Featured Programs

Class Strife: a Multi-Generational Look through Literature Literature Series Presented by Barbara Parr

The struggle of the underclass in our country has transcended generations. The ongoing nature of this strife has placed it in the spotlight, allowing fascinating analysis and discussion to develop. This five-week class will begin with J.D.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook: The Least Practical, Most Literary Guide to Cleveland Book edited by staff of Belt Magazine “Losing Lakewood” Essay by Sally Errico Introduced by Anne Trubek editor in chief of Belt Magazine

In this anthology, you will read about places no longer here, such as the Little Italy Historical Museum and League Park, as well as increasingly popular areas, such as North Collinwood and Asiatown.

WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Film - Selma (2014)

During the height of the civil-rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and other activists plan to lead a march from Selma, Alabama to the capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans.

WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Local Perspectives: A Panel Discussion on Local Products and Food Producers

With an increasing emphasis placed on the linkage between producer and consumer, the demand for locally produced goods has never been greater. Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the perspectives of five Ohio-based producers and advocates of local food and products.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Class Strife: a Multi-Generational Look through Literature Literature Series Presented by Barbara Parr

The struggle of the underclass in our country has transcended generations. The ongoing nature of this strife has placed it in the spotlight, allowing fascinating analysis and discussion to develop. This five-week class will begin with J.D.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood Book by Lisa Damour, PhD Presented by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland

“Just wait till she’s a teenager!” Most parents have been warned about the stress of raising a teen girl: the friction with friends, the rush of emotions and the stinging rudeness followed by sweet affection.

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Documentary - Death by Design (2016) Directed by Sue Williams Presented by Rust Belt Riders Composting

Consumers love—and live on—their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pour endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer.

WHEN: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

Film - The Luzhin Defence (2000) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Chess genius Aleksandr Ivanovich “Sascha” Luzhin (John Turturro) has been immersed in the game since childhood. Leo Valentinov (Stuart Wilson) cons his father into allowing the boy to leave home, promising Sascha will meet the right people.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Ernive Krivda

Now in his fifth decade as a jazz performer, Ernie Krivda is acknowledged by both critics and peers as one of the world’s great tenor saxophone players.

WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Meditation Mondays Presentation by Nadine “Ddeani” Feighan

The physical and mental benefi ts of meditation are signifi cant and well documented. They include reduced stress and anxiety, increased focus, improved immune system function and an overall sense of well-being.

WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

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