The Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library will be hosting a Jingle Bell Christmas Program on Saturday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m. One of Santa’s favorite elves, Ellie Elf, arrives straight from the North Pole to spread Christmas cheer and makes sure everyone is nice and not naughty. Ellie Elf will entertain with stories, music and magical fun for all!
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.
Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us in the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., for the Library’s “Chopped” culinary program. Just like the show of the same name, this event will be divided into three courses: appetizer, main course, and dessert. In each round, teens will be given one ingredient that must be incorporated into the specified course. Teens will also have the full use of the Rodman Chopped Pantry to complete their dish. Participants will work in pairs or groups of three to complete each round.
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.
The Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library will be hosting a Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This event will include Halloween games, stories, riddles, music, dancing, treats... and more. Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture of your little ones in front of our fall backdrop. The program is open to children, ages 3-12, accompanied by an adult. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. No reservations are required. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Program for SPARK families. (submitted 8-31-16 jm)
Boy Scouts of America
Arlene Schwartz will present a program about the history of Christmas villages on Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. When Schwartz first started collecting Christmas villages, she purchased a ceramic church and carolers without realizing it was part of a series. This led to a new hobby collecting Christmas villages that lasted several decades. Eventually, the collection became so large she donated it to the Salem Storybook Museum where everyone can enjoy it during the holiday season. This program is free and open to the public.