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Sandusky Library planning series of events this week

Tom Jackson • Apr 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

This week, Sandusky Library is offering refreshments and blind dates — with a book, not a librarian — as it launches its new Roku checkout service.

Library mascot “Sandy the Seagull” is expected to show up for the festivities.

It’s all in service to National Library Week, an important festival, at least for librarians, celebrated coast to coast this week.

There will be free stuff at the Sandusky Library, too. Terri Estel, chief operating officer at the library, is promising “a lot of giveaways, like books that are signed by authors, things like that” Sandusky Library’s new service to check out Roku boxes to patrons launches this week. Library officials believe Sandusky is the only library in Ohio offering the Roku checkout service. Here’s a day-by-day schedule of events at the library:


Blind Date with a Book — Looking for a good read? Librarians have selected a variety of books and wrapped them in brown paper wrappers. Both fiction and nonfiction are available for readers ready to try something new.

•Kindle eReader contest — To enter a contest to win a Kindle device, “like” the library on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, share the library with Facebook friends or visit the library during the week.


6 p.m. movie discussion — “God Is the Bigger Elvis.” Watch the short documentary about actress Dolores Hart, who gave Elvis Presley his first onscreen kiss but left show biz to become a nun, then join the discussion afterward. Dennis McMullen is the discussion leader.


6 p.m. meet and greet with a book — Bring a book that changed your life. Be prepared to talk about it for a few minutes and to make friends with other readers.


Noon brown bag lunch — “History of NASA at Plum Brook Station.” John Blakeman looks at Plum Brook’s proud past, and looks ahead at how its new facilities could help ensure its future.

•6:30 p.m. life lessons from books — Cathy Allen, a columnist for North Coast Business Journal, shares a top ten list of nonfiction books that made a difference in her life. Participants are encouraged to compile their own list to share at the session.

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