Rodman Library will be closed the morning of Friday, February 24 for staff in-service training. We will OPEN at 12:30 p.m.
One Book One Community (OBOC) has chosen The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Following with the tradition of having the author speak to the community, Mr. Eskens will speak Thursday, April 6, at 7p.m. at Union Avenue United Methodist Church.
This year the committee has added to the programming discussion groups. These will meet in January at Don Pancho’s, February at Papa Gyros and March at Frank’s Family Restaurant and be hosted by members of the OBOC committee.
Upcoming programs and discussion groups are as follows:
- February 22, 11:00-12:00 at Papa Gyro: mini book discussion moderated by Harry Paidas
- March 14, 7:00 at YWCA: Chuck Gross speaking about “Over and Back: Memoirs of Vietnam”
- March 22, 3:00-4:00 at Frank’s Family Restaurant: mini book discussion moderated by Chris Schillig
Rodman Library’s computer classes continue in February and will run through March. Classes will be held on February 21 & 22, and 27 and the last month of classes will be held on March 1, 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 27, and 29. Hands-on classes are limited to nine (9) persons and a maximum of two (2) alternates. All classes start at 10 a.m., except where noted at 6:30 p.m., and last about one hour. Registration is required and accepted by telephone or in person. Call 330-821-2665, to register.
As part of the Downtown Special Events Commission, Rodman Public Library will host a “How Do I…? all day event on Saturday, Mar. 11, from 12 to 5 p.m. A variety of demonstrations and some Make & Take sessions will be offered in the Main Auditorium and Children’s Program Room in 45-minute and one hour intervals. All sessions are family-friendly, for adults and children ages eight and up. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.
The following schedule lists the times, demonstrations, and area of the Library:
Rodman Public Library will once again host a series of Vita Income Tax Clinics this tax season. Below is the tax preparation schedule to date for the months January 2017 through April 2017. Remaining dates and times are as follows:
- 03/08: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- 03/22: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- 02/23: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- 03/16: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- 03/23: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- 04/06: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- 04/13: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rodman Library is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) to assist people in our community. Help is available for Ohio’s veterans, families, and seniors. Our Reference staff will work with you in transferring your information into the correct computer databases that will help determine your level of assistance. Some of the benefit programs include food assistance, home energy assistance program (HEAP), health coverage, costs associated with prescription drugs for Medicare recipients, child care subsidies, USDA child nutrition programs, and more.
For many years, the library has subscribed to Syndetics for the book jackets that appear in our online catalog. They also offered 1st chapters, synopses, series info, and author background along with a few other options. Syndetics got their database of goodies from various publishers.
To this service, we added LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) for related titles, versions/editions, tags, and reading levels. If you are not familiar with LibraryThing, the company has been around for many years and has a database provided by 2 million book lovers who have cataloged their home collections and offered reviews of them to the world.
The two companies have now joined forces in a single catalog enhancement product - Syndetics Unbound. The benefit is an extended package of catalog enhancements that we didn't have access to in the past including info on video games, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks along with more details on books.