Events At Lakewood Public Library
Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Avenue
For a complete listing of all events visit www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org
The Friends of Lakewood Public Library Book Sale:
Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
Join the Friends and receive entrance to a special, members-only preview sale on Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $2.
Visit: www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/friends to learn more.
Lakewood Public Cinema
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Directed by Tom Stoppard Rated PG
Two minor characters from Hamlet wander into an absurdist comedy and hope to somehow make it out with their lives. Gary Oldman and Tim Roth play the fools in question, while Richard Dreyfus chews scenery as the Player in a most grandiloquent fashion. Will proving that you have free will save your life? Disproving it certainly won’t. At the very least, philosophy, tragedy and comedy serve to pass the time.
Saturday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: Joe DeJarnette Jazz Ensemble
Backed by a band of the best around, Joe DeJarnette puts his stamp on jazz standards and breathes new life into unexpected melodies. As a jazz trumpeter and bandleader at the top of his game, he will command the auditorium like any other instrument and deliver his audience to a cool, new land.
Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Columbus Day – Library open normal hours.
School in the Cinema: Spellbound (2002) Directed by Jeffrey Blitz Rated G
The road to the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship is not an easy one. Follow eight hopeful students, along with the people who support them, as they make their journey to the championship in Washington D.C.
Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Meet the Author: New to Cleveland: A Guide to (Re)Discovering the City by Justin Glanville ~ Illustrated by Julia Kuo
Take a look at Cleveland through fresh eyes. In this exhilarating new book—written, designed and printed right here in Northeast Ohio—Justin Glanville and Julia Kuo tell you everything you need to know about the area in an entertaining, often inspiring way. There is a wealth of information here for newcomers, but the real value lies in what the book can do for longtime residents. Reconnect with your old neighborhood and reach out to new, undreamt of corners of Cleveland. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Booked for Murder: Tales of Cleveland
Kill the Irishman by Rick Porrello
For a good, spine-tingling mystery, look no further than your own backyard. Cleveland has plenty of dark tales that will keep you up late at night. Share your midnight thoughts with this friendly, law-abiding group of mystery lovers. Visit www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs for more clues and full book descriptions.
Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room
Western Movies: The Golden Age, Part 1
The Gunfighter (1950) Directed by Henry King
Oh, the burden of being known as the fastest gun in the west. As Jimmy Ringo, Gregory Peck can’t even walk into a saloon without encountering some reckless upstart wanting to make a name for himself. Of course Peck just wants to retire and return to his estranged wife and the son he’s never met. But first there are some angry brothers, a pursuing posse and yet another reckless upstart to deal with. A gunfighter’s life is lonely, dangerous, and often short, but Ringo is trying to beat the odds.
Saturday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: Carnegie Libraries of Ohio: Our Cultural Heritage
The Library has changed a lot over the years, but we’re still proud of the fact that we began our life as a Carnegie library. Mary Ellen Armentrout explores the history, the architecture and the personalities behind Ohio’s fine collection of Carnegie buildings in this illustrated lecture, based on her fascinating book.
Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Knit and Lit
Gail Eaton hosts a social club for multitaskers—a combination book club and stitchery group. She’s looking for readers who can enjoy intense discussion of modern classics while relaxing with their latest project. Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Visit www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs to find out which book will be discussed next.
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room
Meet the Author: The Irish Hungarian Guide to the Domestic Arts by Erin O'Brien
Shopping at a discount grocery store can be performance art and a half-acre lot can yield a field of dreams. For those of you who believe that the Rust Belt is the perfect place for a whirlwind romance, this is a food memoir in which a dozen ears of sweet corn turn a humble bowl of chowder into a divine creation, the Hamburger Helper glove dukes it out with a scrappy bowl of slumgullion, and banishing the blues is as easy as lunch with Holly Golightly at the local farmers' market. A misfit Irish-but-not-Catholic girl from Cleveland's west side, O'Brien is funny and sophisticated, projecting triumph through domesticity without blinking when sorrow fills the screen. The right measure of earthy sex makes this book too hot for the Erma Bombeck set, but we think you’ll like it just fine. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium