Featured Programs

Author Event - On Chagrin Boulevard: A Collection of Fluff, Foibles, Fabrications, Flapdoodle, Free Verse and Flash Fiction Book by Melissa Hintz

Using rich language and vivid metaphors, Melissa Hintz’s flash fiction, free verse and poetry are perfect for anyone who loves language, nuance and the beautiful absurdity of modern life.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Great Decisions in the Library - Saudi Arabia in Transition

As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S.

WHEN: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 10:00am

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

The Help (2011) Directed by Tate Taylor

In 1960s Mississippi, the women who run the households of prominent southern families are black women known as the help. College graduate and reluctant society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) is determined to become a writer.

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

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Asunder: A Novel Approach to Divorce Recovery Book by Kathryn Haueisen

After thirty years of marriage, Ellie is shocked and hurt when her husband leaves her. She realizes she must come to grips with her emotional journey to discover a new way to live. When she meets the charming Liam, she finds a glimmer of hope.

WHEN: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Wild (2014) Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life comes crashing down around her after a tragedy. She turns to the solace of the great outdoors. Cheryl makes a rash decision to solo hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 1,100 mile trail stretching from the Mojave Desert to the Canadian border.

WHEN: Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Night Terrors

Night Terrors performs like a dream gone awry; giving yourself in is the only reality that makes sense. Experimental textures are created with the use of many electronic pedals on the guitar from hauntedly quiet and round to jagged pulsing squeals.

WHEN: Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Calling in Our Communities - Presentations by Giorgi DeVito and Harmony Moon Presented by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Allyship is essential for us all to work towards liberation. Yet sometimes, for individuals to enter into positive allyship, difficulty can arise in figuring out how to start.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Queers, Jeers, and Beers: The Relationship between Alcohol and Other Drugs and the LGBTQ Community Presentation by Ken Schneck Presented by B. Riley Sober House

What little research has been conducted all results in one glaring fact: If straight folks are using alcohol and other drugs (AOD), LGBTQ folks are using AOD more.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Non-Fiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation during our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these non-fiction works. Tonight we will discuss Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race by Daniel J. Fairbanks.

WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Book Clubs

13 Zodiac Women Book by Carolyn Anderson

Ted has a successful practice as a counselor. He's physically attractive, cultured, and a caring soul. He's also lonely and eager to find love. When blind dates fizzle out, he decides to give online dating a try. Each new encounter creates excitement and hopefulness.

WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

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