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Pirates Ahoy!

Join the Children's Department staff as we drop anchor and go on a pirate adventure!  We'll read pirate stories, dig for pirate treasure, learn pirate-speak and do all kinds of pirate activities. Recommended for ages 4-9. Limit of 30. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665 X223. (jm)

Clifford the Big Red Dog Celebration

Join the Children's Department staff as we celebrate Clifford the Big Red Dog's 50th birthday. This picture book classic was first written and published in 1963 by Norman Bridwell. There are now over 100 Clifford titles with 126 million books in print. Participants will have fun with stories, activities, crafts, food and prizes. Bring your camera - Clifford will make a grand appearance! This first session is for ages 5-9. Limit of 30. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665 x223. (jm)

Indian Artifacts

Learn about prehistoric native Ohio cultures. Pass around artifacts and learn how they reveal lifestyles of these ancient peoples. Program provided by The Wilderness Center. For grades 4-9. Limit of 30. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665 x223. (jm)

Rocks Rock! Open House

Rockcitement continues on Friday, July 19, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., when the Wilderness Center staff returns to Rodman with a program for children, grades 2-6. Families will learn about rocks by investigating, on their own, the different stations on the rock tour. Younger children are welcome at this event, with adult assistance reading and following station directions. Participants should plan on 30-45 minutes to complete the tour.

*Choose a wishing pebble. Book tie-in to: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble / by William Steig

Ohio Rocks!

Children, grades 3-8, are invited to join the Wilderness Center staff at Rodman Library on Wednesday, July 10, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., to learn about Ohio rocks. Participants will learn about Ohio rocks’ distinct properties, how they were formed, their uses and geologic time. A collection from the Ohio Division of Geological Survey will also be on display that features rocks from nearby states. Registration is required for this program with a limit of 30 children.

To register for a program or for more information, call the library’s Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Technology You Can Use: eBook & eZine Borrowing

On April 29, Rodman Library will offer an eBook and Zinio lecture and hands-on demonstration to be held in the main auditorium at 6:30 p.m. A new offering from Rodman Library, “Zinio for Libraries”, allows library patrons to read and explore a diverse magazine selection using their library card. Zinio is an easy way for library patrons to read their favorite magazines in digital format on their PCs, Macs and app-enabled mobile devices.

Windows Basics

Become familiar with Windows in this class as you learn about the common desktop elements such as what the Start Button can do, how to resize windows, and how to create a shortcut. Prior experience with using a mouse is preferred.

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