Featured Programs

Film - Easy Virtue (2008) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Son of an English landed gentry family, John Whittaker (Ben Barnes) delivers shock waves when he brings home his American car racing bride Larita (Jessica Biel).

WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Chris Vance Quartet

There’s a scene in the film La La Land where Ryan Gosling’s character is trying to explain jazz to a jazz hater. He says, “This is the dream! It’s conflict and compromise!

WHEN: Sunday, July 16, 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, July 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Learning Lab

EVENT TYPE: More

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 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Knit and Lit

Exploring Mars Presentation by Dr. Geoffrey Landis

Since ancient times, Mars, the red planet, has fascinated humans.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: More

Author Event - How the Birds Stop Singing: Stories of Drug and Alcohol Abuse as Told to a Doctor Book by Dr. Jamilé Wakim Fleming

A unique look at drug and alcohol abuse and prevention. By incorporating first-person accounts of addiction survivors, a doctor shares her perspective on the risks of substance abuse.

WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Meet the Author

Booked For Murder: Detectives around the World

Discover a new place and uncover a mystery, as you follow a different detectives through different locations each month. Tonight we will discuss The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill (Vientiane, Laos).

WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Meeting Room

EVENT TYPE: Booked for Murder

Front Porch Concert Series - Presented by LakewoodAlive

LakewoodAlive, in collaboration with Lakewood Public Library, Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, is proud to announce the eighth annual Front Porch Concert Series. Held on the Library’s Front Porch, these concerts are free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Front Porch

EVENT TYPE: More

Film - Conquest of Space (1955)

Touted as “The biggest true story of our century…before it actually happens!”, the film follows a group of multi-national astronauts as they leave “The Wheel,” a spinning top-like space station, and travel to Mars. General Samuel T. Merritt (Walter Brooke) heads the team of space travelers.

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Lakewood Public Cinema

Concert - Brent Kirby

Brent Kirby is a night's stroll with a rock and roll romantic. This doesn’t mean he’s merely a smitten troubadour or a bard for the wayward but colorful life of musicians. Kirby's romanticism is much bigger than that.

WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Location: Main Library Auditorium

EVENT TYPE: Sunday With The Friends

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