Featured Programs

Author Event - The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel Book by Tiffany McDaniel

Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself.

WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Documentary - Life Itself - Presented by Cleveland Scene

Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

Film - Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hil

Top shelf insurance investigator C. W. Briggs (Woody Allen) works for a company in New York City. Efficiency expert Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt) quickly makes clear her authority over C. W.

WHEN: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Performance - Heritage Theatre Presents Stephanie Kramer as Katharine Wright

Katharine Wright, the only Wright sister to survive infancy, was an Oberlin College graduate, a high school teacher, and after the boys’ flights, a celebrity in the United States and Europe.

WHEN: Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Authur Event - What is a Schizophrenic Supposed to Look Like? Book by Lori Rochat

In this book, Lori Rochat describes how she overcame difficult life challenges as a person with schizophrenia, and she shares her experiences with others who face similar challenges. Today Rochat serves as an inspiration for all who face any type of difficult, life-changing experience.

WHEN: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Front Porch Concert Series - Presented by LakewoodAlive

LakewoodAlive, in collaboration with Lakewood Public Library, Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, is proud to announce the eighth annual Front Porch Concert Series. Held on the Library’s Front Porch, these concerts are free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Front Porch

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Interstellar (2014)

In the not-so-distant future, nature is waging war on humanity. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA pilot and engineer has turned to farming to support his teenage son, Tom, and daughter, Murph.

WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Jody, John, and George

Every couple of months, Jody Getz, John Lucic and George Lee each bring a new song for their trio to learn. Recently, Lee chose a 1960s Jimi Hendrix rock song, Lucic chose a Bull Moose Jackson big band novelty tune and Getz chose a slick CeeLo Green pop song.

WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Documentary - One Way Astronaut (2014)

Stephan, Sara, Henri and Beatriz are four people who, like tens of thousands of applicants from all over the world, answered an advertisement for people who’d like to visit Mars. There’s only one catch: this mission is one-way only.

WHEN: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

Author Event - A Void the Size of the World Book by Rachele Alpine Presented by Beck Center for the Arts

Rhylee didn’t mean to kiss her sister’s boyfriend. At least, not the first time. But it doesn’t matter, because her sister, Abby, caught them together, ran into the dark woods behind their house…and never came home.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

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