Meet the Author

Author Event - Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go Book by Naomi Dathan

Jem Perkins is used to her comfortable city life, she has a fine house, a handsome husband and a new baby boy. But when her family’s financial situation takes a turn for the worst, she must learn to adapt to her new life, in a sod house on a Nebraska homestead.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Born to Serve Book by Dennis R. Fox

Poor grade-school results, four years of failure in piano lessons, difficulty with memorization, fear of public speaking and failure to be accepted into a college due to an entrance exam debacle left Dennis R. Fox with low self-esteem and he believed that he was worthless and even ugly.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack Book by Jill Grunenwald Introduction by Jakub Mejstrik of the Lakewood Police Department

Called “a stylish and sparkly writer” by the New York Times, Jill Grunenwald is a blogger, podcaster, and author of Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

The Great Forgetting Book by James Renner

When Lakewood High School history teacher Jack Felter gets a call that his father, a retired pilot suffering from dementia, is quickly losing his last, precious memories, he reluctantly returns to his hometown of Franklin Mills. It’s been years since he’s been home.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

How to Speak Midwestern Book by Edward McClelland

Pittsburgh toilet, squeaky cheese, city chicken, shampoo banana, and Chevy in the Hole are all phrases that are familiar to Midwesterners but sound foreign to anyone living outside the region.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew Book by Ken Schneck, PhD

Does the geographic cure actually work? Through a fast-paced journey of saying yes to the unfamiliar, pack your bags and set out into the world with a gay Jew determined to answer that universal question of: seriously...what am I doing here?

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium