Jeff Hunter of Sunnyvale, California, and son of Alliance native Robert Hunter, Jr., will be giving a presentation at Rodman Library on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m., in the auditorium. Earlier this year, Hunter climbed Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, in memory of his father who died in May 2017. Robert Hunter, Jr., was an attorney in Alliance for many years and assistant law director for 16 years.
Adults can join us for fun creative crafting on Wednesday, December 4, at 5 p.m., or Thursday, December 5, at 10 a.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. We will be creating a gnome, ornament and holiday gift tags. Attendees may make all items. Supplies will be furnished. Registration is needed as each program is limited to 30 adults. Signup is now open. This event is free and sponsored by the Friends of Rodman Library. Snacks will be offered and Christmas music will be playing during the event. This program is open to ages 18 and over.
Get on board The Polar Express!
This summer, Lynda.com's parent company LinkedIn will be absorbing the content into a new platform called LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will be integrated with other LinkedIn features, and therefore will require Lynda.com users to have a LinkedIn account. The transition for our library is expected to take place this fall.
What to Expect:
We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in Alliance!
Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts library, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled.
Planning an event? See everything in one calendar: https://www.burbio.com/lists/alliance-community-planning-calendar/calendar
Rodman Library recently implemented an automatic renewal system. Your checked out materials will be automatically renewed when a courtesy notice is sent via email or text message. This means that when your item is due, it will be automotically renewed for you.
Watch your favorite Acorn TV shows on hoopla. No DVDs to checkout, no overdue fines. All you need is a valid Rodman Library card and a device connected to the Internet.
Rodman Public Library recently collaborated with the City of Alliance to microfilm and digitize City Council minutes and ordinances dating from the incorporation of Alliance in 1854 through 1924. The 12,998 pages scanned are bound in large ledger books that measure up to 3” thick and 11” x 17”. They were sent to Backstage Library Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in late July for microfilming and digitization.
Rodman Public Library offers mobile WiFi HotSpot units and portable chargers for patrons’ use. Ten HotSpots have been acquired to check out and two portable chargers for in-library use. A mobile HotSpot allows the user to have on-the-go WiFi Internet access for up to 10 devices and may be borrowed for seven days.
Rodman Public Library's calendar of events offers direct registration for programs and classes that require it. When you register for an event, you can also request a reminder notification be sent to you via email or text message a day or two before the event. If a program is popular and there is a waiting list, the next person on the waiting list will be notified that they can attend if someone cancels.
- Monday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Come in to the Chipotle at 1630 State St, Suite A, Alliance, on Monday August 10, from 4 to 8 p.m.
“Imagine Your Story” is the theme of Rodman Public Library’s 2020 Adult, Teen, and Children’s Summer Reading Program. The program is now underway and runs through Saturday, August 1. This year, participants will register and track their reading online. All participants, regardless of age, may sign up online at https://rodmanlibrary.beanstack.org/ or by downloading the Beanstack app. For tutorials on how to register, visit our YouTube page.
Rodman Library invites you to join us for our online book club “Books & Coffee.” The next book club meeting will be on Thursday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. The selected title will be Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller. Copies are available at the Main and Branch libraries or digitally through Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby. If you would like to participate in the discussion, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a link on how to connect via Zoom.