LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, March 8
Author Event - "The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting" by Anne Trubek

Anne Trubek argues that the decline of handwriting in daily life does not signal a decline in civilization but rather the next stage in the evolution of communication. Trubek uncovers the significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity, from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians, to the invention of the alphabet as we know it. Each innovation has threatened entrenched interests, yet new methods of communication have always appeared. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, March 9
Author Event - "The Beatles in Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos about the Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts" by Dave Schwensen

Hot on the success of their film "A Hard Day's Night," the Beatles’ 1964 summer tour filled auditoriums with delight and, in some cases, full-blown fan hysteria. On September 15th in Cleveland, police stopped the show in mid-performance and ordered the Beatles off the stage. A scheduling change brought the Beatles back to Cleveland on August 14th for the tour’s first outdoor show at Municipal Stadium. Go behind the scenes and see John, Paul, George and Ringo through eyewitness accounts from the promoters, concert MC's, deejays, journalists, opening acts and fans. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Friday, March 10
Documentary - Do Not Resist (2016)

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, "Do Not Resist" offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The documentary puts viewers in the center of the action—from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments—before exploring where controversial new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms, could lead next.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, March 11
Film - "Stage Fright" (1950)

By 1950, Alfred Hitchcock had established himself as one of the world’s foremost filmmakers. Terry Meehan’s new series, “Hitchcock in the Fifties, Part 1,” follows the master of suspense as he embarks upon his remarkable creative journey through the decade. We begin with a lesser-known gem starring Jane Wyman as an aspiring actress who gets involved in a murder investigation of the husband of a flamboyant torch singer (Marlene Dietrich). Meehan will introduce each film with an original video presentation, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 12
Concert - Oleg Kruglyakov

Many of Oleg Kruglyakov’s early experiences growing up in Omsk, Siberia centered on singing with family members. The virtuoso balalaika player is fascinated by the history of the Russian people. The triangular, three-stringed, quintessentially Russian instrument he plays is a staple of the folk songs he was raised on but is capable of tackling the most delicate pieces of classical music, too. In between songs, this world traveler will share his opinions on history, culture and beautiful music with easygoing humor and passion.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, March 13
Workshop - Finding Power: Adventures in Effective Assertiveness

In this introduction to some powerful assertiveness techniques, you will learn the basics of a very effective method to usually get what you want from others in your life (without manipulation or intimidation).You have a right to be heard. You have a right to get what you want most of the time. You have a right to say, “No.”Dr. River Smith will help you find the power to do that.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 14
Author Event - "What Happens Next" by Colleen Clayton

When sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled, but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it. Back home, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the AV room with only Corey Livingston for company. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect, or so she thinks. Clayton’s Kirkus-starred young adult novel "What Happens Next" was a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, March 15
Talk - The Dangers of Nuclear Weapons
Presentation by William Fickinger
Introduced by Diane Mather of Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament

From the end of WWII, through the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and more recently the Iran Nuclear Deal, nuclear weapons have been in the forefront of our lives. William Fickinger, retired physics professor from Case Western Reserve University and board member of Cleveland Peace Action, will discuss on the history of nukes, the science behind them and efforts to ban them entirely. Fickinger’s discussion will focus on the many negotiations concerning nuclear weapons that have taken place over the past seventy years.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, March 16
Booked for Murder: Detectives Around The World

Discover a new place and uncover a mystery, as you follow a different detective through a different location each month. Tonight we will discuss "The Neon Rain" by James Lee Burke (Louisiana, USA).
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday, March 16
Author Event - "Rabbitude: A Memoir by Romeo, Author and Diva" by Tanja D. Stich
Presented by Buckeye House Rabbit Society

"Rabbitude" is a memoir written from the perspective of Romeo, a Lionhead Dwarf. Author and bunny enthusiast Tanja D. Stich was born in a small town in Bavaria, Germany and came to the United States as a young adult. Romeo was her first animal companion as an adult, and this was her first encounter with the Lionhead breed. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, March 18
Film - "Dark Blue World" (2001)

Punishment for having joined the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II equals imprisonment for Franta Slama (Ondrej Vetchý) in his homeland of Czecho-Slovakia during the Cold War. Following the Nazi invasion of the country in 1939, Franta and fellow pilots escaped to England and were welcomed by the RAF. Among the volunteers was novice pilot Karel Vojtisek (Krystof Hadek). Intensive training and English lessons completed, the men are assigned to fly England’s legendary Spitfire fighter plane. During a mission, Karel is shot down and lands uninjured. English with some Czech language. 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 19
Concert - Down the Road Old-Time String Band

From Appalachia to the Ozarks, Down the Road Old-Time String Band will take you on a musical journey through the centuries-old, captivating folk music of America. While many of the tunes were brought here by settlers, others were created here on American soil—the truest form of Americana. Down the Road Old-Time String Band keeps this tradition alive and loves to share it with audiences of all ages.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, March 20
Workshop - Power Healing & Joy: Part I

With a focus on childhood sexual abuse, River Smith will explore the ingredients needed to transform childhood pain into powerful healing.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 21
Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss "The Lost Wife" by Alyson Richman.
7:00 p.m. Main Library Meeting Room

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017