Teen D&D 01/11 & 01/25:
Have you ever wanted to go on a quest to defeat a dragon? Teens, 12-18, can join us January 11 and 25 to learn how to play “Dungeons and Dragons.” For those teens who have never played, on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Computer Lab, teens will create their characters. Teens must have a Gmail or Twitch account in order to create a character. On Saturday, Jan. 25, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Main Auditorium, teens will participate in a D&D campaign with their created characters. If a teen has played before, they still need to stop at the Reference Desk for character guidelines before Jan. 11, then turn in their completed characters by that date. Whether a teen has played before, or is just beginning, all are encouraged to attend both sessions. Food will be provided on January 25, and new participants will receive a free set of dice to play with and take home. Space is limited to twelve participants and two alternates. Registration is required. To sign up, stop by the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 330-821-2665, ext. 211.
Teen Movie Night 01/07:
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see Men in Black: International, a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 5:30 p.m. An international agency that has always guarded Earth from malevolent off-world aliens has discovered that a super weapon is hidden on Earth. Can they find it? Is there betrayal developing within the agency? The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Teen Writing Club 01/08 & 01/22:
The Teen Writing Club meets on every other Wednesday of the month. For ages 12-18, the purpose of this group is to meet with fellow teen writers to work on writing exercises and hone skills. Any teen can join. Share work with the group if desired. The next meetings will be on Wednesday, 8th & 22nd from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Conference Room. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 213.
Teen Gaming Day 01/09, & 01/23:
On Thursdays, from 3-5pm., are teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, Nintendo Wii & Wii U, Nintendo Switch. 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. Along with video games, iPads are available to the teens. No registration is required for these free events. For more information call the library at (330) 821-2665, Ext. 214. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy of Alliance.
Teen Nerf Night 1/16:
Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5 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 un-acceptable. There will be a limited number of Nerf weapons on hand to use as well. Limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Do you have Nerf weapons not being used but don’t want to just throw them away? Consider donating them. The Teen Department at the library is accepting gently used, working Nerf weapons for use at future Teen Nerf Challenges. To register or for more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 211, or go online at http://rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup.
Teen Advisory 01/20:
Teens, ages 12-18 – We Want You! Help us decide what kind of programs we will have for our teen patrons. Those teens interested in having their voices heard, come to Rodman Main Auditorium on Monday, January 20th, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The Teen Advisory will meet on the third Monday of each month to help decide teen programming at the Library. This is a great opportunity for teens looking to do community service. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Tabletop Strategy Game Night 01/21:
Do you like to play games of strategy such as Ticket to Ride or Magic the Gathering? Or want to try something new? If so, join us in the library’s auditorium on Tuesday, November 26th, at 6 p.m., to share your interest with other like-minded individuals of all ages. Each month there will be a different featured game a staff member will teach you to play. This month's featured game is Catan. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact DJ Digianantonio at 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Anime Club 01/28:
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.
Teen Book Club 01/29:
Are you a teen who loves to read? Joins us for the Teen Book Club on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m., for a book discussion and other bookish activities. Bring a favorite YA book or two to share and we will discuss what future books to read together. No registration is needed for the first meeting. This program is for teens 13-18. For more information, all 330-821-2665 ext. 213.