Ornament Decorating 12/15:
Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library to decorate holiday ornaments for gift giving or for hanging on the family tree. A representative from Hot Pots Pottery will help teens design and personalize clay bisque ornaments. This holiday program will be held on Thursday, December 15, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., in the main auditorium.
Hot Pots Pottery will provide an assortment of clay bisque ornaments and pottery underglazes to use for the ornament painting as well as decorating tools to assist with the designs. Once the ornaments are decorated, they will go back to Hot Pots where an overglaze will be applied that becomes a coat of super shiny real glass on the ornament. The ornaments will then go through the kiln process and afterward be ready for pick up by the teens.
Support for this program has been provided through a donation by the Friends of the Library. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and there is a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, or to register, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Super Smash Bros. Tournament 12/29:
For intense one-on-one, head-to-head competition, join us on Thurday, December 29 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon with Super Smash Bros. that will be played on the WiiU gaming system. The tournament will start promptly at 3:15 p.m.
It will consist of double elimination, best two of three, three lives per match, random characters and random map. Each person gets to pick one map not to play. If either map gets chosen at random, simply hit the random button one more time. All DLC characters and maps will be available for play. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists.
Participants get their choice of controller. Controller ports are determined by rock, paper, scissors. Upon completion of the tournament, participants may play other video and board games. Snacks and beverages will be available. The event is free and open to all teens, ages 12-18. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teen Gaming Days 12/01, 12/08, & 12/22:
On Thursdays, from 3-5 p.m., area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, and Nintendo Wii & WiiU. The next sessions will be held Thursdays, December 1st, 8th, and 22nd. Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from “E” for Everyone, up to”T” for Teen level, will be offered. Along with the video games, the iPad and Nook are available to teens. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, ext. 214. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy Alliance.
Gaming Unplugged 12/20:
Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library on Tuesday, December 20th, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Choose your favorite board games... or card games on hand at the library. Be adventurous. Try something new. Bring your own magic and duel it out with your friends. No registration is needed.
Minecraft Monday 12/05:
Minecraft on the iPad will be offered for teens. The program will repeat the first Monday of each month. Teens will be given a task to complete at the beginning of each program. Once the task is complete there will be the opportunity for free play. The Minecraft Poket Edition for iPads will be used for this program. iPads will be available for use. This program is limited to 10 participants. Registration is needed. To register, or for more information, stop at the Reference Desk or call (330) 821-2665, ext. 214.
Teen Movie Premiere 12/06:
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, December 6th, at 5:30 p.m. The crew of a starship encounters a new enemy in uncharted space, who puts everything they stand for in danger. The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Anime Club 12/27:
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on the last Tuesday of each month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Teens will have the chance to pick their favorite episodes to be shown on RPL’s big screen. Anime Club will meet in the library's main auditorium located at 215 East Broadway Street in Alliance, OH. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teen Advisory 12/12:
Help us decide what kind of programs we will have for our teen patrons. Those teens interested in having their voices heard, come to the Main Library. A Teen Advisory Board (AKotL) will be meeting monthly to help decide the future of teen programming here at Rodman Library. This is a great opportunity for teens looking to do some community service. For more information, call DJ at (330)821-2665 Ext. 214. Our next meeting will be on Monday, December 12th, from 3:30-5:00 pm.