Author and historian Sam Allen will present a riveting one-man show on the complex and troubled life of the poet, Robert Frost, on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Throughout a long and productive life, Frost (1874-1963) battled hostile critics and publishers, endured long periods of doubt and depression, and suffered innumerable family tragedies. Poetry carried him through those dark times, and he produced some of the most compelling and beautiful lyrics in the English language.
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!
Wee Read, a program offered through the Children’s Department, is designed to introduce children to books, fingerplays and music incorporating the six early learning skills. Patrons, ages birth through two years, and their parents or caregivers are invited to Wee Read, Monday evenings at the main library from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at the main and branch libraries, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sessions last 20-30 minutes. No registration is required. Come as often as you like. There will be no Wee Read at the Main Library on August 3rd and 10th due to the Used Book Sale.
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.
Reich/Winner & Hackney 10:00-11:00 ; Hennon/Elliott 11:15-12:15. (submitted 8-13-16 jm)
Morgan/Bowser classes 10:00-11:00 ; Hanson/Zemrock classes 11:15-12:15 ; Gasparick/Power/Harper&Gaines 2:15-3:15. (submitted 8-13-16 jm)
Children can use their imagination and build with Legos at Rodman Public Library when the Lego Splash returns to the Children’s Department on the second Saturday of each month. Beginning on Saturday, September 10, the program will take place from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. We provide the Lego and Duplo bricks, you provide the creations! The program is open to children of all ages. No registration is required.
Tours/program for two classes: 10:00-11:00 am and 11:15 am-12:15 pm. (submitted 8-13-16 jm)