New at Rodman Library

Virtual Magazines – Rodman Public Library cardholders have a virtual magazine rack at their fingertips. Patrons now have access to more than 3,000 magazines and more than 2,000 comics and graphic novels from Disney, Marvel, IDW, Image and Dark Horse through the Rodman Library website and app. To access the collection, go to the digital downloads section and choose Ohio Digital Library (website) or Overdrive (app). Magazines are listed under the collections tab. Existing users of the Libby app also have access to the magazines and comics. For more information, call the Reference Department at 330-821-2665, Ext. 217.

Kids Crafting – 4 p.m. Thursday. A children’s craft program will be held Sept. 9 at Rodman Public Library. Children ages 8-12 are invited to the Main Library at 4 p.m. to paint a woodland animal (fox, bear, or owl) mini ceramic succulent planter. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup or by calling the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

“Alliance’s Golden Age of Steam” – 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 13. The second of three programs of the Alliance Railroad History series will roll into the Main Auditorium for two presentations. Sponsored by the Alliance Area Preservation Society, Robb Hyde will discuss the impact of railroads in Alliance between the Civil War and World War I, and explain how in many ways it was Alliance’s golden age as well. Hyde is president of AAPS. The programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling 330-821-2665, Ext. 107, or by visiting the Rodman Public Library online calendar at rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup.Books and Coffee – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The Books and Coffee Book Club is changing its meeting time starting in September. Readers are invited to join the discussion group every second Monday of the month at the Rodman Branch Library, 1808 W. State St. The selected title for September is “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie,” by Marie Benedict. Copies are available at the Main and Branch libraries, through the library’s catalog, or digitally through the Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla. For more information, call 330-821-1313.

Family Fun Night – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Family Fun Night returns to Rodman Public Library each Tuesday. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate in an entertaining evening with their children in Rodman Main Children’s Department. For children ages 3 to 5, Storytime will offer music, interaction and stories. During this same time, all school-age children will share in their own fun activities that are based on the STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) program. For more information, call 330-821-2665, Ext. 223.

Kids Book Club – 4:15 p.m. Sept. 15. Rodman Public Library invites children ages 8-12 to join the third Wednesday of each month. On Sept. 15, selection is “The 13-Story Treehouse,” by Andy Griffiths. Books are available for extended checkout in the Children’s Department. Registration is required for each session. To register, visit the online calendar at rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup, or call 330-821-2665, ext. 223

Other programming

Teen Writing Club – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays in computer lab at the Main Library. Have fun meeting with your fellow teen writers to exchange ideas, hone your skills and share your work. Those unable to meet in person should email rodmaninfo@gmail.com, or call 330-821-2665, Ext. 217, and staff will make accommodations for you to participate virtually.

Teen Gaming – 3 p.m. Thursday. Ages 12 to 18 are invited 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. 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 the video games, the iPad and Nook are available. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, Ext. 214. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy Alliance.

Wee Read – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Sessions will be offered twice every week. Children, ages birth to 2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited. Wee Read includes stories, fingerplays, music and movement. For more information, call the Main Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, Ext. 223.

Alliance Vinyl Club – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Do you collect vinyl records and enjoy listening to your favorites with like-minded people? Join the group in the Main Auditorium, where you can spin your favorite records. Due to time limitations, only a few selections per person will be played. A turntable will be provided, but staff asks that attendees handle their personal records and assume any liability for normal wear and scratches. Alliance Vinyl Club meets every third Wednesday of the month. No registration is required. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, Ext. 216.

Hot Pots Storytime – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15; 11 a.m. Sept. 18. Attendees will listen to a story at the Branch Library and then visit Hot Pots to paint a jack-o’-lantern. Cost is $12, and patrons must register with Hot Pots by calling 330-823-3333. For more information, call the Branch Library at 330-821-1313.



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