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December Story Time with Hot Pots!

ALL SPOTS FOR DECEMBER ARE FULL! PLEASE CONTACT US AFTER THE HOLIDAYS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR JANUARY EVENT!

Join us for the last Hot Pots Story Time in 2015!

Kids 3-12 are invited to enjoy a holiday-themed story time at Rodman Public Library Branch (in the Marketplace Plaza), and afterwards go to Hot Pots to paint a hot chocolate mug just in time for the holidays!

As with other Hot Pots events, the price is $10 per child to be paid to Hot Pots the day of the program. Small snacks will be provided.

The dates and times for December are:

Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23!!

Space is limited, so please call the Branch at 330-821-1313 or stop in to register!

Hope to see you there!

November Story Time with Hot Pots!

turkey hand plate photo

Hot Pots Story Time continues in November!

Kids 3-12 are invited to enjoy a turkey-themed story time at Rodman Public Library Branch (in the Marketplace Plaza), and afterwards go to Hot Pots to paint a turkey hand plate just in time for Thanksgiving!

As with other Hot Pots events, the price is $10 per child to be paid to Hot Pots the day of the program. Small snacks will be provided.

The dates and times for November are:

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2!!

Space and materials are limited, so please call the Branch at 330-821-1313 or stop in to register!

Hope to see you there!

November 3 is Election Day!

Cartoon-voting-booth

On Election Day, voters travel to their polling places to cast their ballots. They may vote on issues, or they may vote for people to represent them in government. In the past, voters marked on paper ballots who or what they voted for. Today, almost everyone votes with special computers.

Being able to vote in elections is the right of every U.S. citizen who is 18 years or older. While voting may seem simple, there are many rules for elections and voting. Knowing and understanding all of them can be very difficult! Luckily, Rodman Public Library has many materials for learning about voting and elections.

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue!”

Columbus Day is October 12, 2015!

columbus

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue” is a popular rhyme often taught in elementary school social studies and history classes when learning about Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer.

Why is Christopher Columbus so famous, and how did he discover America?

Columbus wanted to find a quicker way to travel to Asia. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain gave Columbus money to make the journey with three ships: the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. After two months of sailing, Columbus and his crew spotted land. However, it was not Southeast Asia as Columbus predicted it would be — it was the Bahamas! Although he was not the first person to set foot in the Americas or even the first European to travel there, it was Columbus’ voyage that started the exploration and colonization of the continent by other Europeans such as the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and English. Amazingly, Columbus died in 1506 thinking he had found his shortcut to Asia, never knowing that he had “discovered” a new continent.

Rodman Public Library has fantastic materials about Christopher Columbus and his voyages, so stop by the Rodman Public Library Children’s Department, Bookmobile, or Branch locations to check out our Christopher Columbus displays and learn about this famous explorer.

Pumpkin Story Time with Hot Pots! (October)

hot pots pumpkinHot Pots Story Time  continues in October!

Kids 3-12 are invited to enjoy a pumpkin-themed story time at Rodman Public Library Branch (in the Marketplace Plaza), and afterwards go to Hot Pots to paint a Jack O’Lantern just in time for Halloween! Kids will also be given small, battery-operated tealights to simulate burning candles!

As with other Hot Pots events, the price is $10 per child to be paid to Hot Pots the day of the program. Small snacks will be provided.

The dates and times for October are:

Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 5!!

Space is limited, so please call the Branch at 330-821-1313 or stop in to register!

Hope to see you there!