Rodman Buzz for week of July 5

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Summer Movie – 5:30 p.m. July 12. Rodman Public Library’s Summer Movie Series continues with a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film starring Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney. The movie is 2 hours, 10 minutes and is rated PG-13. The movie is free and the library will provide fresh popcorn from its new popper. No registration is required, but children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Ongoing programs

Play Group – 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Recommended for children birth through age 5. The program gives parents and caregivers, as well as their infants and toddlers, the opportunity to socialize with others. Board books and toys will be available for the children to play, with while coffee and tea will be offered to the adults. A librarian will be in attendance at all times, but a parent or caregiver must be present with his or her child. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Kids Gaming – 4 p.m. Wednesday. Kids Gaming is the first Wednesday of each month at Rodman Public Library in the Main Library Auditorium. Children ages 8 to 12 are treated to open play of video games, Minecraft, etc. on devices provided by the library. Registration is required for each session. To register, visit the online calendar at or contact the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Storytime at The Branch – 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Children ages 3 and older explore a different aquatic creature each week in conjunction with RPL’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program. Programs are identical. The 45-minute sessions at RPL Branch include songs, stories and a different activity each week. Each storytime concludes with a short video highlighting the sea creature of the day. Kids are encouraged to bring a beach towel to sit on. The featured creature on July 6 is penguins, with an egg drop experiment as the special activity. No registration required. For more information, call 330-821-1313.

Book Fest – 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Intended for kids of all ages. On July 7, the Goldfish Swim School will visit to talk about water safety. No registration is required to attend Book Fest. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Tech Time Thursday – 11 a.m. Thursdays. A Rodman Public Library librarian is on hand to answer basic questions about your computer or electronic devices, such as cellphones, laptops and tablets. No registration required. For information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 216.

Bookmobile at Alliance Farmers’ Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9. In addition to providing its usual service as a traveling, 34-foot library, the RPL Bookmobile will provide take-and-make craft projects (while supplies last) for children during its stop at Alliance Farmers’ Market. For a complete look at the Bookmobile weekly schedule, visit

Book clubs

To meet the facilitators of each Rodman Public Library book club and what they each have to say about their particular group, visit

Books and Coffee – 6:30 p.m. July 11 at The Branch. The club meets every second Monday of the month. Led by Charlene Duro, the selected title will be “Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy” by Nathaniel Philbrink. For more information, call 330-821-1313.

Teen Book Club – 4 p.m. July 18. The club meets the third Monday of each month in the conference room at the Main Library. Led by Jaime Gross, selected title for July is “Lovely War” by Julie Berry. For more information, call 330-821-2665 ext. 217.

True Crime Junkies – 6:30 p.m. July 19. The book discussion group led by reference librarian Ashley Mock meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Main Library. The selection is “Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder,” by Piu Marie Eatwell. Registration is required at For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 215.

Kids Book Club – 4:15 p.m. July 20. RPL invites children ages 8-12 to join the club that meets the third Wednesday of each month. “The Terrible Two,” by Mac Barnett and Jory John is the selected title for July. Led by Stacy Digianantonio, Kids Book Club meetings include a brief discussion of the book, a fun activity and a snack. Registration is required for each session at or by calling the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

RPL Evening Book Club – 6 p.m. July 25. The RPL Evening Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month in the Main Library. The July 25 selection is “The Lincoln Highway,” by Amor Towels. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Rodman Buzz for week of July 5