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v e v DIRECTOR’S UPDATE: Welcome to 2021! We are glad to enter a new year full of promise after a year of unpredictable obstacles. rose to the many challenges of 2020 and set the stage for a better year ahead. Sandusky Library Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. The Library seized the opportunity of quarantine to pivot. We devoted this time to reinvent services and continue to connect with library users in new ways. To best meet the demand for library services as safely as possible amidst a pandemic, we emphasized contact-free options. We reinvested in e-books and electronic resources that could be accessed remotely. We migrated library programs to the web and social media platforms. We established curbside materials pickup and snack program. We implemented a bi-weekly electronic newsletter for cardholders and created sidewalk exhibits. Additionally, the Library also took the opportunity to improve physical spaces for safe in-person visits to resume when possible – installing sneeze guards, workspace dividers, automatic door openers, and replacing drinking fountains with water bottle fi llers. Just as important, the Library made progress toward implementing essential capital maintenance projects, which have been on hold, for the exterior envelope of its historic buildings, including the original Carnegie Library, former Erie County Jail, and Follett House Museum. In November, the Library initiated a “Request for Qualifi cations” for design services as the next step in commissioning this important restoration work to keep these local treasures available for generations to come. We hope to see you in the New Year. As community health improves in the months ahead, we will gradually bring back those once-familiar library services in person. For now, please join us for a virtual program, a curbside pickup, or give us call. We look forward to hearing from you. Molly Carver Executive Director National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021) Winter/Spring 2018 Winter/Spring 2021 Volume 29, Issue 1 Volume 26, Issue 1 PHONE AND CURBSIDE SERVICE AVAILABLE! CALL 419-625-3834 OR GO TO WWW.SANDUSKYLIB.ORG Sandusky Library...giving all people opportunities to enrich their lives. C t t o o r r e C o o Cover Cover

What to Watch For All program NEW EXHIBIT COMING SOON! History Resources for Teachers Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter Curated resources for teachers to fulfi ll state history requirements. Visit the history and genealogy part of Sandusky Library website for resources. Follett House Friday Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, presenter Join Jeremy Angstadt, Museum Services Manager, on Facebook LIVE to learn about another piece of Sandusky history. Watch live and ask questions or watch later and leave questions in the comments. Virtual Brown Bag History Series ie es The Life of Virginia Hamilton Tuesday, January 19th, at 12:00 p.m. Julie K. Rubini, author, presenter Discover the life of award-winning author Virginia Hamilton from the beginning of her career through her many successes. The Families’ Civil War Tuesday, February 16, at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr., author and Assistant Professor, Augusta University, presenter Long after the Civil War ended, racism impacted the bodies, economies, family structures and social spaces of African Americans. Letters Home: Ohioans and Their Wartime Correspondence Tuesday, March 16, at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Kelly D. Mezurek, author and Professor of History Walsh University, presenter Learn how private wartime letters provide insight into the personal experiences of Ohioans from the earliest days of statehood to the Vietnam War. The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities Tuesday, April 20, at 12:00 p.m. Mathew Duman, author and photographer, presenter Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent fl yer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Monday, January 25, at 10:30 a.m. David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leader The story of gifted scientist Victor Frankenstein who succeeds in giving life to a being of his own creation. However, this is not the perfect specimen he imagines that it will be, but rather a hideous creature who is rejected by Victor and mankind in general. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell Monday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. Dennis McMullen, Sandusky Library, discussion leader Something is very wrong with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. Talking to Strangers studies miscommunication, interactions and assumptions people make when dealing with those that they don’t know. FOLLOW US! Beginner’s Chinese Calligraphy Saturday, January 9, at 3:00 p.m. Jojo Liu, Calligraphy Artist, presenter Join San Francisco-based Calligraphy artist, Jojo Liu for a live online session. Jojo will teach the art of traditional Chinese Calligraphy including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Paint by Number Paint Along Monday, January 18, at 3:00 p.m. Emily Kimball, Sandusky Library presenter Patrons over sixteen may pick up kits starting Tuesday, January 19, 2020 while supplies last. Tutorials begin January 25 on Library Facebook page. Update painting progress on social media with #sanduskylibrarypaints.

ms are virtual. To receive the program link, register on Community Conversations about Race Coming in March Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, presenter Conversations about how “race” has been understood and institutionalized in the United States, focusing on the late 20th and 21st centuries along with attention given to the earlier history of race. Reading list will be available in February. Finding Peace in Chaotic Times Tuesday, February 2, at 12:00 p.m. Constance Hallinan Lagan, motivational speaker, presenter What to do when the world turns upside down? How one handles chaos aff ects every aspect of one’s existence: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Learn everyday practices to reduce stress, techniques to address chaos, and a spiritual appreciation for life’s challenges. Lunch Break Trivia 12:15 - 12:45 January 21: Candy February 18: United States March 18: Animals April 15: Books ates Jennifer Buch, Sandusky Library, presenter Test knowledge of trivial matters while eating lunch. Download the Kahoot! app to a mobile device. VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSIONS: Books are available on Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive and through curbside pickup. It is not necessary to read the book to attend. : pickup. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott Monday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, discussion leader Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott weaves the adventures of four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) by Lorna Landvik Monday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. Jennifer Buch, Sandusky Library, discussion leader A bittersweet, seriously funny novel of a life, a small town, and a key to our troubled times traced through a newspaper columnist’s half-century of taking in, and taking on, the world. CLEVNET Databases Visit our website to fi nd databases from Ohio Web Library and CLEVNET. Libby/Overdrive Borrow and read ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines with your library card. Hoopla Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television shows with your Sandusky library card. Flipster Current issues of popular magazines available digitally with your Sandusky library card. NEW TITLES RECENTLY ADDED! Newspaper Archive - NOW AVAILABLE FROM HOME NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. Available with your Sandusky Library card. AVAILABLE 24/7 UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT’S EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE OUR E-NEWSLETTER Growing Terrifi c Tomatoes Saturday, March 20, at 1:00 p.m. Mark Lyons, gardening coach and consultant, presenter Nothing compares to the sweetness and fl avor of a fresh, home-grown tomato! Learn how to successfully grow this juicy, mouth-watering garden fruit in the backyard or a container garden. Poetry Reading: My Ohio Saturday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. David Baker, author, presenter Enjoy a lively and engaging poetry reading with David Baker, author of Swift: New and Selected Poems along with eleven other poetry books. Growing and Using Herbs Saturday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. Mark Lyons, gardening coach and consultant, presenter Learn how to successfully plant, cultivate, and use herbs. CHECK OUT THESE ONLINE RESOURCES NEW TIMES!

nline at www.sanduskylib.org or call 419-625-3834. Stories and More... Programs available on Facebook. Many of the recordings are also available on YouTube after the event. Sandusky Library Bedtime Story Mondays at 7:00 p.m. A new bedtime story each Monday for kids of all ages to enjoy. First Chapter Book Club Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Listen to the fi rst chapter of a children or teen book LIVE. A wide range of authors and genres will be off ered to showcase items in the collection. Saturday Stories Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Listen to a picture book LIVE. Sandusky Library Storytime at Home! Dates and Times vary Join Sandusky Library staff for Storytime at Home. A new storytime on Facebook and YouTube each week. Look for new virtual storytime off erings such as Science and Stories, Read & Play/Leer y Jugar bilingual storytime, and more. Visit Library social media sites for information about dates and times, Storytime at Home kits, and special guests. t dat ecial guests. At Home Family Movie Bags Enjoy family movie night with an n At Home Family Movie Bag. Each bag will contain activities and a snack to accompany a movie available on Hoopla. Bags will be available during Curbside Snack, Curbside Pickup, and/or Lobby Hours. There will be a diff erent movie and bag each month. Watch Library social media for more information about movie titles. g will contain vailable READING CHALLENGES Challenges for all ages can be found during the dates listed by going to https://sanduskylib.beanstack.com Virtual American Road Trip January 1 through 31 Buckle up for a great American road trip. Enjoy the storied history, natural beauty, and must-see stops of spectacular regions from the comfort of home. Explore the United States and earn digital badges along the way. Graphic Novel Challenge 2021 February 1 through 28 Explore the world of graphic novels by reading and completing activities. Join this challenge to learn about graphic novels and their authors to discover some new favorites while earning digital badges. Virtual Field Trips March 1 through 31 Visit the animals, landmarks, and hidden gems of the world from the comfort of home in a virtual fi eld trip challenge. Earn digital badges by completing challenges and exploring the world. Poetry Month Challenge April 1 through 30 Watch, read, and listen to poetry and spark creativity to write poetry while earning digital badges. NEW VIRTUAL BOOK CLUBS TEEN BOOK CLUB (AGES 12-17) LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. YA BOOK CLUB (AGES 18-25) LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. January 26/30: What Are You Reading? Get to know fellow club members by discussing what each is currently reading. February 23/27: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas March 30/27: The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen April 27/24: Heretic’s Hope by G.C. Baccaris (interactive story found at https://grimoirtua.itch.io/heretic) MORE INFORMATION @ WWW.SANDUSKYLIB.ORG

In 1992, the Library established a Foundation to receive planned giving donations, bequests, memorials, and annual gifts. The Foundation’s funds have been used to help the Library update technology, preserve paintings and other historical objects at the Follett House Museum, provide funds for the Library’s summer learning programs for children, and help with long-range building needs both at the Library and the Museum. We are grateful to all of our donors and appreciate their generosity to the Library and its Foundation. Dear Library Foundation Friends and Supporters, The new year will bring an additional challenge for the Sandusky Library. Nearly 20 years have passed since the original Carnegie Library was re-created in an expansion and renovation to include the former Erie County jail. It was a remarkable eff ort, an achievement that instilled pride in the community. The Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation successfully aided the eff ort by raising funds to support the project. Recently the Sandusky Library commissioned an inspection of the physical condition of the building exteriors of its properties, including the Follett House, by Frost Architectural Preservation, Inc. The Frost Report includes a long list of exterior maintenance work needed to preserve and protect these structures for the future. The estimated cost exceeds a million dollars. The Library has been aggressively building up its capital improvement fund for several years to tackle this project. The Library is also actively soliciting contributions from area foundations as well as the Library’s Foundation. In keeping with its mission to support the Library’s needs, the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation will join this eff ort to preserve and protect the unique and beautiful historic buildings that make the Library a cornerstone of our community. We ask the community to consider supporting the Library Foundation’s eff ort in 2021. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be mailed to the following address: Sandusky, OH 44870. Sandusky Library & Follett House Museum Foundation, 114 W. Adams Street, Please make checks payable to “Sandusky Library - Foundation”. Please submit any questions by email to sanduskylibraryfoundation@gmail.com. The Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation Board thanks you in advance for your investment in our community. Paid for by the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation.

HOURS OF SERVICE All hours subject to change. Visit the website or follow social media for updates. SANDUSKY LIBRARY CONTACT-FREE SERVICES: CURBSIDE PICKUP & TELEPHONE SERVICE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday 10:00-6:00 10:00-5:00 LOBBY SERVICES & COMPUTERS BY APPOINTMENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. Available when community health improves. FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Tours by appointment. KELLEYS ISLAND BRANCH TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Call Sandusky Library 419-625-3834 or visit our website for services and updates. Closings: Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 15 - Presidents’ Day Our Book and Video Drops will remain open. Our Wifi is Always On! Our Wifi is always on! The Library’s recently expanded Wifi is accessible from our parking lots and Reading Garden as well as around the building. You can stop by and utilize our FREE Wifi any time! Library Board of Directors Tony Cummings, President Judy Kuns, Vice President Martha Murray, Secretary/Treasurer Diane Ernst H. John Hildebrandt Lee McDermond, Jr. Sarah Prout Linda Reichenbach Vincent Rhodes Jim Sennish Cover to Cover is published by the Sandusky Library to provide library supporters with information about projects, materials, and services. Editors: Molly Carver, Jennifer Buch Associate Editor/Graphic Design: Joe Pohorence Printed on recycled paper. Library Administration Molly Carver, Executive Director Chad Angney, Fiscal Offi cer Jennifer Buch, Assistant Director 114 West Adams Street Sandusky, OH 44870 419-625-3834 Dated Material Please Deliver NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANDUSKY, OHIO PERMIT No. 333 Postal Customer OUTDOOR SCULPTURE WALK THE LANGE TRUST OF SANDUSKY LIBRARY October 2020 - September 2021 presented by

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