The Alliance Historical Society will offer a program in RPL’s main auditorium on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m., titled “What is That?”. It will feature some items from the Historical Society’s collections that were the rage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but may not look familiar to persons in the 21st century, such as a fluting iron, mirroscope, and Edison cylinders. Attendees are encouraged to bring along items from their collections and see if Historical Society members can guess the items.
Ohio children's author Shelley Pearsall will meet with us via Skype to talk about her novel, "All of the Above". During her 30-minute Skype visit, Shelley will take questions about the book and her life as an author. The session will be fun, conversational and informal. At the end of the session, refreshments will be served and an autographed paperback copy of her book will be given away as well as autographed bookmarks. The program is free and open to the public. Readers of all ages are invited to attend and encouraged to read the book in advance of the presentation.
Yo! Ho! Ho! and Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All the pirates of the sea and princesses from across the land are invited to a Pirates’ and Princesses’ Tea Party on April 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Boys and girls, ages 5-12, will listen to stories, have a snack, and play games. Pirate and Princess etiquette lessons will be given, and children may dress up, if desired, for a costume contest. The program is free, but registration is required. Stop in to register or call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.