David L. Craddock, author of Stay Awhile and Listen, a three-part series that chronicles the history of World of WarCraft developer Blizzard Entertainment and Diablo/Diablo II developer Blizzard North, and Heritage, a young adult fantasy novel, will be speaking on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium.
Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library auditorium on Tuesday, March 24, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Choose your favorite board games… or card games on hand at the library. Be adventurous. Try something new. Bring your own magic cards and duel it out with your friends. No registration is needed. Snacks and beverages will be offered. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teens are invited to join us in the main auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 3:00 p.m., to get ready for the Zombie Prom. We’ll transform teen participants into the walking dead. Teens are asked to bring their own tattered clothes or old dress attire to fit the theme. The Friends of the Library will provide the makeup. Hats, felt, and fabric paint will be used to make uniquely gruesome head gear, plus wooden clothespins, yarn, and paint will be used to make a zombie friend.
Teens, for intense one-on-one, head-to-head competition, join us on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon with Madden 15 that will be played on an Xbox gaming system with the game setting on Pro. The tournament will consist of single elimination, three minute quarters and random teams, excluding All-Star teams and Throwbacks. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finalists.
Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., as we demonstrate Kumihimo and Zentangle. Kumihimo is a braiding technique for making long decorative strands that will be used to make washer necklaces and bracelets. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Teens can use their imagination and creativity for both projects. Materials are provided. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. After awakening after decades of suspended animation, a man volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into a superhero. The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Join D.J., Teen Librarian, on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium as he demonstrates how to make some really cool clay jewelry. Teens will be using polymer clay to make charms that can be used as jewelry to make bracelets or necklaces. The clay will be fired using the library’s oven so teens will have their projects to take home with them. The heat of the oven will also be used to shrink used potato chip bags to make miniature versions - the bags can then be used as charms or as something fun to carry around. No registration is needed for this event.
Teens, ages 12-18, join D.J., Teen Librarian, in the main auditorium for the “Knock em’ Down” event of the summer! This event takes place on Tuesday, July 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. Three stations will be set up. At Station One, teens will make a vortex cannon out of boxes. The cannon will be filled with smoke and used to knock down special targets. Smoke is used for seeing the air being forced from the box. There will also be a demonstration of how to make a safe fog using chemicals. At Station Two, teens will make catapults out of popsicle sticks.
Teens, 12-18, are invited to use their creativity at the Design-a-T-Shirt Event on Thursday, June 5, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Teens must bring blank T-shirts to use. There will be two types of designs for the shirts. The first process will involve using cutout shapes and bleach with the design being bleached into the shirt. The second process is called Sharpie Tie-Dye. The shirt will be colored with multi-colored Sharpies. After coloring, rubbing alcohol will be used on the shirt to spread the color giving it a tie-dyed look.
All teens, ages 12-18, will learn some basic programming skills during this four day program. We will be building robots using the Lego Mindstorms kits and the “bots” will be programmed to complete certain tasks each day. Day one will include a “how to” mission explanation session and the start of building a Rover Bot. Day two will focus on making the robot run on a track. Days three and four will be the Battle of the Bots. Teens will be working in teams during the entire event to accomplish their assigned mission.