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Library to open at 12:30 March 6

Rodman Public Library will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6 for staff training. The main library and branch will open at 12:30 p.m.

Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe selected for One Book One Community 2014-2015

Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe by Tom BatiukOur next program will be March 3 at 7:00 p.m. for Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe by Tom Batiuk (rhymes with "attic"), the featured read of the One Book One Community program for 2014-15. The program will be "The Breast Cancer Experience: Innovations and Advances" and will feature Dr. Frederick Meoli and Dr. Daniel Mitchell.

Book tournament

During the entire month of March, the Children’s Department will be hosting a “Sweet Sixteen” tournament as a tie-in to the NCAA “March Madness” basketball tournament – but we’re doing it with a twist! We will be honoring outstanding picture books published in 2014 and putting them in a head-to-head battle to choose the best of the best.

VITA Tax Clinics

The United Way of Greater Stark County can file your taxes for free. The VITA program offers free tax assistance to people who make $65,000 or less. Anyone may schedule their own tax appointment online by going to www.uwstark.org and clicking on the “Pink Pig.” Married, filing jointly for incomes between $65,001 and $95,000 may file their own taxes by going to www.uwstark.org and clicking on the “Pink Pig.”

IRS tax forms and booklets

Rodman Library has been a part of the IRS Library Program for many years, providing federal tax forms to the public at our main and branch library locations.

Please note: State tax forms and instruction booklets are now available at the library.

Winter Reading Program

Snow Many Books Winter Reading Program

“Snow Many Books”. Renew yourself with a good read and be entered into a prize drawing. Rodman Public Library is starting its Winter Reading Program for adults that will run from Monday, January 5, through Saturday, February 28. For each book read, the reader will be entered into a weekly prize drawing for a Friends of the Library tote. Need more incentive?

Computer classes continue in February

Rodman Library continues its computer classes which will run through March. Classes in February will be held Feb. 7, 9, and 11; then again on Feb. 17, 18, 21 and 24. Hands-on classes are limited to nine (9) persons and a maximum of two (2) alternates. All classes start at 10 a.m., except where noted at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m., and last about one hour. Registration is required and accepted by telephone or in person beginning the Monday of the week prior to the class. Call 330-821-2665 to register.

Zinio Magazine Service has been enhanced

Rodman Library is now offering enhanced Zinio services to provide ease and more enjoyment for patrons. They include the following:

• Improved Magazine Access - A simplified “checkout now” icon has been added for immediate checkout of an issue.

• Magazines are Now Searchable by Language - A new language filter has been added for simple searching of magazines by language.

Free Instructor-Led Online Classes Available

On January 5, Rodman Library will offer new, 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.

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