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Chess Club (June 19)

Every third Wednesday of every month, chess boards are set up in the auditorium at the Main Library for patrons of all ages who play and are looking for an opponent, those who sort of play and are looking to learn more about the classic game, or for those who are interested in getting started. The next Chess Club will be held Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Movie Matinee: Godzilla x Kong (June 22)

Rodman Public Library will screen Godzilla x Kong on the big screen inside the Main Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

The film, which is rated PG-13, runs 1 hour and 55 minutes.

All movies are free at RPL and fresh popcorn is provided, thanks to Friends of Rodman Public Library. Registration is not required. All ages are welcome to attend, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Teen Gaming (June 27)

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.  A session is planned for June 27 from 3 to 5 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. 

Teen D&D (July 8)

Teens, 12-18, can sign up at Rodman Public Library to participate in an ongoing series of “one-shot” Dungeons and Dragons missions every month. Players do not have to play consistently each month to participate.

Those interested can sign up via our online calendar on a month-to-month basis. Space will be limited each month to six players. A DnD Beyond account and email address is required to play.

Before the day of the program, participants will receive a link to the campaign on DnD Beyond via email in order to add their character to the campaign page so the Dungeon Master can review the character beforehand. The Dungeon Master will also inform the participants via email what is needed for their character sheet within the parameters of the adventure (level, items, etc.).

Participants must create a character before the day of the program and have the character ready to go to maximum the time set aside for gameplay. If you need assistance creating a DnD Beyond account or a character, please make arrangements with the Reference Department ahead of time.

Sessions will be held on the second Mondays of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

The next session will be held on Monday, July 8.


For more information, contact the Reference Department at 330-821-2665 ext. 217.

Teen Nerf Night (July 11)

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to attend Nerf Night from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 Teens should start to assemble in the Main Library auditorium at 5:15 p.m. for the after-hours event. Participants may bring in their own Nerf weapons or use some provided by the library. The library will also provide Nerf darts. Space is limited and registration is required.


 For more information, call the Reference Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 217. Nerf nights are held every other month.


Tabletop Gaming (July 24)

Tabletop Gaming, an all-ages program,  will be held at the Main Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. Each month, a new game is featured so that patrons can learn a new game. Of course, other games available in the library’s collection will also be available and visitors are always welcome to bring their own games. The aim of the family program is to give area residents an opportunity to gather with others to play their favorite card and board games and make new friends. Light snacks will be offered and no registration is required to attend the monthly program. Although the program is open to players of all ages, children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information about Tabletop Gaming, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Tabletop Gaming (July 24)

Teens, ages 12-18 are invitd to take a Nailed It! challenge from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 in the Rodman Auditorium.

Similar to the Netflix amateur baking show Nailed It!, participants will be given a demonstration on how to decorate a cookie. They will then be tasked to replicate it within an alotted amount of time.

The program is free, but space is limited and registration is required.


The program is supported by the Friends of Rodman Public Library.

For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.