One Book - One Community, Alliance, Ohio

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Schedule of Events

The Essay by Robin YocumThe Essay by Robin Yocum has been selected as the featured read of the One Book One Community program for 2013-14.

Many events are scheduled to take place in early 2014 as the Alliance Community comes together to read this book and discuss its content.

You are invited to take part in this program by reading the book and attending one of the programs to discuss the book.

All events are free and open to the public.

January 21, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Book Review - Local educator Joann Jones reviews The Essay in the auditorium of Rodman Public Library

Place: Rodman Public Library, 215 East Broadway Street

February 18, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

"A Helping Hand" - This panel will represent programs our community has to help young people find their way. The participants will talk about their work and share positive outcomes they have witnessed. Panel members are: Abby Honaker from the University of Mount Union's Regula Center for Public Service and the Dowling Mentor Program, Julie Poyser from the Alliance Middle School's Navigator Program, Paul Dykshoorn, founder of the Men's Challenge Program, and Shirene Starn-Tapyrik, the director of the A-First Program at the Alliance for Children & Families.

Place: First Immanuel United Church of Christ, 208 E. Oxford Street

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

"The Wrong Place at the Right Time" - Dr. Kevin Meyer, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Mount Union, will present "The Wrong Place at the Right Time" as it relates to the characters and plot of The Essay.

Place: Rodman Public Library, 215 East Broadway Street

March 20, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet the Author

Place: Firehouse Theater, 450 East Market Street

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.

"Meet the Author, Part 2" - Mr. Yocum will talk about his book Favorite Sons This book, along with The Essay, is available for sale at the main library, the branch library, and the University bookstore.

Place: Rodman Public Library Auditorium, 215 East Broadway Street

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Reviews of The Essay

The Essay may be purchased for $12 (tax included) from the following locations:

Copies are available for loan from Rodman Public Library.

One Book - One Community is cosponsored by Rodman Public Library, Friends of Rodman Public Library, University of Mount Union, the Greater Alliance Foundation and The Review.

This page last updated: February 11, 2014