February 23, March 9, April 20
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
January 23, February 6, April 1
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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.

THE BEATLES IN CLEVELAND:  THE NOTORIOUS 1964 & 1966 CONCERTS
Tuesday, January 24, at 6:00 p.m.
(doors open at 5:30 p.m. for display of memorabilia and FAB music)

Dave Schwensen, author, presenter
Relive the excitement of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George, and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatles - and rock ‘n’ roll - history. Grab a front row seat for back stage and on stage excitement through eyewitness accounts from promoters, concert MCs, deejays, opening acts, and fans. The story is also told through rare, never-before published photos, video stills, and memorabilia. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

GETTING YOUR CHILD READY FOR COLLEGE
Wednesday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m.

Cathy Zeiher, presenter

Get your student ready to make a decision that will affect the rest of their life. Students and parents are invited to a session that will help you develop a calendar of what needs to be done and when it should be completed. This framework will help relieve the stress that this process often creates. Cathy has over 40 years of experience working with students and has helped hundreds of students make the right college choice. Along with a calendar, students will get constructive hints that will help them stand out to a college admissions office. Get your student a head start on the college application process.

TABLET TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
January 26, February 16, March 16, April 27

Center for Lifelong Learning
Learn to use your own device to access thousands of digital titles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read e-Books and digital magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and even watch movies and TV shows right on your device. A Tablet Tutor can teach you how! One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834. 
       - eReader        - Tablet
       - iPad              - Smartphone

INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE GENEALOGY
Tuesday, January 31, at 1:30 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.

FEBRUARY:  

LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH - SOCIAL MEDIA GAME
During February

Enjoy an old fashioned scavenger hunt with a new twist! Each week we will post clues on our website and social media sites describing a book in both the Adult and Children’s Departments. Try to find the book to win a prize!

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Saturday, February 4 - All Day

Stop by and have your child’s picture taken in front of our special backdrop to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day!

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  FINDING DORY

Saturday, February 4, at 2:30 P.M.
Pixar, 2016; 97 mins, Rated PG.

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! Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

AARP TAX-AIDE

Feb. 6 - April 12
Mondays and Wednesday (except February 20)
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

FREE tax help (federal, state, and local) for taxpayers with low- and middle-incomes, with special attention to those age 60 and older, will be offered again at the Library by AARP volunteers through the AARP Foundation, in conjunction with the IRS. Bring your Social Security card and your 2015 return. Time slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 20 slots.

You may sign up for a time slot 30 minutes prior to the start of the free tax-aide, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Level lobby, and no later than 12:30 p.m. All tax returns are e-Filed (electronic filing). No business, clergy, or rental property returns are done.

SCRABBLE RABBLE

Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

February 7, 14, 21, 28
With three levels of play (beginner, novice, and expert), participants can learn the game, enjoy a casual game, or hone competitive skills. Bring your own Scrabble set and several friends for some rousing wordcrafting sessions.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  JUST MERCY:  A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION by Bryan Stevenson
Tuesday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m.

In Celebration of Black History Month
Sandy Zagarell, discussion leader

Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Books with the eBook and/or audiobook logo are available for download. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Thursday, February 9

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

10:30 a.m. - Retirement
Do you have questions about Social Security? A representative from the SSA will let you know what you can do.
1:30 p.m. - Disability
What is Social Security’s definition of disability? What is the general information you will need to supply, and what are the timeframes and appeal options? These, and other questions, will be answered.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S VISION FOR REUNITING THE COUNTRY
Saturday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Gerald Payn, presenter
Sponsored by The Erie County Historical Society

A first person portrayal of Abraham Lincoln and his vision for reuniting the country in 1865 after it became obvious that the North would win the war.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  SANDUSKY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Wednesday, February 15, at 12:00 p.m.

Maggie Marconi, Sandusky Library, presenter
Join us as we explore the Underground Railroad and the important role played by residents of Sandusky.

TABLET TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
February 16, March 16, April 27

Center for Lifelong Learning
Learn to use your own device to access thousands of digital titles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read e-Books and digital magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and even watch movies and TV shows right on your device. A Tablet Tutor can teach you how! One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834. 
       - eReader        - Tablet
       - iPad              - Smartphone

THE POETRY OF THE BEATLES
Saturday, February 18, at 2:00 p.m.

Jennifer Ashburn, presenter
Come fall in love all over again with Paul, John, George, and Ringo by composing poems to their music.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  BRIT BEAT

Sunday, February 19, at 4:00 p.m.

Sandusky State Theatre

A Multimedia Concert Journey through Beatles Music History tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, to their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, and finally through the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of films and slides that intertwine with the moods and emotions of the Beatles’ iconic music catalog. The show is a fun, thought-provoking, energizing, and captivating journey of the Beatles’ evolution and their impact on pop culture.  Click here for ticket information.

BLACK HISTORY - TRACING THE PATH

Saturday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m.

Heather Love Carman, presenter

Join us for an overview of important people in Black History and the Civil Rights movement, with an emphasis on the music of that time and the history of the Underground Railroad in Sandusky.

WARM UP WITH READING CLOSING EVENT

Tuesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Grand Prize Drawing and Book Tasting.  Bring a copy of your favorite book to share!

MARCH: 

MOVIE:  SOLD
Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky in honor of International Women’s Day
SOLD is based on the novel by Patricia McCormick. Through one girl’s story, it illustrates the brutality of human trafficking and sends out a call for action. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE LORAX

Saturday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m.
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!
Universal Pictures, 2012; 86 mins, Rated PG.

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! Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”.  May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

WRITTEN IN THE RECORD:  AN OBSERVATION OF WRITING STYLES IN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS IN THE LIBRARY'S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Saturday, March 11, 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.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  LONGITUDE:  THE TRUE STORY OF A LONE GENIUS WHO SOLVED THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM OF HIS TIME by Dava Sobel
Monday, March 13, 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. Books with the eBook and/or audiobook logo are available for download. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  GERMAN MIGRATION TO NORTHWEST OHIO
Please note this is a Tuesday
Tuesday, March 14, at 12:00 p.m.

Rebecca B. Hill, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Musuem, presenter
Much of northwest Ohio and Sandusky was settled by Germans migrating from the eastern U.S. or directly from Germany. Learn how they got here, where they settled, and their legacy, along with genealogical resources.

NO MONEY, NO BEER, NO PENNANTS:  THE CLEVELAND INDIANS AND BASEBALL IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Tuesday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Scott Longert, author, presenter
This book documents the fortunes of the Cleveland Indians during one of the worst economic times in American history. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

A LOOK AT A BOOK
Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s author Jennifer Maschari will take us on an interactive journey through the process of developing a book from idea to finished product. (All ages)

QUILT SOCIAL AND FIBER FEST
Saturday, March 18, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
at the Follett House Museum
Area quilters and fiber artists will be on hand to demonstrate their age-old crafts of quilting, spinning, and knitting and to answer questions.

USING PASTPERFECT - THE LIBRARY'S ONLINE LOCAL HISTORY CATALOG
Saturday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
The Library has recently “gone live” with an online catalog of our local history archives, which includes thousands of photographs of local scenes and people, as well as citations to many of the collections and documents held by the Library. In a “hands-on” class, learn how to search the catalog and share views of these treasures. Prints of photographs can be purchased through the Library’s Archives Research Center. Space is limited to 14 people.

CHALK IT UP WITH THE SALVAGE DIVAS
Tuesday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Lori Bennett and Lisa Wick, Salvage Divas, presenters
Learn how to prep, paint, sand, distress, wax, and finish a piece of furniture to transform it from a give-away to a unique and often talked about piece of decor.

TABLET TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
March 16, April 27

Center for Lifelong Learning
Learn to use your own device to access thousands of digital titles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read e-Books and digital magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and even watch movies and TV shows right on your device. A Tablet Tutor can teach you how! One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834. 
       - eReader        - Tablet
       - iPad              - Smartphone

APRIL:

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Sunday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Sandusky State Theatre

The Montana Repertory Theatre presents Barefoot in the Park, one of Neil Simon’s best comedies. It focuses on newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter and their adventures living in a tiny sixth floor walk-up apartment in a Greenwich Village brownstone. Stuffed-shirt Paul is a hard-working young attorney just starting his practice, while spontaneous bride Corie is determined to create a romantic environment in one room with no heat, a hole in the skylight, and odd neighbors. Click here for ticket information.

MOVIE:  THE OUTSIDERS
Monday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m.

*The book will be discussed on April 4.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book by joining us to watch this iconic movie that launched many careers. Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE OUTSIDERS S.E. Hinton
Tuesday, April 4, at 6:00 p.m.

Terri Estel and Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

*The movie will be shown on April 3.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book

Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Books with the eBook and/or audiobook logo are available for download. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  WALK THROUGH ERIE COUNTY'S HISTORY
Wednesday, April 19, at 12:00 p.m.

John Hildebrandt and Lou Schultz, Erie County Historical Society, presenters
Recently, the Erie County Historical Society launched a new website packed with a variety of resources and featuring three Sandusky walking tours. Join Erie County Historical Society Board members as they share all that the new website has to offer.

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick
Monday, April 24, 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. Books with the eBook and/or audiobook logo are available for download. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.

CARING FOR A CHILD WITH AUTISM
Monday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Help Me Grow, presenter

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, we invite parents, grandparents, and caregivers to join us for a discussion.

GETTING YOUR CHILD READY FOR COLLEGE
Wednesday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Cathy Zeiher, presenter
Get your student ready to make a decision that will affect the rest of their life. Students and parents are invited to a session that will help you develop a calendar of what needs to be done and when it should be completed. This framework will help relieve the stress that this process often creates. Cathy has over 40 years of experience working with students and has helped hundreds of students make the right college choice. Along with a calendar, students will get constructive hints that will help them stand out to a college admissions office. Get your student a head start on the college application process.

TABLET TUTOR
Thursday, April 27, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Center for Lifelong Learning
Learn to use your own device to access thousands of digital titles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read e-Books and digital magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and even watch movies and TV shows right on your device. A Tablet Tutor can teach you how! One-on-one appointments are also available by calling 419-625-3834. 
       - eReader        - Tablet
       - iPad              - Smartphone

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  SECRET LIFE OF PETS  Interactive Movie

Saturday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m.
Universal Pictures, 2016; 87 mins, Rated PG.

Join us for interactive games and crafts as we watch this delightful movie about pets. 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! Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”.  May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.