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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 CLOSING
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29





 

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.

FEBRUARY:  

WARM UP WITH READING ADULT WINTER READING CHALLENGE

January 9 - February 28 (ages 18 and up)

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!


SANDUSKY ADULT BASIC & LITERACY EDUCATION (ABLE)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. through April (except 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. through April

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.
through April

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

AARP TAX-AIDE
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through April 12

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 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.

GARAGEBAND CLASS

Thursday, February 23, at 10:30 a.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, LIBRARY, TOO!

Thursday, February 23, at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!

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 & BOOK TASTING

Tuesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Join us to "taste" a variety of new and popular books and see which ones you would like to swallow, chew, digest, or just plain read.  A menu will available to record choices and notes.  Library book "doggie bags" will be available.  Refreshments will be served.  The grand prize drawing for the BINGO! Reading Challenge will be held at 7:00 p.m. 

MARCH: 

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.

FREE TAX PREPARATION

Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | March 3, 24

Volunteers from The Salvation Army will be offering free tax preparation at the Library. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins will be taken on a first-come, first served basis.  This service is for anyone who has a household income of less than $95,000 (filing jointly) or less than $65,000 (filing single). This service is sponsored by The Benefit Bank, The Salvation Army, and the United Way of Erie County.

MOVIE:  SOLD
Tuesday, March 7, at 5:00 p.m.

Steven Michael Dettelbach, attorney, presenter

Sponsored by The Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky in honor of International Women’s Day 

*Please Note: The date was changed after the newsletter was printed from March 1 to March 7.

Mr. Dettelbach, a lawyer from Cleveland and a past U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for over six years during the presidency of Barack Obama, will be the guest speaker after the showing of SOLD.  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.  Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) 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.

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. | March 7, April 4

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | March 23, April 20
Enjoy the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!

GARAGEBAND CLASSES

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | March 9, April 20

Monday, April 10, at 6:00 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.

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)

TABLET TUTOR
Thursday, March 16, 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

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.

iMOVIE AND iPHOTO CLASSES
Mondays at 6:00 p.m. | March 27, April 17

Thursday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m.
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.

 

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.

KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!

Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft?  We'll help you learn!

GARAGEBAND CLASSES

Monday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 20, at 10:30 a.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.

iMOVIE AND iPHOTO CLASSES

Thursday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m.

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

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.