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Teen Book Club (February 21)

Rodman Public Library's Teen Book Club is open to all teens, ages 12-18, and meets at 4 p.m. every third Monday of the month in the Main Library conference room. Registration will be required to attend each meeting.

The selection for the February 21 meeting is One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

[REGISTER FOR THE FEBRUARY MEETING HERE]

The selection for the February 19 meeting is One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

Copies of the selections will be available for checkout at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. Ebook versions are also available on Boundless (formerly Axis 360) and the Libby app with a valid Rodman Library card.

For more information about Teen Book Club, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Teen D&D (February 12)

Teens, 12-18, can sign up at Rodman Public Library to participate in an ongoing series of “one-shot” Dungeons and Dragons missions every month. Players do not have to play consistently each month to participate.

Those interested can sign up via our online calendar on a month-to-month basis. Space will be limited each month to six players. A DnD Beyond account and email address is required to play.

Before the day of the program, participants will receive a link to the campaign on DnD Beyond via email in order to add their character to the campaign page so the Dungeon Master can review the character beforehand. The Dungeon Master will also inform the participants via email what is needed for their character sheet within the parameters of the adventure (level, items, etc.).

Participants must create a character before the day of the program and have the character ready to go to maximum the time set aside for gameplay. If you need assistance creating a DnD Beyond account or a character, please make arrangements with the Reference Department ahead of time.

Sessions will be held on the second Mondays of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

The next session will be held on Monday, February 12.

[REGISTER HERE]

For more information, contact the Reference Department at 330-821-2665 ext. 217.

Virtual Whale Watch (February 13)

Living in Ohio, it’s impossible for Alliance residents to go out looking for whales, so Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Long Beach, California, is bringing the whales to Rodman Public Library – virtually, of course. 

As part of the One Book One Community program, patrons will be able to take part in the program from the comfort of their own homes or come to the library and watch it on the big screen in the auditorium either at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. 

Participants will first learn what a naturalist or explorer would bring on a boat and how to look for whales before “heading out to sea” in search of whales. A mix of pictures and videos will be used to explore different whales, including the blue whale like Blue 55 in Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly, the 2024 selection. Aquarium personnel will talk about the adaptions and habitats of the whales. 

Both at-the-library and virtual participants must register online at rodmanlibrary.com. 

[REGISTER FOR 11 A.M. IN-PERSON AT THE LIBRARY PROGRAM] 

[REGISTER FOR 7 P.M. IN-PERSON AT THE LIBRARY PROGRAM] 

Those registering to view the program virtually will be provided with instructions at the time of registration.

[REGISTER FOR 11 A.M. VIRTUAL AT HOME PROGRAM] 

[REGISTER FOR 7 P.M. VIRTUAL AT HOME PROGRAM]

Teen Think Tank (February 13)

Teen Think Tank is set for Tuesday, February 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Main Library conference room.

Teens, ages 12-18, who want to help shape teen programming and the teen collection of materials are welcome to join.

The third Tuesday of each month will be Think Tank Tuesdays. Hours spent attending Teen Think Tank meetings and helping with projects count as volunteer hours.

For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Teen Writing Club (February 14)

Creative ideas flowing? Join Rodman Public Library for the Teen Writing Club that meets on the second a Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Main Library. The next meeting will be held February 14. No registration is required. Have fun meeting with your fellow teen writers to exchange ideas, hone your skills and share your work, if desired. For information, call 330-821-2665 ext. 217.

Movie Matinee (February 17)

Rodman Public Library will screen The Marvels inside the auditorium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 17

The film, which is rated PG-13, runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Films are always free to attend at RPL and popcorn is provided thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is not required for the all ages program. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Movie Matinee (February 19)

Rodman Public Library will screen The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes inside the auditorium at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 19

The film, which is rated PG-13, runs 2 hours, 38 minutes.

Films are always free to attend at RPL and popcorn is provided thanks to the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is not required for the all ages program. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Chess Club (February 21)

Every third Wednesday of every month, chess boards are set up in the auditorium at the Main Library for patrons of all ages who play and are looking for an opponent, those who sort of play and are looking to learn more about the classic game, or for those who are interested in getting started. The next Chess Club will be held Wednesday, February 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Teen Gaming (February 22)

Area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library every other Thursday to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii & WiiU.  A session is planned for February 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.  Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from “E” for Everyone, up to “T” for Teen level, will be offered. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, ext. 214. 

Animal Communication (February 24)

Have you ever wondered how animals talk to each other? 

 

As part of the One Book One Community program, The Akron ZooMobile will visit Rodman Public Library and talk just about that.

 

Zoo personnel will be on hand for two identical programs on Saturday, February 24 – one from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and another from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

 

The same information about animal communication, including non-verbal communication, will be presented at each session and patrons should register for just one time slot.

 

[REGISTER FOR THE 1 P.M. PROGRAM]

 

[REGISTER FOR THE 2 P.M. PROGRAM]

 

Those who attend will also get to meet an animal ambassador or two from the Akron Zoo.

 

The One Book One Community program is supported by Friends of Rodman Public Library, Greater Alliance Foundation, and the University of Mount Union.

Teen Anime Club (February 27)

All teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, January 30 from 3:00 to 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 main auditorium of Rodman Public Library. Teen Anime Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month. For more information, call the Reference Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Teen Gaming (March 7)

Area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library every other Thursday to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii & WiiU.  A session session is planned for March 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.  Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from “E” for Everyone, up to “T” for Teen level, will be offered. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, ext. 214.