University of Mount Union English Society members will be conducting a Poetry Workshop in the Children’s Program Room of the main library on Saturday, January 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. The English Society members will share the poetry of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss with the children who will then take part in a series of fun prewriting activities to give them a basic understanding of the language of poetry and its construction.
Children can use their imagination and build with Legos at Rodman Public Library when the Children’s Department hosts Lego Splash! The program takes place on the second Saturday of the month from 2:00-3:00 p.m., in the Children’s Program Room. We provide the Lego and Duplo bricks, you provide the creations! The program is open to children of all ages. No registration is required. For more information, or if you would like to donate Lego or Duplo bricks to the library for these programs, stop by or call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Children of all ages are invited to an animated Drive-in Movie on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., in Rodman Auditorium. Laugh with Dracula and his monster friends at his high-end resort as he tries to protect his daughter from a human boyfriend. You may bring your own blanket or previously made cardboard box car. Children of all ages are invited—under10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is needed. Rated PG. Call 330-821-2665, ext. 223, for more information.
Children of all ages are invited to two animated Drive-in Movies on Saturdays, Jan. 9, and Jan. 16, both from 10:00-11:30 a.m., in Rodman Auditorium. On the 9th, watch a movie about the world’s first female super-villain who recruits the “little yellow guys” and then plots to take over the world. Then, on the 16th, laugh with Dracula and his monster friends at his high-end resort as he tries to protect his daughter from a human boyfriend. You may bring your own blanket or previously made cardboard box car.
Alliance Middle School
Todd Parr, noted children’s author of books for young children, will be speaking at the Rodman Public Library on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the main library auditorium. He loves interacting with kids! During his presentation, Parr talks about being an author/illustrator, reads from four to five of his books (he has written more than 40), plays a game, does original sketches on an easel and conducts a Q&A with the kids and adults. At the end of his session in the auditorium, Parr will move to the Children’s Program Room, where he will be available to sign copies of his books. Six of his titles are currently available to purchase at 50% off the retail cost in the main library Children’s Department and will also be available to purchase at the event, including his most recent book, The Goodbye Book, just released November 3. Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, he reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them.