Featured Programs

Author Event - Haunted Franklin Castle Book by William G. Krejci and John W. Myers

For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle's dark façade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Film - Unbroken (2014) Directed by Angelina Jolie

Olympian Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) trades feats of athleticism for military service during World War II. After a near-fatal plane crash, Louie floats in a lifeboat for forty-seven days, but his fight for survival is not over yet.

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Jazz Clinic Series Led by Chris Vance

How would you like to be more involved with the performances? Would you like to hear from the musicians, get background on the songs and instruments and ask questions during performances? This four part series will allow you to do all of those things and more.

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Author Event - The Appalachian Collection: Remembering the Hill Country Book by Harold H. Milton Presentation by Janice Louise Blanton

This collection of tales from the Appalachian mountain country provides a look at the culture and people of the hills that few are privileged to know directly. These stories are a way of keeping alive ways of life that are slowly vanishing from the world.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Author Event - Imagine a Forest: Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art Book by Dinara Mirtalipova

The magical folklore of Uzbekistan and Russia has always influenced author, illustrator and folklorist Dinara Mirtalipova’s work. The author, illustrator and folklorist was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and studied Computer Science at the Tashkent State University of Economics.

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis Led by Elliot Posner, PhD

The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future.

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Forrest Gump (1994) Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is a simple man who makes up for his lack of intelligence with good intentions and a whole lot of heart. The boy from Alabama runs through life and accidentally achieves greatness along the way.

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Performance - Asking for a Friend Improv Group

Asking for a Friend is a long-form improv troupe comprised of four female performers. In traditional improv fashion, the performers make up all of their scenes on the spot. To gain inspiration for these scenes, AFAF reads randomly-selected entries from their REAL childhood diaries.

WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

The Importance of STEM and STEM Education Presentation by Jeffrey Csank

Jeffrey Csank is an electrical engineer in the Power Management and Distribution Branch at the NASA Glenn Research Engineer in Cleveland. His work includes designing automated power systems for future deep space exploration missions and power systems for hybrid electric aircraft.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Non-Fiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation during our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these non-fiction works. Tonight we will discuss The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley.

WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: More

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