Events at Lakewood Public Library
Sunday with the Friends: Sommerfugl
The butterfly is the summer fool—a perfect mascot for this band of delicate beauty, surprising strength and vibrant color. William Drake and Holly Overton perform love songs, torch songs and other surprises on violin and guitar with soaring vocal harmonies that stretch out like the last days of summer.
Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Health and Wealth: The Educational Benefits of Chess
Who can’t benefit from a rousing game of the Chess? Chess clears out the cobwebs and rewards long-term strategic thinking in young and old alike. Educator John Saade uses the king’s game to reach out to at-risk youth and reinforce the academic and intrapersonal skills necessary for success.
Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Lakewood Public Cinema
THX-1138 (1971) Directed by George Lucas Rated R
This film, shot on location in the future, follows the flight of fugitive Robert Duvall from the point of view of the police state. In the video labyrinth, good citizens are drug-addled and empty because emotional attachment is a crime. But why? Despite the bleak set-up, there is a strange sense of humor embedded in the hopelessness. Can you spot the prisoner who speaks in Nixon speeches? One of the first independent American films of the modern era was also the directorial debut of the man behind Star Wars.
Saturday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Knit and Lit
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 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, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room
Health and Wealth: Natural Solutions for Healthy Living: Adrenal Fatigue: A Syndrome of Stress
Would you like to live a more natural and healthful life? Holistic wellness coach and master herbalist Rachel Anzalone confronts your greatest health challenges with her powerful plan.
Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Art House Cinema
With a Friend Like Harry (2000) Directed by Dominik Mall Rated R
Michel is traveling with his family to their vacation home in rural France when a quick stop over at a gas station saddles him with the houseguest from hell. Michel doesn’t recognize or even remember Harry, but Harry sure remembers him. Filled with ideas about how Michel can improve his life, Harry seems to know an awful lot. But Harry's wife is unimpressed. She knows his intentions.
Saturday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium