One Book - One Community Events

What Stands in a StormOne Book One Community (OBOC) has chosen What Stands in a Storm by Kim Cross. Following with the tradition of having the author speak to the community, Ms. Cross will speak Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Union Avenue United Methodist Church. [Details]

Programs are still being planned by the committee, but some are already scheduled:

  • Review of the book by committee member, Mike Zerbe, on January 22 in the Rodman Library auditorium at 7:00 p.m.. [Details]
  • Small book discussion groups [Details] - The book discussions will be led by members of the One Book executive committee:
    • January 25 at Don Pancho’s Tex-Mex Cafe at 11:30 a.m.
    • February 22 at Papa Gyros at 11:00 a.m.
    • March 7 at Frank’s Family Restaurant at 3:30 p.m.
  • On February 27 at 7:00 p.m., at the Alliance Satellite Center of Stark State, a panel of residents from Newton Falls will share their experiences and what they know about the F5 tornado that hit their town on May 31, 1985. [Details]
  • On March 6 at 7:00 p.m., at the Y.W.C.A., emergency preparedness experts ask, "Are you prepared?" and will discuss having a "go" bag, insurance matters, and technology alerts. [Details]
  • The movie, “Twister,” will be shown on the big screen in the Rodman Library auditorium on March 10 at 2:00 p.m. [Details]
  • "How to Write Compelling Nonfiction Stories" will be presented by author Kim Cross in the Rodman Library auditorium on March 23 at 3:30 p.m. [Details]

The committee will be raffling off two Little Free Libraries for the Alliance area. They were made by Girl Scout Troop #60359 that meets at Union Avenue United Methodist Church and is led by Regena Clair.

“What Stands in a Storm” is available at the University Bookstore at Mount Union and Rodman Public Library for $10. Several copies also will be available for checkout at Rodman Public Library and the Mount Union Library.