Featured Programs

Film - The Mambo Kings (1992) Directed by Arne Glimcher Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

The musically talented Castillo brothers, Cesar (Armand Assante) and Nestor (Antonio Banderas), are forced to flee Cuba after Cesar finds out that his brother’s fiancée has married another man. On the way to New York, they dream of making it big in the world of Latino music.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Hip to That

Hip to That is a Cleveland Jazz Quartet, who has been performing all over the Cleveland area for almost three years. Maria DiDonato, Joe Rangel, Lee Kolarik and Dave “Ziggy” Deitke met as music students at Cleveland State University and formed a bond that survived graduation.

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Knit and Lit

Film - The Kite Runner (2007) Directed by Marc Forster

In 1970s Afghanistan, two boys from conflicting ethnic groups bond over the popular pastime of kite fighting. After Amir witnesses an attack on Hassan, he is haunted by his cowardly behavior, and their lives are changed forever.

WHEN: Saturday, November 25, 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, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Friends Preview Sale

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

WHERE: Location: Main Friends Book Sale Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Documentary: For All Mankind (1989) Directed by Al Reinert

The Apollo program may be best known for the Apollo 11 moon landing, but there is much more to the story of NASA’s mission to put man on the moon.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

From Biography to Broadway: Hamilton Literature Series presented by Cheryl Wires

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, November 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Lakewood Historical Society - History of Lakewood’s Masonic Lodge and Temple Presentation by Bob Niebaum

For more than one hundred years, Lakewood’s Masonic Lodge has been at the center of the city’s life and events. Organized in 1908, the lodge originally occupied quarters above First Federal Lakewood at the corner of Warren and Detroit Roads.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Sandwich Anarchy: The Cult Culinary Posters of Melt Bar & Grilled Book by John G

In 2006 Melt Bar & Grilled was born from Cleveland musician and chef Matt Fish’s love of two things: great craft beer and the humble grilled cheese sandwich.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

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