Register online at www.sanduskylib.org or call 419-625-3834. Mental Health Awareness for Adults VIRTUAL Reading Challenge May 1 - 31 In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, lower your stress level by reading a good book. Check out additional resources and activities to help guide you on your own mental health journey in this virtual reading challenge. Astrophotography: Capturing the Night Sky from Your Backyard Wednesday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m. Jude Gennari, photographer, presenter Beginning and intermediate techniques and equipment involved in photographing the amazing universe. Nature: On-Screen and Up-Close Fridays at 2:00 p.m. May 13: The Bee Movie (bees) June 24: The Blue Planet: Tidal Seas (lake water) July 22: A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure (turtles) August 19: Life: Insects (insects) Martyn Drabik-Hamshare, Erie MetroParks, presenter Watch a fi lm and then see nature in person with this program covering various nature topics. Beginning Spanish Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, and 22 Nestor Rave, Sandusky Library, presenter Learn Spanish for conversation and travel. Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. Pam Brumbaugh, Alzheimer's Association, NW Ohio Chapter, presenter H Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer's disease, the diff erence between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available and Alzheimer's Association resources. Writers Unite Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24 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 welcome-new or published and everyone in-between. Beyond the Fairy Tale Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23 Mary Ann Bencivengo, folklorist, presenter May: The Search for the Magic Lake (a tale from Ecuador) June: How Ma'ui Fished up the Great Island (a tale of Hawaii) and oceanic lore about sharks July: Why the Sea is Salt (a Norwegian tale) and Christmas in July August: Ocean creatures in folklore from around the world: from mermaids to sea serpents to the infamous Ursula Fairy tales are not just for children. Learn the stories behind the fairy tale. H Introduction to Northstar Digital Literacy Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. June 16, August 25 racy m. Jennifer Buch, Sandusky Library, presenter Learn to use our new online resource--Northstar Digital Literacy. Northstar focuses on basic digital literacy skills— such as using a mouse, searching on the internet, and using email—as well as advanced skills, like using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Seafood? Try it! Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. Susan Shickley, OSU Extension educator, presenter Is cost, taste, smell, or not knowing how to prepare seafood keeping you from eating two servings each week? Learn about shopping for and serving fresh, frozen, and canned seafood that will please anyone. Learn why seafood is good for healthy eating. Photoshop 2 Thursday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at 6:00 p.m. Joe Pohorence, Sandusky Library, presenter Dig a little deeper into Photoshop by learning to use diff erent selection tools, layer masks, and more. Prerequisite: You must have taken Photoshop. Ohio's Cryptid Creatures Tuesday, June 28, at 6:00 p.m. J. C. Raphael, author of the book Monsters of Ohio, will share stories of the creatures of cryptozoology, folklore and urban legend that has been sighted, rumored and written about throughout the state's history, from wellknown beasts like The Lake Erie Monster, The Loveland Frogs and various iterations of Bigfoot to little-known local legends like The Defi ance Wolfman, The Crosswick Monster and The Melonheads. (ages 13+) H

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