Cover to Cover WINTER 2023 VOLUME 31, ISSUE 1 DIRECTOR'S UPDATE EXTENDED HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 3 The Library is excited to announce new extended hours. Beginning January 3, the Library will open at 9:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday. New resource available... We are pleased to announce extended hours in the New Year! Eff ective January 3, the Library is open at 9:00, Monday through Saturday. Opening earlier adds six more services hours a week, providing more opportunities to utilize library resources. more details inside. We are excited to welcome Susan Spivey as our new Adult Services Manager! Prior to joining the Sandusky Library, Susan Spivey spent 15 years with the Lorain Public Library System. Most recently, she managed the Main Branch and had previously served as the Branch Manager in Columbia Township and as an Adult Services Librarian at the North Ridgeville Branch. Her favorite things are good books, hiking and the Cleveland Guardians. Ms. Spivey is looking forward to getting to know the community and providing the resources that allow all residents to enrich their lives. The CLEVNET Consortium recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary. On December 1, 1982, the fi rst library joined Cleveland Public Library in sharing its automation system. Since then, CLEVNET has grown to include 47 libraries in twelve counties of northern Ohio. Sandusky Library became its ninth member in 1984. Forty years later, the greater celebration might be for the proven value of library cooperation. An independent study completed in 2022 revealed that every $1 spent on libraries in CLEVNET yields $19 of direct service to the public. CLEVNET provides an astonishing 19:1 Returnon-Investment! In addition to saving the public money as a member of CLEVNET, Sandusky Library is also a resource for funding possibilities through the Foundation Directory Online. Individuals and nonprofi t organizations can explore available grant opportunities with just a visit to the Library! Molly Carver Executive Director ...giving all people opportunities to enrich their lives.

Register online at www.sanduskylib.org or call 419-625-3834. Take and Make Crafts January 2-7: Winter Holiday Crafts February 6 - 14: Valentine's Day March 13-17: St. Patrick's Day April 3-15: Spring Stop by the Children's Department to pick up a fun, themed craft to take home and make. JUST FOR TEENS Teen Anime Club Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. January 5 (Isekai), February 2 (Shonen Anime), March 2 (Magical Girl March), April 6 (Action & Adventure April) Sandusky Library staff , presenter Each month we will discuss diff erent themes in anime. Share your favorites and discover new series. Teen Hangout Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. January 19: DIY Bullet Journal February 16: Cookies, Canvas, and Cocoa March 16 & 23: Dungeons & Dragons (2 hours) April 20: Water Marble Bookmarks Sandusky Library staff , presenter Create a journal, paint a canvas, learn a game, and create bookmarks. TWEEN TUESDAYS Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Drop in anytime between 3 and 4 to participate in a fun activity designed for 8-12 year olds. First Tuesday of the Month: Games and Fun Second Tuesday of the Month: STEAM building fun Third Tuesday of the Month: Food and Fun Fourth Tuesday of the Month: Crafts and Fun STORYTIMES Babies and Books Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. SESSION 1 January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 SESSION 2 March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 A storytime for ages birth through 18 months consisting of 15 minutes of books, rhymes, bounces, and songs followed by 15 minutes of play and social time. Play. Learn. Grow. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. SESSION 1 January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 SESSION 2: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Caregivers! This program is all about PLAY! Children birth-3 years will have an opportunity to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Siblings up to age 5 are welcome. ers! FREE FAMILY MOVIES Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks, drinks, and blankets are welcome. JANUARY 14: LIGHTYEAR Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar, 2022 | 1hr 48min | Rated PG FEBRUARY 11: LYLE LYLE CROCODILE Columbia Pictures, 2022 | 1hr 46min | Rated PG MARCH 11: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU Universal Pictures, 2022 | 1hr 30min | Rated PG APRIL 1: HOP (INTERACTIVE FAMILY MOVIE) Universal Pictures, 2011 | 1hr 35min | Rated PG MPAA RATING: PG Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children. Toddler Tales Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. SESSION 1 January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 SESSION 2 March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 A storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years consisting of books, rhymes, movement activities and songs. Story Stop Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. SESSION 1 January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 SESSION 2 March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 Children ages 3 to 6 years and their caregivers gather for stories, rhymes, and songs with an occasional game or craft focused on a weekly theme. Sessions are designed using school preparedness concepts to help each youngster get ready for a lifetime of learning.

Read and Play Mondays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. January 23, February 13, March 20, April 3 Sandusky Library staff , presenter A drop-in program for children and their caregivers. Participants will have opportunities to browse and read from a selection of picture books on a specifi c topic plus explore other crafts and activities with their children. Cook Up a Story Fridays at 10:30 a.m. January 27, February 17, March 17, April 28 Sandusky Library staff , & Susan Shickley, OSU Extension, presenters Cook Up a Story is a storytime experience that includes learning about & making food. (Ages 3 & Up) Winter Drop-In and Play. Learn. Grow. Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. January 28, February 25 Sandusky Library staff , presenter Looking for something fun to do inside this winter? Join us for Drop-In and Play. Learn. Grow. on select Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. This program is all about PLAY! Children birth-ages 3 years will have an opportunity to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys. Siblings up to age 5 are welcome. Celebrating George Washington Carver Saturday, February 18, at 2:30 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , presenter Explore the interesting life of George Washington Carver, known as the peanut man, through stories, crafts, games, and science activities. Warning: real peanuts will be used during this program. Leap into Science Week February 21 - 25 To celebrate Leap Into Science Week, the Library will be giving away COSI Connects Nature Kits. One per family, while supplies last. Visit https://cosi.org/connects/kits/nature-kit.php for kit details. Mini Art Show Canvas Pickup: February 15-28 Art Show Display: March 1 - 31 Children may pick up a mini canvas from the Children's Department starting February 15. Feel free to be as creative as possible and decorate your canvas with anything you would like. Please return the canvas to the Children's Department by 8:00 p.m. on March 1, 2023 to be included in the Second Annual Mini Art Show in celebration of Youth Art Month. Programs Join at sanduskylib.beanstack.org to earn virtual badges for completing activities. Newbery & Caldecott: January 1 - 31 Black History Month: February 1 - 28 Women Changemakers: March 1 - 31 Love Your Library: April 1 - 30 Women in STEAM: Take and Make Crafts March 1 - 31, Children's Department Take and make crafts celebrating famous females involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math will be available in the Children's Department for pick up. Sensory Party with Help Me Grow Tuesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. Join presenters from Help Me Grow for a variety of sensory activities. Children ages birth through 3 will use all their senses as they explore these stations. Siblings aged 5 and under are welcome. Sunshine Week: March 13-18 In celebration of Sunshine Week and National Freedom of Information Day our Storytimes for the week will off er a sunny theme and we will also have sunshine activities available for you to do in the Children's Department. Sunshine Week promotes open government and access to public information and is designed to include National Freedom of Information Day (March 16). National Freedom of Information Day celebrates the Rights that are promised to all Americans under the First Ammendment. Peep on a Perch March 27- April 7, Children's Department Page the Peep likes to hide and wear disguises. Find Page in a diff erent spot every day. Then stop at our Children's Services Desk. Dia: Children's Book Day Saturday, April 29 Celebrate Día (El día de los niños/ El día de los libros) with Sandusky Library, Erie County Imagination Library and The Center for Peace Through Understanding. Visit the Library on Saturday, April 29 for activities to celebrate reading and literacy. Watch the Library website, Facebook, and Instagram for more details. UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT’S EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE OUR E-NEWSLETTER

Ben Franklin Circles Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6 Sandusky Library staff , presenter 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. Health Advance Directives Monday, January 9, at 1:00 p.m. Denise Zanni, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, presenter Learn how you can let someone else make health care decisions when you cannot. This program is provided by Legal Aid of Western Ohio as part of its Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors. Beyond the Book Mondays at 5:00 p.m. January 9, 23, February 6, 27, March 6, 20, April 3, 17 Sandusky Library staff , presenter A book club for developmentally disabled adults centered on reading and conversation. Knit One, Crochet, Too! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11 Sandusky Library staff , presenter Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We can help you learn. BOOK DISCUSSIONS: Books are available on Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive and through curbside pickup. It is not necessary to read the book to attend. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Monday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , discussion leader A historical science fi ction novel that intertwines the stories of fi ve vastly diff erent characters who exist during diff erent times and in diff erent places but fi nd transcendence through the same book. The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones Monday, February 27, at 6:00 p.m. Byron Craig, PhD & Sandy Zagarell, discussion leaders A compilation of essays, poems, and stories that expands on The York Times Magazine's Pulitzer Prize Winning "1619 Project" which explores the lasting eff ects of slavery throughout the American experience. Byron Craig, PhD, professor in the School of Communication and African American Studies at Illinois State University Sandra Zagarell, Donald R. Longman Professor of English Emerita and Visiting Professor of English at Oberlin College Writers Unite Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 12, 26 Sandusky Library staff , presenter A writing group for writers. Chat with other writers about the writing process. h ess Bring a laptop or paper and pen to spend time working on a writing project. Any level of writer, new, published, or inbetween, is welcomed. Games, Puzzles, and Conversation Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 Sandusky Library Staff , presenter An hour of conversation around games and puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided. Bring a favorite game from home to share. Learn a new game. Complete a puzzle with friends. Murder Mystery Thursday Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , presenter Join us for a fun and chilling evening of intrigue at the Library as we are transported to Misty Island to solve a mystery together. Attendees have a chance to play key roles. (Registration is required as space is limited.) Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights by Karen Blumenthal Monday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , discussion leader Through a journalistic approach, Karen Blumenthal, explores the historic path that led to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver Monday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , discussion leader In honor of National Poetry Month, we will explore the last published book of Pulitzer Prize Winner and National Book Award recipient Mary Oliver. As one of the country's most celebrated poets, Cleveland native Oliver uses her observations of nature to guide her understanding of the human condition. FOLLOW US!

Celebrating Toni Morrison BOOK DISCUSSION: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Saturday, February 18, at 1:00 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , discussion leader Celebrate Ohio's Toni Morrison Day with us as we read one of her most infl uential works and fi rst published novel, The Bluest Eye. Learn more about the author and her local roots during this book discussion. Books are available at the Sandusky Library, on Hoopla, and in Libby/ Overdrive. NEW EXHIBIT COMING SOON! MING SOON! TECHNOLOGY AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY POP-UP Celebrating Toni Morrison Exhibit In February, the Library will host an exhibit celebrating late author Toni Morrison. Born in Lorain, OH, Toni Morrison authored many award winning novels such as The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, and became the fi rst Black woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Stop by the Library and learn more about this legendary Ohioan. (Exhibit provided by Lorain Public Library System) Iditarod Trail Talk Wednesday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. Eleanor Csizmadia, Iditarod enthusiast, presenter This week marks the start of this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Iditarod enthusiast and attendee Eleanor Csizmadia will share her own personal photos, videos and years of research and following the race to educate audiences on everything from sled dog race history to the race's dynamics and rules. Beach Glassin' Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. Shea Alltmont, presenter Find out about this relaxing and intriguing hobby, fi nding hidden treasures along the shores of Lake Erie, or if you're already a beach glass or beach combing enthusiast, learn more about this passion for glassin'. Take home a guide of public beach access areas along the shore. And everyone goes home with some real Lake Erie beach glass. (Registration is required as space is limited.) THURSDAYS January 5, at 6:00 p.m., February 2, at 2:30 p.m. March 2, at 12:00 p.m., April 6, at 10:00 a.m. Meet with a representative from The Ohio Connectivity Champions to determine if you are eligible to take advantage of government-funded lower cost internet or devices. Tech Tutor Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 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. Basic Computer Skills Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Kayla Cicola, Connectivity Champion, presenter January 26: Learn Essential Computer Skills Now is your opportunity to learn basic computer and internet skills like using email. Learn about Windows and MAC operating systems. February 23: Essential Computer Software Skills Learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs. March 30: Social Media and Your Digital Footprint Learn about the diff erent social media platforms and how to use them. Gain an understanding of your digital footprint across the internet. April 27: Technology in Your Daily Life Learn how to access remote healthcare appointments or get started on your career search skills.

Register online at www.sanduskylib.org or call 419-625-3834. Susan Shickley, SNAP-ed Program Assistant, presenter Learn tips and tricks for creating a healthy meal plan on a limited budget and how to meet daily nutritional needs. Also, learn secrets for fi nding bargain prices at local grocery stores. April 17 at 12:00 pm Monday, April 17, at 12:00 p.m. Financial Literacy with Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority Wednesday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. Ralph Chamberlain and Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority staff , presenters Whether you or someone you know is living on a limited income, are planning for your senior years, or just want to learn more about managing fi nances, Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority will off er some guidance while also providing information about the resources available through its agency. Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , presenter April 18 at 6:30 pm This one-hour instructional program will guide you through the Foundation Directory Online which is only available at Sandusky Library. Learn how to fi nd grant opportunities to fund your non-profi t. Q & A with PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman Thursday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m. Paul Solman, PBS correspondent, presenter PBS NewsHour economics correspondent and Get What's Yours: the Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security coauthor, Paul Solman, will visit us virtually to answer your questions regarding personal fi nance, investing, business, or economics in general. You won't want to miss this opportunity to engage with the Emmy Award winner and Board President of the American Exchange Project. The Sandusky Library Foundation thanks its 2021-2022 donors for their generosity! Dear Library Friends and Supporters, We greatly appreciate your support for the preservation of the Library’s historic buildings. Your help has enabled the Library’s exterior restoration project to move forward. Substantial work on the original Carnegie Library and former Erie County Jail and the Follett House Museum was completed in 2022. While performing this work, we made new discoveries about their condition. Two areas of the project, the Carnegie tile roof at the Library and the north entrance staircase at the Follett House Museum, require an expanded scope of work and additional expense for full replacement. Plans for restoring the roof and staircase are underway, and the work will be scheduled in 2023. As work remains to be done to fully realize our goal, the Library’s Foundation Board has pledged its support toward this expanded work from gifts received in 2023. Donations to the Library Foundation’s Annual Fund this year are needed for this phase of the restoration. Please consider a gift to the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation in support of preserving our community landmarks for future generations. Donations may be mailed to: Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky, OH 44870. Please make checks payable to “Sandusky Library Foundation”. Paid for by the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation.

Lunch and Learn History Series H It’s a Woman’s War, too: Local Members of the Women’s Army Corps Tuesday, January 17, at 12:00 p.m. Molly Sampson, Director, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, presenter The largest women’s branch of the military in WWII was the Women’s Army Corps. Originally founded in 1942 as an Auxiliary Corps, by 1945 150,000 women had enlisted. Join historian Molly Sampson for a brief history of the WAC, highlighting local servicewomen. Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the 27th United States Colored Troops Tuesday, February 21, at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Kelly Mezurek, Historian and Author, presenter Dr. Mezurek will discuss how Ohioans reacted to the enlistment of African American troops, the Ohio Black community’s response to the national confl ict, and the impact of their service. The focus of the presentation is on the 5th and 27th USCT, the two Black regiments raised in the state, with special attention given to the greater Sandusky area soldiers and veterans. Best of Show: A Sampler of America’s First Ladies Tuesday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m. Mike Synder, Retired Librarian and Historian, presenter Hear stories about some of the speaker’s favorite First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt, including a First Lady who spoke fl uent Mandarin and Latin, a First Lady who bore her presidential husband seven children after his fi rst wife bore him eight children, and a First Lady whose fi rst name was Frank. The History of the Marblehead Lighthouse Tuesday, April 18, at 12:00 p.m. Dennis Kennedy, Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society, presenter Come learn about the history of the Marblehead Lighthouse from its construction to the present day. The Women Who Built Hollywood Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Annette Bochenek, historian, presenter Women have been highly infl uential in the fi lm industry ever since the Silent Era, both on-screen and off . Join fi lm historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a virtual presentation about the lives and legacies of some of classic Hollywood’s incredible female directors and stars who possessed a keen sense of business acumen and innovation during the early days of the fi lm industry. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. Thanks to a funding partnership through the Erie County Community Foundation, Sandusky Library provides on-site access to the Foundation Directory Online. The Foundation Directory is a valuable resource to individuals and non-profi t organizations seeking grants by providing access to information about available grants and grantors across the country. Call or visit the Library for basic instruction to utilize this expansive tool. MORE INFORMATION @ WWW.SANDUSKYLIB.ORG Cleveland Baseball History Saturday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m. Scott Longert, author and historian, presenter y 0 p.m. rian, Historian Scott Longert, author of six books on Cleveland baseball history, will present his most recent book Victory on Two Fronts: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball through the World War II Era, a study of Cleveland baseball from 1941-1949 and more. Longert of six has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, most recently on the documentary, War on the Diamond, an in depth look at the rivalry between the Cleveland Indians/ Guardians and the New York Yankees. Sandusky's First Women: Prominent Women in Local History Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. Sandusky Library staff , presenter Erie County women who achieved "fi rsts" in the community. Learn about local women of history and their achievements in the community, often as the fi rst women in their fi eld. Meet: Sandusky's fi rst teacher; the fi rst Sandusky woman to become a physician; Erie County's fi rst woman law enforcement offi cer; the fi rst local woman elected to public offi ce; the ladies who founded a library; and other women of business and community service.

HOURS OF SERVICE Visit www.sanduskylib.org or follow social media for updates. NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID NEW EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS SANDUSKY LIBRARY Monday - Thursday 9:00-8:00 Friday & Saturday 9:00-5:00 CONTACT-FREE SERVICES: CURBSIDE PICKUP (by request) FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM Tours by appointment. Call the Library at 419-625-3834. January - March CLOSED April & May Saturday 12:00-4:00 KELLEYS ISLAND BRANCH January - March Monday & Thursday 1:00-3:00 Closings: Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day (observed) Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 20 - Presidents' Day Our Book and Video Drops will remain open. The Wifi is Always On! The Library’s expanded Wifi is accessible from the parking lots and Reading Garden as well as around the building. Utilize the FREE Wifi any time! SANDUSKY, OHIO PERMIT No. 333 114 West Adams Street Sandusky, OH 44870 419-625-3834 Dated Material Please Deliver Postal Customer Library Board of Directors Tony Cummings, President Judy Kuns, Vice President Martha Murray, Secretary/Treasurer Gary Ferber H. John Hildebrandt Sarah Prout Vincent Rhodes Jim Sennish Pamela Shirtz Allison Will Cover to Cover is published by the Sandusky Library to provide library supporters with information about projects, materials, and services. Editors: Molly Carver, Katie Corcoran Associate Editor/Graphic Design: Joe Pohorence Printed on recycled paper. Library Administration Molly Carver, Executive Director Chad Angney, Fiscal Offi cer Katie Corcoran, Assistant Director OUTDOOR SCULPTURE WALK THE LANGE TRUST OF SANDUSKY LIBRARY October 2022 - September 2023 presented by

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