Featured Programs

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

The Color Purple (1985) Directed by Steven Spielberg

An uneducated woman named Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) lives in the rural American south. For black women in the early twentieth century the era was marked by domestic violence, poverty and racism. Celie embodies all of these struggles and more.

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Performance - Keep Talking

Originally starting out as a way for comedies to tell stories that didn’t quite fit with their open mic set lists, Keep Talking has grown a serious audience to their monthly shows in the basement bar of Happy Dog, Underdog.

WHEN: Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

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

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