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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

September-December
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Monday, November 12
Veterans Day


Wednesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Eve - Close at 5:00


Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day


Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve


Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day


Monday, December 31
New Year's Eve - Close at 5:00


Tuesday, January 1
New Year's Day






    

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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.

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.


CALLING LOCAL AUTHORS!  JOIN OUR 2019 "READ LOCAL BOOK FAIR"

Sandusky Library invites published authors who are current or past residents of the City of Sandusky or Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, or Sandusky counties to apply to participate in our “Read Local Book Fair.” The Fair will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to kick-off National Library Week. Interested authors should complete the application form on our website (coming soon!).  Completed applications may be turned in at the Library, by mail, or emailed to testel@sanduskylib.org. Applications are due by February 1.

SEPTEMBER:

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE GIVER BY LOIS LOWRY
Monday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m.

David Swaldo and Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
This haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTER DAY - September 25

No need to wait until then to register. You can register to vote any day at the Library! Stop by the Main Circulation Desk for a registration form.  The registration deadline for the November election is October 9.

 

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.


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  SHAWLS
Thursday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m.

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

TECH TUTOR
Thursday, September 27, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

If you have a computer, laptop, phone or device, we are here to help you learn more about them!
Bring your devide with you, andd drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors. (Tech Tutor is held every Thursday, every month. 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.)

THE LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO: THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA

Saturday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m.

Dr Akito Jones, Director of the Asian Studies Program, Bowling Green State University, presenter

Dr. Jones will share her experience living in the United States for 48 years.  She introduces her students to the Japanese culture and immerses them in it.  She teaches the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, takes students to Japan, and developed the Summer Hiroshima Experience.

OCTOBER:

MEDICARE:  PARTS A, B, C, & D
Thursday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m.

Ted Biskind, American Benefits Group, presenter

Patricia Whited Stineman, Serving Our Seniors, presenter
Effective October 15, individuals age 65 and older, and those who have been on Social Security Disability for at least 24 months, can modify their existing Medicare Advantage or stand-alone prescription drug plan or elect a new Advantage plan. There can be much confusion about these supplemental plans. They and other individual plans will be explained more clearly.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  PETER RABBIT

Saturday, October 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Fox Studios, 2018; 1 hr., 35 mins. Rated PG.

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! (MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!: WREATHS
Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m.

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

LYNDA.COM CLASS
Thursday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Learn the many features and resources available online for technology, business, and creative skills with Lynda.com. It’s all FREE with a library card at the Library, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  ARTRAGEOUS

Sunday, October 14, at 4:00 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

Tickets are required - click here for ticket information.

For the first time on one stage, the Fine Arts meet the Performing Arts. Experience the thrill of witnessing giant paintings being created before your eyes in mere moments, and join the challenge to see if you can guess what is being created.Artrageous artists use bold colors on their hands and brushes as they are inspired by the troupe’s vocalists, musicians, and dancers while they race to complete the paintings before the last note. For more information about Artrageous, click here.

PHOTOSHOP 2 (suggested for ages 18 years and up) 
Monday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m. 

Dig a little deeper into Photoshop by learning to use different selection tools, layer masks, and more. Prerequisite: You must have taken Photoshop. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE BULLY PULPIT BY DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
Monday, October 15, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912. That year they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history.This discussion is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  SANDUSKY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Tuesday, October 16, at 12:00 p.m.

Maryann Groot, Erie County Historical Society, presenter
Join us as we learn about the important role Sandusky played in the Underground Railroad. This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation.

OHIOMEANSJOBS - ERIE COUNTY DROP-IN
Thursday, October 18, 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!

TIPS FOR SELECTING GREAT BOOK CLUB READS
Saturday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, October 22, at 6:00 p.m

Looking for your next book club read? We have lots of ways to help! Join us for displays, lists, and stories. (Hint: A great book club read is one that lingers in your mind, long after you’ve finished it!)

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:
LATINA/O/X ORAL HISTORIES IN NORTHEAST OHIO

Tuesday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Gina Perez, Oberlin College, presenter

Dr. Perez is a professor in the Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College.  She has been involved in ethnographic work in Latino/o communities in Chicago, Lorain (Ohio), and Puerto Rico.  She is currently engaged in a faculty-student research project, Latina/o Oral Histories Project of Northeast Ohio.  This is an ongoing collaborative effort of Oberlin College faculty, staff and students to document the diverse histories and experiences of Latina/o communities in Ohio.


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  WREATHS

Thursday, October 25, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!

A DAY OF GENEALOGY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

11:00 A.M. - TALKING TO THE DEAD:  89 RECORDS PERTAINING TO AN ANCESTOR'S DEATH
Deborah A. Carder Mayes, Genealogy & Family History, presenter
Learn how to find and use a variety of records pertaining to an ancestor’s death, where and how to find the records, how you can find other ancestors in these records, and how one record leads to another.

2:00 P.M. - COPUS HILL:  A TRAGEDY IN OHIO'S HISTORY
Deborah A. Carder Mayes, Genealogy & Family History, presenter
A bit of Ohio history from the War of 1812, emphasizing the massacre at Copus Hill and the role of Rev. James Copus, presented in costume as Sarah Copus Vail, last living child of Rev. Copus, telling the story.

NOVEMBER:

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  COCO

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

Disney-Pixar Studios, 2017; 1 hr., 45 mins. Rated PG.

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! (MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO: 

THE LINCOLN SCHOOL STORY:   HOW 18 AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHERS CHANGED HISTORY
Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m.

Kati Herrington Burwinkel, Project Director/Executive Producer of the documentary short and exhibit, presenter
The first northern challenge of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision happened in the rural town of Hillsboro, Ohio. A small group of African American mothers refused to send their children to the dilapidated Lincoln School and “marched” with their children to the white Webster School every day for two years. This story will be told by the people who lived this inspirational fight in the 17-minute documentary short, “The Lincoln School Story.” This presentation will include discussion with one of the Lincoln Marchers who will talk about the fight in 1954 and where we are 64 years later.This program is funded by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

CEMETERY WALK:  WORLD WAR I
Saturday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter
Join us at Oakland Cemetery as we explore World War I soldiers and veterans who are buried there. As this is a walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  WORLD WAR I TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday, November 13, at 12:00 p.m.

Jon Carver, retired History teacher, presenter
This program will highlight some of the major technological advances made during World War I and how they impacted the fighting and the outcome of the War.


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:   PLANNED POOLING YARN
Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.

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

BICETENNIAL BANTER:

ON THE WATERFRONT:  STORIES AND HISTORY OF SANDUSKY'S DOWNTOWN SHORELINE
Wednesday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
Davidson will trace the physical and commercial development of the waterfront and share stories about everyday life in Sandusky - including some of the seamier sides!

OHIOMEANSJOBS - ERIE COUNTY DROP-IN
Thursday, November 15, 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!

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up) 
Monday, November 19, 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 arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  JANE ERYE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Monday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
A classic coming of age story. The novel was revolutionary in its day for its examination of the internal conflict of its protagonist and for the way in which it addressed the themes of class, sexuality, and religion in the mid-19th century. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

LYNDA.COM CLASS
Tuesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Learn the many features and resources available online for technology, business, and creative skills with Lynda.com. It’s all FREE with a library card at the Library, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, November 21, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 23, from 6:00-8:00 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 and refreshments will be served. There will be live entertainment on Friday night.


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  PLANNED POOLING YARN

Thursday, November 29, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!

DECEMBER:

FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN FOR THE OLD HOUSE GUILD CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES
Sunday, December 2, and Monday, December 3, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This is another opportunity to visit the Follett House Museum 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.

PHOTOSHOP 2 (suggested for ages 18 years and up)   
Monday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Dig a little deeper into Photoshop by learning to use different selection tools, layer masks, and more. Prerequisite: You must have taken Photoshop. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

LYNDA.COM CLASS
Tuesday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Learn the many features and resources available online for technology, business, and creative skills with Lynda.com. It’s all FREE with a library card at the Library, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  SHERLOCK GNOMES

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

MGM/Paramount Studios, 2018; 1 hr., 26 mins. Rated PG.

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! (MPAA RATING: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)

BOOK DISCUSSION:  STRENGTH IN WHAT REMAINS BY TRACY KIDDER
Monday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m
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Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
This is the story of one man’s inspiring journey from Burundi, Africa to America after surviving a civil war and genocide. After landing at JFK airport with $200, no English, and no contacts, Deo searches for a new life. He begins to meet strangers who change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  HOLIDAY BASKETS
Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m.

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

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  WINTER ACTIVITIES ON THE LAKE
Tuesday, December 18, at 12:00 p.m.

Doug Hulett, Curator, The Maritime Museum of Sandusky, presenter
Learn about the historical activities that happened in Sandusky on Lake Erie during the winter, including ice harvesting, ice fishing, and commercial fishing. This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation.


KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  HOLIDAY BASKETS

Thursday, December 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!