Author and historian Sam Allen will present a riveting one-man show on the complex and troubled life of the poet, Robert Frost, on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Throughout a long and productive life, Frost (1874-1963) battled hostile critics and publishers, endured long periods of doubt and depression, and suffered innumerable family tragedies. Poetry carried him through those dark times, and he produced some of the most compelling and beautiful lyrics in the English language.
The Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library will be hosting a Jingle Bell Christmas Program on Saturday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m. One of Santa’s favorite elves, Ellie Elf, arrives straight from the North Pole to spread Christmas cheer and makes sure everyone is nice and not naughty. Ellie Elf will entertain with stories, music and magical fun for all!
For intense one-on-one, head-to-head competition, join us on Thurday, December 29 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon with Super Smash Bros. that will be played on the WiiU gaming system. The tournament will start promptly at 3:15 p.m.
Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us in the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., for the Library’s “Chopped” culinary program. Just like the show of the same name, this event will be divided into three courses: appetizer, main course, and dessert. In each round, teens will be given one ingredient that must be incorporated into the specified course. Teens will also have the full use of the Rodman Chopped Pantry to complete their dish. Participants will work in pairs or groups of three to complete each round.
Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us in the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., to get ready for the annual Zombie Walk through the neighborhood. We’ll transform teen participants into the walking dead by applying Zombie makeup. Teens are asked to bring their tattered clothes or old dress attire to fit the theme. The Friends of the Library will provide the makeup. Following the walk, there will be an after-hours portion of the program with teens playing “Zombie Tag” throughout the Library—Survivors vs. Zombies.
The Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library will be hosting a Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This event will include Halloween games, stories, riddles, music, dancing, treats... and more. Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture of your little ones in front of our fall backdrop. The program is open to children, ages 3-12, accompanied by an adult. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. No reservations are required. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Program for SPARK families. (submitted 8-31-16 jm)
Boy Scouts of America