Featured Programs

Clash by Night (1952) Directed by Fritz Lang Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Disillusioned Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) returns home after a long absence and stays with her brother Joe (Keith Andes). His girlfriend Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) and Mae form an instant friendship. Fishing boat owner Jerry D’Amato (Paul Douglas) dates Mae and finds the nerve to propose.

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 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, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

Documentary: Finding Kim (2016) Directed by Aaron Bear Presented by BRAVO

Follow the transformation of Kim, a 50-year-old transgender man from Seattle. Join his journey through top surgery, finding the perfect words for his family, and finally navigating the world as the person he was always meant to be.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Weekday Documentaries

International Lakewood: World in Your Backyard Two Part Series Presentation by Kenneth J. Kovach

The first part of this series, International Lakewood, explores the great diversity of peoples and cultures in the residents of Lakewood, Ohio and presents a "big picture" of the immigrants and refugees who make Northeast Ohio their home.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

The Great Gatsby (2013) Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to New York City during the roaring twenties in order to pursue the American dream. His new neighbor is the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is known for his lavish parties.

WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - The Hollywood Slim Band

The Hollywood Slim Band is a unique member of Cleveland’s blues family. The band has been entertaining Clevelanders with their swing/jazz/blues music for over 40 years and still enjoys adding arrangements to their repertoire.

WHEN: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

You're Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped Lebron James Win a Championship and Save a City Book by Scott Raab

Scott Raab's big-hearted companion to his darkly comic "sports-jeremiad-slash-memoir" The Whore of Akron follows the first two years of LeBron James’s return to Cleveland, where everybody just loves a good story of forgiveness—especially when you fulfill your promise and bring home an NB

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Lakewood Historical Society - A History of Medications Presentation by Tom Strong

We have come a long way from the development of the first pharmaceutical drug in 1898: Bayer Aspirin. Bayer was the accessible, over-the-counter remedy everyone knew.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Literature Discussion: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Presented by Dr. Roland Anglin AT THE MADISON BRANCH

For more than ten million households in America, life is a daily struggle as residents spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities. Libraries across the county will discuss the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Madison Branch

EVENT TYPE: More

Mars Girls Book by Mary Turzillo

Nanoannie is bored living on colonized Mars with her parents, sister, and holo-cat named Fuzzbutt. When Kapera, a friend from online school, shows up at her Pharm asking for help, Nanoannie is quick to jump in the rover.

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

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