Join us for a relaxed afternoon of poetry reading on Saturday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Four Ohio poets will read from their published works and at the conclusion of all reading will invite attendees to ask questions. The poets participating in this event include John Buroughs, Diane Kendig, Robert Miltner, and Melanie Murphy.
Author and historian Sam Allen will present a riveting one-man show on the complex and troubled life of the poet, Robert Frost, on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Throughout a long and productive life, Frost (1874-1963) battled hostile critics and publishers, endured long periods of doubt and depression, and suffered innumerable family tragedies. Poetry carried him through those dark times, and he produced some of the most compelling and beautiful lyrics in the English language.
Arlene Schwartz will present a program about the history of Christmas villages on Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. When Schwartz first started collecting Christmas villages, she purchased a ceramic church and carolers without realizing it was part of a series. This led to a new hobby collecting Christmas villages that lasted several decades. Eventually, the collection became so large she donated it to the Salem Storybook Museum where everyone can enjoy it during the holiday season. This program is free and open to the public.
A crochet class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Gallery. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will continue to meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25. Participants will learn how to crochet a dishcloth. Those attending will need to bring a size G or H crochet hook and one skein of Peaches and Cream Yarn in the color of their choice.
Emily Edwards, a Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse from the Alliance City Health Department, will present a “Safe Sleeping Practices for Infants” program on Monday, October 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Topics such as what constitutes a safe sleep environment will be discussed—how to position your baby for sleep, what baby should wear for sleeping, where a baby should and should not sleep, and safety in the crib. Edwards will also talk about risk factors for SIDS. She will give information on what services are available locally, including contact information.
Richard Haldi presents The Meyers Lake Story: a Mansion in the Wilderness, on Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Haldi, who resides at Meyers Lake and runs a guesthouse next to his home, brings a fascinating story to the audience about a wealthy foundry owner from Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Andrew Meyer had an unusual dream after the War of 1812. He wanted to build a mansion in the wilderness of Ohio.