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Winter/Spring 2018

Volume 26, Issue 1

DIRECTOR’S UPDATE: Sandusky Library rings in the new year with stories new and old. The Library continues work on its strategic plan, charting its course for the future. During the process, we reaffirmed our mission: Giving all people opportunities to enrich their lives. Thanks to community members for contributing through a survey and focus group session. We look forward to sharing more as plans develop. Sandusky Library will join the City of Sandusky’s Bicentennial celebration. Programming in 2018 will reflect the City’s rich history with the theme, One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky. Stay tuned as One City: Many Stories continues throughout the year.

Pictured above is the original poster from National Library Week 1958.

National Library Week, celebrated April 8-14, 2018, will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event held in 1958. The American Library Association and the American Book Publishers formed the National Book Committee, a nonprofit citizens group, in 1954, out of concern that Americans were reading less based on research at the time. The National Book Committee developed the plan for National Library Week in an effort to motivate people to read more, and thus support libraries. The first National Library Week theme was Wake Up and Read! This year, libraries nationwide will celebrate the theme Libraries Lead! Molly Carver, Executive Director


Through generous grants from The Mylander Foundation and the Erie County Community Foundation, Sandusky Library will introduce several new programs in 2018.


In honor of Sandusky’s Bicentennial the Library will celebrate throughout the year the theme One City: Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky. Phase one of the grant program includes speakers on local and Ohio history, starting with our popular Brown Bag Lunch series. The next phase includes a two-part local history timeline exhibit to be unveiled during National Library Week in April. One will be a traveling exhibit, available for loan to other locations as a mobile history center and one will be displayed at the Library.

PARENTING PACKS The Mylander Foundation

The Library will add 11 Parenting Packs to the TOYbrary collection. Each pack centers around a specific theme, child development topic, or event occuring in the home and features books for children and their caregivers and toys that relate to the theme. Some of the themes include manners, a new baby in the family, and a hospital stay.

LAUNCHPADS Erie County Community Foundation


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The Library will add 27 Launchpads to the TOYbrary collection. Launchpads are tablets that are preloaded with age-appropriate educational apps and games for children ages 3-10. Each tablet is self-contained and an internet connection is not required.

STEAM PROGRAMS Erie County Community Foundation

The Library has purchased STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) materials to use during programs. Some of these items include Keva Planks, Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makeys, and more!

Sandusky all people opportunities to enrich their lives.

For Kids Families & Kids Coding Club

Mondays at 4:00 p.m. January 22 and February 12 Join us as we explore the world of computer coding using online programs and toys. (suggested for ages 10 years and up)

Pages and Pups

Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. January 31, February 28, March 21, April 18 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)

Take and Make Crafts

February 7-14: Valentine’s Day March 12-17: St. Patrick’s Day March 26-April 7: Spring Break Stop by Children’s Services and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (All ages)

Construction Zone

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. February 13, March 13, April 17 Join us to build with Legos, K’Nex, and more! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

Undercover Adventures

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. February 20, March 20, April 24 Do you have what it takes to go undercover and solve a mystery? Come follow the clues! (suggested for ages 6-12 years)

Jack and Annie Club

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. February 6: Lions March 6: Polar Bears April 10: Volcanos Join Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series for crafts and activities related to the books.(suggested for ages 6-12 years)

STEAM Storytime: Fairy Tale Edition

Coding Club

Mondays, March 26 and April 2, from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Join us as we explore the world of computer coding using online programs and toys. (suggested for ages 10 years and up)

Spring Break Take and Make

March 26-April 7 Stop by Children’s Services and pick up a surprise craft to take home! (All ages)

Time Warp Tuesdays: World War I

at the Follett House Museum Tuesdays, March 27 and April 3, at 2:30 p.m. Join us as we travel back in time to listen to a story and complete crafts and activities related to World War I. (suggested for ages 8-12 years)

Wednesdays, March 28 and April 4, at 2:30 p.m. Explore fairy tales through activity stations that allow students to build, experiment, and create. (suggested for ages 5-12 years)

Family Movie: HOP

Thursdays, March 29 and April 5, at 2:30 p.m. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! Universal Pictures, 2011; 95 mins, Rated PG.

Game On!

Fridays, March 30 and April 6, from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Drop in and play a few of your favorite classic board games. (suggested for ages 6 years and up)

For Families & Kids

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.

STORYTIMES: Baby Playdate

(suggested for birth-18 months) Fridays at 10:30 a.m. January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 Drop in for a baby playdate! One Friday each month, babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, books, and play.

Family Storytime

(suggested for ages 2 years and up) Join us for Family Storytime! Families with children of all ages are welcome to come to this program full of books and songs, ending with a simple craft. Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Session 1: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 Session 2: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10

Toddler Tales

(suggested for 18 months-3 years) Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Session 1: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 Session 2: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

FAMILY PROGRAMS Science Saturday

Saturday, February 17, at 2:30 p.m. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math by participating in a variety of hands-on activities including building, coding, and more! (family program; suggested for ages 5 years and up)

Celebrating George Washington Carver

Saturday, February 24, at 2:30 p.m. Join us as we explore the interesting life of George Washington Carver, known as the peanut man, through stories, crafts, games, and science activities. Warning: Peanuts will be used during this program.

A Seusstacular Afternoon

Saturday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with books, crafts, and more!

Story Stop

(suggested for ages 3-6 years) Story Stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a thumped craft. Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. Session 1: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 Session 2: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

The Lorax Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day 2018 and enjoy crafts and games based on Dr. Seuss’ book The Lorax.

An adult is required to attend Storytimes.

Play. Learn. Grow. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 Adventures with Peter Rabbit

Saturday, February 3, at 2:30 p.m. Join us for a scavenger hunt through Mr. McGregor’s garden, listen to the tale of Peter Rabbit, and make a special craft. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure! (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Spring Cleaning

Thursday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Whistle while you work and join us for a spring cleaning sensory party where we will wash play dishes and cars, plant flowers, and explore spring crafts. (suggested for ages birth-5 years)

Children birth-3 years (siblings up to age 5 are welcome) and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Also, each week a different local child development and health professional will be on hand as a great resource.

Drop In and Play. Learn. Grow. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

Drop In is another opportunity for children birth-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of ageappropriate toys.

Something for everyone... The Healthy Homes Program and Lead Hazard Control Program

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! January 9 & 25: Infinity Scarves February 6 & 22: Little Hats, Big Hearts March 13 & 29: Amigurumi April 10 & 26: Twiddle Muffs

Bullet Journal Bunch

Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. January 10 and April 18 Carly Rogers, Sandusky Library, presenter This group is for anyone interested in bullet journals, for those just getting started to veterans. Bring your journal and supplies if you have them and talk with others about bullet journal tips.

Chalk Paint Workshop

Saturday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. Lori Bennett and Lisa Wick, Salvage Divas, presenters Bring a new (or, better yet, used!) wooden, paper mache, or metal picture frame (no larger than 11”x14”) or alphabet letter (no larger than 12”) and join us for a 3-hour workshop. Learn how you can transform a piece with chalk paint techniques. Registration is required as the workshop is limited to 30. The chalk paint, glaze and wax, clear coat, and brushes will be provided. You can register online at or call the Library at 419-625-3834.

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. January 24 and March 14 Bob England, Chief Environmental Public Health Officer, Erie County Health Dept. Homes built prior to 1978 may have hidden lead-based paint hazards, which can put entire families and especially small children at risk for lead poisoning. The Erie County Health Department has been awarded $1.5 million to help render these homes as “lead-safe”. They have also been awarded $150 thousand to their Healthy Homes program, which can be used to eliminate other health and safety hazards in homes. Learn more about the risks, how to protect your family, and if you qualify for this local grant opportunity.

Chair Yoga

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. April 3, 10, 17, 24 Sherrena Bilgen, M.Y. Yoga, presenter Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. You will learn relaxation techniques as well. Please wear comfortable attire.

Fiber Arts Day

Saturday, April 14, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Follett House Museum Learn about how fibers are transformed into what we know them to be. Demonstrations will include dyeing of different fibers and the spinning of wool. You can even bring your own sewing, knitting, or quilting projects to work on!

National Library Week | April 8-14, 2018 Sandusky Library celebrates National Library Week with Patron Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 10, from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

The Moorhens Celtic Band will perform. The Library will also unveil its historical exhibit One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky in honor of the City’s Bicentennial. Join us for great music, refreshments, and coffee (provided by Starbucks™, Milan Road).

FREE FAMILY MOVIES Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets! Saturday, January 13: CARS 3 (INTERACTIVE MOVIE) Watch Lightning McQueen and Max Tow Mater while completing crafts and activities related to the movie! Walt Disney Studios, 2017; 102 mins., Rated PG.

Saturday, February 10: MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE Lionsgate, 2017; 99 mins., Rated PG.

Saturday, March 10: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS MOVIE DreamWorks, 2017; 89 mins., Rated PG.

Saturday, April 28: LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Lego Pictures A/S, 2017; 101 mins., Rated PG. Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG: Parental Guidance Suggested Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

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.

Stop by Readers’ Advisory to pick up a copy of the book or audiobook. Some titles are available as an eBook. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Monday, January 8, at 6:00 p.m. Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders In France in 1916, Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe while her husband fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve German officers, her home becomes torn apart by fierce tensions.

Author Visit: Nicole Cunningham Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m.

Released in July 2017, Je T’aime (I love you) depicts some of the most incredible experiences that began to manifest shortly after Nicole’s husband, John, took his last breath. It is a beautiful love story, entertwined with the loss of a best friend and soul-mate, and ultimately, renewal. Je T’aime will be available for purchase and signing. The book is $20 and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Stein Hospice.

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis

Tuesday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m. Jennifer Ashburn & Rev. Dr. Robert R. Bottoms, discussion leaders Co-Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Understanding, First Congregational Church, UCC This is a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in America.

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Feb. 12 - April 11

Mondays and Wednesday (except February 19) 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Monday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. Sandy Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader The story of one family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is told, divided into twelve chapters, each corresponding with a day either preceding, during, or following the strike of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

West with the Night by Beryl Markham

Bring your Social Security card and your 2016 return. Time slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 20 slots.

Monday, March 19, at 6:00 p.m. Dennis McMullen & David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders The story of Beryl Markham--aviatrix, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and ‘30s.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Monday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. Terri Estel & Lori Loreno, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders A contemporary thriller in which plane crash survivor and artist Scott Burroughs attempts to recall the events leading up to the crash and to deal with its aftermath.

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.

AncestryDNA: What Do I Do With My Results?

Monday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m. Dustin Austin, presenter So, you’ve had your DNA tested with, now what do you do with the results? Learn some useful tips and tricks to make the most out of your DNA journey! NOTE: This program is not endorsed by AncestryDNA or Testing kits are not available at this program. This is a program to help you better understand your results and the tools provided by

Computer Help at the Library 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: - use the features on your online Library account to renew items and place holds - search the Library catalog or databases and download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music (you can do this with Hoopla, too!) - search the internet or set up an email account - use the features on the Ohio Means Jobs website - get started with Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram 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.

One-on-One appointments are also available by calling Dennis McMullen at 419-625-3834.

The Sound Recording Studio and Visual Recording Studio are available to individuals 18 years and older and minors accompanied by an adult. Attending a class or one-on-one session is required prior to scheduling time to use the Sound Recording or Visual Recording Studio. This allows you to become familiar with the software and equipment. Software available includes: GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, and Photoshop. We also can show you how to create a Podcast using GarageBand. To register for a class or for a list of equipment, call 419-625-3834 and ask for Children’s Services. To request a one-on-one session, please ask for Dennis McMullen.

Photoshop for Teens

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. January 6, February 10, March 10, April 21 Learn how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. (suggested for ages 11-17 years) 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.


Monday, January 8, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more 24/7 with your Sandusky Library card!



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.

Prohibition in Ohio

Tuesday, January 23, at 12:00 p.m. Alex Tebben, Author of “Prohibition in Columbus”, presenter The fight for and the repeal of prohibition greatly affected the entire country. Come learn how the fight between the temperance and brewers shaped Columbus and Ohio.

A Firsthand Account of the Life and Struggles of Early African American Settlers in the Firelands*

Tuesday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Roland Baumann, Emeritus Archivist and Professor, Oberlin College, presenter Join us for a reading and discussion of letters written to Mariah Crabb, who fled slavery to freedom in Northern Ohio. These letters record life’s aspirations and every day moments of a black American living in Huron and Erie County.

Women in the Temperance Movement*

Tuesday, March 20, at 12:00 p.m. Beth Weinhardt, Local History Center/Anti-Saloon League Museum, presenter Come and learn about the important role women played in the Temperance Movement in Ohio.

Sandusky and the Great Influenza, 1918

Tuesday, April 17, at 12:00 p.m. Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, presenter The Great War (WWI) was one of the most devastating wars in world history, with millions killed and wounded, but even greater devastation was brought to much of the world at the same time by the influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed at least 20 million - much more than killed in the war. Sandusky and Erie County did not escape this virus.

*One City, Many Stories: Celebrating Sandusky program is supported by The Mylander Foundation.

Anthony Gibbs as Underground Railroad Conductor John Parker

Saturday, February 3, at 10:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Erie County Historical Society Join us for a return performance by first-person presenter Anthony Gibbs, who will portray John Parker, an Underground Railroad operative in Ripley, Ohio. It’s highly possible that a number of freedom seekers whom Parker assisted traveled through Sandusky on their journey to Canada. This presentation is entertaining and informative for children and adults alike.


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.

Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio Through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Sandusky Library will be hosting 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.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Wednesday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m. John C. Fazio, JD, Author and former President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, presenter

Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: The Ohio Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s Saturday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. William Trollinger, PhD, Professor, History and Religious Studies, University of Dayton, presenter

Race, Racism, and the U.S. Women’s Movement: From Seneca Falls to the 2017 Women’s March

Wednesday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. Kimberly Hamlin, PhD, Director and Professor, American Studies Program, Miami University, presenter

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

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April & May Saturday.....................12:00-4:00 p.m.

To schedule a program or group tour, call 419-625-3834.

Kelleys Island Branch Hours (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Monday........................ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday......................1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday.......................11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday PH: 419-746-9575


Monday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, February 19 - Presidents’ Day

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Library Board of Directors

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Clark Wilson: Organ Concert with Silent Film Sunday, January 14, at 4:00 p.m. Clark Wilson is one of the top theater concert organists in the United States and is also considered to be one of the finest practitioners of silent film scoring. He will perform a concert, followed by organ accompaniment to the classic silent film Shy Girl. Mr. Wilson is the resident organist for the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. He is also an organ installer and consultant.

Dublin Irish Dance

Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. Sandusky State Theatre

Through favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps, and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s 15 musicians and dancers tell the story of the Irish Immigration to America. Greeted by diverse cultures, the new Irish immigrants congregated in dance gatherings where Irish melodies fused with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. “Stepping Out” celebrates the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music.


Both events are funded by The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library. TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR CLARK WILSON. For 2 FREE tickets for DUBLIN IRISH DANCE, you must send a STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED envelope with your phone number to: Lange Trust, Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams Street, Sandusky. To be fair to everyone, the limit for EACH request is 2 tickets! ERIE


Because of very limited wheelchair spaces, reservations are required. To reserve seating for a wheelchair, contact the Lange Trust at 419-625-3834, Ext. 6011. Library staff does not handle Lange Trust tickets, so please leave a message at Ext. 6011.

Sandusky Library Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter  
Sandusky Library Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter