As part of the National Teen Tech Week, March 7 -10, from 3 to 5 p.m., Rodman Public Library will offer a Teen Tech Boot Camp. All teens, ages 12-18, are invited to participate in these free events at the main library. Day One: “Introduction to Coding” will be offered. We will discuss what it means to code and experiment using code.org. Participants will also be introduced to Makey Makey circuits that turn everyday objects into their very own computer controllers. Day Two and Day Three: Participants will be introduced to robotics using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits.
Teens, are you tired of all the lovie-dovie Valentine’s Day mush? Yes? Join us on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. as we celebrate Un-Valentine’s Day in the main library’s auditorium. Do black roses, chocolate hearts and cookies with an Un-Valentine’s message sound good? If so, you’ll enjoy crafting roses from black duct tape, fashioning string dolls, molding black chocolate heart suckers, decorating broken heart-shaped sugar cookies with a message, and making an Un-Valentine’s Day card.
Join us on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon of Mario Kart 8 that will be played on the WiiU gaming system. The tournament will start promptly at 3:15 p.m.
The 2015 Fogle Author Series presents its final author, Cinda Williams Chima. “New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and tough Barbies. She nearly failed first grade because she was always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she was writing novels in class, which were often confiscated.
Teens, ages 12-18, just in time for the holidays, join us and Hot Pots in the main auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 3:00 p.m., to create your one-of-a-kind picture frame with glass and easel-back for holiday gift giving (or to keep for yourself). Hot Pots will give each participant a frame that they can personally decorate with colorful glaze. All supplies will be furnished. Hot Pots will then take participants’ creations back to the store for the firing process. Finished products will be available for pick up at the main library or the Hot Pots store on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Teens, join us for activities and crafts to celebrate the fandoms of “Supernatural”, “Dr. Who”, and the “Big Bang Theory” on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Design monster fighting journals, enjoy an edible marshmallow adipose, create a hunter’s emergency preparedness kit, and build your own “Sonic Screw Driver”. Play Big Bang Theory “Apples-to-Apples” and participate in a rock, paper, scissor, lizard, spock tournament, plus have your picture taken next to a time-traveling police box. All supplies are furnished. No registration is needed.
A book club for teens, ages 12-18 years, has started at the library and meets the fourth Monday of the month with the focus on a different book each month. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Main Auditorium. Everyone will have a chance to talk about the chosen book—snacks and beverages will be available. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is the book for discussion. To sign up for the book club just stop by or call the Circulation or Reference Desk at 330-821-2665.