Featured Programs

Eat Clean, Run Dirty Presentation by Jessica Croisant

Jessica Croisant is a accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former mixed martial arts instructor turned full-time trail ambassador & plant-based nutrition advocate, motivational speaker, wife and mother.

WHEN: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Forum: Home Rule for Northeast Ohio Communities: Should it be Stronger or Weaker Presented by Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Moderated by Tom Beres

This forum will cover the pros and cons of an issue that impacts Northeast Ohio communities almost every day: who has the right to control laws regarding gun control, fracking, police, schools, and many other issues. Should it be local communities?

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Knit and Lit

The March Toward Total War: German's Doctrine of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the Sinking of R.M.S. Lusitania Presentation by George N. Vourlojianis, Ph.D.

The First World War is the seminal man-made catastrophe of the twentieth century. Europe's greatest states committed all the resources they possessed to its waging.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Missing: Coming to Terms with a Borderline Mother Book by Kathy Ewing

Northeast Ohio native Kathy Ewing never understood why her mother was so unhappy. It was not until Ewing herself became a mother of two that she sought to understand her mother’s cold and absent behavior.

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Booked For Murder: Edgar Award Winners

Can these tales live up to those written by Edgar Allan Poe, for whom the award they won was named? Join the group each month to see if you can tell the writers from the madmen. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Booked for Murder

Conflict in the South China Sea Led by Paul Schroeder, PhD

The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Late 19th century London is famous for the 221B Baker Street address of eccentric genius Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.). Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) remains his grounded, loyal friend and other half of the intrepid crime solving duo.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Documentary: Running for Jim (2013) Directed by Robin Hauser, Dan Noyes Presented by 2nd Sole

Jim Tracy led his cross-country team to the state championship 9 times, a record for San Francisco University High School. Though diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig ’s disease) in 2010, Jim continued to inspire his team.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

Book Discussion: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Lead by George N. Vourlojianis, Ph.D.

An event's anniversary or commemoration is the best time for authors to research and publish on a subject. Taking advantage of the First World War's centennial, Erik Larson has written on one of its most horrific and shocking events.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: Book Clubs

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