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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
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

June-August
Wednesday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. Friday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, September 3
Labor Day







The Library has a Digital Media Studio, which includes a Sound Recording Studio, Visual Recording Studio (with green screen), and an Editing Studio for adults 18 years or older or minors accompanied by an adult. 

We also offer free computer/Internet basic classes, MS Office, MAC software classes (Photoshop, GarageBand, and iMovie) and slide and VHS/Beta conversion equipment.   Classes are offered monthly and one-on-on sessions may be scheduled as well.  CLICK HERE to view more information about the Digital Media Studio and for the class schedule. 

CLICK HERE for LANGE TRUST EVENTS.


TECH TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m
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If you have a computer, laptop, phone or device, we are here to help you learn more about them!
Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can help you:

One-on-One appointments are also available by calling the Library at 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 such as AutoCAD, etc.

USE OUR DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO FOR YOUR SKYPE JOB INTERVIEW

You can now book the Sound Recording Studio in our Digital Media Studio for your Skype job interview. This is a private room with a computer that has Skype loaded and ready to go. We can help you create a Skype account and show you how to use it. To schedule an appointment, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

 

JOIN US FOR SUMMER READING JUNE 4-JULY 31
Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 4.

When you register, you will receive a special Bicentennial Pennant, a Reading Log, and be eligible for our prize drawings! To register, stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk.

 

JULY:

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:  BEING MUSLIM IN AMERICA
Saturday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m.

M. Isam Zaiem, Retired MD and Co-Founder of CAIR (Cleveland Chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations), presenter

What is Islam? Who are those that call themselves Muslims? What do they believe? What is the Quran?    What about the American Muslim community? The answers may surprise you. Learn about the basic beliefs and practices of Islam. Just like many Christians, these vary widely among cultural, geographic, and family groups.  What are the common stereotypes and where did they come from? All of these questions will be answered in this program.

ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY:  FOLK ROCK - ARTISTS AND GROUPS
FROM THE 1970s THROUGH TODAY
Monday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Joel S. Keller, presenter
Folk music morphed into Folk Rock in the 1960s. Biographical information and music will be shared from such artists and groups as The Mamas and the Papas, Paul Simon, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, James Taylor, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, and more.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  DOWNTOWN SANDUSKY

Wednesday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.
As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.

AUGUST:

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up)
Monday, August 6, at 10:30 a.m.

Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. 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 4. If you do not show up within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  ANDREW JACKSON:  HIS LIFE AND TIMES BY H.W. BRANDS
Monday, August 6, at 6:00 p.m. 

John Montag, discussion leader
H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. This discussion is funded with a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

COMPUTER BASICS
Tuesday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m.

Want to begin using a computer? This class will explore using the mouse, keyboard, toolbars, the scroll bar, and basic Windows.

CEMETERY WALK:  THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF SANDUSKY - THE NORTH RIDGE
Saturday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Museum Manager, Sandusky Library, presenter
We will explore the North Ridge of Oakland Cemetery and the lives of some of the citizens who helped establish the city of Sandusky, including early elected officials, lawyers, and other people who helped make the decisions that shape the city as we know it today. As this is a walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour.

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO: STATUES, FLAGS, AND THE ONGING BATTLE OVER THE MEANING OF THE CIVIL WAR
Saturday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m.

William Trollinger, PhD, Professor, History and Religious Studies, University of Dayton, presenter

The 2015 mass shooting in Charleston and now the recent events in Charlottesville have added fuel to the intense and sometimes heated debate in contemporary America about Confederate monuments and flags. What sometimes gets lost in this debate is that monuments and flags are not history themselves, but are commemorations of an interpretation of history. This is particularly true in this case. Most Confederate monuments were not constructed in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but, instead, were put up as part of the effort to create a “Jim Crow” South that rendered African Americans politically invisible and powerless. The revival of Confederate flags was part and parcel of the mid-twentieth-century white resistance to the Civil Rights movement. In effect, the Confederate monuments and flags – and the fierce defense of both – are manifestations of the fact that the South lost the Civil War but won the writing of history. The current opposition to Confederate monuments and flags grows out of a very deep desire to tell a new and more accurate story about our past.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:   SLIPPERS
Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, August 30, at 10:30 a.m.

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

ANCESTRY.COM:  HOW TO BUILD A FAMILY TREE AND LINK YOUR DNA KIT TO YOUR FAMILY TREE
Wednesday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Dustin Austin, presenter
Learn helpful tips, tricks, and techniques to make the most out of your Ancestry subscription. You’ll learn how to build a family tree, and if you took a DNA test, how to link it. With all these tools, it may lead to making meaningful connections with living cousins who share family names and stories which can bring life to your family history! (NOTE: This is not a DNA class.)

OHIOMEANS JOBS - ERIE COUNTY DROP-IN
Thursday, August 16, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

OhioMeansJobs - Erie County helps guide you with your job search, both in person and online. Staff from OMJ will be available at the Library to assist with registering on the website, job searching, creating a resume, applying for jobs online, and more. Be sure to stop in and meet with them!

SANDUSKY 2018 BICENTENNIAL CONCERT

Sunday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.

Presented by the Lange Trust of Sandusky Library and the Bicentennial Commission

The FREE Outdoor Pops Concert will feature the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, directed by Carl Topilow, and guest artist Dan May, Sandusky born and raised. The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library is the sponsor for guest artist Dan May. The concert will also include local high school bands and Gospel singers from local churches. Tickets are not required. More details will be announced closer to the event.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH

PLEASE NOTE:  THE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED TOPIC (SANDUSKY'S HOME TOWN RAILROAD) HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  A NEW TOPIC WILL BE SCHEDULED. STAY TUNED FOR THE UPDATE.
Tuesday, August 21, at 12:00 p.m.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  DOWNTOWN SANDUSKY
Wednesday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.

INTERNET BASICS
Thursday, August 23, at 10:30 a.m.

This class will introduce you to the internet, explain the basic elements of a web page, and show you how to search online.

BICENTENNIAL MUSICAL:  SOPHIE'S LIGHT

Sophie’s Light is a free musical that was written as a tribute to Sandusky’s Bicentennial and it celebrates the opening of the Sandusky State Theatre in 1928. Sophie’s Light is funded by Firelands Regional Medical Center, The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library, and several other private funders. Patrons who would like tickets are asked to request them by clicking onthe image above. Questions about this event should be directed to the Sandusky State State Theatre at 419-626-1950.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  BIG LITTLE LIES BY LIANE MORIARTY
Monday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. 

Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
A brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION HELP
Thursday, August 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to filling out online job applications.

 

SEPTEMBER:

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library
Come cheer for team Sandusky Library at the fourth annual Battle of the Books! Battle of the Books is a literary trivia competition for students entering grades 4-8, with all the questions derived from eight pre-selected books for tweens.

BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR:  WASHINGTON PARK
Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. In inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Library.