Are you a book lover? Are you interested in meeting other book lovers to compare notes and have a lively discussion? Due to Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, join us at the evening book discussion group Monday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Alliance Room. An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood, by Jimmy Carter is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main Library. Come to the meeting and bring a friend.
The 2015 Fogle Author Series continues with children’s author Shelley Pearsall, who will be visiting in person at Rodman Library on Saturday, August 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. Pearsall will talk about her novel, All of the Above, inspired by actual events of four inner city students and their quest to build a world-record pyramid. During her visit she will take questions about the book and her life as an author. Pearsall grew up in Parma, Ohio, and has been a public school classroom teacher for twenty years.
Dan Skivolocke will present a program on the "Great Olive Poisoning"
Karen Perone will present a program on the "Boom Years" of Alliance, 1915-1920.
Dan Skivolocke will present "100th anniversary of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce." Dan’s program begins with look back at how the City of Alliance began and the various business groups which came together to form the Alliance Chamber. The program then gives an overview of the highlights of the Chamber through the beginning years and concludes with a review of what the Chamber is doing today.
“Dr. Jeffrey S. Copeland is a professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches courses in literature and English Education. He has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia., an M.A. from Arkansas State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Copeland’s newest book, Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire, will be the focus for his program. It was his research on the Haines House for his book that first brought Copeland to Alliance.
How long can you hula hoop? Try your skill on Saturday, June 6, starting at 2:00 p.m. A representative from hoopla digital will be at Rodman Library to oversee a hoopla hoop contest. Children up to age 12, teens 13-18, and adults are invited to attend this swinging event.
Meet local author Jason M. Green on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. Green, an Ohio author of a fantasy series, science fiction and a supernatural western, will be discussing his novels—how he arrives at an idea and his process of writing. Once he has finished speaking, the program will be open to questions from the audience.