March 2012 Events at Lakewood Public Library

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March 2012 Events at Lakewood Public Library

Postby Lakewood Public Library » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:15 pm

March 1
20 Minute Resume Tune-Ups
Get one-on-one help with your resume from professional career consultant, Vernice Jackson. She’ll show you how even minor changes can vastly improve your hirability by better reflecting your skills and potential. Call 226-8275, ext. 127 to sign up for a twenty minute face-to-face appointment.
Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab


March 4
Sunday with the Friends: Brian Henke: Selections from the Living Gallery of Natural Wonders
His virtuoso guitar evokes a personal vision of nature like the beauty of a treetop set against a deep blue sky. It can be described by words, but to experience it you have to see it and hear it for yourself. Brian Henke heralds the return of spring.
Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 5
Great Lakes Theater Festival Presents:
Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles Adapted by David Hansen
Dame Agatha Christie’s first mystery comes to life on our stage in this original, hour-long play. The brilliant Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot also makes his iconic debut, arriving at an isolated country manor filled with enough evasions, plot twists and red herrings to keep you guessing until the final curtain. Did they all do it? The novel launched the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and served as a precursor to The Mousetrap, Christie’s most enduring mystery. Five riveting actors from the Great Lakes Theater Festival will make this dark and stormy night an unforgettable experience.
Monday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 6
Health and Wealth: Tax Deductions for Parents, Students and Educators
Natalie Vloedman, an H & R Block senior tax advisor with over thirty years of experience, comes to the Library with the simple goal of enriching her community. She’ll share specific strategies for reducing the tax burdens of teachers, students and those who love them.
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 8
20 Minute Resume Tune-Ups
Get one-on-one help with your resume from professional career consultant, Vernice Jackson. She’ll show you how even minor changes can vastly improve your hirability by better reflecting your skills and potential. Call 226-8275, ext. 127 to sign up for a twenty minute face-to-face appointment.
Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab


March 8
Booked For Murder
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Repeat Agatha award winner, Louise Penny triumphs again with 2010’s Bury Your Dead. While searching for the remains of Samuel de Champlain the founder of Quebec, an archaeologist is found murdered in the basement of the Literary and Historical Society. Could a 400 year-old secret be buried with Champlain? Chief Inspector Gamache investigates this mystery deeply rooted in the past conflict between the province’s French majority and English minority.
Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

March 10
Western Cinema
The Great Train Robbery (1903) Directed by E. S. Porter
On August 29, 1900 near Table Rock, Wyoming Butch Cassidy and his gang held up Union Pacific’s Train #3, blew up the safe and got away with $5,000. Three years later, pioneer filmmaker Edwin S. Porter shot an 11-minute one-reeler inspired by that event, and thus the western movie was born.
Tumbleweeds (1925) Directed by King Baggot
William S. Hart was the first of a long line of western heroes and Tumbleweeds is his masterpiece; it is also one of the finest silent films ever made. The centerpiece of the action depicts the infamous Oklahoma land rush of 1893, an event filmed many times since, including 1992’s Far and Away. Many observers believe that no movie has captured this event better than Tumbleweeds.
Saturday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 15
20 Minute Resume Tune-Ups
Get one-on-one help with your resume from professional career consultant, Vernice Jackson. She’ll show you how even minor changes can vastly improve your hirability by better reflecting your skills and potential. Call 226-8275, ext. 127 to sign up for a twenty minute face-to-face appointment.
Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

March 15
Documentary Film
Mad City Chickens (2008) Directed by Tashai Lovington and Robert Lughai
This sometimes whimsical look at city folk raising chickens in their own backyards provides serious food for thought. Chicken experts join barnyard authors, a rescued landfill hen, an inexperienced family taking the poultry plunge and a mad professor with a giant hen taking to the streets. This humorous and heartfelt trip is presented by Cherise Sims of Hens in Lakewood, an urban agriculture education group.
Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 17
Lakewood Public Cinema
Love and Death (1975) Directed by Woody Allen Rated PG
Woody Allen takes on the Russian novel and falls in love... Then he dies, too. Arguably his most ambitious film, it's been largely ignored because it's also hilarious. A pre-Annie Hall Diane Keaton joins in the fun, nailing Tolstoy to the wall with battlefields, duels, doomed marriages and a remarkably inept attempt on Napoleon's life. Put a bookmark in your tattered War and Peace and see for yourself.
Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 18
Sunday with the Friends
Dos Gatos: Latin Love
Classical guitarist Robert Gruca and soprano Liz Huff embark on a romantic tour of Latin soundscapes, drawing inspiration from the language, music and styles of Spain and Brazil. Influences of American folk and jazz give it texture and bring it home.
Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 18
Meet the Author
A Conspiracy to Love by River Smith
A social justice educator, activist and psychologist specializing in stress and healing, River Smith is known for lecturing on such diverse topics as social justice, love, gender roles, assertiveness, communication, empowerment, and organizational development. His book is about encouraging generosity towards oneself and all those who cross our paths. Learn to grow through joy and pain and find the necessary ingredients for love and happiness. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Sunday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 20
Knit and Lit
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
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. At the close of every meeting, the group decides which book will be read for next time. Visit http://www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs for a complete list of the books being considered and find out which title you should read for the next discussion.
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

March 22
Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition
The Ancestry genealogy resource is free to use every day at the Library. How far back would you like to trace your family tree? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results.
Space is limited. Call 226-8275, ext. 127 to register
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

March 24
Five Star Films
Chariots of Fire (1981) Directed by Hugh Hudson Rated PG
During the 1924 Olympic Games in France, English university student Ben Cross and Scottish missionary Ian Charleson compete for England. The Scotsman runs for the glory of God. The Cambridge man runs against prejudice. Both athletes have trained to the maximum. A world-class American team is their biggest threat.
Saturday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 25
Sunday with the Friends: RW Magic's Afternoon of Amazement
Presto! The master is back with astonishing feats of modern wonderment—and a few tricks from the old school. This time the magic will happen in the audience's very hands so that they can feel what they can't quite believe.
Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 27
Meet the Author
Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible by Regina Brett
Have you ever wanted to see a miracle? What are you waiting for? You can be a miracle simply by believing that change is possible and making a difference in the world around you. The Plain Dealer's Regina Brett challenges readers with a collection of inspirational essays drawn from her own life experience and from the people she has met in her 24 years as a journalist. Each chapter is a lesson that can stand alone, but when read together, they form a handbook for seeing the miracle of change everywhere. With upbeat observations and compelling wisdom, this book will help you accept and embrace yourself, and better serve others in your home, community or workplace—maybe the whole world! Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

March 31
Art House Cinema
Niagara, Niagara (1997) Directed by Bob Gosse Rated R
Seth and Marcy are loners. He's plagued by an abusive father. She suffers from Tourette’s syndrome. An escape to the promised land of Canada quickly spirals out of control. Can a bond built out of loneliness survive their personal demons? This movie earned Robin Tunney a best actress award at the Venice Film Festival, but unfortunately never made it to DVD in the States. With the director’s permission, we proudly present the first digital transfer.
Saturday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium


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