Teens, are you tired of all the lovie-dovie Valentine’s Day mush? Yes? Join us on Friday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. as we celebrate Un-Valentine’s Day in the main library’s auditorium. Do black roses, chocolate hearts and cookies with an Un-Valentine’s message sound good? If so, you’ll enjoy crafting roses from black duct tape, molding your own black chocolate heart suckers, decorating broken heart-shaped sugar cookies with a message, and making an Un-Valentine’s Day card.
Teens, for intense one-on-one, head-to-head competition, join us on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 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. It will consist of double elimination, best two of three, three lives per match, random characters and random map. Each person gets to pick one map not to play. If either map gets chosen at random, simply hit the random button one more time. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists.
Nationally known “Master of the Impossible”, Tim Angeloni, will be performing his legendary magic show at Rodman Main Auditorium on Saturday, December 6, from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. As a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, Angeloni has been entertaining audiences for over 35 years across the nation from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum to Branson, Missouri and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This One Book One Community program is a hands-on event to encourage and learn the creative process that goes into making a graphic novel. Area art teachers will be on hand to help participants who will receive several prompts from which to choose. A story will be "told" in approximately eight cells. This program complements this year's OBOC selection, "Lisa's Story" by Tom Batiuk.
The Alliance Historical Society will present a program in the auditorium of Rodman Library on April 27 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be W. John Gross, a retired FBI agent and retired Safety Service Director for the City of Alliance. He will talk about his experiences working with the FBI. For more information call Karen Perone, Historical Society President, at 330-821-2665, ext. 101.
The Alliance Historical Society will offer a program in RPL’s main auditorium on Monday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m., on The History of Glamorgan Castle. Maryjo Hepler will speak about the history of Glamorgan Castle and show slides from the building of the castle, and the Morgan family. She will also discuss preservation efforts by the Castle Crusaders. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information call Karen Perone, Historical Society President, at 330-821-2665, ext. 101.
Are you unsure about how to research you family’s history? Are you looking for new resources to investigate your family tree? The Alliance Genealogical Society with be holding a Genealogy Fair on Saturday, May 9th in the library auditorium from 1-4 p.m.
There will be sessions on using Rodman Library’s genealogy databases, sources that can be utilized at the Stark County District Library, county courthouses, and more. T.A.G.S will also be selling books from the Alliance, Stark County, and Columbiana County genealogical societies.