Featured Programs

Lakewood Historical Society - Travels of a Lakewood Lady, 1871 to the 1920s - Presented by Lisa Alleman

From the Great Chicago Fire to the assassination of President William McKinley, Lakewood’s Emma Beach visited some of the great scenes of American history around the turn of the twentieth century.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia Book by David H. Mould Presented by Asian Services in Action, Inc.

Across the vast steppe and mountain ranges, to fabled Silk Road cities, the Soviet rust belt and the futuristic architecture of Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital, David Mould takes you to a remote, diverse and strategically vital region, the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Concert - Drumplay

Cleveland’s world/jazz outfit, Drumplay, is celebrating twenty-five years as a working ensemble, assembling some of the area’s top talent for their shows since 1992. Their sound is a wide open one—combining various percussive elements with strings and horns.

WHEN: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Frankie and Johnny (1991) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Shakespeare-quoting, incurable romantic Johnny (Al Pacino) develops a passion for cooking while doing time for forgery. Upon release, he finds a job in the Big Apple. After Johnny sets eyes on cynical waitress Frankie (Michelle Pfeiffer), he falls like a California redwood.

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

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, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Learning Lab

EVENT TYPE: More

Foster Care Forum: Is the System in Northeast Ohio Broken? Presented by Case Western Reserve University, the Plain Dealer and the League of Women Voters Moderated by Phillip Morris of the Plain Dealer

Foster care is a system meant to create a safe home for children, but in northeast Ohio this is not always the case.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss Memory of Water: A Novel by Emmi Itäranta.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Knit and Lit

Author Event - No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression Book by Scott H. Longert

The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. Seeing opportunity in the upheaval, Cleveland real estate mogul Alva Bradley purchased the ball club in 1927. Then came the stock market crash of 1929.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Booked For Murder: Detectives around the World

Discover a new place and uncover a mystery, as you follow a different detective through a different location each month. Tonight we will discuss The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall (Delhi, India).

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Booked for Murder

Workshop - Poetry Workshop Lead by Leanne Hoppe

“There is a house that is no more a house, / Upon a farm that is no more a farm / And in a town that is no more a town. / The road there, if you’ll let a guide direct you / Who only has at heart your getting lost, / May seem as if it should have been a quarry” – Robert Frost.

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

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