"Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.
" -- Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) UPCOMING EVENTSMonday, February 7
You Have Been Named Executor – Now What?
With three decades of financial experience at her disposal, Sandra Anderson helps prospective executors understand the legal process, address immediate concerns, and decide whether probate proceedings are necessary to settle an estate efficiently. She will also provide information that will help people get their own affairs in order.7:00 p.m. in the Main Library AuditoriumThursday, February 10
BOOKED FOR MURDER BOOK CLUB: New York CityThe Leavenworth Case
by Anna Katharine Green
Long before Sherlock Holmes, there was Ebenezer Gryce. America’s first detective series was also one of the first mysteries written by a woman. Wealthy merchant Horatio Leavenworth is murdered in his 5th Avenue mansion, and his beloved nieces are the prime suspects. The determined yet humble Gryce works tirelessly to solve this case, despite surprises at every turn.7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting RoomSaturday, February 12
THE LAKEWOOD PUBLIC CINEMA: The Fisher King
(1991) Directed by Terry Gilliam Rated R
Can a Holy Grail fix a broken man? Jeff Bridges plays a self-absorbed jerk who half-heartedly seeks redemption when he lends a hand to a homeless Robin Williams—a man whose life he may have destroyed many years ago. Williams has his head stuck in mythical, medieval times and is obviously crazy, but New York City provides the obstacles and challenges for much questing. With love and laughter and evocations of Ethel Merman, there is hope beyond hope for all. Romantic in every sense of the word, this is a film to see with someone you cherish.6:00 p.m. in the Main Library AuditoriumSunday, February 13
SUNDAY WITH THE FRIENDS:Love: A Musical Celebration
Gary Pildner plays happy, sweet songs about love on the Library’s Steinway. All the greats, from Cole Porter to Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more will have their say on the greatest subject of all.This special program will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
The Ohio Web Library Research databases
are available for free to all Ohio residents. You can find them at: http://oplin.org/sites/default/files/OWLdatabases.pdfGO PAPERLESS: Electronic Notices for a Faster Library!
Help the Library stretch its budget and save a small forest by signing up to receive an e-mail notice or a text message on your phone when the items you've placed on hold become available. Not only will you save us save paper and postage, but you’ll be able to enjoy your items that much sooner. With electronic notices, you’ll also receive helpful reminders about impending due dates so that you can avoid late fees. We’ll never sell, share or trade your information. We just want to serve you better. Sign up today athttp://www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.com/notifyme
or just ask at any desk in the library.NEW BOOKS, MOVIES & MUSIC: Located on the First Floor in the New Book Area ADULT FICTION:
Caveat emptor: a novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie -- FICTION DOWNIE
Assault with a deadly glue gun by Lois Winston -- MYSTERY WINSTON
Robert Jordan's The wheel of time: new spring:(the graphic novel) by Chuck Dixon --
GRAPHIC ROBERT ADULT NONFICTION:
Using Microsoft Word 2010 by Tim Huddleston - 005.52 HUDDLESTON
ASVAB for dummies by Rod Powers - 355.0076 POWERS
Vegan cooking for dummies by Alexandra Jamieson - 641.5636 JAMIESONADULT AUDIOVISUAL:
O.J. Simpson: monster or myth? by Jay Gira - DVD 364.152 O.J.
I remember nothing by Nora Ephron - CD 817.54 EPHRON
Beauregard by Pepper Rabbit - CD ROCK PEPPERJUVENILE FICTION:
Mirror by Jeannie Baker - jPICTURE Baker
Storyteller by Patricia Reilly Giff - jFICTION Giff
iDrakula by Bekka Black - TEEN FICTION BlackJUVENILE AUDIOVISUAL:
Sesame Street: Love the Earth! -- jDVD Sesame
Safe at Home: A Comeback Kids Novel by Mike Lupica - jCD FICTION Lupica
Love & Peace: Greatest Hits for Kids -- jCD Love BROWSING THE STACKS
Lakewood Public Library offers a wide variety of book collections within our non-fiction area. This week's spotlight is on: The Civil War.
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States, the Ohio Humanities Council is bringing its traveling living history program, Ohio Chautauqua, to Lakewood this coming June. These Civil War titles can be found in the Nonfiction collection on the second floor at Main Library and also at the Madison Branch.
Fighting words: an illustrated history of newspaper accounts of the Civil War by Andrew Seth Coopersmith -- 070.4499737 COOPERSMITH
Atlas of the Civil War by Steven E. Woodworth -- 973.7 WOODWORTH
Faces of the Civil War: an album of Union soldiers and their stories by Ronald S. Coddington -- 973.7410922
The fate of their country: politicians, slavery extension, and the coming of the Civil War
by Michael F. Holt -- 973.711 HOLT
Children for the Union: the war spirit on the northern home front by James Alan Marten -- 973.03083 MARTEN
Lincoln and Whitman: parallel lives in Civil War Washington by Daniel Mark Epstein -- 973.70922 EPSTEINSTAFF PICKSThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot
When Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1951, her cells were collected and stored during surgery, without her knowledge. This book is the astonishing story of those cells, which continued to divide and flourish in test tubes and which would become the scientific basis for much of cancer research in the last half century. And while the book tells tales of medical breakthroughs linked to HeLa cells (as they are called), including the polio vaccine, it is also a very human story of loss and heritage. The ten years it took Skloot to research and write her book are reflected in a precise, yet readable discussion of scientific facts and an overriding poignant bond between Skloot and the Lacks family, especially with Henrietta's daughter, Deborah. It's no wonder that The New York Times chose this book for its Notable Books of 2010 List; it looks squarely at some shameful medical practices in a prejudiced society, but Skloot also successfully makes this book a testament to the very real Henrietta Lacks. Reserve this bookDown Sand Mountain
By Steve Watkins
It's 1966 and Dewey Turner is determined to begin the school year right. No more being the brunt of every joke. No more "Deweyitis." Unfortunately, events do not go as Dewey planned and he becomes a complete outcast. Dewey finds solace in his friendship with fellow outsider Darla Turkel and through their friendship gains an awareness of issues like race, segregation, and the harsh realities of the Vietnam War. Reserve this bookStaff Picks Archive: http://www.lkwdpl.org/staffpicks/Lakewood Public Library no longer provides plastic bags. Patrons are welcome to take or leave plastic bags from selected areas in the first floor Community Room and the Audiovisual Department. Thank you for supporting our continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible.FOLLOW US!