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Labor Day - Library CLOSED

Rodman Public Library and Rodman Library Branch will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day observance. Both Main and Branch will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at normal library hours.

Fall computer classes begin in September

Beginning in September, Rodman Library will offer a series of computer classes which will run through November. Classes in September will be held Sept. 15, 16, and 17, then again on Sept. 20, 22, 23 and 24. Hands-on classes are limited to nine (9) persons and a maximum of two (2) alternates. All classes start at 10 a.m., except evening classes where noted at 6:30 p.m., and last about one hour. Registration is required and accepted by telephone or in person.

Fogle Author Series presents Paul L. Gaus

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Rodman Library proudly announces our newly established Fogle Author Series funded by the Greater Alliance Foundation.

Paul L. Gaus, author of The Amish-Country Mysteries including such titles as The Names of Our Tears  and Harmless as Doves, will kick off the series on September 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Crochet for Beginners

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A crochet class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the main auditorium. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 & 8. Participants will learn how to crochet a dishcloth. Those attending will need to bring a size G or H crochet hook and one skein of Peaches and Cream Yarn in the color of their choice.

Employment opportunities


Full-time at 40 hrs./wk. Qualifications: high school diploma; valid Ohio driver’s license; ability to use a computer and learn new programs; ability to transport up to 75 lbs; preferred experience with HVAC, basic electrical knowledge and basic vehicle maintenance. Principal duties: maintains main building and branch, grounds, equipment and vehicles; supervises maintenance assistant; other duties as assigned. Must pass health exam given by a physician approved by employer. Drug test required. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits available. Non-exempt position starts as soon as possible. Application form available online at www.rodmanlibrary.com.

Please reply to: Director, Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance, OH 44601

Summer Reading Fun for All Ages

The Summer Reading Program starts Monday, June 2 and runs through Saturday, August 30. Many activities have been planned for children, teens, and adults.

You may register and participate online or visit one of our locations.

Summer reading program for adults

“Literary Elements” is the theme of Rodman Public Library’s 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program combining science and literature to pique your interest. The program is open to adults ages 18 and older, and will run concurrently with the teen and children’s program. For each book read, the adult reader will enter a ticket into a weekly prize drawing for a Friends of the Library tote.

R.E.A.D. Alliance - A Friend in Read

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Learning to read can prevent some embarassing incidents.

This video and Reading is Knowledge were produced by students in the Alliance City Schools to promote literacy.

New fiction @ Rodman

Check our list for the books you see on display

hoopla digital comes to Rodman Library

hoopla digitalRodman Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks through hoopla. These will be available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card. Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

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