Beyond the Book Mondays at 5:00 p.m. May 1, 15, June 5, 26, July 10, 24, August 7 A book club for developmentally disabled adults centered on reading and conversation. Ben Franklin Circles Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3 Ben Franklin practiced 13 virtues that he believed would help him to live a moral life and prevent him from taking part in unsavory behavior. Ben Franklin Circles gives participants the opportunity to talk about these values with other individuals. Knit One, Crochet, Too! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8 Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We can help you learn. Adult Anime Club Tuesdays at 6:00 May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8 Join us to explore, watch, and discuss various anime series and movies, as well as games and other aspects of Japanese pop culture. BOOK DISCUSSIONS: Books are available on Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive and through curbside pickup. It is not necessary to read the book to attend. Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth Monday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. Journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to tell how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker. Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri Monday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel– turned–refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton University. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. Writers Unite Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. May 10, 24, June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 A writing group for writers. Chat with other writers about the writing process. Bring a laptop or paper and pen to spend time working on a writing project. Any level of writer, new, published, or in-between, is welcomed. Mulch: A How To For Trees Friday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. Nate Leimeister, arborist City of Sandusky, presenter Learn the dos and don'ts of properly mulching around trees for optimum health and growth. This demonstration will take place in the Library's landscaping along Columbus Avenue. In the event of rain, the program will be rescheduled for Friday, May 19 at 10:00am. Food For Thought Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. May 13: Meal Prepping June 10: Healthy Sides for a BBQ or Picnic July 15: Healthy Smoothies & Summer Drinks August 12: Garden to Table Learn how cooking at home, for yourself or for your family, can be healthier, more economical, more fun and easier than you think. All skills learned are 100% transferrable to your own kitchen. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Monday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. What if you could live and live again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Dr. Catherine Kerrison Monday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m. The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters — two White and free, one Black and enslaved — and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America. Dr. Kerrison, the author, will be joining us digitally for a short time to ask her questions about her book. MORE INFORMATION @ WWW.SANDUSKYLIB.ORG

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