Category Archives: January

Winnie the Pooh Day – January 18th

AA Milne with his son, Christopher, and Pooh Bear in 1926. (Photo: Howard Coster/

The Birthday of Winnie’s author Alan Alexander  “A.A.” Milne (January 18th 1882 – January 31st 1956)

“Mr. Milne was born in Kilburn, London on January 18, 1882 and amongst his best remembered works happens to be Winnie the Pooh books wherein the only human character is Christopher Robin who in reality is his son Christopher Robin Milne.”

“The Pooh Bear we all know today was a bear whose real name was Edward.  A Canadian army officer brought  with him a bear from his town in Winnipeg in Canada, while Pooh is a name that Christopher Robin liked when he was a swan while on vacations with his parent. Thus the name Winnie the Pooh.”

Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.  Milne was also a very successful playwright.

Information found at the following website.  For more information on Winnie the Pooh and A.A. Milne, visit:  and

Click the items below to view our catalog and reserve some of our many items starring Winnie the Pooh

The Enchanted Places  The Enchanted Places

Book Cover Finding Winnie : The True Story Of The World’s Most Famous Bear   (2016 Caldecott Medal Winner)

Book Cover  Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Book Cover  Three Cheers for Pooh : The Best Bear In All the World

Book Cover  Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees

Book Cover  The Best of Winnie-The-Pooh

Book Cover  The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

Book Cover The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

Book Cover Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (DVD)

Book Cover   Oh, Bother! Someone Won’t Share

Book Cover  Pooh Goes Visiting

Book Cover  Pooh’s Leaf Pile

Product Details  The Best of Pooh and Tigger, Too (Music CD)


Outstanding Science Trade Books

OSTB award seal

Are you a parent or a teacher who is looking for the latest in outstanding science trade books for children and teens? Then you should know about a yearly list produced by the National Science Teachers Association. It’s called “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12”. The list began in 1973 as “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children” and was primarily targeted at grades K through 8. Beginning in 2002, the list was expanded to include high school as well.

You can access online the complete lists from 1996 through 2016 (which covers books published in 2015) at: The Rodman Public Library has most of the titles from the current list as well as past lists available for checkout (see links below).

For more information about the National Science Teachers Association and all that they offer both teachers and parents, check out their website at:

Click the book covers from the 2015 list below to be taken to the library’s catalog where you may reserve a copy.

Book Cover  About Habitats : Polar Regions

Book Cover  Egg:  Nature’s Perfect Package

Book Cover   Emu

Book Cover  Fire Birds

Book Cover  The Fruits We Eat

Book Cover  How to Swallow a Pig

Book Cover  Inside Biosphere 2

Book Cover  The Inventor’s Secret

Book Cover  The Octopus Scientists : Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk

Book Cover  Raindrops Roll

Book Cover  Remarkable Minds : Seventeen More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

Book Cover  Sand Swimmers : The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness

Book Cover  Small Wonders : Jean-Henri Fabre & His World of Insects

Book Cover  Spidermania : Friends on the Web

Book Cover Steve Jobs:  Insanely Great

Book Cover  Terrible Typhoid Mary:  A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Book Cover  Welcome to Mars:  Making a Home on the Red Planet


Children’s Poetry Workshop

University of Mount Union English Society members will be conducting a Poetry Workshop in the Children’s Program Room of the main library on Saturday, January 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. The English Society members will share the poetry of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss with the children who will then take part in a series of fun prewriting activities to give them a basic understanding of the language of poetry and its construction. Participants will mix and shuffle magnetic nouns, verbs, and adjectives, plus use flavored candy or gum to utilize sense of smell, sight, taste, and hearing to create poetry. Children will leave the program with their own bag of magnetic words to use at home and a book of collected poetry from the session.

Limited to 25 participants.  Advance registration is needed.  Call 330-821-2665 ext 223 or stop in the Children’s Department to register.

Family Movie – January 16th

Families may join us on  Saturday, January 16th from 10:00AM-11:30AM in the Main Auditorium to watch a movie about  a monster hotel where everything seems to be changing for the better. Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire.

After the movie, feel free to browse our selection of related DVDs to check out or reserve by clicking the pictures below.

Hotel Transylvania (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)    Hotel Transylvania 2 (DVD + UltraViolet)

Family Movie – January 9th

Families may join us on  Saturday, January 9th from 10:00AM-11:30AM in the Main Auditorium to watch a movie about “cute yellow critters” who evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters–which they are continuously unsuccessful at keeping.  Kevin, however, has a plan, and he and two  cohorts venture out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

After the movie, feel free to browse our selection of related DVDs, CDs, and books to check out or reserve by clicking the pictures below.