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.
Carol DeGrange, author of The Ming Legacy, a mystery novel set in China and a second novel, The General’s Horsewoman, will be speaking on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium.
Carol is a retired teacher who became interested in writing about China after spending two years teaching there. She taught British and American literature and culture. While in China, she and her husband traveled extensively. Upon return to the U.S., Carol published a book of photographs entitled: China at the End of the 20th Century.
The branch library monthly book club meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 26. A Good American, by Alex George, is the book selection for discussion. The book is available at both main and branch libraries. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, stop at the branch or call 330-821-1313.
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.
Rodman Public Library hosts a monthly support group for the caregivers of adults experiencing challenges such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. Caregivers have the opportunity to share with each other the challenges they are meeting, plus ideas and any suggestions and information of assistance that may help others in the group.
Are you a book lover? Are you interested in meeting other book lovers to compare notes and have a lively discussion? If so, join us at the evening book discussion group Monday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Conference Room. After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival, by Robin Gaby Fisher, is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main Library. Come to the meeting and bring a friend. The book for July will be Palisades Park, by Alan Brennert. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.