Featured Programs

Workshop - Genealogy

How far back would you like to trace your family tree? What will you find? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Learning Lab

EVENT TYPE: More

Talk - Shamanism in South Korea - Presentation by Merose Hwang, PhD

Recent global measures, government policies and ballooning aging populations are pushing people to take individual responsibility for their health.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Mind Waves by Amanda Uhl

Lakewood and nearby Edgewater Park take center stage in a new, fast-paced paranormal romantic suspense novel. Government operative David Jenkins is skilled at controlling his emotions.

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Film - Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Southern charmer Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) aims to make a splash in Tinseltown and hitches his aspirations to boozy, fading movie star Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page). She accompanies Chance to his Florida hometown, run by corrupt politician Tom “Boss” Finley (Ed Begley).

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - SLAP Presents a Tribute to Leonard Cohen

To honor the amazing songwriting legacy of Leonard Cohen, SLAP will perform some of his most beloved songs using their unique blend of jazz, rock and funk.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Coast Line: Poetry Readings by M. Carmen Lane, Major Ragain, Dan Rourke and Joe Turner

M. Carmen Lane is a poet and diversity consultant. Lane, whose first collection of poetry, Calling Out After Slaughter (GTK Press), has been published in various journals.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Make a Joyful Noise Book by Mendi Joi Wilson

Do you love poetry? Have you ever been discouraged, felt lost or disrespected? Make a Joyful Noise is a book of inspirational poems to warm your heart, mind, body and soul.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Author Event - The Buried Book Book by D. M. Pulley

When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible. It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back.

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Documentary - Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987) - Presented by My Mind’s Eye Records

The “Poet of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Chuck Berry, turned ninety in October, and celebrated by releasing his first album in almost forty years. For his sixtieth birthday party (October 18, 1986) he played a concert in his hometown, St. Louis, Missouri and made a lively musical documentary.

WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Strangers on a Train (1951) - Presented by Terry Meehan

Guy Haines (Farley Granger) boards a train and meets Bruno Antony (Robert Walker). They discuss their personal lives and discover that each is having a problem with one person: Bruno with his father and Guy with his estranged wife. Bruno then gets a crazy-brilliant idea: Let’s exchange murders!

WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

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