Sandusky Reads is a community-wide reading project to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book, which can strengthen bonds and build connections between people of different cultures and economic and educational backgrounds. We hope you join us. We are grateful for two grants received in support of this initiative: one from the Erie County Community Foundation and another from The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Erie County. Grant funding will pay for copies of Wes Moore’s books, which will be distributed to participating schools and community groups.
BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
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.)
SANDUSKY READS BOOK DISCUSSION:
THE OTHER WES MOORE: ONE NAME, TWO FATES by Wes Moore
Monday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Mary Beth Wade Jones, BGSU Firelands, discussion leader
A narrative non-fiction story about the lives of two young African-American men that share the same name. One sentenced to a life in prison, the other became a Rhodes Scholar and a best-selling author. The Lange Trust is bringing the author to the Sandusky State Theatre on November 2. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.
ELECTION REFLECTIONS BOOK DISCUSSION: HARRY TRUMAN’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE: THE TRUE STORY OF A GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
by Matthew Algeo
Monday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
On June 19, 1953, Harry Truman got up early, packed the trunk of his Chrysler New Yorker, and did something no other former President has done before or since: he hit the road. No Secret Service protection. No traveling press. In this lively history, author Matthew Algeo meticulously details how Truman’s plan to blend in went wonderfully awry. Algeo revisits the Trumans’ route, staying at the same hotels and eating at the same diners. By the end of the 2,500-mile journey, you will have a new and heartfelt appreciation for America’s last citizen-president. This is the last program int the Election Reflections series. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book.. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.
BOOK DISCUSSION: NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
Tuesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m.
Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family...the death of his innocence...and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary Of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again. Stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the book. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.
"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB
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.
Monday, October 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Ron Davidson, presenter
RECIPES FROM FAMOUS AUTHORS
Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Jean Gardner, presenter
PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF RECIPES
Monday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Steffenhagen, presenter
UNPLUGGED BOOK DISCUSSIONS
Escape from the hustle and bustle of life and politics in this series by relaxing, reading, painting, meditating, and listening to music. As part of this series, two book discussions will be held:
BOOK DISCUSSION: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery
Wednesday, October 12, at 6:00 p.m.
“Nothing is impossible in the spring,” says Anne Shirley, who has a case of recurring spring fever. Catch spring fever and escape the current world while reading and talking about this classic children’s story.
BOOK DISCUSSION: WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’ by Wally Lamb
Wednesday, December 14, at 6:00 p.m.
A holiday treat that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season.