Teen Writing Contest at RPL
During the month of October, teens, ages 12-18, are challenged to write a story beginning with “I think there is something out there…”. It can be related to a spooky theme, or not, but should be between 500-2000 words in length. The top story will win a $10.00 Amazon gift card. Following the contest, story entries may be placed in the Library’s Teen Spot for others to read. Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org , or dropped off at the Reference Desk. Please make sure to include your name and phone number on your submission. The deadline is Saturday, Oct. 29. This contest is supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 330-821-2665, ext. 211.
Teen Zombie Day Hosted at Rodman
Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us in the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., to get ready for the annual Zombie Walk through the neighborhood. We’ll transform teen participants into the walking dead by applying Zombie makeup. Teens are asked to bring their tattered clothes or old dress attire to fit the theme. The Friends of the Library will provide the makeup. Following the walk, there will be an after-hours portion of the program with teens playing “Zombie Tag” throughout the Library—Survivors vs. Zombies. Food will be provided and games ongoing throughout the transformation process. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teen Gaming Days 10/13 & 10/26:
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 Thursday, October 13, and a special day, Wednesday, October 26. 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 10/18
Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library on Tuesday, October 18th, 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.
Teen Movie Premiere 10/04:
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, October 4, at 5:30 p.m. A war between two groups of superheroes breaks out due to a law that restricts a hero’s action. Will either group win? The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Anime Club 10/25:
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 Book Club 10/04:
A book club for teens, ages 12-18 years, meets the second Tuesday of the month with the focus on a different book each month. Please note October’s meeting is on the first Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Library’s Main Auditorium. Wings of Fire , by Tui T. Sutherland, is the October selection. Teens will have a chance to talk about the chosen book. Crafts will be offered to correspond with the book. Snacks and beverage will be available. To sign up for the book club call the Reference Desk at 330-821-2665, or just stop by. Tell them you want to join the Teen Book Club. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teen Advisory 10/24:
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, October 24th, from 3:30-5:00 pm.