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Nora The Explorer Animal Encounters

Bring the whole family to the Lakewood Public Library when animal educator Nora the Explorer brings her collection of creatures. From creepy and crawly to soft and fluffy, her collection includes a parrot, rabbit, chinchilla, bugs, snakes, lizards and more. Nora the Explorer Animal Encounters will take place in the Multipurpose Room on the first floor of the Main Library in the Children’s and Youth Services area on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 12:14 PM, 04.17.2019

You’ve Written A Book…Now What?

Local author Amanda Uhl writes a blog which sometimes gives aspiring writers advice on the writing and publishing process. So what is her secret for finishing a book when faced with writer’s block? Keep writing.

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 12:14 PM, 04.17.2019

Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Poetry Contest Deadline Extended

The submission deadline for the Immigrant Voices Poetry Contest has been extended to April 22, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. To submit a poem, visit the Traveling Stanzas Exhibit located in the Main Library Second Floor Gallery and use the theme, Immigrant Voices, to compose your work. Poems will be judged by local poets. The winners and two runners up for each age group will be selected from the following age groups: Kindergarten through eighth grade, ninth through twelve grade and over eighteen years of age. The contest will culminate with a poetry reading by the winners. Submissions will be accepted at any Library service desk at the Main Library or Madison Branch and via email to events@lakewoodpubliclibrary.org. Please include your name, contact information and age group.

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 12:14 PM, 04.17.2019

WordStage Performs "Give Me Your Tired": Expressions of Immigration

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are the words of Emma Lazarus. Her poem, “The New Colossus,” has found a permanent place at the base of the Statue of Liberty and in the hearts of people the world over who hope in its promise.

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 12:14 PM, 04.17.2019

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday April 18, 2019
Booked for Murder Book Club
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room 

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 "Morality Play: A Novel" by Barry Unsworth.

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 12:14 PM, 04.17.2019

Hire Local Lakewood

Job hunting has never been easy. “Pounding the pavement” to look for a job isn’t fun, but some human contact is usually guaranteed. While internet job sites and electronic applications seem to streamline the process, in reality they have only increased barriers to employment for some applicants. However, help is available.

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Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 7:53 AM, 04.03.2019

Meet the Author: Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians And Baseball In The Prewar Years

If you know what a golden sombrero, a worm burner and a meatball have in common, you must be an honest-to-goodness fan of baseball. Scott H. Longert understands. The author is visiting Lakewood Public Library on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the game as it was played by the Cleveland Indians in the years leading up to World War II as outlined in his new book, "Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937-1941."

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Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 7:53 AM, 04.03.2019

Magic With Neil And Company

Come enjoy a delightful magic show as Neil and Company perform their stage magic tricks and illusions. Magician Neil Rozum has won first place in numerous competitions, including the Columbus Magi-Fest. He has worked with David Copperfield to promote the occupational therapy program called Project Magic. His entertaining program of comedy magic will keep you laughing while amazing you with a trunk of unbelievable feats!

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019

Is Wright Still Relevant?

Sixty years after his death in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright remains one of America’s most revered architects. His career spanned seven decades and included iconic public buildings, as well as modest domestic dwellings.

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019

The Cleveland Opera Brings "Susanna’s Secret" To The Library

"Il segreto di Susanna" ("Susanna’s Secret") is an intermezzo in one act composed by the Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. The opera had its premiere at Munich’s Hoftheater on December 4, 1909. The Cleveland Opera’s performance of "Susanna’s Secret" will be staged and costumed in art deco style to celebrate Cleveland’s Golden Era.

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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 "Nutshell: A Novel" by Ian McEwan.
Main Library Meeting Room  

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019

Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Poetry Exhibit Workshops With Leanne Hoppe

Poetry helps us understand ourselves and others in a way nothing else can. It filters out what doesn’t matter and intensifies what does, distilling our collective life experiences into verse. With that in mind, Lakewood Public Library and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University present "Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices," an interactive exhibit where inspiration flows in a special space that allows you to create your own poetry and enjoy the poetry of others in our community with the use of creative writing tools, activities and technology.

The display is open to visitors from March 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019 to explore independently, but on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., Leanne Hoppe, local teacher, editor and translator, will lead the first in a series of workshops to explore the different aspects of the exhibit. The display can be found on the Main Library Second Floor Gallery. The Madison branch will have a small interactive component of the exhibit as well.

Leanne Hoppe will return for another workshop specifically designed for individuals 18 and under on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.05.2019

Women In History Presents Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a woman ahead of her time. Born a slave in 1862, Wells went on to become a journalist, civil rights activist, public speaker and educator. She was arrested in Tennessee in 1884 after refusing to give up her first-class train seat. She also ran for state senate in 1930, only a year before her death.

You can learn more about this civil rights pioneer on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium when Women in History presents the life of Ida B. Wells-Barnett in a portrayal by Sherrie Tolliver.

Wells began her anti-lynching campaign in 1892 when three black store owners in Memphis were lynched after defending themselves against an attack by a white mob angry over the success of the store. Wells’ outrage grew into a series of articles in black-owned newspapers, a trip around the South to gather information and the publication of an in-depth report on lynching in America for the New York Age. For her efforts, white citizens in Memphis destroyed her newspaper office and threated to kill her if she returned from New York. She became Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1895 after marrying Ferdinand Barnett, with whom she had four children. Wells-Barnett went on to establish several civil rights organizations and was present at the meeting which founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Library performance will feature Sherrie Tolliver, dressed in period costume, delivering a monologue as Ida B. Wells-Barnett, followed by a question and answer session. Founded in 1991, Women in History does extensive character research and uses authentic vintage clothing when possible. Even hairdos are styled by a specialist in historic hair design.

Join Tolliver on March 10, 2019 at this Sunday with the Friends performance to learn more about the remarkable life of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.05.2019

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Spring Book Sale Preview

Friends of Lakewood Public Library host a Members Only Preview Sale. Join at the door for as little as $3.00.
Main Library Friends’ Book Sale Area

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Event - "100 Things to See in the Night Sky:
 From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing"
by Dean Regas

Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies as author Dean Regas guides you through the universe. Utilizing amazing simulation software, you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. Dean Regas has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000 and is the co-host of Star Gazers, a backyard astronomy program airing on PBS stations around the world. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
Main Library Auditorium 

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Opening Gala
Featuring: David Hassler, Director Wick Poetry Center; Katie Daley, Teaching Artist Wick Poetry Center

We invite you to celebrate the opening of Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices. David Hassler will speak about the history and impact of the Traveling Stanzas exhibits, and Katie Daley will speak about leading workshops in our community to create poetry featured in our exhibit. The poetry created in these workshops is directly reflected in this public display. There will also be a performance by the Global Connections, and a poetry reading. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Opening remarks begin at 7:00 p.m.
Main Library Grand Reading Room

Spring Book Sale
Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friends of Lakewood Public Library host the Spring Book Sale.
Main Library Friends’ Book Sale Area 

 

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.05.2019

Children/Youth Events

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library
for 3/6-3/20

Stories About Kenya! Meet Local Author, Daniel J. Cleary

For students in kindergarten through fifth Grade. 

Daniel J. Cleary has traveled extensively in Kenya and will read two of his titles and compare and contrast children's lives in Kenya to children's lives in the United States. This will be followed by a craft; make your own rain stick to take home with you. Registration is required.

 

Friday, March 8, 2019, 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

Happy Chinese

For students in first through sixth Grade. 

Learn about Chinese characters, expressions and culture in this seven-week interactive program. Registration required.

Tuesdays, March 6- April 17, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.05.2019

Social Justice Story Time And Scavenger Hunt

Children begin to categorize people based on race, gender and social status at a very young age to make sense of the world around them. Parents may not feel comfortable talking to their child about social justice in public situations or know where to start. Reading books about tolerance and diversity is a perfect way to start this conversation. Social Justice Storytime is a 45 minute program that features age-appropriate books with a social justice theme and includes a discussion time and related craft. This program will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose room. This a drop-ion program for all ages, so no registration is required.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

Spring Art Programs

Spring inches ever closer, which means there is a bouquet of art programs at the Lakewood Public Library for students to choose from. Take a break and come on down to the Lakewood Public Library for some creative inspiration.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

Library Partners With Wick Poetry Center To Present "Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices"

Lakewood Public Library will be hosting the exhibit "Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices," in partnership with the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Lakewood Public Library. Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices acknowledges the unique experiences of immigrants in our community using an interactive exhibit that includes creative writing tools and activities, and engages a dialogue through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry. The exhibit is open to visitors from March 1 through April 30, 2019 in the Main Library Second Floor Gallery, with supporting programs throughout the spring and summer. Madison Branch will have a smaller scale interactive component as well.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: Person-first Language and Disability Legislation
Presentation by Disability Rights Ohio

Since the landmark signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, certain rights for people with disabilities have been protected by law. Three decades later, the struggle for equality is ongoing. A representative from Disability Rights Ohio will share the latest developments in legislation and its impact on everyday living for people with disabilities.
Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

Friends Of Lakewood Library Spring Book Sale

All winter long, the Friends of Lakewood Library have been moving, sorting, stacking and organizing thousands of donations to prepare for the Friends of Lakewood Library Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

Heart Art

The “Inspire Your Heart with Art” program, recently held at the Lakewood Public Library, brought a group of children together to listen to a story, write a poem, and complete two different heart art projects. Here they are shown proudly displaying an art project where flowers were created from paper cupcake liners.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

Immigrant Voices

Immigrant Voices Story Time: What is an immigrant? An Immigrant is a person who moves to a country from somewhere else. The great thing about our country is that it is made up mostly of immigrants. Some came here from a few generations ago, while others are just arriving. Because reading books about immigration is a perfect way to learn about new Americans, we’re going to read stories about different types of immigrant experiences. This forty five minute story time features age-appropriate books with an immigration theme and includes a related craft. This drop-in program for all ages will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose room. No registration is required.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 2:41 PM, 02.19.2019

Sharing The Dream

These beautiful handmade cards were crafted by students attending a program at the Lakewood Public Library on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. After stories and a song celebrating King’s life and legacy, the participants had fun making a greeting card to warm the hearts of nursing home residents. The cards will be distributed to folks living in a local facility. Each child took home a booklet about the life of Dr. King to cut and color, a song sheet, and a bookmark.

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Volume 15, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.05.2019

Mr. Alex's Magic Show

Abracadebra! Hocus pocus! Alakazam! Witness an amazing display of tricks and illusions and be dazzled by this performance when Lakewood Public Library presents Mr. Alex’s Magic Show. Children and their families are invited to join in the magical fun as Mr. Alex executes fascinating tricks and amazing illusions. Classic magic fills this child friendly presentation that will be a delight for all ages. These mystical maneuvers will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room, which is located in Children’s and Youth Services. This show is free and open to the public and no registration is required. For details about other youth programs at the Lakewood Public Library, please call (216) 226-8275, ext. 140 or visit www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/youth.

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Volume 15, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.05.2019

Great Lakes Theater presents "Treasure Island" At Lakewood Public Library

Picture a pirate. Does he have a peg leg, a tricorn hat, a saber at his side and a parrot on his shoulder? You’ve just conjured Long John Silver, the pirate from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 classic, “Treasure Island.” Stevenson gave us this indelible image, as well as an enduring adventure story. Now the Great Lakes Theater is bringing its version of “Treasure Island” to Lakewood Public Library.

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Volume 15, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.05.2019

LPL Calendar Of Events Complied by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Author Event - "The Super Ladies: A Novel"
by Susan Petrone

Three middle-aged Cleveland women face conventional problems: sending a child to college, dealing with a stale marriage. But changes are coming. Margie, Katherine, and Abra are feeling a new power inside of them – literally. Of all the things they thought they’d contend with as they got older, not one of them considered they'd be becoming superheroes. At once a delightful and surprising adventure and a thoughtful examination of a woman's changing role through life's passages, "The Super Ladies" is larger-than-life fiction at its very best.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 15, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.05.2019

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Sew Your Own Library Tote
For anyone age 8 and up

Create your own unique and stylish tote bag in this hands-on, no experience necessary craft program. Registration required.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Homework Room.

Family Music and More Presents: Mr. Alex’s Magic Show

Witness an amazing display of tricks and illusions and be dazzled by this performance. No registration required.

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 15, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.05.2019

Cleveland Author On Growing Up In A Lesbian Home

Lara Lillibridge had an unusual upbringing. Raised by her lesbian mother and stepmother and periodically sent to Alaska to visit her father, an unrepentant womanizer who believed in “free love,” she was plagued by doubts and insecurities about her place in the world. So she wrote a memoir, laying bare both the positive and negative of her past.

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 3:50 PM, 01.22.2019

Dancing In The Chinese New Year With The Ying Tang Dance Company

The 2019 Chinese New Year arrives Tuesday, February 5 and Lakewood Public Library is celebrating early with the Yin Tang Dance Company on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The talented group will welcome the Year of the Pig by presenting a series of traditional and fusion Chinese dances as part of our Sunday with the Friends programming. The entertainment begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Lower Level Auditorium.

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 3:50 PM, 01.22.2019

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Great Decisions in the Library - U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
Led by Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler

The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, while others call for a more assertive position overseas. After a brief video, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding military intervention.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 3:50 PM, 01.22.2019

Lakewood Public Library Madison Branch Bike Rack Ribbon Cutting

Staff from Lakewood Public Library, members of Bike Cleveland, representatives from Knabe Law Firm, local bike shop owners, and city officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 after the instillation of a bike rack this fall. The custom bike rack, featuring the Bike Lakewood logo, was donated by Knabe Law Firm and installed at the Lakewood Public Library, Madison Branch in the historic Birdtown area of Lakewood.

The idea for the new bike rack was initiated by Ken Knabe, and the project was coordinated by: Parker Mulholland of Knabe Law Firm; Jason Kuhn and Jacob VanSickle of Bike Cleveland; and Molly McGirr Norris, Judy Grzybowski, and Gregory Christian of Lakewood Public Library. At the ceremony Kuhn spoke about how generous community members like Knabe allow Bike Cleveland and its divisions including Bike Lakewood to work towards their goal of safer streets for all drivers. Knabe is an avid cyclist himself, and the Knabe Law Firm focuses on protecting the cyclists of the Greater Cleveland Area.

 

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

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

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

The Visual Glory Of Rock And Roll

If you were a teenager in the 1970s, you remember the music. Rock and roll was blasting from cars, in living rooms and at parties. With no earbuds, nobody had a private soundtrack. Rock music was part of the culture, a communal experience. The high point of that culture was the live concert, and Cleveland knew how to put on a show.

If you want to relive those heady days of rock and roll or see a photographer whose work spans decades of live shows in Cleveland, join Janet Macoska and Peter Chakerian in the Main Library Auditorium on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. when they present their book, “All Access Cleveland: The Rock and Roll Photography of Janet Macoska.”

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

Share the Dream: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

          For some children, being off from school on January 21, 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, means sleeping late, playing video games, and watching television. The Lakewood Public Library is offering a meaningful alternate. Your child can still catch some extra shut eye, however from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. they can take part in a program that will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through stories, songs, and a craft. As part of the MLK Day of Service, participants will create cards which will be distributed to local nursing home residents. This artistic endeavor will brighten the day of a senior citizen and provide your child with a chance to serve others. The cards will be delivered to a local nursing home by a library staff member at a later date. Each child will also be given the opportunity to make a take home booklet about the life of Dr. King. There is no need to register in advance. All school-age children are invited to participate in this program which will take place in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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

Reader's Theater

Love reading and yearn for a life on the stage? Readers’ Theater combines both! Actors perform by reading scripts adapted from beloved children’s books, play theater games, and create props and costumes to culminate in a final performance. This four week program is for students in third through fifth grade and will take place Tuesdays from January 8, 2019 to January 29, 2019. Regular sessions will be in the Main Library first floor multipurpose room from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The final performance will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in the Main Library Auditorium from 4:30-5:00 p.m. Participants must be able to attend the final performance. Registration is required. Register online at www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org or call Children’s and Youth Services at 216-226-8275x140.

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Volume 14, Issue 24, Posted 3:48 PM, 12.18.2018

The Magic Of Upcycling

Be future-friendly and make a new year’s resolution to upcycle. Start by bringing your children to Lakewood Public Library for some upcycling fun! We will show your kids how to repurpose old unwanted clothing and keep them busy over winter break. Students in third through eighth grade are invited to join us for Upcycling: From Rags to Riches on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 14, Issue 24, Posted 3:48 PM, 12.18.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Lakewood Historical Society - The History of Immigration in America
Presentation by Richard Boyd

“Whom have we welcomed, and whom have we not?” That is one of the key questions to understanding the history of immigration to the United States. Dr. Richard Boyd will shed light on this and other questions about this controversial topic.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 23, Posted 2:28 PM, 12.04.2018

Drumplay At Lakewood Public Library

With the name Drumplay, percussion is expected. But this Cleveland ensemble, who recently celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary, is so much more than drums. Yes, Drumplay has a drum kit, but there are also bongos, bells and conch shells, as well as vocals, trumpet and flugelhorn.

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Volume 14, Issue 23, Posted 2:28 PM, 12.04.2018

Women In Poetry Night At Lakewood Public Library

With a voice full of intensity, poetry molds the outside world to the inner. Women in Poetry Night at Lakewood Public Library explores the work of Leanne Hoppe and Sarah Marcus-Donnelly, two women whose lives are deeply invested in the poetic. They join us to discuss their books and perform some of their work on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.20.2018

Strokes Of Genius Comes To A Close

The seven week Fall session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library came to a close in November as participating second, third, and fourth graders proudly showcased their talent at an art show for family and friends. Each week students learned about the life and work of a different artist and then completed an art project in the style of that artist. Artwork created by Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Piet Mondrain, and Pablo Picasso provided the inspiration for the students’ creative efforts. Cut paper, oil pastels, watercolor paints, crayons, and markers were some of the art mediums used. After learning about Rembrandt the students completed a “half” portrait. A photo of each child’s face was cut in half down the middle and students drew the other half of their face with colored pencils. Many young artists said it was the most difficult project but also the one they liked the most. At the conclusion of the Art Show each participant took home a certificate and their creative work.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.20.2018

Women In History Presents Annie Sullivan

The child of Irish immigrants, blind and abandoned in an orphanage by an alcoholic father, Annie Sullivan did not have an auspicious start in life. However, many people know her as the Miracle Worker who taught Helen Keller to read and write. How did she achieve such success?

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.20.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Veteran’s Voices
Presentation by Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Each year thousands of individuals are stationed around the world under active military duty. The return to civilian life is not always smooth and can be greatly impacted by the effects of service-connected disabilities. From benefit claims to healthcare, veterans are eligible for a wide range of services. Join us to hear from veterans who have received services provided by the Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Focusing on treating the whole veteran through health promotion and disease prevention, the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for 111,901 Veterans across Northeast Ohio.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 3:08 PM, 11.07.2018

LEGO® Family Challenge

For youth in K–5th grade and their families.

The Library has a new LEGO® challenge for you and your family! This year’s special build will be a community effort as everyone who attends will get a chance to build their own unique marble maze out of LEGO® bricks and share their mazes with each other. Feel free to keep on building in free play and add your creations to our display table. More activities await as kids can also race against other kids and the clock when trying to build the tallest tower, or race a custom-made car against other kids on our racetrack ramp. Families are encouraged to work together, but kids can work solo as well.

To join in the fun, please stop in to register, or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 140. This program takes place Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 3:08 PM, 11.07.2018

Party Pals Animal Show

Bring the whole family to the Lakewood Public Library for a fun program filled with live animals! See turtles, frogs, ferrets, bunnies, chinchillas, geckos, doves and more at this educational show. Party Pals Animal Show will take place in the Multipurpose Room on the first floor of the Main Library in the Children’s and Youth Services area on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 3:08 PM, 11.07.2018