The Alliance Historical Society will present a program in the auditorium of Rodman Library on April 27 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be W. John Gross, a retired FBI agent and retired Safety Service Director for the City of Alliance. He will talk about his experiences working with the FBI. For more information call Karen Perone, Historical Society President, at 330-821-2665, ext. 101.
The Alliance Historical Society will offer a program in RPL’s main auditorium on Monday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m., on The History of Glamorgan Castle. Maryjo Hepler will speak about the history of Glamorgan Castle and show slides from the building of the castle, and the Morgan family. She will also discuss preservation efforts by the Castle Crusaders. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information call Karen Perone, Historical Society President, at 330-821-2665, ext. 101.
Are you unsure about how to research you family’s history? Are you looking for new resources to investigate your family tree? The Alliance Genealogical Society with be holding a Genealogy Fair on Saturday, May 9th in the library auditorium from 1-4 p.m.
There will be sessions on using Rodman Library’s genealogy databases, sources that can be utilized at the Stark County District Library, county courthouses, and more. T.A.G.S will also be selling books from the Alliance, Stark County, and Columbiana County genealogical societies.
The branch library is starting a monthly book club that will meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 29. Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates, is the book selection for discussion, along with comparison to the movie of the same title. The book and DVD are available at both main and branch libraries. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information, call the branch library at 330-821-1313.
The 2014 Fogle Author Series presents its second author, Thrity Umrigar, who will speak on the rescheduled date of Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. “Umrigar is an Indian American journalist, critic, and a bestselling author of the novels Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, "First Darling of the Morning", "If Today Be Sweet", The Weight of Heaven, and "The World We Found", whose books have been translated into over fifteen languages including French, German, Arabic, Dutch and Indonesian.
Joan Roberts will demonstrate to adults how to crochet a fashionable scarf they can make for themselves or for a holiday gift. The class will take place on Monday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Rodman Branch Library. A list of supplies needed to create the scarf will be available in advance of the program. Participants will create their own scarf during the class. Registration is required for the event and can be made by stopping in at the Branch at the Marketplace Plaza or calling 330-821-1313.
Due to illness, this program has been canceled.
Join us at the Rodman Library Branch with a representative from Best Bib and Tucker on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for a fun girls’ night. In this program participants will learn a dozen basic ways to tie a scarf and how to wrap a package with a square scarf. More advanced ties will also be demonstrated. Be sure to bring a scarf or two for practice, but we’ll also have a few available for use. This is a free event. Registration is required. Stop at the Branch Check Out Desk or call 330-821-1313 to register.
David L. Craddock, author of Stay Awhile and Listen, a three-part series that chronicles the history of World of WarCraft developer Blizzard Entertainment and Diablo/Diablo II developer Blizzard North, and Heritage, a young adult fantasy novel, will be speaking on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium.