Rodman Buzz for the week of July 5

TECH time – 11 am Thursday. Every Thursday for an hour, a librarian will be on hand to answer basic questions about your electronic devices, such as iPhone and Android devices, laptops and tablets. No registration necessary. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 216.

Draw realistic dog portraits – 7 p.m. July 12 via Zoom. Those 18 and over will be guided by Christine Thornton, owner and founder of Hello Art Studio, as they learn how to produce an image of man’s best friend with precise proportions and shading. Artists can draw a dog using a photo provided or using their own photo as a reference. Students can provide their own materials or can pick up a free kit from the Rodman Public Library that will include all suggested supplies – pencil, eraser, drawing paper, kneaded eraser, mixing stump, and darker drawing pencil. Class sizes are limited to 20 participants and registration is required at or by calling 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Games for teens – 3 p.m. Thursday. Children aged 12 to 18 are invited to the Rodman Public Library every other Thursday to play their favorite video games on Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 and 4, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Wii and WiiU. Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with grades ranging from “E” for everyone to “T” for the adolescent level will be offered. In addition to video games, the iPad and the Nook are available for teens. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, Ext. 214. The video game is in partnership with Synergy Alliance.

Minecraft Kids – 4 p.m. on July 9. The Rodman Public Library invites children ages 6 to 12 to play Minecraft together virtually from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Minecraft Realms will be used for this open play program. Places are limited and registration is required. To register, email the name and age of the child who wishes to participate to [email protected] You will then receive a link to join the Kingdom at the time of the program. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

Teen Writing Club – 3:30 p.m. July 14. Join the Rodman Public Library for the Teen Writing Club which meets the second and fourth Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the main library’s computer lab. Have fun meeting your fellow teenage authors to exchange ideas, hone your skills and share your work. If you can’t meet in person, email [email protected] or call 330-821-2665, ext. 217, and accommodation will be arranged to participate virtually.

Book club for teens – 4:00 p.m. July 19. Join the Rodman Public Library for the Teen Book Club which meets the third Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. The next meeting will take place on July 19 and the title will be “The Gilded Wolves” by Roshani Choksi. Copies are available at the Main Library, through the Library Catalog, or digitally through Axis 360, Hoopla (audiobook), or the Ohio Digital Library. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Paint and stain for teens – 3 p.m. on July 20. Teens will use a variety of tools and instruments to throw and splash paint on a canvas in the style of Jackson Pollock. During the tie-dye portion of the program, teens will use permanent colored markers and rubbing alcohol to create designs on an item of clothing. Participants can bring their own light-colored clothing to decorate or use one of the white T-shirts provided. You can register by visiting the online calendar at For more information, call the Rodman Public Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

July crafts to take away

Customers can stop by various service counters in major libraries and branches to pick up “take out and make” craft kits. All crafting supplies, plus step-by-step instructions, are included. Adult customers of the main branch and branch can get a seamless felt animal ornament kit. Teens between the ages of 12 and 18 can stop by the Rodman Main Library Reference Service to pick up a Paracord Survival Bracelet. At the children’s desk in the main library, there will be a kit for making a jellyfish craft. Meanwhile, at the branch, kids can pick up a kit to make a Color me windsock.

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