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Adult Programs

"The Amish: Inside and Out" - Brenda Nixon

Brenda Nixon, an Ohio resident and author/contributor with 35 books, will be speaking about the Amish culture on Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. With an insider’s look at the Amish way of life, Nixon brings our Amish friends and neighbors to life. Her daughter is married to an ex-Amish man, the son of a bishop, and Nixon’s home has become a safe house of sorts for those who have chosen to live in the English world–earning her the nickname “mom to the ex-Amish”.

Alliance Historical Society Program

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.

Author Carol De Grange

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.

Branch Book Club

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.

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Fogle Author Series-Andrew Welsh-Huggins

The 2015 Fogle Author Series presents its third author, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, who will speak at Rodman Library on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. “Welsh-Huggins, a 1983 Kenyon College graduate, is a legal affairs reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus, where he’s worked since 1998. He worked previously at the Vindicator in Youngstown and The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana.

Caregiver Support Group

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, Nov. 19, 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.

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Evening Book Discussion

Are you a book lover? Are you interested in meeting other book lovers to compare notes and have a lively discussion? Join us at the evening book discussion group Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Conference Room. The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main and Branch Libraries. Come to the meeting and bring a friend. The book selection for December is Whiskey and Charlie, by Annabel Smith. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm


A community spinning group meets at Rodman Public Library on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the front window area of the main lobby. The next meetings are scheduled for November 3 and 17. Bring your fibers and wheel or spindle. Anyone who spins, or who wants to learn how, is invited to network and compare notes.

Rodman Public Library has many books suited to every skill level and capable advisors to help locate the needed information. For more information on this or other programs/services offered by the library, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm


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