Featured Programs

Friends Winter Bag of Books Sale

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am

WHERE: Location: Main Friends Book Sale Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Great Decisions in the Library - U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

What is the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy? For forty-five years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not.

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Of Mice and Men (1992) Directed by Gary Sinise

Two drifters wander the country looking for work during the Great Depression. Quick-witted George (Gary Sinise) and mentally disabled Lennie (John Malkovich) become field hands at the Tyler Ranch.

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Ogni Suono: Saxopone Duo

Often likened to the human voice, the saxophone possesses an inherently singing quality that serves as a visceral bond between performer and listener.

WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Performance - How the Grinch Stole Christmas Sharon’s Signers: Sign Language Choir

Sharon’s Signers is a sign language choir made up of individuals with and without disabilities. The group got its start when the late Sharon Svette welcomed a student with a hearing impairment into her classroom.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Coast Line: Poetry Reading Series Readings by Sarah Marcus-Donnelly and AKeemjamal Rollins

Sarah Marcus-Donnelly is the author of They Were Bears, Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight, and the chapbooks Backcountry and Every Bird, To You.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

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, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation. Book by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women weren't even allowed to vote. After graduating from N.Y.U.

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Film - Indignation (2016) Directed by James Schamus

In 1951, Marcus (Logan Lerman), a working-class Jewish atheist student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection amid the ongoing Korean War.

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Sommerfugl

A dance of violin and guitars, two exquisitely intertwined harmonious voices, a wandering through many moods and genres, this is the music and realm of Sommerfugl ("summer-fool" - Danish/Norwegian for butterfly).

WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

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