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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, May 27
Memorial Day






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Learn technology, business, and creative skills for FREE with your library card at the Library, at home, or ANYWHERE with an internet connection. You’ll be amazed at what Lynda.com offersNeed a class? Look for Lynda.com classes below!

CLICK HERE for LANGE TRUST EVENTS.

TECH TUTOR
Every Thursday 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 device with you, and drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors. Don’t forget to bring your login and password info for the device.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.) 

AARP TAX-AIDE

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

February 11-April 10

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, photo ID, all of your 2018 documents (W-2s, Interest of Dividend forms, etc.) and your 2017 tax return. If you are filing a joint return, both the taxpayer and spouse must be present. Time slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 12 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. 

MARCH:

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:  THE CAT IN THE HAT

Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Universal Pictures, 2003; 1 hr., 22 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:  HILLBILLY ELEGY:  A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

by J.D. Vance
Monday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m.

John Montag, discussion leader
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School. Hillbilly Elegy offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available for download.It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  | March 28, April 25

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

APRIL:

PHOTOSHOP 2 (suggested for ages 18 years and up) 
Monday, April 1, 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.

READ LOCAL BOOK FAIR - Saturday, April 6
To kick-off National Library Week, the Library will host an Author Panel and Book Fair.

AUTHOR PANEL - 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Before the Book Fair, we will offer an Author Panel. This will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions and learn about the writing process and the steps needed to be published.

BOOK FAIR | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Book Fair provides readers an opportunity to explore new authors, talk with them, learn about the writing process, and peruse or purchase their books - and have books signed, as well! For the authors, it provides them with an opportunity to showcase their work, connect with interested readers, and share their experiences with the writing process.

DON'T FALL FOR FAKE NEWS!
Monday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, presenters
While journalists have long battled the spread of “fake news”, librarians, who are dedicated to facts and reliable information, are also taking aim at this growing disinformation trend which occurs most frequently online. Learn how information is disseminated and how you can analyze the reliability of news sources.

AN EVENING OF LOVE POEMS
Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m.

David Sapp, presenter
In celebration of National Library Week and Poetry Month, join 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellent Award grant recipient David Sapp for a poetry reading. His work focuses on poems and prose with subjects that include nature, direct experience and memory, reflections on teaching, family, and rather ordinary encounters made significant through attentiveness and vision.

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

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

FIBER ARTS DAY
Saturday, April 13, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Follett House Museum

Learn about how fibers are transformed into the clothing and cloth that we use. Bring along your sewing, knitting, and other projects to work on!

FREE FAMILY MOVIE:   SMALLFOOT

Saturday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Warner Animation Group, 2018; 1 hr., 36 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.

BROWN BAG LUNCH:  THE LIFE OF JAMES RILEY WEAVER
Wedneday, April 17, at 12:00 p.m.

Wesley W. Wilson, Author and Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections, DePauw University Archives
James Riley Weaver was a cavalry officer from Pennsylvania during the Civil War who later in life married Sandusky native Emma Matern. During his time in the Union army and in a Confederate Prisoner of War Camp, James kept a diary of his life. Learn about the life of this soldier and the writing of the book about his life, James Riley Weaver’s Civil War: The Diary of a Union Cavalry Officer and Prisoner of War, 1863-1865.

ANCESTRY DNA:  WHAT DO I DO WITH MY RESULTS?

Wednesday, April 17, 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 AncestryDNA 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.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET, TOO!
Thursday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION:  THE COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi
Monday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Here, in one volume, is the best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. Observant and candid, often heartbreaking, her raw humor and hard-earned wisdom is threaded throughout. Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audio-book. Some titles are available for download.It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

DAVE LUCAS, OHIO POET LAUREATE
Tuesday, Aprill 30, at 6:00 p.m.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, you can meet Ohio's Poet Laureate, Dave Lucas.  In January 2018, Ohio Governor John Kasich named Lucas the state's second poet laureate, succeeding Amit Majmudar.  Dave was recommended for the two-year position after a statewide nominating process by the Ohio Poet Laureate Selection Committee.  Join us as he shares his poetry and what it means to be a Poet Laureate. 

 


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. 

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.