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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

January-March
Closed


For group tours call:

419-625-3834

Upcoming Closing
Presidents' Day
Monday, February 16





Adult Programs and Events

FREE COMPUTER/INTERNET, 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.

FEBRUARY:

30 MINUTE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE INJECTIONS
Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 / 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Kitty Brandal, Corporate Compass Training & Development, presenter
Start the new year with better emotional intelligence! Join us for five fun and insightful EI injections. Dr. Brandal will show us how to increase our EI over time.

A BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM:
THE SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH OF SANDUSKY AND THE NATION, 1849 TO THE PRESENT

Saturday, February 7 / 2:30 p.m.

Gerald Garrett, presenter
A Black History Month Program
Join Diversity and Management Consultant Gerald Garrett as he presents the history of the Second Baptist Church, including its role in the Underground Railroad.

AARP TAX-AIDE
February 9 - April 8
Mondays / 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Please note: AARP Tax-Aide will not be held on Wednesday, February 18, and Wednesday, March 18.

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 Sandusky Library by AARP volunteers through the AARP Foundation, in conjunction with the IRS. Bring your Social Security card and your 2014 return. You must also bring your health coverage Form 1095A required through the Marketplace/Exhange. 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 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Terrace Level lobby. All tax returns are e-Filed (electronic filing). No business, clergy, or rental property returns are done.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  TANGO BUENOS AIRES presented with Sandusky Concert Association
Monday, February 9 / 7:30 p.m.

Sandusky State Theatre

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the world for 30 years as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango. The tango, originating in Buenos Aires dance halls and cabarets, is a mixture of African, Spanish, and Argentine Gaucho (cowboy) music and dance. Its choreography calls for each couple to dance very close. The tango’s constant companion is the piano, often accompanied by the violin, guitar, flute, and the bandoneon, which is an accordion similar to the concertina. These 10 amazing dancers and 5 musicians will bring you “The Song of Eva Peron”. For ticket information, click here.

MEET AND GREET NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MOLLY CARVER

Tuesday, February 10 / 5:00-7:00 p.m.

You are invited to stop by the Library for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet Molly Carver and the Board of Directors. Molly looks forward to meeting community members and learning about their dreams for the future of the Library.


HEALTH SCREENINGS:  BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR
Wednesday, February 11 / 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by Firelands Regional Medical Center
Stop by the Library for a free health screening provided by a nurse from Firelands Regional Medical Center.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler
Tuesday, February 17 / 6:00 p.m.

Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
A Black History Month Program
Kindred is the bestselling novel by American science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. Part time-travel tale and part slave narrative, it was first published in 1979 and is still widely popular. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book or audiobook. This book is also available as an eBook.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  PLACES THAT AREN'T HERE ANYMORE , PART 1
Wednesday, February 18 / 12:00 p.m.

Maggie Marconi, Sandusky Library, presenter
As our community evolves and grows, so too do the familiar sites around town. We’ll take a nostalgic look at some of the places that may have changed locations, experienced a renovation or change in appearance, and some that are simply no longer in existence.

FAMILY MOVIE:  THE BOXTROLLS

Saturday, February 21 / 2:30 p.m.
Laika Entertainment, 2014; 96 mins, Rated PG.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. 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!

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY:  KNITTING 101
Tuesday, February 24 / 6:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit? Bring a skein of cotton yarn (like Sugar n’ Cream) and size 7 knitting needles and learn to knit a dish cloth. Then, plan to join us monthly on Tuesdays to continue to practice your new skills! Registration is requested.

MARCH:

BOOK DISCUSSION:  FIVE CAME BACK:  A STORY OF HOLLYWOOD AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Mark Harris
Monday, March 16 / 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
In Pictures at a Revolution, Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five Came Back, he achieves something larger and even more remarkable, giving us the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the prism of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book or audiobook. This book is also available as an eBook.

HEALTH SCREENING:  BLOOD PRESSURE
Wednesday, March 18 / 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by Firelands Regional Medical Center
Stop by the Library for a free health screening provided by a nurse from Firelands Regional Medical Center.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  PLACES THAT AREN'T ANYMORE, PART II
Wednesday, March 18 / 12:00 p.m.

Maggie Marconi, Sandusky Library, presenter
We’ll dig deeper into our archives and share photographs of places in Sandusky that aren’t here anymore.

QUILT SOCIAL & FIBER ARTS DAY
Saturday, March 21  / 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Visit the Library’s Follett House Museum as the quilting and fiber arts tradition is carried into the 21st century. Area quilters and fiber artists will be on hand to demonstrate their age-old crafts of quilting, spinning, and knitting and to answer questions. Registration is not required. For futher information, call Maggie Marconi, Museum Administrator, at 419-625-3834.

FAMILY MOVIE:  ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Saturday, March 21 / 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Pictures, 2014; 81 mins, Rated PG.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. 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!

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY:  SPRING CARD MAKING

Tuesday, March 24 / 6:00 p.m.
Sherry Porter, presenter
Create two beautiful spring-inspired cards! (Feel free to bring your own card making supplies if you have them, but all materials are provided.) Registration is requested.

APRIL:

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE SWERVE: HOW THE WORLD BECAME MODERN by Stephen Greenblatt
Monday, April 13 / 6:00 p.m
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Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction, The Swerve tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary and obsessive book hunter, saved the last copy of the Roman poet Lucretius’s On the Nature of Things from near-terminal neglect in a German monastery, thus reintroducing important ideas that sparked the modern age. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book or audiobook. This book is also available as an eBook.

NEW PLANTS FOR 2015
Tuesday, April 14 / 6:15 p.m.

Mary Strayer, Master Gardener, presenter
Join us during National Library Week when Master Gardener Mary Strayer presents the new plants that are available locally to home gardeners this year.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  WHEN FDR DIED - A 7OTH ANNIVERSARY REFLECTION
Wednesday, April 15 / 12:00 p.m.

Jim Miller, Local Historian, presenter
Join us as we take a look back at the 70th anniversary of the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the impact it had on the nation.

FAMILY MOVIE:  BIG HERO 6

Saturday, April 18 / 2:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Pictures, 2014; 102 mins, Rated PG.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. 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!

MAKE IT! CRAFT AND DIY:  CORSAGE MAKING

Tuesday, April 21 / 6:00 p.m.
Mary Ann Peitz, presenter
Learn how to make a corsage, perfect for a variety of spring occasions including Mother’s Day! All materials are provided. Registration is requested.

HEALTH SCREENINGS:  BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR
Wednesday, April 22 / 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by Firelands Regional Medical Center
Stop by the Library for a free health screening provided by a nurse from Firelands Regional Medical Center.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER

Sunday, April 26 / Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sandusky State Theatre
Gregory Popovich is a 5th generation Russian circus performer, having toured with The Great Moscow Circus and Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circuses. His non-stop juggling, balance feats, and comedy are enhanced by the assistance of his very talented performing pets. His 25 house cats, dogs, geese, doves, parrots, and white mice have all been rescued from animal shelters across the country. The Comedy Pet Theater has had extended runs in Branson and is voted the Best Family Attraction in Las Vegas. For ticket information, click here. NOTE:  You must give your show time preference, or we will save your envelope until all requests have been filled and give you what is left. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No babes in arms, please -- everyone must have a seat.

MAY:

HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY
Monday, May 4 / 12:00 p.m.

Firelands Regional Medical Center, presenters
Learn how to use technology to locate medical records and resources. This interactive class will explore the hospital’s website, My Health e-Chart, and other online resources. We invite you to bring your own portable device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) as staff will be available to provide one-on-one assistance. Registration is preferred; to register call Firelands at 419-557-7410.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE: A NOVEL by Neil Gaiman
Tuesday, May 12 / 6:00 p.m.

Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a 2013 novel by British author Neil Gaiman that follows an unnamed man who returns to his hometown for a funeral and remembers events that began forty years earlier. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book or audiobook. This book is also available as an eBook.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
Saturday, May 16 / 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

at the Follett House Museum
Erie County cultural organizations are joining together to mark this occasion, and will offer free admission, along with family friendly activities. Visit as many of the locations as you like, in any order you choose. Check our website or in-house calendar closer to the date for additional details.

FAMILY MOVIE:  PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Saturday, May 16 / 2:30 p.m.

DreamWorks, 2014; 92 mins, Rated PG.

Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and a snack. 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!

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE BICYCLE IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
Wednesday, May 20 / 12:00 p.m.

Richard DeLombard, presenter
Local antique bicycle enthusiast Richard DeLombard will trace the evolution of bicycles and trends in Victorian America.