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Adult Programs

Gardening for Wildlife

Robin in yardCreating a backyard filled with wildlife can be easy. Lynette Reiner, Science Director at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, will be talking about what plants will attract butterflies and birds to your backyard on Monday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Reiner graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a master’s degree in Zoology, and from the University of Akron with a double major of Comprehensive Social Studies and Interdisciplinary Anthropology. She was an intern at the Summit County Historical Society in Akron, Ohio, where she worked on preservation and archiving artifacts, plus interned at the Jewish Community Center in Akron, Ohio, teaching history and religion. Reiner was an active volunteer at the Akron Zoo in animal interpretation and care. She participated at the Fort Laurens Flux Gate Dig with the Ohio Historical Society, and worked in the field of science at Inventure Place in Akron, Ohio.

Needlework Help

Need help with a needlework project? Jane Graham, who teaches the needlework class, will be at the main library the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month – from 1 to 3 p.m.– following the KnitWits class. She will help you find a solution or answer for that crochet, knitting, or other type of needlework project you are doing. Also during Needlework Help, Graham will be teaching those interested how to knit a sweater. Bring a solid color of 12 to 14 ounces of knitting worsted yarn and sizes 10 and 13 circular needles to the beginning of the session. No registration is needed.

Date: 
Mon, 12/26/2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Fogle Author Series-James A. Willis

James WillisThe 2016 Fogle Author Series presents its final author, James A. Willis, who will speak at Rodman Library on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. “Fueled by a steady childhood diet of Boo Berry cereal and scary movies, the author and paranormal researcher developed a taste for the unexplained and began seeking out all things strange and spooky.

Bigfoot! Fact or Myth?

The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) will present a program on Saturday, April, 9, at 2:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. SOSBI was formed in 2008 to give witnesses and researchers the chance to openly and freely discuss the mystery of Bigfoot without fear of ridicule. The organization’s main goal is to work with other amateur researchers to explore this mystery of Bigfoot and further educate the general public. Evidence will be presented, and eyewitness reports and encounters will be discussed. Come join us and decide for yourself—Bigfoot: fact or myth?

Chef Stephan Baity

You have seen him on the “Cake Wars: Christmas” when he and his team won the grand prize for the cake-decorating challenges. Chef Stephan Baity, resident director of AVI Food Systems at the University of Mount Union, will present a program at Rodman Library on Monday, Apr. 11, at 7 p.m., in the main auditorium.

Woman's Suffrage: A Celebration of Persistence!

Kimberly Kenney, Curator at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, OH, will present a look back at how women won the vote. The program takes place on Friday, Mar. 4,at 3 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Learn about the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848. Hear about the abolition movement sparking the fight for suffrage and how the 19th Amendment came to be in existence.

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