LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, February 22
Literature Series - "A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
The Afghani culture told through the folktales and poetic voice of Omar will be the primary focus of this third installment of our free, four week course, presented by Barbara Parr, an instructor with Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, February 23
Talk - Judaism and … Particularism and Universalism

Through the lens of the “siddur” – the Jewish prayer book, Rabbi Enid Lader will help us explore the historical development of how Judaism has balanced and continues to balance between particularism and universalism.  Prayers for the individual and community, for the Jewish community and the larger community will point to a practical understanding of what is means to be Jewish in a gentile world.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, February 25
Film - "A Serious Man" (2009)

Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is just trying to be a serious man. His wife is leaving him for his colleague. His son is a stoner, and his daughter is full of teenage angst. All that he has left is his job as an untenured physics professor. In an effort to get his life back on track, he goes to his local temple to seek the advice of the rabbis. But will their advice help or just befuddle him? The movie is a snippet of suburban life in the Midwest in the mid-1960s, and Gopnik’s American dream is crumbling before his eyes.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, February 26
Concert - The Hollywood Slim Band

The Hollywood Slim band is a unique member of Cleveland’s blues family. Brothers Greg, also known as “Hollywood Slim,” and John Lucic have been playing music for over forty years. Rounding out the quartet are Paul Lawson on bass and vocals and Mark Ryan on drums, percussion and vocals. Although their music is based on Hollywood’s love for 50s/60s Chicago style blues and John’s love for 40s/50s jazz music, the band still enjoys adding arrangements to their repertoire and giving some of the arrangements their own touch with three part harmonies. 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, February 28
Workshop - Genealogy

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. Call (216) 226-8275 ext. 127 to register.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

Tuesday, February 28
Talk - Call to Prayer

According to the tenets of Islam, Muslims perform the salaah, or prayer ritual, five times per day. Throughout the streets of Turkey and other countries with Muslim populations, you can hear the trilling call, also known as ezan, of the muezzin, the man who calls the prayer, coming from the mosques. Murat Gurer, executive director of the Turkish American Society of Ohio will explain the tradition of the call to prayer, including its history, the melody and the requirements it entails each muezzin to perform.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, March 2
Performance - Great Lakes Theater’s Classics on Tour: The Jabberwocky

Great Lakes Theater’s touring production is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved poem “Jabberwocky.” Two students—Dodgson and Steve—band together after being bullied. Meet colorful characters like Cheshire Cat, JubJub Bird, Bandersnatch and a family of Momeraths as this unlikely duo journeys to save a kingdom. Along the way, they defeat the Jabberwocky and face their fears back home.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, March 4
Film - "The Spiral Staircase" (1946)

A small New England town experiences serial murders targeting women with physical imperfections. The murderer zeroes in on Helen Capel (Dorothy Maguire), mute companion of invalid Mrs. Warren (Ethel Barrymore). Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites. 
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 5
Concert - Emily Keener

Since her exciting journey into the top twelve on NBC’s "The Voice," Emily Keener, a seventeen year-old singer/songwriter from Wakeman, Ohio, has been writing and recording. Her lyrics, equally emotional and evocative, look at the ways a heart can build and break, and Keener’s voice soars with grace—as soulful and honest as her imagery.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, March 6
Workshop - Power Loving

In honor of International Women’s Day, River Smith will discuss the dynamics of sexist oppression and how it inhibits successful relationships between men and women. You will learn the basics of how to develop and increase the love in your life in the midst of a seriously wounded society. We will also discuss the difference between romantic love and addiction and how to tell the difference between being lovable and being loving.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 7
Author Event - Faces of Cleveland

"Faces of Cleveland" is an ongoing portrait project showcasing vibrant Clevelanders who are making the city a great place to be, including, bartenders, writers, business owners and even John Douglas, the bouncer of the Grog Shop in Coventry, whose portrait is the book’s cover image. All images in the book were taken by photographer and Cleveland native Laura Wimbels over the past two years. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017