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July 2018


Rodman Library will be CLOSED Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

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One String Short

One String Short Acoustic Band Concert - July 14

Join us for a fun afternoon of traditional Celtic dance music at Rodman Public Library as One String Short acoustic band entertains with a mix of Bach, English country dance tunes, Irish jigs and reels, and old time claw hammer banjo. The performance runs from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, July 14, in Rodman Main Auditorium, and is suitable for all ages.

This local band includes Dennis KempthorneFrank KrygowskiBeth GraySandy BakerKen Baker, and Debbie Martin. One String Short was started in 1989 by Dennis Kempthorne.

This free musical event is open to the public, supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 216.




Friends of Rodman Library Book Sale

Friends of Rodman Public Library Annual Used Book Sale will take place Sunday through Thursday, July 29-August 2. This year there are 100,000 + items due to extensive donations received from the academic libraries of the University of Mount Union and increased patron donations. Since there are too many items to display at once, tables will be restocked frequently. The book sale also includes DVDs, CDs, video and audio tapes, magazines, puzzles, and a large assortment of PLAYER PIANO ROLLS. A listing of collectible books for sale is also available which may be viewed on the Library’s website at

Sunday, July 29, begins the book sale for active Friends of the Library members, from 1 to 5 p.m. Friends memberships are available at the door on Sunday. The sale continues Monday and Tuesday, July 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., for the general public.  On Wednesday, August 1, the hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the general public at regular book sale pricing. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Friends members may “Buy One Bag for $1, Get One Bag Free,” or non-members may “Buy Each Bag for $1.”  The book sale concludes on Thursday, August 2, with a “Buy One Bag for $1, Get One Bag Free” for members, and “Buy Each Bag for $1” for non-members. Thursday’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gift baskets will again be raffled off during the book sale for $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. Credit cards will be accepted, plus a 2.75% processing fee. Cards accepted are American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

Rodman Library cheerfully accepts book donations for the book sale any time during the year. The drop-off is located at the Adult Circulation Desk in the Main Library. Small donations may be made at the Library Branch, located at the Marketplace Plaza. Donations of books and magazines that are in good condition are preferred. Funds raised during the book sale are used to buy equipment for the Library and for special projects and events.


Summer Reading Program for All Ages

“Libraries Rock” is the theme of Rodman Public Library’s 2018 Adult, Teens, and Children’s Summer Reading Program that begins on Tuesday, May 29, and runs through Saturday, July 28. The adult program is open to ages 18 and older. Adults may sign up for Summer Reading at the front desk of the Main or Branch Libraries and Bookmobile. One check out transaction per day of any library material qualifies for one ticket to be entered into a weekly drawing. One gift card (purchased from Alliance area local businesses) will be awarded to the week’s winner. A new weekly drawing starts over every week. The weekly prizes are provided courtesy of the Friends of Rodman Public Library.


Evening Book Discussion

The Widows of Malabar HillAre you a book lover? Are you interested in meeting other book lovers to compare notes and have a lively discussion? Join us at the evening book discussion group Monday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Conference Room. The Widows of Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey, is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main and Branch Libraries—also available electronically. The book selection for August is H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald. Come to the meeting and bring a friend. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Branch Book Club

Green Riving Running RedThis month the Branch Book Club will meet on the second Wednesday of the month on July 11, at 6:30 p.m., (due to the July 4th holiday). Green River Running Red, by Ann Rule, is the book selection for discussion. The book is available at the Branch Library—also available electronically. The book selection for August is Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradal. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, stop at the Branch or call 330-821-1313.


Scan and Share Day

Rodman Public Library and the Alliance Historical Society are looking for historical photos to expand Alliance Memory online and research materials for the historical archives. We invite you to look through your old photographs and slides to help in this endeavor. Scan & Share Day will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the main auditorium of Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance, Ohio.

Four scanning stations will be available that will be manned by library staff. One will be self-service for those who want to scan family or personal photos that don’t fill the requirements for use on Alliance Memory or for permanent storage in the Historical Society files. At the other three stations staff will scan an archival resolution image for Alliance Memory and save a high-quality jpeg version for the patron. The images for the patron will be saved to a flash drive and given to the patron at no cost as a thank you for sharing their photos. Patrons may bring their own flash drive if they wish.

There is a limit of 20 photos if dropping in to the event to scan – first come, first served. If patrons have more than 20 photos to scan, we ask that an appointment be made. For those who are in town for the Carnation Festival and want to contribute, they may leave photos at the library and we will return them. This is your chance to have your organization, business, or activities remembered. To schedule an appointment, or for additional information, call Karen Perone at 330-821-2665, ext. 101.


TECH Time Thursdays

Rodman Library will be offering “TECH Time Thursday” on Thursdays, July 12, 19, and 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and continuing through August 23. Our Computer Lab will be open for any questions you may have about your computer or electronic devices. Problems with your iPhoneiPad app questions? Android device concerns? We will be here to help you. Just stop in. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 216.

Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Programs at Rodman Public Library

Join us for one of our ongoing programs at Rodman Public Library. For specific dates and times, please check our monthly calendar of events.


Evening Book Discussion Group - Meets the 1st Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room.

"KnitWits" Knitting Circle - Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Main Auditorium.

Writers' Alliance - Meets the 2nd Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.

Caregiver Support Group - Meets the last Thursday of the month (except November and December, meets the 3rd Thursday) from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Main Children’s Program Room.

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