Poetry Contest 4/01- 4/30:

The month of April is poetry month and we are going to be running a poetry contest for the entire month. The winners of the contest will receive a $15.00 Amazon gift card. Participants are allowed to make both types of poems for this contest. A winner will be chosen from each category.

One technique to be used is called blackout poetry. To create blackout poetry, simply find a page from a magazine or book to start. Then “black out” or cover up the words not to be part of the poem. Be creative with the way you cover up the words. A box of old library materials will be on hand for teens to cut up and use. Teens may use their own book or magazine pages from home.

The second technique for submission is called book binding poetry. With book binding poetry, simply find book titles that you want to use to create your poem. Stack the books so the spines are visible. Take a photo of your finished work for submission. Since no materials will be harmed, books may be throughout the library.

Turn your blackout and book binding poetry, along with your name and phone number in to the main or branch libraries or email ddigianantonio@rodmanlibrary.com.  Participants must be between the ages of 12-18. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rodman Library.

Teen Video Gaming Day 4/03; 4/17:

On the first, and third Thursdays in March area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman's Main Library to play their favorite video games on the Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U.  The sessions will be held Thursdays, April 3 and April 17, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game every week.  Games with ratings "E" for Everyone, up to "T" for Teen, will be offered.  Along with the video games, the iPad and Nook are available to teens.  The library urges teens to suggest games, books, and movies they would like the library to purchase.  No registration is required for these free gaming events.

Bored Gaming? 04/22:

Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, April 22, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The library is hosting a day of vintage gaming in the main auditorium.  We have a variety of old and new games to try.  Ever wanted to play the role of landlord? How about diving into a fantasy world where dragons, secret agents and dinosaurs battle for supremacy, or maybe challenge your friends to a series of 60 second whacky events? There is room for card players as well. Simply bring your most powerful card and duel it out with your friends. All of this is going on at Rodman Library. No reservations are needed.

Anime Club 04/29:

All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, Apr. 29, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Teens will get to pick what is shown. Discussion of the characters and comparison of Anime versions vs. Manga versions will follow. Teens who attend will be able to decide what gets shown from month to month. The Anime Club meets in the main auditorium of the library located at 215 East Broadway Street in Alliance, OH. No registration is required.

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