Featured Programs

History of the Metroparks: Rocky River Reservation Presentation by John Pyke

Celebrate the one hundredth birthday of the Cleveland Metroparks by learning about the history of our nearest park, the Rocky River Reservation.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Don’t Ever Let It Go: Hanging on to Your Personal Power in the Turmoil of the 21st Century Book by Dr. Kay Potetz, PhD

Wouldn’t it be nice if you always arrived home in a good mood? Imagine not being irritated by the people you contact daily. Visualize less frustration with co-workers, bosses, aging parents, toddlers, and teens.

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Booked For Murder: Edgar Award Winners

Can these tales live up to those written by Edgar Allan Poe, for whom the award they won was named? Join the group each month to see if you can tell the writers from the madmen. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Booked for Murder

Film - The Mambo Kings (1992) Directed by Arne Glimcher Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

The musically talented Castillo brothers, Cesar (Armand Assante) and Nestor (Antonio Banderas), are forced to flee Cuba after Cesar finds out that his brother’s fiancée has married another man. On the way to New York, they dream of making it big in the world of Latino music.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Hip to That

Hip to That is a Cleveland Jazz Quartet, who has been performing all over the Cleveland area for almost three years. Maria DiDonato, Joe Rangel, Lee Kolarik and Dave “Ziggy” Deitke met as music students at Cleveland State University and formed a bond that survived graduation.

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Knit and Lit

Film - The Kite Runner (2007) Directed by Marc Forster

In 1970s Afghanistan, two boys from conflicting ethnic groups bond over the popular pastime of kite fighting. After Amir witnesses an attack on Hassan, he is haunted by his cowardly behavior, and their lives are changed forever.

WHEN: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Jazz Clinic Series Led by Chris Vance

How would you like to be more involved with the performances? Would you like to hear from the musicians, get background on the songs and instruments and ask questions during performances? This four part series will allow you to do all of those things and more.

WHEN: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Friends Preview Sale

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Friends Book Sale Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Documentary: For All Mankind (1989) Directed by Al Reinert

The Apollo program may be best known for the Apollo 11 moon landing, but there is much more to the story of NASA’s mission to put man on the moon.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

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