Featured Programs

Concert - Sommerfugl

A dance of violin and guitars, two exquisitely intertwined harmonious voices, a wandering through many moods and genres, this is the music and realm of Sommerfugl ("summer-fool" - Danish/Norwegian for butterfly).

WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

From Biography to Broadway: Hamilton Literature Series presented by Jim Van Horn

In anticipation of the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, coming to Cleveland, we’ll discuss selections from the libretto and the fascinating biography which inspired the musical, Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City Edited by Dan Moulthrop and RA Washington

A collaboration between City Club of Cleveland and Guide to Kulcher Press, A Race Anthology gathers “dispatches” from our region and across the nation to discuss the history and the current manifestations of segregation in Cleveland.

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Great Decision in the Library - Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan Led by Karl Kaltenthaler PhD

Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Girl on the Bridge (1999) Directed by Patrice Leconte Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Despondent young woman Adele (Vanessa Paradis) stands on a Paris bridge gazing into the dark water below, determined to end her life. She’s approached by professional knife-thrower Gabor (Daniel Auteuil) who attempts to dissuade her. She ultimately decides to jump, and he dives after her.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Drumplay

As Cleveland’s world/jazz outfit, Drumplay’s sound is a wide open one—combining various percussive elements with strings and horns.

WHEN: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Documentary: What the Health (2017) Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn Presented by the Cleveland Vegan Society

What the Health reveals one of the largest health cover-ups of our time as the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy uncover the secret to preventing and reversing chronic diseases.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

From Biography to Broadway: Hamilton Literature Series presented by Jim Van Horn

In anticipation of the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, coming to Cleveland, we’ll discuss selections from the libretto and the fascinating biography which inspired the musical, Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Lisa's Legacy Trilogy Book by Tom Batiuk

Since 1972 Batiuk has blended comedy and drama to create the familiar world of the Funky Winkerbean comic strip. A cancer diagnosis for the character of Lisa spotlights the masterful way Batiuk weaves emotional narratives into a traditionally humorous medium.

WHEN: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

The King’s Speech (2010) Directed by Tom Hooper

One of England’s most unlikely monarchs, Prince Albert “Bertie” (Colin Firth) is forced to ascend the throne after his brother abdicates. Prince Albert suffers from a speech impediment that diminishes his confidence and leaves him full of dread at the thought of public appearances.

WHEN: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

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