Rodman Library Branch, located at 1808 West State St. in the Marketplace Plaza, is open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., October 2016 through April 2017. For more information, call 330-821-2665.
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, has been selected as the featured read for the Alliance area One Book One Community program for 2019.
Atwood will present the Schooler Lecture at the University of Mount Union at 8 p.m., April 10, and the committee is collaborating with the university to bring several opportunities for area residents to explore the themes of the book.
The first scheduled community discussion prior to the author’s appearance will be on Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m., at Rodman Public Library. Marcia Addison, Director of Library Services at Stark State College, and Mike Zerbe, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at Stark State College, will present a book review of Atwood’s writing.
Copies of The Handmaid’s Tale will be available to check out and for purchase at Rodman Main and Branch Libraries. The book will also be for sale at the University Store at the University of Mount Union. The cost is $10.
The United Way of Greater Stark County can file your taxes for free. The VITA program offers free tax assistance to people who make $65,000 or less. Anyone may schedule their own tax appointment online by going to www.uwstark.org/our-work/community-programs/vita.
IRS-certified volunteers provide free income tax return preparation with electronic filing and offers direct deposit for a speedy refund. The 2019 schedule for the months January through April available at Rodman Library is as follows:
Rodman Library is once again offering “Food for Fines” through the month of January. The recipient of this food collection will be the Alliance Food Pantry. For items donated, fines will be forgiven from a patron’s record. Food items requested by the Food Pantry are peanut butter, cans of tuna, cereal, cans of soup, and canned fruit and vegetables. Non-food items such as toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap (bar or liquid) are also needed. No lost or damaged items will be included in the fines.
Beginning in January 2019, Rodman Library will offer a series of computer classes which will run through March. Classes will be held on January 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 30. Hands-on classes are limited to nine (9) persons and a maximum of two (2) alternates. All classes start at 10 a.m., and last about one hour. Registration is required.
Rodman Library recently implemented an automatic renewal system. Your checked out materials will be automatically renewed when a courtesy notice is sent via email or text message. This means that when your item is due, it will be automotically renewed for you.
Job Summary: The Circulation Assistant provides public service at the Adult Circulation desk, efficiently and effectively assisting patrons and addressing concerns in a professional, courteous manner and performs related clerical duties.
Supervised by: Adult Circulation Manager
Responsibilities and Duties:
Title: Circulation Assistant
Date Posted: August 14, 2018
Rodman Public Library is seeking applicants for a Circulation Assistant. This is a part-time position for 20 hours per week with a starting pay of $9.00 per hour, with benefits including paid vacation time and OPERS retirement. The successful candidate must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.