Featured Programs

Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot by Sarah Marquis.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Knit and Lit

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 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - The Heavenly Table Book by Donald Ray Pollock

It is 1917, dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane, Cob and Chimney. Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, there lives a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Film - Jersey Boys (2014) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

The movie is a musical biography about one of the most idolized pop/rock sensations of all time. A group of young guys from New Jersey pool their talents and perform in local lounges. Friend Joe Pesci (Joe Pesci) mentions a songwriter who might be a perfect fit.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Performance - Judah Leblang Presents “One Man’s Journey through the Middle Ages”

These linked vignettes tell the true story of performer Judah Leblang’s life between the ages of forty and fifty-something and the various unplanned events that occurred along the way. Leblang, who was raised in Beachwood, Ohio is a Boston-based writer, teacher and storyteller.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Workshop - Genealogy

How far back would you like to trace your family tree? What will you find? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Learning Lab

EVENT TYPE: More

Lakewood Historical Society - The I-X Files: Cleveland’s WWII Bomber Plant Presented by Bill Meixner

Prior to its conversion into an exhibition and event facility, Cleveland’s I-X Center began life as a plant for the construction of the Army Air Force’s B-29 “Superfortress” bomber during World War II.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 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 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

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