LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, August 3
Author Event - "Whiskers of the Lion: An Amish-Country Mystery" by P. L. Gaus, PhD

Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding Fannie Helmuth, a young Amish woman who is hiding from a murderous drug ring. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare, Robertson finds himself torn between allegiance to the legal system he upholds and the beliefs of the Amish people he has sworn to protect. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.  
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Friday, August 4
Front Porch Concert Series

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy fantastic music with friends and neighbors in the heart of Downtown Lakewood. Tonight we welcome Revolution Brass Band.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, August 5
Friends Arts Festival Book Sale
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Friends’ Book Sale Room

Saturday, August 5
Film - "Made in Cleveland" (2013)

A tale of love, life and the pursuit of happiness—Cleveland style. The film features nine vignettes by seven directors and five writers: an old war hero defends the honor of a long-lost love; a man's past comes to light in the midst of a perfect date; a recently separated paramedic gets thrust in the middle of a domestic dispute; a desperate man employs his friends to meet the girl of his dreams, a recovering sex addict returns home to start a new life. Eric Swinderman, one of the writers and directors of the film, will answer questions after the film.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, August 6
Concert - Colin Dussault Blues Project

Colin Dussault, the hardest working bluesman in Cleveland, will tell you straight up that he had no choice but to be a musician. Born the son of a bass player, rhythm and blues flowed through his veins from an early age. After playing thousands of shows with luminaries all over the land, he’s become the master of Memphis blues, rock and roll and American folk—but that won’t stop him from throwing some jazz, swing and the occasional polka into the set list to keep the crowds guessing.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, August 7
Film - "Dear Mr. Watterson" (2013)

"Calvin and Hobbes" dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over ten years and had a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, devoted readers felt the void, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement. In the time since, Bill Watterson has lived a private life just outside of Cleveland. This film is not a quest to find Bill Watterson or to invade his privacy. It is an exploration to discover why his comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the 80s and 90s, and why it still means so much to us today.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, August 8
Talk - "Truth, Justice and the Cleveland Way"
Presentation by Dennis R. Sutcliffe

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two kids from Glenville High School, created the world’s most enduring Superhero. Meet the original Superman and learn how he was influenced by the boys’ lives in Cleveland! For over seven years, retired executive, local historian, wit and master storyteller Dennis R. Sutcliffe has been rekindling forgotten Cleveland memories.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, August 9
Talk - "Using My Voice to Change the World"
Presentation by Mike Pistorino

Growing up in the Bronx, Mike Pistorino wanted what all children want and deserve—to be happy, to be loved and to be free. Instead, he was neglected by his family and subjected to horrific sexual abuse by a neighbor. By bravely facing his painful past, he not only discovered authentic joy in his life, but he also discovered the incredibly healing and transformative power of his own voice. It is through his energetic voice with its unmistakable Big Apple accent that Pistorino continues to heal, while forever changing the world around him for the better.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Friday, August 11
Front Porch Concert Series

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy fantastic music with friends and neighbors in the heart of Downtown Lakewood. Tonight we welcome Red Light Roxy.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, August 12
Film - "Rear Window" (1954)

Photojournalist L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) is laid up with a broken leg and has nothing better to do than spy on his neighbors across the courtyard of his Greenwich Village apartment. Jeff’s high society girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and a wise-cracking visiting nurse (Thelma Ritter) discourage such irresponsible voyeurism—until they too suspect foul play. Terry Meehan concludes the first part of his series on Hitchcock in the Fifties, introducing 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, August 13
Concert - ContempOpera Cleveland
Presents "Time Passages"
Join soprano Andrea Anelli and ContempOpera Cleveland artists for an afternoon of beautiful and evocative musical selections from operatic and vocal repertoire spanning five centuries.  "Time Passages: A Musical Journey through the History of Opera” will feature the work of diverse composers including Jean-Baptiste Lully, W.A. Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, Steven Sondheim and many others. ContempOpera Cleveland, gives a voice to the composers of our time and showcases new and unique operatic works that uplift, inspire and illuminate the interconnectedness of us all.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, August 15
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 Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. 
7:00 p.m. Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 16
Swing Dance Party with Live Swing Band

Haven’t you always wanted to learn how to partner dance? Get started today by learning the easiest form of swing dancing—The Jitterbug! This event features an introductory lesson followed by a dance party with the Scimitars Swing Band. The introductory lesson will be taught by multi-year world swing dance champion Valerie Salstrom, founder and owner of local swing dance company Get Hep Swing. Don’t worry about bringing a dance partner as we will rotate partners during the lesson. Specializing in the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s, the Scimitars Swing Band will transport you to the era of the “Big Bands,” including Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Woody Herman, and Duke Ellington.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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