LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Great Decisions in the Library – The Waning of Pax Americana?
Led by Dr. Javier Morales-Ortiz

Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest, and economic nationalism is the order of the day. What short-term and long-term implications do these isolationist policies have? After a brief video, Dr. Javier Morales-Ortiz will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding American isolationism.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Non-Fiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation with our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these non-fiction works. Tonight we will discuss "My Inventions and Other Writings" by Nikola Tesla.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Film - "Pale Rider" (1985)
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Presented by Terry Meehan

A community of prospectors are panning for gold in the California hills when the owner of a mining company employs gun thugs to force them off their claims so that he can strip-mine for coal. When one of the hired goons shoots a dog belonging to 14-year-old Megan Wheeler (Sydney Penny), she prays for a miracle. Just then, a mysterious stranger rides out of the wilderness and into the fray. He becomes known as The Preacher, but he is much handier with a gun than are most men of the cloth. Terry Meehan continues his series on Westerns of the 1980s, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Concert - Patrick Woods

The contrapuntal elements of Patrick's music have long been loved and revered by many fans of acoustic solo guitar. More influenced by rock than by acoustic music, Patrick has carved out his unique brand of acoustic instrumentals that are complex enough for advanced musicians, but melodic enough for the simple music lover. His techniques go beyond average fingerpicking and include string snaps, octave hammer-ons, harmonic sprays, flamenco strums, and punchy bass lines that all go together with a rhythmic pulse.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Documentary - "Unseen"
Presented by Director and Producer, Laura Paglin

Anthony Sowell went on a killing spree in Cleveland, but, for a long time, no one noticed. The women he preyed on were those on the margins of society, those dependent on drugs in an area overwhelmed with addiction. He counted on his victims’ assumed disposability and their vulnerability, to hide the eleven murders for which he was eventually convicted. Arrested in 2009, Sowell sits on death row. Laura Paglin, director and producer, focuses this documentary on the stories of Sowell’s victims. Paglin joins us for this screening of "Unseen" for a discussion after the film.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stich, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Misidentified Historical Photographs
Presentation by Corey Recko

In late 2015, when the news broke that a rare photo of Old West gunfighter Billy the Kid had been unearthed, the world took notice. However, there was one problem: Billy the Kid most likely wasn’t in the photo. Discover the truth behind that photo and several others like it, including one of President Abraham Lincoln, and famed Western gunman Doc Holliday.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Author Event - "All Access Cleveland: The Rock And Roll Photography of Janet Macoska" by Janet Macoska with Peter Chakerian

If rock and roll has been the soundtrack of your life, Janet Macoska has likely provided the visuals. David Bowie, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, DEVO, Hall and Oates, Heart, The Kinks, John Waite, Michael Stanley and Alice Cooper are just some of the musicians who have used her photos on their records. This long-awaited compendium of native Clevelander Macoska’s more than thirty years of shooting rock and roll subjects presents many never-before-seen images from her archives combining iconic imagery with entertaining, behind-the-scenes stories. Co-author Peter Chakerian is an award-winning writer, author and journalist and a regular contributor to The Plain Dealer and
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Booked for Murder Book Club

If you share a passion for mystery, join the group each month to discuss your favorites and selections made by group members. Tonight we will discuss The Dollhouse Murders: A Forensic Expert Investigates 6 Little Crimes by Thomas Mauriello.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room  

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Film - "Ruby Gentry" (1952) 
Directed by King Vidor

Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Free-spirited, backwoods girl Ruby Corey (Jennifer Jones) is more than her parents can handle. They send her to live in the household of wealthy businessman Jim Gentry (Karl Malden). Ruby blossoms into a knockout, leading to a tempestuous affair with Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston). After years of rejection by the town’s class-conscious snobs, Ruby agrees to marry Jim. When at last Ruby has the wealth and the power to strike back against the town’s elite, she does so with a vengeance. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium                             

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Cleveland Opera Theater: Operatic Favorites

Join Cleveland Opera Theater for an intimate performance of live opera. The program will feature a mix of operatic favorites as well as newer repertoire. Cleveland Opera Theater believes that people from all backgrounds, if given the opportunity, will be moved by the unique beauty and transformative qualities of opera.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room



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Volume 15, Issue 1, Posted 5:06 PM, 01.08.2019