Teen Programs

Nerf Challenge

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:15 to 7 p.m., for an after-hours, Nerf Challenge event. 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.

Game Creation Using Bloxels

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m., for video creation using BloxelsTM. Teens will work in pairs for two days using BloxelTM kits to design their own video game app. Each kit contains various colored blocks that teens will place onto a board to design the game levels and characters. Once the level is designed with the blocks, each team will take a photo with an iPad (provided). The process is then repeated to design their character.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Join us in the Library’s Main Gallery on Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at 12:30 p.m., for the solar eclipse watch. A limited number of glasses will be available or you may make your own pinhole camera (while supplies last). The viewing will take place in the Library’s garden area weather permitting. The eclipse begins at 1:07 p.m., the maximum eclipse is at 2:32 p.m., with the eclipse ending at 3:52 p.m. This event is open to all ages and no registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107. This event is supported by the Friends of Rodman Library.

Writing Workshop with Author Robin Yocum

Robin Yocum, a visiting speaker for the 2017 Fogle Author Series and author of Favorite Sons and The Essay, will be giving a Writing Workshop in Rodman Main Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 25, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. He will be discussing the writing process such as where to look for ideas or turning life topics into material, organizing and refining the ideas, and finishing the project. Yocum will also offer tips on how to fight through writer’s block. Come prepared to have fun and learn from a professional. Then join him at the Main Library on Saturday, Aug.

"Man-Made Modern Marvels"

Lynnette Reiner, Science Director at the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, will give a program on “Man-made Modern Marvels” on Friday, June 23, at 2 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Using a PowerPoint presentation, she will give an illustrated look at some of modern day’s greatest engineering accomplishments, including the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, and Hoover Dam to name a few.

Anime Club

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.

Date: 
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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