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Adult Programs

Author Shelley Pearsall in-person visit

The 2015 Fogle Author Series continues with children’s author Shelley Pearsall, who will be visiting in person at Rodman Library on Saturday, August 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. Pearsall will talk about her novel, All of the Above, inspired by actual events of four inner city students and their quest to build a world-record pyramid. During her visit she will take questions about the book and her life as an author. Pearsall grew up in Parma, Ohio, and has been a public school classroom teacher for twenty years.

Fogle Author Series-Jeffrey Copeland

“Dr. Jeffrey S. Copeland is a professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches courses in literature and English Education. He has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia., an M.A. from Arkansas State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Copeland’s newest book, Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire, will be the focus for his program. It was his research on the Haines House for his book that first brought Copeland to Alliance.

Hoopla Hula Hoop Event

How long can you hula hoop? Try your skill on Saturday, June 6, starting at 2:00 p.m. A representative from hoopla digital will be at Rodman Library to oversee a hoopla hoop contest. Children up to age 12, teens 13-18, and adults are invited to attend this swinging event.

Local Author-Jason Green

Jason GreenMeet local author Jason M. Green on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. in Rodman Main Auditorium. Green, an Ohio author of a fantasy series, science fiction and a supernatural western, will be discussing his novels—how he arrives at an idea and his process of writing. Once he has finished speaking, the program will be open to questions from the audience.

Bob Grau-"Five Million Steps: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail"

Author Bob GrauExperience the entertaining and inspiring story of a real adventure on Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., as Bob (Buckeye Flash) Grau presents his hike on the Appalachian Trail. Grau was retired with no hiking experience or gear when he decided to thru-hike the trail from Georgia to Maine. His journey through 14 states, covering nearly 2,200-miles, was completed in 170 days with the last 380 miles on a broken ankle.

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