Featured Programs

Author Event - The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future Book by Joselin Linder

When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses, doctors discovered a deadly blockage in her liver.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Coast Line: Poetry Reading Series Readings by Mary Biddinger, Caryl Pagel and Michelle R. Smith

Akron poet Mary Biddinger is the author of five books of poetry, and she is Professor and Assistant Chair of the English Department at the University of Akron, where she is on the faculty of the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 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 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: More

Too Lucky To Live: A Somebody's Bound to Wind Up Dead Mystery Book by Annie Hogsett

Cleveland divorce-survivor Allie Harper believes all her problems would be solved if she could find a nice, smart, hot guy and enough money to get her car fixed.

WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Directed by Clint Eastwood Presented by Terry Meehan

Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) is a Missouri farmer who fought on the side of the South during the Civil War. As the conflict comes to an end, his family is murdered by a band of pro-Union renegades, called Jayhawkers.

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Doug and Arlie from Cellocentric

Award-winning local finger-style guitarist Doug Wood, and Cleveland Institute of Music graduate and bassoonist Arleigh Savage represent the ensemble, Cellocentric.

WHEN: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 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, February 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Learning Lab

EVENT TYPE: More

Crescent City Crimes: Old New Orleans 1718–1918 Book by Charles Cassady Jr.

In the first 200 years of New Orleans history, the Crescent City has earned a reputation for sin, temptation, intrigue, lawlessness, ritual-magic, and ghosts.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 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, after whom the award they won was named? Join the group each month to see if you can tell the writers from the madmen. Tonight we will discuss 1989 winner A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart Kaminsky.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Booked for Murder

Author Event - Don Drumm: The Sculptor-Designer Craftsman Book by D.A. Schafer

Don Drumm, an Ohioan, rooted in the midwest, but extensively represented throughout the world, has left an indelible mark on art.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

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