Join us for a relaxed afternoon of poetry reading on Saturday, October 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Six Ohio poets will read from their published works and at the conclusion of all reading will invite attendees to ask questions. The poets participating in this event include Mary Biddinger, Molly Fuller, Dianne Borsenik, Steve Brightman, Noor Hindi, and Azriel Johnson.
The 2017 Fogle Author Series continues with author Robin Yocum who will speak at Rodman Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 2:00 p.m., in the Main Auditorium. Yocum is well known for his work as a crime and investigative reporter with the Columbus Dispatch from 1980-1991. He is the recipient of 30 local, state and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing.
Robin Yocum, a visiting speaker for the 2017 Fogle Author Series and author of Favorite Sons and The Essay, will be giving a Writing Workshop in Rodman Main Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 25, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. He will be discussing the writing process such as where to look for ideas or turning life topics into material, organizing and refining the ideas, and finishing the project. Yocum will also offer tips on how to fight through writer’s block. Come prepared to have fun and learn from a professional. Then join him at the Main Library on Saturday, Aug.
June marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl.” Anne Frank was the 13-year- old German-Jewish girl who wrote down her everyday thoughts while in hiding, with her family, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. She later died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, at the age of 15, from an illness. In commemoration of this book anniversary, Rodman Library will host Marilyn W.
Lynnette Reiner, Science Director at the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, will give a program on “Man-made Modern Marvels” on Friday, June 23, at 2 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Using a PowerPoint presentation, she will give an illustrated look at some of modern day’s greatest engineering accomplishments, including the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, and Hoover Dam to name a few.
Cleveland native Brad Schwartz, author of The 1936-1937 Great Lakes Exposition, will be speaking on Monday, September 25, at 7 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Using 200 vintage photographs, his book tells the story of the Great Lakes Exposition that was held in Cleveland, Ohio, in the summers of 1936 and 1937, which drew in seven million visitors.