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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

January-March
Closed

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSING
Monday, February 19
Presidents' Day







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.


TECH TUTOR
Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m
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Center for Lifelong Learning

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:

     - use the features on your online Library account to renew items and place holds
      - search the Library catalog or databases and download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music 

        (you can do this with Hoopla, too!)
      - search the internet or set up an email account
      - use the features on the Ohio Means Jobs website
      - get started with Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram

One-on-One appointments are also available by calling Dennis McMullen 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.

JANUARY:

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:  THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
Wednesday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m.

John C. Fazio, JD, Author and former President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, presenter

Through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, we are hosting presentations that promote community dialogue about difficult issues of race and ethnicity.  This program covers the genesis, the preparation, the promulgation, the interpretations, and the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the strangest document in American History.  Also discussed will be the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution and how this amendment and the proclamation were viewed by later generations of African-Americans; and specifically of how the proclamation was received in Ohio and what effect it had on Ohio politics. 

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH: 

PROHIBITION IN OHIO
Tuesday, January 23, at 12:00 p.m.

Alex Tebben, Author of Prohibition in Columbus, presenter
The fight for and the repeal of prohibition greatly affected the entire country. Come learn how the fight between the temperance movement and brewers shaped Columbus and Ohio.

THE HEALTHY HOMES PROGRAM AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL PROGRAM
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.  |  January 24 and March 14

Bob England, Chief Environmental Public Health Officer, Erie County Health Department
Homes built prior to 1978 may have hidden lead-based paint hazards, which can put entire families and especially small children at risk for lead poisoning. The Erie County Health Department has been awarded $1.5 million to help render these homes as “lead-safe”. They have also been awarded $150 thousand to their Healthy Homes program, which can be used to eliminate other health and safety hazards in homes. Learn more about the risks, how to protect your family, and if you qualify for this local grant opportunity.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  INFINITY SCARVES
Thursday, January 25, at 10:30 a.m.

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

ANCESTRYDNA:  WHAT DO I DO WITH MY RESULTS?
Monday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Dustin Austin, presenter
So, you’ve had your DNA tested with Ancestry.com, now what do you do with the results? Learn some useful tips and tricks to make the most out of your DNA journey!  NOTE: This program is not endorsed by AncestryDNA or Ancestry.com. Testing kits are not available at this program. This is a program to help you better understand your results and the tools provided by Ancestry.com.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN:  RACISM, WHITE PRIVILEGE, AND THE BRIDGE TO A NEW AMERICA by Jim Wallis
Tuesday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Ashburn & Rev. Dr. Robert R. Bottoms, discussion leaders
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Understanding, First Congregational Church, UCC
This is a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in America. 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.

 

FEBRUARY:

ANTHONY GIBBS AS UNDERGROUND RAILROAD CONDUCTIOR JOHN PARKER
Saturday, February 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Co-sponsored by the Erie County Historical Society
Join us for a return performance by first-person presenter Anthony Gibbs, who will portray John Parker, an Underground Railroad operative in Ripley, Ohio. It’s highly possible that a number of freedom seekers whom Parker assisted traveled through Sandusky on their journey to Canada. This presentation is entertaining and informative for children and adults alike.

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:  TERRORIZING IMMIGRANTS AND CATHOLICS:  THE OHIO KU KLUX KLAN IN THE 1920s
Saturday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m.
William Trollinger, PhD, Professor, History and Religious Studies, University of Dayton, presenter

Through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, we are hosting presentations that promote community dialogue about difficult issues of race and ethnicity. 

PHOTOSHOP
Monday, February 5, at 6:00 p.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.
(suggested for ages 18 years and up)

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:   LITTLE HATS, BIG HEARTS
Tuesday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m.

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

AUTHOR VISIT:  NICOLE CUNNINGHAM
Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m.

Released in July 2017, Je T’aime (I love you) depicts some of the most incredible experiences that began to manifest shortly after Nicole’s husband, John, took his last breath. It is a beautiful love story, entertwined with the loss of a best friend and soul-mate, and ultimately, renewal. Je T’aime will be available for purchase and signing. The book is $20 and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Stein Hospice.

FAMILY MOVIE:  MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE

Saturday, February 10, at 2:30 p.m. 
Lionsgate, 2017; 99 mins., Rated PG.

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.

AARP TAX-AIDE

February 12-April 11

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 2016 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.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF EARLY AMERICAN SETTLERS IN THE FIRELANDS
Tuesday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Roland Baumann, Emeritus Archivist and Professor, Oberlin College, presenter
Join us for a reading and discussion of letters written to Mariah Crabb, who fled slavery to freedom in Northern Ohio. These letters record life’s aspirations and every day moments of a black American living in Huron and Erie County. This One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky program is supported by The Mylander Foundation.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
Monday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
The story of one family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is told, divided into twelve chapters, each corresponding with a day either preceding, during, or following the strike of Hurricane Katrina.
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.


MARCH:

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:  RACE, RACISM, AND THE U.S. WOMEN'S MOVEMENT:  FROM SENECA FALLS TO THE 2017 WOMEN'S MARCH
Saturday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m.
Kimberly Hamlin, PhD, Director and Professor, American Studies Program, Miami University, presenter

Through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, we are hosting presentations that promote community dialogue about difficult issues of race and ethnicity. 

FAMILY MOVIE:  CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS MOVIE

Saturday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. 
DreamWorks, 2017; 89 mins., Rated PG.

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.

PHOTOSHOP
Monday, March 12, 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.
(suggested for ages 18 years and up)

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:   AMIGURUMI
Tuesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.

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

THE HEALTHY HOMES PROGRAM AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Bob England, Chief Environmental Public Health Officer, Erie County Health Department
Homes built prior to 1978 may have hidden lead-based paint hazards, which can put entire families and especially small children at risk for lead poisoning. The Erie County Health Department has been awarded $1.5 million to help render these homes as “lead-safe”. They have also been awarded $150 thousand to their Healthy Homes program, which can be used to eliminate other health and safety hazards in homes. Learn more about the risks, how to protect your family, and if you qualify for this local grant opportunity.

LANGE TRUST EVENT:  DUBLIN IRISH DANCE

Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Sandusky State Theatre

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.

Through favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps, and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s 15 musicians and dancers tell the story of the Irish Immigration to America. Greeted by diverse cultures, the new Irish immigrants congregated in dance gatherings where Irish melodies fused with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. “Stepping Out” celebrates the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music. For 2 FREE tickets you must send a STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED envelope with your phone number to: Lange Trust, Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams Street, Sandusky. To be fair to everyone, the limit for EACH request is 2 tickets! ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE! Because of very limited wheelchair spaces, reservations are required. To reserve seating for a wheelchair, contact the Lange Trust at 419-625-3834, Ext. 6011. Library staff does not handle Lange Trust tickets, so please leave a message at Ext. 6011.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

WOMEN IN THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
Tuesday, March 20, at 12:00 p.m.

Beth Weinhardt, Local History Center/Anti-Saloon League Museum, presenter
Come and learn about the important role women played in the Temperance Movement in Ohio.

This One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky program is supported by The Mylander Foundation.

BOOK DISCUSSION:  WEST WITH THE NIGHT by Beryl Markham
NOTE:  DATE CHANGE:  Monday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen & David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
The story of Beryl Markham--aviatrix, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and ‘30s.
 This discussion was scheduled for March 19, but has been moved to March 26 because of the Lange Trust event on March 19. 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.

FAMILY MOVIE:  HOP
Thursdays, March 29 and April 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2011; 95 mins, Rated PG.
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
.

 

APRIL:

CHAIR YOGA
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.  |  April 3, 10, 17, 24

Sherrena Bilgen, M.Y. Yoga, presenter
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. You will learn relaxation techniques as well. Please wear comfortable attire.

FAMILY MOVIE:  HOP
Thursday, April 5, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2011; 95 mins, Rated PG.
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.

National Library Week | April 8-14, 2018
Sandusky Library celebrates National Library Week with Patron Appreciation Day

Tuesday, April 10, from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
The Moorhens Celtic Band will perform.  We will also unveil our historical exhibit One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky in honor of the City’s Bicentennial. Join us for great music, refreshments, and coffee (provided by Starbucks™, Milan Road).

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!:  TWIDDLE MUFFS
Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m.

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

CHALK PAINT WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m.

Lori Bennett and Lisa Wick, Salvage Divas, presenters
Bring a new (or, better yet, used!) wooden, paper mache, or metal picture frame (no larger than 11”x14”) or alphabet letter (no larger than 12”) and join us for a 3-hour workshop. Learn how you can transform a piece with chalk paint techniques. Registration is required as the workshop is limited to 30. The chalk paint, glaze and wax, clear coat, and brushes will be provided. You can register online at or call the Library at 419-625-3834.

FIBER ARTS DAY
Saturday, April 14, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Follett House Museum

Learn about how fibers are transformed into what we know them to be. Demonstrations will include dyeing of different fibers and the spinning of wool. You can even bring your own sewing, knitting, or quilting projects to work on!

PHOTOSHOP
Monday, April 16, at 6:00 p.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.
(suggested for ages 18 years and up)

BOOK DISCUSSION:  BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley
Monday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m.

Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
A contemporary thriller in which plane crash survivor and artist Scott Burroughs attempts to recall the events leading up to the crash and to deal with its aftermath.

ONE CITY, MANY STORIES:  CELEBRATING SANDUSKY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

SANDUSKY AND THE GREAT UNFLUENZA, 1918
Tuesday, April 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter
The Great War (WWI) was one of the most devastating wars in world history, with millions killed and wounded, but even greater devastation was brought to much of the world at the same time by the influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed at least 20 million - much more than killed in the war. Sandusky and Erie County did not escape this virus.


BULLET JOURNAL BUNCH
Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This group is for anyone interested in bullet journals, for those just getting started to veterans. Bring your journal and supplies if you have them and talk with others about bullet journal tips.

FAMILY MOVIE:  LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE

Saturday, April 28, AT 2:30 P.M.
Lego Pictures A/S, 2017; 101 mins., Rated PG.

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.

 

JUNE:

LEGACY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN OHIO:  THERE ARE LESSONS OF SLAVERY YET TO BE LEARNED:  WHY THE 13TH AMENDMENT REMAINS RELEVANT IN THE 21st CENTURY U.S. AND BEYOND
Saturday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m.
Ric Sheffield, JD, Director, Law & Society Program, Kenyon College, presenter

Through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, we are hosting presentations that promote community dialogue about difficult issues of race and ethnicity.