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May 2019

We will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day observance

Rodman Buzz

The Beatles at Shea Stadium with Author Dave Schwensen

The Beatles at Shea StadiumRelive the highpoint of the Beatles’ touring years with author Dave Schwensen as he takes you behind the scenes and on stage for the group’s legendary 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. On Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium, Schwensen will give the audience a close-up look at the first modern outdoor stadium rock concert, describing a capacity crowd of 55,600 who watched John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr perform on a hot August night in the media capital of the world.

His program includes the making and restoration of the television special, a “secret” recording session by the Beatles to improve the sound of their performance, concert films and rare live recordings. A display of Beatles memorabilia will be available for viewing before and following the program.

Books will be available for purchase following the program which the author will then sign. This program is free and open to the public, supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

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Book Club at the Branch Library

The Branch Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month and is next scheduled for May 1, at 6:30 p.m.

The Orphan TrainThe Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline, is the book selection for discussion. It is available at Rodman Main and Branch Libraries—also available electronically.

The book selection for June is Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, stop at the Branch Library or call 330-821-1313.

Evening Book Discussion Group

Are you a book lover? Are you interested in meeting other book lovers to compare notes and have a lively discussion? Join us at the evening book discussion group Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Public Library’s Conference Room.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's SorryMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman, is the book choice for discussion. The title is carried at Rodman Main and Branch Libraries—also available electronically.

The book selection for June is The Gown, by Jennifer Robson. Come to the meeting and bring a friend. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

Summer Computer Classes Begin in May

Beginning in May 2019, Rodman Library will offer a series of computer classes that will run through July. Classes will be held on May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23. Hands-on classes are limited to nine (9) persons and a maximum of two (2) alternates. All classes start at 10 a.m., and last about one hour. Registration is required. You may register in person, or call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, or sign up online at

Classes include:

  • Basic Computer
  • Searching the Net
  • Email Basics
  • Google Drive
  • iPad/iPhone Basics
  • Tech Time Thursday
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Business networking

UMU Biz Chat with John Myers

Are you an entrepreneur? Got an idea and want to kick it around, or a business idea and don’t know what’s next? Are you running a small business and need some advice? Or do you just want to learn about resources at the library? Stop by for a chat with John Myers, Director of INCUBOX business incubator on Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m., in Rodman Library Conference Room. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-821-2665.

Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Programs at Rodman Public Library

Join us for one of our ongoing programs at Rodman Public Library. For specific dates and times, please check our monthly calendar of events.


Evening Book Discussion Group - Meets the 1st Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room.

Branch Book Club - Meets the 1st Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Branch.

"KnitWits" Knitting Circle - Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Main Auditorium.

Writers' Alliance - Meets the 2nd Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.

Caregiver Support Group - Meets the last Thursday of the month (except November and December, meets the 3rd Thursday) from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Main Children’s Program Room.

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