THE LIBRARY IS OPEN SATURDAYS FROM 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, AT 5:00 P.M. AND ALL DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
CHECK OUT AN EREADER AT THE LIBRARY
Thanks to funding from a grant from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, we are proud to offer an eReader lending program to Sandusky Library cardholders. Twenty four Barnes and Noble NOOK eReaders have been purchased and are preloaded with 28 eBooks (from The New York Times Best Seller List: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, and Young Adult, as well as eBooks that correspond with the Library’s ongoing book discussions). The eReaders can be checked out for ten days. Sandusky Library is the fourth library in the CLEVNET system to offer eReader lending. To borrow an eReader or for more information, stop by the Library’s Reader’s Advisory Desk or call 419-625-3834.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: THE WOMAN BEHIND LITTLE WOMEN
The Sandusky Library is one of 30 libraries nationwide to receive agrant to sponsor a series ofreading, viewing, and discussion programs based on Louisa May Alcott’s extraordinary life and work. Click here to access our special Louisa May Alcott website for information about upcoming events. The grant is sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sandusky Library is the only library in Ohio to be chosen. The grant program has been developed in conjunction with Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc., and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.
KINDLE OWNERS: The wait to download library eBooks is over! CLEVNET eMedia eBooks can now be transferred to Kindles - http://dlc.clevnet.org.
EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, MUSIC and VIDEO, OH MY!
Sandusky Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic eBooks, audiobooks, music and video available 24/7 from CLEVNET'S eMedia website - http://dlc.clevnet.org.
You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices and compatible eReaders! To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, iPad®, Barnes & Noble NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, and many others Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOURS
The Museum is OPEN Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. October through December. To schedule a school or group tour, call the Library at 419-625-3834. Admission is free.
FREEGAL - POPULAR MP3 MUSIC!
Sandusky Library cardholders may download three songs from the Freegal music site each week. Freegal Music contains over 500,000 songs from Sony Music artists, including current hits like Beyoncé's "Best Thing I Never Had", Brad Paisley's "Remind Me", Jackie Evancho's "All I Ask of You" and Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight". New music is added to the collection daily. Best of all, the music can be played on all MP3 devices and you get to keep it!
LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FAMILY MOVIE: CARS 2
The family movie Cars 2 will be shown on Saturday, November 19, at 2:30 p.m. in the Library Program Room. (Disney/Pixar; Directed by Brad Lewis, John Lasseter. Rated G; 1 hr., 46 mins., 2011.) Star race car Lightening McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. The doors open 15 minutes before the show time. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
MEET MARSHA GRAY CARRINGTON: CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR AND ANIMATION ARTIST
Marsha Gray Carrington is a local illustrator who has illustrated seven children’s books, including Tessa’s Tip-Tapping Toes; Saving the Liberty Bell; Go Home, Mrs. Beekman; and Coriander the Contrary Hen. Marsha’s professional background includes working in special effects animation for the film industry for 13 years before she began illustrating children’s books, which had been a long-standing dream of hers. Join Marsha on Monday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Program Room for both adults and children. Her presentation will cover how she got started in the industry, as well as the process of illustrating a children’s book, from receiving the manuscript, creating book layouts, rough sketches, final drawings, to final art for publication. Her presentation will also include discussion on working with an agent, editors, and art directors, and she will also be available to answer questions pertaining to the industry. Marsha will have books she has illustrated for sale as well as signed, limited edition prints from her many illustrations. Registration is requested, but not required.
FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
This holiday season, the Follett House Museum will be decorated for Christmas as it might have been during the Civil War. Refreshments and live entertainment will be featured on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. You can also stop by on Wednesday, November 23, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. We’ll have coffee (provided by Starbucks) and refreshments for you to enjoy during your visit.
FIND HELP IN TOUGH TIMES
Looking for help during these tough economic times? The State Library of Ohio understands that this is a challenging time for all residents of our great state. This one-stop Find Help in Tough Times center provides help in finding important information and resources. Each area contains a list of links to online resources. The Find Help in Tough Times center will grow as we continue to add valuable resources and information. Click here to find out more.