Teens! at Rodman Public Library


National Teen Tech Week 03/06-03/09:

As part of the National Teen Tech Week, on Monday, Mar. 6, Tuesday, Mar. 7, and Thursday, Mar. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., all teens, ages 12-18, are invited to the Rodman Computer Lab.

Teens will have access to Makey Makey circuits that turn everyday objects into their very own computer controllers and to robotics using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits. Complex coding will be done using a "raspberry pi". The "raspberry pi" is a mini-computer that allows teens to create their own code to interact with other devices. iPads will be loaded with the Minecraft Pocket Edition. We will work with all these materials to create an interactive room.

This event is free and no registration is required. All materials for this event have been generously provided by the Friends of Rodman Library. For additional questions or information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.

Teen After-Hours Nerf Challenge 03/23:

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, March 23, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., for an after-hours, Nerf Challenge event. Two challenges will be conducted. Teens will be allowed to use Nerf weapons during both challenges. Teens are allowed to bring their Nerf weapons that follow the guidelines of the program.

Guidelines include: Nerf weapons must be original colors (no paint or tape can obscure Nerf markings), the tips of the Nerf weapons cannot be tampered with in any manner, and all Nerf weapons will be tested before play. We reserve the right to ban any Nerf weapons deemed unacceptable. There will be a limited number of Nerf weapons on hand to use as well.

No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.

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Teen Gaming Days 02/06 & 02/16:

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, February 2nd & 16th. 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 02/21:

Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library on Tuesday, February 21st, 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 03/06:

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 Pocket 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 03/07:

All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. Due to a car accident, a former neurosurgeon delves into the secrets of the mystic arts. The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.

Anime Club: 02/28:

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: 02/24:

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, February 20th, from 3:30-5:00 pm.