A crochet class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Wednesday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the main auditorium. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will meet Wednesdays, April 8,15, 22, and 29. 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. Graham has been involved in needlework for over 70 years.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Conference Room. Whiskey & Charlie, by Annabel Smith, is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main and is also available electronically. Come to the meeting and bring a friend. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.
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 December 1 and 15. 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.