Teen Writing Contest (Through 6/30)
Calling all teen writers: Rodman Public Library wants to read your work.
Any teen, ages 12-18, can submit one (1) short story for its summer writing contest by July 30 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card for first place and a $10 gift card for the runner-up. Every teen who enters the contest will receive a free book.
The short story must use the words “ocean,” “possibility,” and “summer” somewhere in the narrative in conjunction with the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program. Those words can be used in any way or form the writer would, but all three must be included to qualify for the contest. The other aspects of the story, such as the plot, characters, setting, etc., are completely up to the writer.
For complete details and guidelines, see rodmanlibrary.com/Teen-Writing-Contest-Summer-2022.
The contest is sponsored by the Teen Writing Club and Friends of Rodman Library.
For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.
Teen Gaming 6/30
Area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library every other Thursday to play their favorite video games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3 & 4, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii & WiiU. The next session is planned for June 30 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from “E” for Everyone, up to “T” for Teen level, will be offered. No registration is required for these free gaming events. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665, ext. 214. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy Alliance.
Summer Movie Series - A Perfect Storm 7/12
Rodman Public Library's 2022 Summer Movie Series continues with "A Perfect Storm," a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film based on the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title. It tells the story of a commercial fishing vessel that was lost at sea with all hands after being caught in a 1991 storm. The film stars George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes long and is rated PG-13. The free film will be shown at 5:30 p.m. and popcorn will be provided by the library. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. For more information about the Summer Movie Series, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107. Click here for a complete story about the Summer Movie Series.
Teen Book Club 7/18
[Everything You Need to Know About the Teen Book Club]
Are you a teen who loves to read? Join us for the Teen Book Club that meets once a month on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Led by Jaime Gross, the next meeting will be on July 18 and the selected title will be Lovely War by Julie Berry. Copies are available at the Main Library, through the library’s catalog, or digitally through Axis 360, Hoopla (audiobook), or the Ohio Digital Library. For more information, call 330-821-2665 ext. 217.
Teen Writing Club 7/13 & 27
Creative ideas flowing? Join Rodman Public Library for the Teen Writing Club that usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Main Library. The meetings in July are set for July 13 and July 27. Have fun meeting with fellow teens to exchange ideas, hone your skills and share your work. For information, call 330-821-2665 ext. 217.
Teen Anime Club 7/26
All teens, ages 12-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m. Teens will have the chance to pick their favorite episodes to be shown on RPL’s big screen. Anime Club will meet in the main auditorium of Rodman Public Library. Teen Anime Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month. For more information, call the Reference Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 217.