Featured Programs

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

Concert - Wallace Coleman

Many believe that our true calling reaches out to us like a signal—a sound or a feeling that we follow throughout our lives.

WHEN: Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Documentary - The Broken Tower - Presented by RA Washington

A look at the dreams, unapologetic love of men, manic highs and depressive, death-haunted lows of early twentieth century rebellious, self-destructive visionary poet Hart Crane from his early years as the son of a wealthy Cleveland businessman through his sojourns in New York, Cuba and Paris.&nbs

WHEN: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Talk - Tragedy & Triumph - The 1920 Cleveland Indians Presentation by Dennis R. Sutcliffe

For over seven years, retired executive, local historian, wit and master storyteller Dennis R. Sutcliffe has been rekindling forgotten Cleveland memories. This time it’s 1920, the jazz age is in full swing, prohibition is the law of the land and the New York Yankees have just signed Babe Ruth.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

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