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August 2018
Rodman Buzz
Amanda Flower

Author Amanda Flower to Speak

The 2018 Fogle Author Series presents author Amanda Flower, who will speak at Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m., in the Main Auditorium. A USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, Flower finds her ideas for novels everywhere, writing for adults and children. She started her writing career in elementary school, when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words.Read more

Booksale bargains

Annual Friends of Rodman Library Booksale

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 more

Branch Book Club to Meet

Kitchens of the great MidwestThe Branch Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month and is next scheduled for August 1, at 6:30 p.m. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradal, is the book selection for discussion. It is available at both Main and Branch Libraries—also available electronically. The book selection for September is H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, stop at the Branch Library or call 330-821-1313.

Evening Book Discussion Group

H is for HawkAre 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, August 6, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Conference Room. H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald, is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main Library—also available electronically. The book selection for September is Educated, by Tara Westover. Come to the meeting and bring a friend. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Scan & Share Your Alliance Photographs and Slides

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.

Carnation Festival

Carnation Day Closing

Rodman Public Library and Rodman Library Branch will be closed on Saturday, August 11, for the Carnation Day Parade and the day’s festivities.

Both Main and Branch will reopen on Monday, August 13, at normal library hours. Contact the Main Library at 330-821-2665, for questions or more information.

Tech devices of all kinds welcomed

TECH Time Thursdays

Rodman Library will offer “TECH Time Thursday” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Thursdays August 9, 16, and concluding on August 23. Our Computer Lab will be open for questions you have about your computer or electronic devices – iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

We’ll 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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