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Winter/Spring Summer 2018 2018

Volume Volume 26, 26, Issue Issue 21


In celebration of the City of Sandusky’s Bicentennial, the Library unveiled its One City, Many Stories Traveling Exhibit on April 10 during National Library Week. The First Century, represented in three panels, will travel throughout the community to local schools, museums, government offices, and other locations that are free and open to the public. The Second Century, also three panels, will be displayed at the Library. All six panels will be displayed at special events during the year. To host The First Century Exhibit, call the Library for more information. As we reflect on the City’s past, we are reminded of the many family stories in the community. Every family has its own personal archive of letters, photographs, slides, or videos. If you have old family slides or videos that you have not been able to view for many years, you now have the opportunity to transfer them to a viewable format at the Library. The Library has equipment and software available for in-house use to convert slides and edit VHS and Beta videos to a USB or DVD. To learn more about using the equipment or to schedule an appointment, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

Choose Privacy Week is an annual event held the first week of On April 10, during National Library Week, the six May, sponsored by the American Library Association, to promote the panel exhibit, One City, Many Stories: Celebrating importance of individual privacy rights and the unique role that libraries Sandusky was unveiled. have in protecting privacy. Sandusky Library will host guest speaker Barry Spencer from the FBI Cleveland office for a presentation on cyber security Thursday, May 10, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Please join us for a closer look at how to better protect your personal information in the Internet Age. Molly Carver, Executive Director

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme celebrates the City’s Bicentennial. We hope you join us. There are more details inside!

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For Families Summer Reading & Kids for ALL Ages! JOIN US FOR SUMMER READING JUNE 4-JULY 31

Registration is required for all ages and begins Monday, June 4. To register, visit our Registration Desk in Children’s Services (adults can register at the Readers’ Advisory Desk). When you register, you will receive your Reading Log along with a special gift!

how to participate:

Use your Reading Log to keep track of the amount of time that you read or listen to a book along with special activities that you can participate in during June and July. You can earn one prize ticket per hour of reading (maximum of 10) and one prize ticket for each activity (maximum of 10) that you complete. Prize tickets can be placed in the prize box of your choice for a chance to win. Bonus tickets can be earned for each program you attend. Bring your completed Reading Log to the Library for a yard sign.

Bicentennial Badges:

New this year for children ages 4-16 years are Bicentennial Badges! Try and collect all of them by stopping by the Children’s Services Desk each week during Summer Reading. You will receive your first Bicentennial Badge when you register for the Summer Reading Program. The Bicentennial Badges were paid for with a Mylander Foundation grant. For more fun, check out our weekly programs for ages birth-16, which require registration (for online registration visit our website at and click on the Events Calendar).

SUMMER READING Tuesday, June 5, at 6:00 p.m.


Join us as we celebrate the first week of our Summer Reading Program with a Surprise Special Guest! Stop in and learn about all the fun events that we have planned and sign up for our Summer Reading Program while you are here!

babies (birth-3 YEARS)


biddy boppers (3-6 YEARS)


Babies and toddlers are invited to participate with their parents or caregivers. They will recieve a Rubber Duckie and a Reading Log with activities for the summer.

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. June 11/12: Dynamic Dinosaurs with Erie MetroParks June 18/19: Art Rocks! with Pat Catan’s June 25/26: Sing and Play the Music Way with Music Together July 9/10: Rubber Duck Rally July 16/17: Fairy Tale Fun July 23/24: Woodworking Craft with The Home Depot

rockin’ readers (6-10 YEARS)

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. June 13: Dinosaur Dig with Erie Metroparks June 20: Ice Cream Fun with Toft Dairy June 27: Geology of Earth and Space with Gene Zajac July 11: BINGO! and Board Games July 18: Art Rocks! with Pat Catan’s July 25: Sandusky in the 1800s with the Follett House Museum

Mondays at 2:30 p.m. | June 11, 18, 25 A self-paced program where you can use the Library’s Digital Media Studio’s green screen to create three different projects.

Mondays at 2:30 p.m. | July 9, 16, 23 A self-paced program where you can use the Library’s Digital Media Studio to create iMovie video trailers about historical mysteries.


Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. | June 13, July 18, August 15 Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4.


Adults who register for the Summer Reading Program will receive a special Bicentennial Pennant, a Reading Log, and be eligible for our prize drawings! To register, stop by the Readers’ Advisory Desk.

WORLD MUSIC ROCKS Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 Jody Chaffee, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and Lori Conkey, Perkins Local Schools Join us for a musical trip around the world! This hands-on program gives children and families an opportunity to learn about music from around the world and a chance to play various instruments. This series is funded through a grant from the Stein Foundation of Erie County. (family program; best for ages 4-8 years)

FAMILY FUN SATURDAYS Saturdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 16: June 23: June 30: July 14: July 21: July 28:

Musical Jamboree Cinderella Ballet with NorthStar Dance Center Science Rocks with Candy The Little Mermaid Interactive Movie Racing Rocks with Thorsport Racing Painting Rocks!

For Families & Kids STORYTIMES: Babies and Books

(suggested for birth-18 months) Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Registration is not required, but is requested, requested for for all all programs, programs, unless unless otherwise stated. Register online at or call 419-625-3834 and press 0.

Design a Boot

Thursday, July 5, from 10:00-4:00 p.m. Drop by and design a cardstock boot replica from Sandusky’s own Boy with the Boot statue. Craft supplies of all kinds will be available for you to decorate your boot. (all ages)

Toddler Tales

(suggested for 18 months-3 years) Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Story Stop

(suggested for ages 3-6 years) Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 An adult is required to attend Storytimes.

Harry Potter Family Game Night

Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday while enjoying some of your favorite board games with a Harry Potter twist! (all ages)

Sandusky’s Birthday Bash!

Thursday, August 16, at 2:30 p.m. Happy 200th Birthday, Sandusky! We are hosting a Birthday Celebration to honor Sandusky’s Bicentennial with stories, crafts, games, and more! (family program; all ages)

Take and Make Crafts

May 7-12: Mother’s Day June 11-16: Father’s Day Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (all ages)

Bicentennial Buddies

Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29 Children can practice reading and choose books to take home. They can also read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog! (suggested for students in K-3rd grade)


MANY STORIES: Time Warp at the Follett House Museum Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. C E L E B R AT I N G

Travel back in time as we learn about early Sandusky.

June 14: The Railroad June 21: Boat Building with the Maritime Museum of Sandusky June 28: Early School Days July 12: Follett House Museum Artifacts July 19: Johnson’s Island July 26: Kitchen Gadgets This program is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)


Students entering grades 4-8 are invited! Battle of the Books Team Meeting

Tuesday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining Team Sandusky Library, stop in to one of the brief meetings for information about the competition’s format and the titles of the books.

Battle of the Books Team Practice

Tuesday, August 14, at 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Team members are invited to come practice at either session. The Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library. For more information, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

History Programs Something for everyone... Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio Through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Sandusky Library continues with presentations that promote community dialogue about difficult issues of race and ethnicity. Each #LegacyOhio scholar uses a national and statewide framework to explore where we’ve been, where we are, and to weigh the question, where do we want to be? These moderated discussions emphasize the value in recognizing the common threads that bind us together.

Native Americans: Yesterday’s Struggles and Today’s Challenges Wednesday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m. Jolene Buehrer, PhD, Senior Lecturer of English and Chair, Department of Humanities, BGSU Firelands

There are Lessons of Slavery Yet to Be Learned: Why the 13th Amendment Remains Relevant in the 21st Century U.S. and Beyond Tuesday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m. Ric Sheffield, JD, Director, Law & Society Program, Kenyon College, presenter

Being Muslim in America

Saturday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m. M. Isam Zaiem, Retired MD and Co-Founder of CAIR (Cleveland Chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations), presenter

Statues, Flags, and the Ongoing Battle Over the Meaning of the Civil War Saturday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m. William Trollinger, PhD, Professor, History and Religious Studies, University of Dayton, presenter

International Museum Day

Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Stop by the Follett House Museum for free activities for families. Erie County cultural organizations are joining together to mark this occasion and will offer free admission, along with family friendly activities. Visit as many of the locations as you like, in any order you choose. Check out our website or in-house calendar closer to the date for additional details.

Sandusky Police and K9 Officers: The Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, May 30, at 6:00 p.m. John Orzech, Police Chief; K9 Officer Evan Estep; and K9 Gunner, Sandusky Police Department, presenters Heroin and opioids are a growing problem in many communities. Sandusky has been dealing with an unprecedented level of overdoses. Learn how the Sandusky Police Department and their K9 Unit is handling this problem and see Gunner in action.

The Light of Freedom: Stories of African American Threads of My Family, Their Journeys Towards Freedom & the Abolitionist

Saturday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m. Karen Hampton, Artist, presenter Karen will share the stories in her work and discuss her creative process. Her medium is cloth pieces - whether digitally printed, hand woven or agedlinens - which she weaves to tell the stories of her ancestors, imbued with the hopes and visions of African Americans. Karen’s artwork will be on display from June 8-July 21 from 12-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at Carrington Arts, 231 W. Water Street, Sandusky ( How to Build a Family Tree and Link Your DNA Kit To Your Family Tree

Wednesday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m. Dustin Austin, presenter Learn helpful tips, tricks, and techniques to make the most out of your Ancestry subscription. You’ll learn how to build a family tree, and if you took a DNA test, how to link it. With all these tools, it may lead to making meaningful connections with living cousins who share family names and stories which can bring life to your family history! (NOTE: This is not a DNA class.)

History Programs One City, Many stories: Celebrating Sandusky



In honor of Sandusky's Bicentennial, this series was designed to connect local history to the landscape of state and national events of the past 200 years.

Native Americans of Northern Ohio*

Tuesday, May 15, at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Brian Redmond, Curator and John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology, presenter Learn about the first inhabitants of northern Ohio.

The History and Archaeology of Johnson’s Island

Tuesday, June 19, at 12:00 p.m. Dr. David Bush, Director, Center for Historic & Military Archaeology; Professor of Anthropology, Heidelberg University, presenter Johnson’s Island was a major prisoner of war camp. Dr. Bush will discuss both the history of the camp as well as the efforts to do archaeological digs to learn more about the camp.

The Archaeology of the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812*

Tuesday, July 17, at 12:00 p.m. Carrie E. Sowden, Archaeological Director, National Museum of the Great Lakes, presenter Learn about the history of the Battle of Lake Erie and the work that Great Lakes Historical Society is doing to attempt to identify the battlefield. We will also look at other War of 1812 naval archaeological sites around the Great Lakes.

Sandusky’s Home Town Railroad*

Tuesday, August 21, at 12:00 p.m. Charlie Wise, Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad Historian, presenter The railroad has long been an important part of life and business in Sandusky. Explore the history of the homegrown railroad from Sandusky.



*Denotes a One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky program that is supported by a grant from The Mylander Foundation.

Registration is not required, but is requested, requested for for all all programs, programs, unless unless otherwise stated. Register online at or call 419-625-3834 and press 0.

Bicentennial Walking Tours

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. May 23: Washington Park June 27: Underground Railroad July 25: Downtown Sandusky August 22: Downtown Sandusky September 26: Washington Park As part of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, guided tours will be led by Erie County Historical Society volunteers and all begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, at the popcorn wagon. As these are walking tours, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour.

Bicentennial Banter: From Around the World: Ethnic Sandusky

Wednesday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sandusky State Threatre Ron Davidson, Archives Librarian, Sandusky Library, presenter Sandusky was built by people from many parts of the world Germany, Italy, Ireland, and West Africa, just to name a few. Learn why they came to Sandusky, what they brought with them (material goods and traditions), and what they did when they got here.

War of 1812 Living Historians at the Follett House Museum



10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15 Park Rangers, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, presenters Experience history first hand as you interact with living historians from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial who will be talking about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. The Park Rangers will be dressed in period clothing and have War of 1812 reproductions to show the everyday lives of the men who served. The Follett House Museum will be open for tours as well.

Cemetery Walk: The Founding Fathers of Sandusky - The North Ridge



Saturday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jeremy Angstadt, Museum Manager, Sandusky Library, presenter We will explore the North Ridge of Oakland Cemetery and the lives of some of the citizens who helped establish the city of Sandusky, including early elected officials, lawyers, and other people who helped make the decisions that shape the city as we know it today. As this is a walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to stand or walk for at least an hour. Downtown Sandusky, looking east from W. Washington Row, circa 1906-09. The Sloane House Hotel is in the foreground.


Computer Help at the Library

OhioMeansJobs - Erie County Drop-In 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 Dennis McMullen at 419-625-3834.

Computer Basics

Thursday at 10:30 a.m. | May 3 and July 5 Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. | June 5 and August 7 Want to begin using a computer? This class will explore using the mouse, keyboard, toolbars, the scroll bar, and basic Windows.

Third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 OhioMeansJobs - Erie County helps guide you with your job search, both in person and online. Staff from OMJ will be available at the Library to assist with registering on the website, job searching, creating a resume, applying for jobs online, and more. Be sure to stop in and meet with them!

Online Job Application Help

Tuesday, June 26, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class is an introduction to filling out online job applications.

Internet Basics

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. | May 15 and July 17 Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | June 14 and August 23 This class will introduce you to the internet, explain the basic elements of a web page, and show you how to search online.

Tech Tutor

Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. 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. One-on-One appointments are also available by calling the Library at 419-625-3834.

PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY MEMORIES! VHS/Beta Conversion Equipment The Digital Media Studio is available to individuals 18 years and older and minors accompanied by an adult. A class or one-on-one session is required prior to using the studio so that you become familiar with the software and equipment. Software available includes GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, and Photoshop. To register for a class, to request a one-on-one session, or for a list of equipment, call the Library at 419-625-3834.


Mondays at 6:00 p.m. | May 7 and July 16 Mondays at 10:30 a.m. | June 4 and August 6 Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. 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)


Do you have family movies saved on VHS or Beta tapes? We now offer equipment and software in the Digital Media Studio that allows you to convert and edit your family videos to a USB or DVD. For more information, call the Library.

Slide Conversion Equipment

We have a Wolverine F2D Mighty Digital Slide Film Converter that you can check out for use at the Library. Stop by Children’s Services for more details.

Sheet Music Art

Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using copies of sheet music.

Registration is not required, but is requested, requested for for all all programs, programs, unless unless otherwise stated. Register online at or call 419-625-3834 and press 0.

Knit One, Crochet, Too!

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. | Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn! May 15 & 31: Knook June 12 & 28: Dishcloths July 10 & 26: Floor Poofs August 14 & 30: Slippers

Instant Pot Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are new to Instant Pots or a well-seasoned expert, join us as we share tips, tricks, and resources for recipes for your pressure cooker.

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.

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

Monday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m. Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders The little-known true story of a group of women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier*



Monday, June 4, at 6:00 p.m. Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader Honor Bright moves from England to an Ohio community in the 1850s. She struggles to fit into her new life in the U.S. and as a Quaker. In her journey, she meets two women who are very involved in the Underground Railroad movement. This discussion is funded with a grant from The Mylander Foundation.

Rock and Roll History: The Cleveland Connection

Monday, June 11, at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Joel S. Keller, presenter Learn about Cleveland’s influence in the development of Rock and Roll music from the 1950s to the present day. Important events in local Rock and Roll history will be discussed as well.

Rock and Roll History: Folk Rock Artists and Groups from the 1970s through Today

Monday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Joel S. Keller, presenter Folk music morphed into Folk Rock in the 1960s. Biographical information and music will be shared from such artists and groups as The Mamas and the Papas, Paul Simon, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, James Taylor, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, and more.

The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

Monday, July 9, at 6:00 p.m. Terri Estel and Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. The Whole Town’s Talking reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. ONE CITY,

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands* MANY STORIES: C E L E B R AT I N G

Monday, August 6, at 6:00 p.m. John Montag, discussion leader H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. This discussion is funded with a grant from the Mylander Foundation.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Monday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders A brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Sandusky Library Hours

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Follett House Museum Hours

April & May Saturday.................................... 12:00-4:00 p.m. June, July, and August Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.... 12:00-4:00 p.m.

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Kelleys Island Branch Hours

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Closed: Friday and Sunday | PH: 419-746-9575


Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day Monday, September 3 - Labor Day Our Book and Video Drops will remain open.

Library Board of Directors

Jim Sennish, President Tony Cummings, Vice President Lee McDermond, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer Diane Ernst H. John Hildebrandt Judy Kuns Martha Murray Sarah Prout Linda Reichenbach Vincent Rhodes

Library Administration

Molly Carver, Executive Director Chad Angney, Fiscal Officer

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BICENTENNIAL CONCERT Sunday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. Sandusky Bay Pavilion

The FREE Outdoor Pops Concert will feature the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, directed by Carl Topilow, and guest artist Dan May, Sandusky born and raised. The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library is the sponsor for guest artist Dan May. The concert will also include local high school bands and Gospel singers from local churches. Tickets are not required. More details will be announced closer to the event.


SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, October 14, at 4:00 p.m.

Sandusky Library Summer 2018 Newsletter  
Sandusky Library Summer 2018 Newsletter