The 2015 Fogle Author Series continues with children’s author Shelley Pearsall, who will be visiting in person at Rodman Library on Saturday, August 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. Pearsall will talk about her novel, All of the Above, inspired by actual events of four inner city students and their quest to build a world-record pyramid. During her visit she will take questions about the book and her life as an author. Pearsall grew up in Parma, Ohio, and has been a public school classroom teacher for twenty years.
How long can you hula hoop? Try your skill on Saturday, June 6, starting at 2:00 p.m. A representative from hoopla digital will be at Rodman Library to oversee a hoopla hoop contest. Children up to age 12, teens 13-18, and adults are invited to attend this swinging event.
At 1pm on April 25, Madison Gasparik will be teaching a class on arm knitting in the Main Library Auditorium. The types of yarn to bring to this class are “Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick” or “Loops and Threads Charisma Yarn” in your choice of colors. Registration is requested for this event and can be made by calling 330-821-2665 or stopping in to the library.
On Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium, all teens from ages 13-18 can spend an afternoon cheering for their favorite superheroes as they soar, race, stomp, and hurtle themselves at the bad guys. Movies are rated as PG-13. This event is free. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Larger-than-life Jenga and Monopoly will be played. There will be a superhero “Minute-to-Win-It Challenge” and “Trivia” contest. Be adventurous. Try something new. Prizes will be awarded. No registration is needed. For more information call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teens can transform themselves into their favorite character at Rodman Main Auditorium, Thursday, July 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. Yarn-beards and masks will be used—that teens will make—to alter their appearance. Participants may also come dressed as their favorite superhero. There will be a photo booth set up for teens to pose for a photo op. A prize will be awarded for the best dressed hero or villain. Anime also will be played for their enjoyment during the program. Materials are supplied by the Friends of Rodman Library. No registration is needed.
All teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on Thursday, June 18, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. We will be making the lovable minion characters from the movie. Three different mediums will be used to create these characters: polymer clay, felt plushies, and twinkies. The movie—these characters come from— will be playing during the program. This program is free and open to all teens. No registration is needed. This program is supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. Call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
On Thursday, May 21, from 3 to 5 p.m., all teens, ages 12-18, are invited for an afternoon of fun at Rodman Library Main Auditorium where they will be given a variety of materials to make their own creations. The mediums used will be perler beads, duct tape and polymer clay. Perler beads will be used to make “8-bit Art”–just like classic video characters. How-to instructions will be available for various duct tape and polymer clay projects.