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CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK WITH US!
Customer Appreciation Day - Monday, April 14.
Win a Kindle eReader in our Like Us, Share Us, Follow Us, Visit Us Contest!! Go on a "Blind Date" with a Book!
Hoopla is Here!
Free Streaming Movies, Television Shows, Educational/Instructional Videos, Documentaries, Music, and Audiobooks!
The Sandusky Library is pleased to announce the launch of Hoopla, an innovative digital media service for Sandusky Library card holders that allows you to borrow movies, videos, music, music albums, and audiobooks.
Hoopla works with a laptop or computer, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and via select Android™ devices). There is a limit of 5 items per month per patron. You can borrow movies and TV content for 3 days, music and albums for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Click on the image below to get started! Click here for the Hoopla cheat sheet and FAQ.
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:
Freegal - Download music to your MP3 player | Zinio - Download digital magazines to your computer, smartphone, or tablet | Hoopla Digital - Stream movies, television shows, educational/informational videos, music, and audiobooks | IndieFlix - Stream award-winning independent movies, shorts, and documentaries
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
March 8 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Guide to Social Media / 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Facebook & Twitter
Saturday, April 12 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - LinkedIn & Blogging
Saturday, May 10 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Pinterest & Instagram
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, 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.
DISCUSSION AND AUTHOR VISIT: THE RIVER OF NO RETURN BY BEE RIDGWAY
Saturday, April 12 / 2:00 p.m.
Bee Ridgway, discussion leader
Oberlin College graduate Bee Ridway’s debut novel is about a man and woman who travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society.
BUILD YOUR OWN APP
Saturday, April 12 / 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Attendees will learn about various FREE web applications that will assist them in building an app without being some kind of tech genius. Attendees will also spend some time exploring MIT’s App Inventor that runs completely in your web browser!
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
Monday, April 14 - All Day
National Library Week is April 14-19 and this year's theme is "Lives Change @ Your LIbrary." Join us for giveaways, refreshments, and discounted rates on books at our On-Going Book Sale. Sandy Seagull will be joining the festivities, too!
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK
During National Library Week - April 14-19
We’d like to “fix you up” on a blind date! No, we are not introducing a dating service at the Library, but we are encouraging you to enjoy a blind date with a book. We’ve selected a variety of books and wrapped them up in brown paper so that you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you get home or at checkout. The titles include a mixture of fiction and nonfiction, and if you don’t like the book, return it to the Library with no hurt feelings.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK CONTEST: Like Us, Share Us, Follow Us, Visit Us
During National Library Week - April 14-19
If you Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter, Share Us with your friends on Facebook, or Visit Us at the Library, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle eReader. It’s that easy!
MOVIE DISCUSSION: GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS
Monday, April 14 / 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen, discussion leader
Join us for a viewing and discussion of God is the Bigger Elvis. In 1957, Dolores Hart co-starred with Elvis Presley in the Paramount motion picture Loving You, and it was in this film that she gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss. At the age of 24, Ms. Hart abandoned her successful career to become a Benedictine nun. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
PAGES AND PUPS
Monday, April 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.
MEET AND GREET WITH A BOOK
Tuesday, April 15 / 6:00 p.m.
Stop by the Library and meet new people and books! Bring in a book that changed your life! Each participant will have a few minutes to talk about their chosen book (or two). This is a great opportunity to meet other booklovers and discover something new to read.
BROWN BAG LUNCH: HISTORY OF NASA AT PLUM BROOK STATION
Wednesday, April 16 / 12:00 p.m.
John Blakeman, Environmental Specialist, presenter
The historic origins and operations of NASA at Plum Brook Station will be described and illustrated, showing how this local facility was a major contributor to American space science and engineering; and how new facilities and programs at PBS portend a great future for this world-class aerospace facility.
KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesday, April 16 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!
POWERFUL LIFE LESSONS FOUND IN BOOKS
Wednesday, April 16 / 6:30 p.m.
Cathy Allen, presenter
North Coast Business Journal columnist, Cathy Allen, shares the “Top Ten” list of nonfiction works that have made the biggest difference in her life and in her consulting practice. Participants are encouraged to compile their own list of life-changing books to share with others at this session.
RAINBOW LOOM PARTY
Saturday, April 19 / 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us in making rubber band bracelets! Beginners and Rainbow Loom experts are welcome. Do you know how to make bracelets with pens or your fingers? Can you make a starburst, rainbow ladder, or butterfly blossom pattern? Come show others how you do it! Do you have your own loom? If so, bring it with you. We will have some looms and the bands. (Ages 7-15 years)
(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.