Teen Programs

Food Sculpture

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us in the Main Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., for the Library’s “Food Sculpture” program. Working in teams of three, each team will pick a world monument name from a hat. The teams will then proceed to sculpt their world monument from a variety of food provided which includes assorted sweet and salted items, graham crackers, marshmallows, vegetables and fruits. At the conclusion of the event, a panel of three persons will judge each team’s sculpture. One team will be declared the prize winner.

Battle Bots

Battle Bots for teens will be offered over three days, Tuesday, July 11, through Thursday, July 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Teens will have access to Lego Mindstorm kits to build their own robot creations. On days one and two, teens will build and program their bots. On day three, the teens’ robots will battle against one another in a tournament style bracket. The event will conclude with a battle royal. The program is free and no registration is needed. This event is supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. For more information call 330-821-2665, ext. 214

Minecraft Build Off

A Minecraft Build Off for teens will be offered over three days, Tuesday, June 13, through Thursday, June 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Teens will work in teams for the entire event. On the first two days, teens will build up their resources and create their own bases. During the last day of the Build Off, the battles will commence with two teams invading each other’s forts. The battle day will be separated into games of capture the flag, along with an ending battle. The program is free and no registration is needed.

May the 4th Be with You

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited for an afternoon of Star War games, crafts, snacks, and fun as we celebrate National Star Wars Day in Rodman Main Auditorium on Thursday, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. Play the “Storm Trooper Balloon Pop” game where competing teams run end-to-end in the room, popping balloons in various ways. Or try the “Saving Han Solo from Carbonite” game as teams try to free a Han Solo figure from a block of ice using squirt guns.

National Library Week

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Rodman Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

Nerf Challenge

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, March 23, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., for an after-hours, Nerf Challenge event. Two challenges will be conducted. Teens will be allowed to use Nerf weapons during both challenges. Teens are allowed to bring their Nerf weapons that follow the guidelines of the program.

Teen Tech Week

As part of the National Teen Tech Week, on Monday, Mar. 6, Tuesday, Mar. 7, and Thursday, Mar. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., all teens, ages 12-18, are invited to the Rodman Computer Lab. Teens will have access to Makey Makey circuits that turn everyday objects into their very own computer controllers and to robotics using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits. Complex coding will be done using a “ raspberry pi ”.  The  “ raspberry pi ”  is a mini-computer that allows teens to create their own code to interact with other devices. iPads will be loaded with the Minecraft Pocket Edition.

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