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Author Event - Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties Book by Thomas M. Grace, PhD

Revisit one of the most searing incidents of American history during the Vietnam Era: the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others, including the author, Thomas Grace, by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in May, 1970.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Born to Destroy Book by Winifred Rule

Winifred Rule, a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, will recount her experiences and lessons learned from living with two psychopaths. Her presentation is intended to equip you with some tools to help spot a psychopath, the most dangerous personality disorder known.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Women Honoring Women Book Signing - Event Introduced by Torey Worren of Lakewood Women’s Club

This special event will feature two authors, Laura Ponticello and Traci Medford-Rosow. Ponticello, author and motivational speaker, will be the keynote speaker at Lakewood Women’s Club’s spring fundraiser.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - A Memoir of Courage Book by Victoria Creer

A father’s presence in the lives of his children is invaluable and can have a lasting impact. Victoria Creer, the younger and only girl of two children, was deeply connected to her father, leading some to describe their bond as the ideal father-daughter relationship.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Peanut Butter Dogs Book by Greg Murray Presented by Cleveland Animal Protective League and My Best Friend’s Bowl

Yorkies, Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Great Danes, French Bulldogs and more! This winsome collection of photographs covers more than 140 lovable pups, most of them rescues, in expressions of peanut butter bliss. Names, ages and brief bios of each dog accompany their portraits.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

Author Event - The Heavenly Table Book by Donald Ray Pollock

It is 1917, dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane, Cob and Chimney. Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, there lives a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook: The Least Practical, Most Literary Guide to Cleveland Book edited by staff of Belt Magazine “Losing Lakewood” Essay by Sally Errico Introduced by Anne Trubek editor in chief of Belt Magazine

In this anthology, you will read about places no longer here, such as the Little Italy Historical Museum and League Park, as well as increasingly popular areas, such as North Collinwood and Asiatown.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood Book by Lisa Damour, PhD Presented by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland

“Just wait till she’s a teenager!” Most parents have been warned about the stress of raising a teen girl: the friction with friends, the rush of emotions and the stinging rudeness followed by sweet affection.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation Book by Seph Lawless

Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation is a harrowing look deep inside the crumbling apocalyptic landscape of America through the eyes of photojournalist Seph Lawless.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Paradox Forged in Blood Book by Mary Frances Fisher

A murder on Millionaire’s Row. A killer’s chilling words: "Shh. I know where you live." A woman tormented by her guilt-ridden past. A historical murder mystery, Paradox Forged in Blood is set in Cleveland, during the late 1930s.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

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