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.
The New York Times bestselling author, Beverly Lewis, will speak at Rodman Public Library on Friday, April 8, at 3:00 p.m., in the main auditorium. Schoolteacher, accomplished musician and award-winning author of more than 80 books, Lewis is known for her work in children, youth and Amish-related adult fiction, with her stories published worldwide.
In honor of Mary A. Regula, President Emerita/Founder of National First Ladies’ Library, and Women’s History Month, Theresa M. Lattani, Original Consultant, National first Ladies’ Library, will present a program looking back at the early years of the National First Ladies’ Library. The program will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. During her presentation Lattanzi will be showing plates, books, and other items from her collection which will be donated to Rodman Library and the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement.
A crochet class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Monday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will then meet on Monday, March 21 and March 28. 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.
Join Jim Amey for a historic look at Idora Amusement Park on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Jim and Toni Amey have been gathering Idora Park artifacts for more than 20 years and now have what is believed to be the most extensive Idora Park collection of items in existence, housed in a 4,400 square foot building next to their residence.
Christina Hagan will be presenting her journey as a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 50th district on Thursday, Mar. 24, at 2 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. She will also speak about some of her current legislation. This is an opportunity for Alliance constituents to ask questions of their representative. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.
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.