Featured Programs

Coast Line: Poetry Readings by Nin Andrews, Kisha Nicole Foster and Dave Lucas

Nin Andrews is the author of fourteen collections of poetry including Sleeping with Houdini, Why God Is a Woman and Southern Comfort.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties Book by Thomas M. Grace, PhD

Revisit one of the most searing incidents of American history during the Vietnam Era: the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others, including the author, Thomas Grace, by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in May, 1970.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Author Event - Born to Destroy Book by Winifred Rule

Winifred Rule, a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, will recount her experiences and lessons learned from living with two psychopaths. Her presentation is intended to equip you with some tools to help spot a psychopath, the most dangerous personality disorder known.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Workshop - Poetry Workshop Led by Leanne Hoppe

“There is a house that is no more a house, / Upon a farm that is no more a farm / And in a town that is no more a town. / The road there, if you’ll let a guide direct you / Who only has at heart your getting lost, / May seem as if it should have been a quarry” – Robert Frost.

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - The Virgin Suicides (1999)

The Lisbons seem like an ordinary family. The father (James Woods) is a high-school math teacher. The mother (Kathleen Turner) is a faithful wife. They have five daughters, from thirteen-year-old Cecilia (Hannah Hall) to seventeen-year-old Therese (Leslie Hayman).

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Performance - WordStage Presents "Hart Crane"

The life of Hart Crane was tragically short, but his impact on the world of poetry was large, and the list of those he has influenced is long.

WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Graphic Novels for Kids

Do graphic novels have reading value? Join us to discover different types of graphic novels, learn about their history and appreciate their value. This presentation includes a slideshow and will accommodate questions. Juvenile graphic novels will be available for browsing.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

WHO: Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and Parents

EVENT TYPE: After School

Talk - Our Cleveland Indians: American League Champions 2016 Presentation by Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Premium Hospitality with the Cleveland Indians, has seen the team rise to great heights during his time with the club, from renovations to Progressive Field to clinching the AL Pennant and the whirlwind game seven of the 2016 World Series held

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Women Honoring Women Book Signing - Event Introduced by Torey Worren of Lakewood Women’s Club

This special event will feature two authors, Laura Ponticello and Traci Medford-Rosow. Ponticello, author and motivational speaker, will be the keynote speaker at Lakewood Women’s Club’s spring fundraiser.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Class Strife: a Multi-Generational Look through Literature Literature Series Presented by Barbara Parr

The struggle of the underclass in our country has transcended generations. The ongoing nature of this strife has placed it in the spotlight, allowing fascinating analysis and discussion to develop. This five-week class will begin with J.D.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

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