IndieFlix is Here - Free Streaming Movies!
The Sandusky Library is pleased to announce the launch of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.
You can now have unlimited access to thousands of free streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on
Click one of the following links to get started:
Digital downloads are made possible thanks to the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.
The Library’s Baby Garden, provided with funds from a generous grant from the Mylander Foundation, builds the skill of playing for the youngest child. Unstructured play allows children to learn about language and think symbolically,which helps them get started on the path to reading readiness.The Baby Garden also encourages parents and caregivers to take an active part in play with their children.
Need help downloading an eBook or need special coaching on basic computer skills? Need some assistance digging up local history or your family’s genealogy? Book-A-Librarian gives you individual, and tailored assistance in a 30-minute sit-down appointment with a Library staff member. To schedule a session, call 419-625-3834 (Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Each request will be routed to the appropriate expert on our staff, who will then contact you as soon as possible to schedule your personal appointment. Limit 2 sessions per patron per month.
CHECK OUT AN EREADER AT THE LIBRARY
Thanks to funding from a grant from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, we are proud to offer an eReader lending program to Sandusky Library cardholders. The eReaders can be checked out for ten days. To borrow an eReader or for more information, stop by the Library’s Reader’s Advisory Desk or call 419-625-3834.
LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS:
SOCIAL MEDIA BOOT CAMP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NONPROFITS
Saturday, March 8 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Guide to Social Media
Saturday, March 8 / 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Facebook & Twitter
This social media series includes hands-on computer courses designed to optimize various social media outlets for small businesses and nonprofits. At the end of this training series, which continues in APril and May, you will have set up and begun managing a Facebook Business Page, Twitter account, LinkedIn Company Profile, a blog, Pinterest Account, and Instagram Account. You will also be introduced to tools and learn tips for building audiences and engagement, investigating paid marketing campaigns, and measuring interactions through analytics and tools. You may attend any one of the sessions, but attending the series is recommended.
THE BLUE STREAKS AND LITTLE GIANTS: MORE THAN A CENTURY OF SANDUSKY AND
FREMONT ROSS FOOTBALL
Saturday, March 8 / 2:30 p.m.
Author Vince Guerrieri will discuss his book about the long and great rivalry between these two high school football teams. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.
Feb. 3 - April 7
Mondays / 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Thursdays / 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 2012 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 Thursdays in the Terrace Level lobby. All tax returns are e-Filed (electronic filing). No business, clergy, or rental property returns are done.
SPRING CARD MAKING
Monday, March 10 / 6:30 p.m.
Sheryl Porter, presenter
Join us to make two spring-themed cards. Registration is requested.
PAGES AND PUPS
Mondays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14 / 6:30 p.m.
Pages and Pups pairs children in Kindergarten through 4th grade with volunteers who meet once a week at the Library to practice reading, play reading games, and choose books to take home. Participants can read their favorite stories aloud to one of our Therapy Dogs. If you have a child who could benefit from this program or you would like to volunteer, call the Library.
BYTES OF CREATIVITY MAKE IT/TAKE IT CRAFT
Wednesday, March 12 / 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 9-15) with a Make It/Take It craft using bits and pieces of a computer. (Ages 9-15 years)
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT INFORMATIONAL SESSION
Tuesday, March 11 / 6:00 p.m.
Maria Carrion, Erie County Navigator, Family Health Services of Erie County, presenter
The Affordable Health Care Act includes sweeping changes and a number of options in healthcare coverage. This informational session will help you “navigate” your way through the sign-up procedure. Maria is also available to schedule one-on-one assistance, which you can learn more about at this program or by calling her at Family Health Services of Erie County at 419-557-7072. There are also many resources on-line and at the Library in Reference Services.
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - PART 1
Tuesday, March 11 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn the most effective ways to use your digital camera’s auto and scenes modes, zoom, and different lenses, camera care, composition, print, storing, and more! Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.
Thursday, March 13 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn how to find what you’re looking for on the internet and make sure it’s from a trusted source.
SOLDIER OF HONOR: MILTON HOLLAND AND THE 5TH U.S.C.T.
Saturday, March 15 / 10:30 a.m.
Anthony Gibbs, Creative Director of Black Historic Impressions, presenter
Anthony Gibbs, co-sponsored by the Erie County Historical Society, will provide a spellbinding portrayal of Milton Holland, a Cincinnati man who joined the 5th United States Colored Troops in the later stages of the Civil War. His presentation is a representation of a variety of the 200,000 black soldiers who fought for the Union during the conflict that ended slavery.
QUILT SOCIAL & FIBER ARTS DAY
Saturday, March 15 / 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 further information, call Maggie Marconi, Museum Administrator, at 419-625-3834.
LANGE TRUST EVENT: “THE MIRACLE WORKER”
Monday, March 24 / 7:30 p.m. at Sandusky State Theatre
The Montana Repertory Company is returning to our stage to bring you the unbelievable story of Helen Keller, blind and deaf since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor. For 2 free tickets, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your phone number to Sandusky Library. ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE! Tickets will be mailed out three weeks prior to the show.
(Click the picture above to view the Under the Baton website)
FIND HELP IN TOUGH TIMES
Looking for help during these tough economic times? The State Library of Ohio understands that this is a challenging time for all residents of our great state. This one-stop Find Help in Tough Times center provides help in finding important information and resources. Each area contains a list of links to online resources. The Find Help in Tough Times center will grow as we continue to add valuable resources and information. Click here to find out more.