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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
April & May
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30




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.


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:

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

BALANCE AS WE AGE

Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Melissa Gibboney, Firelands Regional Medical Center
Learn what you can do to improve balance (including exercises) as well as home modification techniques you can make for fall prevention.

SUMMER READING REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 6

Summer Reading (for all ages!)

Registration is required. Children can visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services and adults can register at the Readers' Advisory Desk. When you register, you will receive your Reading Log and a special prize.  Keep track of how much time you read (or listen to a book), and activities you do by recording them on your Reading Log. Receive one drawing ticket for each hour of reading (maximum 10 tickets) and for each activity completed (maximum 10 tickets). Drawing tickets can be placed in whatever prize box you want for a chance to win. Bonus tickets can be earned for each program you attend. For more fun, check out our weekly "Transform Your Life" programs for adults. Registration is not required but is requested.  You can register at the Library, by calling 419-625-3834 or online at www.sanduskylib.org.

FIRST PERSON INTERPRETER AS MARY McLEOD BETHUNE
Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Jennifer Ashburn, Educator, presenter
Mary McLeod Bethune was a lifelong educator, activist, and advocate for the betterment of the lives of African Americans and women. She advised several presidents and was appointed as a national advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, June 7, 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

GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD OR YOU'LL GO OUT OF YOUR MIND

Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Laura Pearson, Author, presenter

Local author Laura Pearson reminds us to live from the heart and to seek peace and balance.

"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB: NATIONAL DAIRY MONTH RECIPES
Monday, June 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Jean Gardner, 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:  LIFE AND PRESIDENCY OF JAMES A. GARFIELD
Wednesday June 15, at 12:00 p.m.

Park Ranger, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, presenter
Delve into the life and times of James A. Garfield, our 20th President. Garfield was raised on a farm in what is now Moreland Hills, Ohio by his widowed mother. A Republican, he served in the Ohio State Senate and as a major general in the Civil War. Elected President in 1880, he served only 200 days before dying of a gunshot wound afflicted by an assassin.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

WHAT'S NEW IN NUTRITION

Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Donna Green, OSU Extension, presenter

BOOK DISCUSSION:  TRIUMPH: THE UNTOLD STORY OF JESSE OWENS AND HITLER'S OLYMPICS by Jeremy Schaap
Monday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders

At the 1936 Olympics, African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals and single-handedly demonstrated that Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy was a lie. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics. 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.)

THE KENNEDY LEGACY
Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Eric Ebinger, presenter
On November 22, 1963, the gruesome assassination of President Kennedy rocked the nation to its core. The Kennedy Legacy presents the Kennedy Administration solely on the basis of its 1,000 days in office. Utilizing his speeches, letters, memoranda, the diaries and letters of his associates and peers, as well as critical newspaper accounts, The Kennedy Legacy on November 22, 1963, paints a portrait of where John F. Kennedy was at the end of his administration, as well as where we were as a country.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:  BODY, MIND, & SOUL

MICROBIOME:  THE MAGIC AND MYSTERY OF YOUR BODY BUGS
Wednesday, June 22, AT 6:30 p.m.

Donna Green, OSU Extension, presenter

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, June 23, 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!

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:

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 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.

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.