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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 15




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.

   
BINGO! That’s the name of the game for the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Stop in the Library 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!

 

FEBRUARY:

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK
February 1-29

We’d like to fix you up on a blind date...with a book! We have selected a variety of books and wrapped them up in brown paper so that you won’t know the identity of your ‘date’ until you get home or at checkout. If you don’t like the book, you can return it to the Library with no hurt feelings.

AARP TAX-AIDE

Feb. 8 - April 11
Mondays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (except  February 15 and March 14)
Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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 2014 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 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.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, February 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!

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 a complete listing of programs, stop by the Library for an Election Reflections program booklet.

KICK-OFF EVENT - Saturday, February 13

10:30 a.m. - MOORHENS FIDDLE GROUP

Linda Phillips, Ann Nickoli-Baker, Ginny Mamere, Bonnie Gordon, Keith Shively, Owen Flemming, Musicians

Enjoy a rousing performance of traditional American music performed by area musicians. Fiddles, guitar, and bass guitar will join together for a show you won't want to miss.


10:30 a.m. -
FIRST PERSON INTERPRETER AS GEORGE WASHINGTON
Kenneth Hammontree, Living History Productions, presenter
The father of our country is presented in first person with Washington as a surveyor, a fearless explorer, a military soldier, the first President of the new United States. The Moorhen Fiddle Group will play from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m. - KIDS' PRESIDENTS' PARTY
Attention all citizens! Exercise your right to vote for your favorite book character, then listen to heart-warming stories about their exploits, play games, and make a patriotic craft. Registration required. (suggested for ages 4-8 years)

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE WHITE HOUSE
Wednesday, February 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Jim Miller, Local Historian, presenter
Local Historian Jim Miller will explore the history of the White House, including the extensive 1952 reconstruction. Discover the rich and sometimes surprising history of the residence of the President of the United States. This Brown Bag Lunch will be held in the Frohman Room in the Carnegie Wing of the Library.

BRAIN TEASERS
Wednesday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

It’s good to exercise your brain! Brain teasers can guard against memory loss and help stimulate parts of the brain that are not used frequently. Stop by the Main Lobby where brain teasers (and other fun games) will be provided.

BOOK DISCUSSION:

A BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS:  THE EPIC STORY OF AMERICA'S GREAT MIGRATION

by Isabel Wilkerson
Wednesday, February 17, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader

Join us as we discuss the stories of three African-Americans whose cross-country journeys altered our cities, our country, and ourselves. 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.)

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM

ONE-WOMAN PLAY:  THREE BODACIOUS WOMEN
Saturday, February 20, at 2:30 p.m.

Joanne Eldridge, Director, Lorain Public Library System, presenter
Three Bodacious Women, a one-woman play that portrays civil rights activists Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and former U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm, will be performed by Joanne Eldridge. Eldridge’s performance will include spoken word, singing of Negro spirituals converted to civil rights anthems, and call-and-response charts. The play is based on Eldridge’s personal history of the Jim Crow South.

WHAT'S 'APPening?  COOKING
Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Join us monthly for a casual conversation about apps. Each month will focus on a particular topic with time to show and share the apps you use and love.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, February 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!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FAMILY PROGRAM:

CODES IN QUILTS AND SONGS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Saturday, February 27, at 2:30 p.m.

Janet Bird, Lorain County Historical Society, presenter
Were quilts really used as signal codes for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad? Do some African-American “spirituals” really have double meanings, and did they send a kind of secret message in song? This program will present information on these ideas and will help with finding the answers.

LEAP YEAR DAY PROGRAM
Monday, February 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Ann Davis and Gretchen Franklin, Stein Hospice, presenters
Use this year’s extra day to sooth your mind, nurture your spirit, and care for your soul. Hands-on relaxation techniques will be demonstrated.

MARCH:

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Disney Pixar, 2015; 100 mins, Rated PG.
Join us in the Library Program Room. Children 10 and under must be accompanied
by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, March 8, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

FIRST LADIES FROM OHIO TEA
Saturday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m.

Actresses from Living Vignettes of Women from the Past, Women in History, Lakewood
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, and Ida Saxton McKinley gather together and discuss their lives and politics in the 1800s over a pot of tea. As historian Arthur Schlessinger, Jr. says, “Women have made up half of the human race but you could never tell that by books that historians write.”

BOOK DISCUSSION: 

THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN

WHO HELPED WIN WORLD II

by Denise Kiernan
Monday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. This New York Times bestseller is the incredible true story of this top-secret World War II town and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb. 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.)

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE McKINLEY YEARS
Wednesday, March 16, at 12:00 p.m.

Christopher Kenney, Education Director, McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, presenter
Take a photographic journey into the life of our nation’s 25th President. This biographical look at McKinley will chronicle his service during the Civil War, his rise to political prominence, and his tragic death. We will explore the wide variety of campaign memorabilia used in the Front Porch Campaign. This program also includes two rare film clips of the President’s funeral train. This Brown Bag Lunch will be held in the Frohman Room in the Carnegie Wing of the Library.

"FUN FOR FOODIES COOKBOOK CLUB:  PIE DAY IN CELEBRATION OF PI (3.14) DAY
Wednesday, March 16, 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.

QUILT SOCIAL & FIBER ARTS DAY
Saturday, March 19, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Area quilters and fiber artists will be on hand at the Follett House Museum to demonstrate their age-old crafts of quilting, spinning, and knitting and to answer questions.

PROUD PARENTING
Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Donna Kelley, Bayshore Counseling, presenter
Parenting advice, tips about raising your developing child, and suggestions to make a parent’s life a little easier will be the focus of this program. Registration is required for this program.

ADULT SOCIAL:  COLOR YOUR STRESS AWAY
Wednesday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

For adults, coloring generates wellness, quietness, and stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Stop by the Main Lobby where coloring sheets, colored pencils, and felt-tip markers will be provided.

MANAGING YOUR UTILITY BILLS
Wednesday, March 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Amy Carles, Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
As utility costs rise, learn how to manage your electric, natural gas, and telephone bills. This program will discuss utility assistance programs, energy choice options, and energy efficiency.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, March 24, 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!

WHAT'S 'APPening?  GAMES
Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m.

Join us monthly for a casual conversation about apps. Each month will focus on a particular topic with time to show and share the apps you use and love.

SIGNING TIMES
Thursday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Help Me Grow staff, presenters
Have your questions answered about your child and their development and learn a little sign language through different fun techniques. (suggested for adults with children birth-3 years; siblings under 5 are welcome)

APRIL:

FREE FAMILY MOVIE: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Saturday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m.

20th Century Fox, 2015; 93 mins, Rated G.
Join us in the Library Program Room. Children 10 and under must be accompanied
by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  SWAN LAKE BALLET

Monday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. 
Sandusky State Theatre

The Moscow Festival Ballet, formed with 50 dancers from the world-famous Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet Companies, will perform the full-length 1877 masterpiece by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets are free to Erie County residents.  Click here for ticket information.

DISASTERS OF OHIO'S LAKE ERIE ISLANDS
Saturday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m.

Wendy Koile, Zane State College, author and presenter
Beautiful and deadly, the Lake Erie islands have seen their fair share of disasters. Put-in-Bay’s Victory Hotel was once the largest hotel in the nation, but it was lost to a quickly raging uncontrollable fire. Reports of smallpox on Pelee Island resulted in mass hysteria and quarantine of the island. Wendy Koile chronicles the fiercest calamities to shatter the tranquility of these solitary shores.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Tuesday, April 12, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

BRAIN TEASERS
Wednesday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

It’s good to exercise your brain! Brain teasers can guard against memory loss and help stimulate parts of the brain that are not used frequently. Stop by the Main Lobby where brain teasers (and other fun games) will be provided.

BOOK DISCUSSION:

THOMAS JEFFERSON:  THE ART OF POWER by Jon Meacham
Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Dustin McLochlin, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums at Spiegel Grove, discussion leader
In this magnificent biography, this Pulitzer Prize–winning author brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times and gives us Jefferson the politician and President, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. 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.)

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  R.B. HAYES, RELIGION & THE CIVIL WAR
Wednsday, April 20, at 12:00 p.m.

Christie Weininger, Executive Director, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums at Spiegel Grove, presenter
Rutherford B. Hayes may have written more about his personal religious thoughts than any other American President. His ideas evolve and change over time; they are often contradictory and open to much interpretation. Through photographs and his own words, this program will examine the spiritual journey from his childhood in Delaware, Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and on to our nation’s highest office.

WHAT'S 'APPening?  PHOTO FUN
Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for a casual conversation about apps. Each month will focus on a particular topic with time to show and share the apps you use and love.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, April 28, 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!