Events At Lakewood Public Library
Historical Society: An Evening with General Nathan Bedford Forrest
After the Civil war, a reporter approached Robert E. Lee and asked him, "Who do you consider the greatest general of the war?" Lee replied, "A man I've never met, sir, his name is Forrest." And in his memoirs William Sherman wrote, "When it's all said and done, the finest soldier produced in our Civil War was Nathan Bedford Forrest." Bob Chambers will give us a lively, anecdotal presentation of the life and career of the colorful, controversial Confederate General.
Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
My Darling Clementine (1946) Directed by John Ford
John Ford returns to his beloved Monument Valley to tell the story of the coming of civilization to the West. The once-wild town of Tombstone now has a barbershop, a church and a school. Henry Fonda plays Wyatt Earp. He and his brothers have abandoned their wild ways and have become well-groomed, responsible citizens. With the arrival of Clementine the schoolmarm to add beauty and smarts, Tombstone may finally be ready for its close-up. But who are those guys with guns hanging around the O.K Corral?
Saturday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: Jody Getz and Friends
This laid-back super group was originally put together as a simple gathering of friends. But with musical backgrounds as diverse as zydeco, blues, folk, rock and pop, they discovered a new sound that they couldn’t put down. George Lee and John Lucic join the award-winning songwriter with her name in the title for an exciting new mix of standards and originals.
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Lakewood Historical Society: The Western Reserve Historical Society, in the Present and for the Future
The Western Reserve Historical Society is a flurry of activity with renovations, a new interpretation division, a new curator of the Crawford Collection, and the restoration of the Euclid Beach Carrousel. Janice Ziegler, Vice President for Education and Public Programs, outlines upcoming exhibits, events, and endeavors. Learn about Clio, the computer avatar artifact interpreter funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Get acquainted with Kidzibits, the new family education center with activity stations for intergenerational experiences. And whet your appetite for the fresh food service at Hale Farm in Bath, Ohio.
Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Lakewood Public Cinema
Micmacs (2009) Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet Rated R
Why do films exposing the corrupt humanity of death-dealing arms merchants always have to be so dreary and depressing? The director of Amelie has found another way. A ruined victim of random violence teams with a colorful band of misfits to pit the manufacturer of the bullet in his brain against the maker of the landmine that took his father's life with one brave shenanigan after another. In French with English subtitles.
Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: The Art of Stained Glass
Judy Kean of the Glass Studio presents an illuminated history of stained glass with special emphasis on the treasures of Tiffany and the personal designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. A discussion of evolving techniques leads to the current era with glimpses of the future as seen in examples of Kean's own work.
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Health and Wealth: Hospice 101 and Volunteering
Hospice is a service and not a place. Laura Brindza and Tracey Peek of Odyssey Hospice clear up common misconceptions about end of life care so that those who need it will have better opportunities. Find out who is eligible for care, what services are provided and what costs are covered by Medicare. Also, learn how volunteers can become an important part of another person’s life journey with a rewarding experience that cannot be replaced.
Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Booked for Murder
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
In Small Plains, Kansas, Rex Shellenberger goes out to rescue newborn calves after a brutal blizzard hits, and finds the dead body of a teenage girl in the fields. Who is the girl? And why does Mitch Newquist disappear as soon as the body is discovered? Even decades after her death, everyone is still captivated by the girl and the mystery remains unsolved. Years later, secrets begin to surface and the ghost of the virgin haunts the small town when Mitch returns to town.
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room
Five Star Films
Dark Passage (1947) Directed by Delmer Daves Not Rated
Convicted of killing his wife, Humphrey Bogart escapes from San Quentin and a manhunt ensues. He befriends a trusting young Lauren Bacall who secrets him away in her apartment. But when a friend of his is found shot to death, he’s the prime suspect and the police double their efforts to catch him.
Saturday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium