Featured Programs

Race (2016) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Cleveland’s Jesse Owens (Stephan James) attends Ohio State University, achieving track and field prominence. His coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis) recognizes Owens’ Olympic potential.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Blu Monsoon

Blu Monsoon – the freshest, most original band in Ohio - is a group of talented, award-winning, college musicians who have come together to create a band dedicated to creating original music that has broad appeal without being cliché or predictable.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Understanding the Wizard of Oz: Reading behind the financial headlines Presentation by Cuyahoga Community College

Reading behind the financial headlines: Much like in the Wizard of Oz, financial headlines can leave you frightened and paralyzed by looking at the seemingly ominous situation that has you asking "what's going on?" We will learn how to interpret positive and negative financial headlines as they r

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Scams that Target Seniors Presentation by the Better Business Bureau, Greater Cleveland

Have you ever received a call or email that you won a large sum of money? Or have you had an uninvited guest at your door that offered to make repairs but ended up doing shoddy work?

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

The Great Forgetting Book by James Renner

When Lakewood High School history teacher Jack Felter gets a call that his father, a retired pilot suffering from dementia, is quickly losing his last, precious memories, he reluctantly returns to his hometown of Franklin Mills. It’s been years since he’s been home.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Free-spirited Janie Crawford (Halle Berry) lives in 1920s Florida. She marries a local farmer at the insistence of her grandmother (Ruby Dee), but finds that marriage is not what she thought it would be.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

How to Speak Midwestern Book by Edward McClelland

Pittsburgh toilet, squeaky cheese, city chicken, shampoo banana, and Chevy in the Hole are all phrases that are familiar to Midwesterners but sound foreign to anyone living outside the region.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew Book by Ken Schneck, PhD

Does the geographic cure actually work? Through a fast-paced journey of saying yes to the unfamiliar, pack your bags and set out into the world with a gay Jew determined to answer that universal question of: seriously...what am I doing here?

WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Atonement (2007)

When Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) catches her sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a passionate embrace with their servant’s son Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), she misinterprets what is happening out of her own infatuation with Robbie.

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Q.S. Jazz

Jazz is not about when a song was written or what instrumentation is used to perform a song. Jazz is more an approach, vibe or interpretation. Many of the standards of this genre were simply pop songs of the day. Q.S. Jazz was born from this very mindset.

WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

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