Meet local author Jason M. Green on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. Green, an Ohio author of a fantasy series, science fiction and a supernatural western, will be discussing his novels—how he arrives at an idea and his process of writing. Once he has finished speaking, the program will be open to questions from the audience.
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. Prizes of a $100 gift card, first place; $40 gift card, second place, and a $15 gift card, third place, provided by hoopla digital, will be awarded. Free food and top hits! With hoopla digital, learn how easy it is to download movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and music to your favorite electronic devices.
Vote for your favorite creative use of the barcode as imagined by picture book illustrators from titles found in the Rodman Public Library children’s collection. Titles are ranked and paired up in eight brackets (sweet sixteen contestants) during the first round.
Official registration for the 2015 “Summer Art Experience” for children will begin Friday, May 1. Applications may be picked up at the main or branch libraries. This will be the fourth year for this popular program. Designed for children ages 5-13, participants register for a total of three free art classes over a six-week period, utilizing various art techniques taught by local art instructors.
Do you have children with food allergies, or want some information regarding this issue? Rodman Library will be hosting a panel on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., with a board certified doctor in allergy/immunology, an early learning school nurse and a mother of children with food allergies. Each speaker will talk about their experiences with food allergies in children, the causes, ways to draw awareness, and solutions. Once all panelists have finished speaking, the program will be open to questions from the audience.
Rodman Library now offers interactive, instructor-led courses that can be taken entirely online. It’s through a program called Gale Courses that supports lifelong learning and continuing education. This program is free, with unlimited usage to library patrons, and can be found as a link on the library’s career page at www.rodmanlibrary.com/career_testing.