LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, September 21
Author Event - "The Great Forgetting"
Book by James Renner

When history teacher Jack Felter gets a call that his father, a retired pilot suffering from dementia, is quickly losing his memories, he reluctantly returns to his hometown of Franklin Mills. Jack has been trying to forget about Franklin Mills ever since Sam, the girl he fell in love with, ran off with his best friend, Tony. But Tony has vanished and everyone assumes the worst. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony’s last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, Sept. 21
Booked For Murder: Edgar Award Winners

Can these tales live up to those written by Edgar Allan Poe, the author after whom the award was named? Join the group each month to see if you can tell the writers from the madmen. Tonight we will discuss "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, September 23
Great Decisions at the Library –
Latin America's Political Pendulum
Led by Javier Morales-Ortiz, PhD

The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. In libraries across the country, Great Decisions discussion group participants discuss and debate each issue. Each session will focus on one of the eight challenges selected by the Foreign Policy Association and will begin with a thirty minute video they have provided for each subject. After which a discussion will be led by an expert.
10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, September 23
Film - "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (2005)  

Free-spirited Janie Crawford (Halle Berry) lives in 1920s Florida. She marries a local farmer at the insistence of her grandmother (Ruby Dee), but finds that marriage is not what she thought it would be. Janie searches for happiness through relationships with a mayor (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) and a drifter (Michael Ealy). Chasing after her dreams of love and happiness leaves Janie as the subject of gossip in her small town. Based on the 1990 novel by Zora Neale Hurston, this film continues our series of films based on books.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, September 25
Rock Stars of the 50s, 60s and 70s
Presentation by Joel Keller

The second in our class led by Dr. Joel Keller who will provide a bit of biographical information, play songs and also share a few one hit wonders. Please call the Division of Aging Activities office at (216) 592-5005, to register.
1:00 p.m. at Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue

Monday, September 25
Documentary: "Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions"

If you've ever made a financial decision you regretted the next day, you're not alone. In fact, as the emerging field of behavioral economics reveals, you're practically hard-wired to overspend, an activity that lights up the brain's pleasure centers. In the documentary "Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions," a mix of humor, on-the-street interviews and provocative insights from innovative thinkers will allow the audience to explore why we spend, why we save (or don't) and how we think about money.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, September 26
Talk - Investigating the 5th Amendment
Presentation by Magistrate Barbara Greenberg

"I plead the fifth" is the Constitutional protection from being compelled to be a witness against yourself in a criminal case. But this amendment also encompasses rights to due process, implied equal protection, grand jury review of evidence, double jeopardy, plus the requirement for just compensation when private property is taken for public use. We will discuss this amendment and its landmark cases in this four week class led by Barbara Greenberg. Registration is required. Register online at lifelonglearningcleveland.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.   
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, September 26
Author Event - "How to Speak Midwestern"
Book by Edward McClelland

Pittsburgh toilet, squeaky cheese, city chicken, shampoo banana, and Chevy in the Hole are all phrases that are familiar to Midwesterners but sound foreign to anyone living outside the region. Find out what Midwesterners say as well as how and why they say it in this book on Midwestern speech and slang.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, September 27
1984
: the Facts in the Fiction
Literature Series presented by Barbara Parr

The last in our four-part series discussing George Orwell’s "1984." Registration is required. Register online at lifelonglearningcleveland.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 28
Author Event - "Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew"
Book by Ken Schneck, PhD

Does the geographic cure actually work? Say yes to the unfamiliar, pack your bags and set out into the world with a gay Jew determined to answer the universal question of: seriously...what am I doing here? Never having been on an adventure, Ken Schneck finds himself stumbling twice into rural Uganda; signing up for a 425-mile bike ride; stirring up drama at a California healing retreat; and wearing a colossal backpack strapped to his shoulders deep in the backwoods of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, September 30
Film - "Atonement" (2007)

When Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) catches her sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a passionate embrace with their servant’s son Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), she misinterprets what is happening out of her own infatuation with Robbie. Her lie grows and results in Robbie’s imprisonment and eventual enlistment into the army in the midst of World War II. An older Briony joins the war effort as a nurse and, upon realizing her youthful error, seeks to reconcile with her estranged sister and with the man whose life she destroyed. Based on the 2001 novel by Ian McEwan, this film continues our series of films based on books. 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium 

Tuesday, October 3
Talk - Financing Your Education for Adult Students
Presentation by College Now

Are you a returning adult student? You might be juggling a full-time job, along with children as you prepare to go back to school to make a better life for you and your family.  Need help achieving your dreams?  College Now provides college access success advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship and retention services. A College Now advisor will to lend their expertise, provide guidance and answer your questions about the unique set of obstacles for adults that are pursuing higher education. College Now can provide guidance on educational options, financial aid counseling as well as counseling about existing student debt and repayment options.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, October 3
Talk - Investigating the 5th Amendment
Presentation by Magistrate Barbara Greenberg

The second in our series on the 5th Amendment. Registration is required. Register online at lifelonglearningcleveland.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.  
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday October 5
Documentary: "We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss"

In Morgan Spurlock’s film series, blockbuster directors like Mary Harron ("American Psycho") and Adam McKay ("Anchorman") team up with economics experts to explain the significant economic issues of our time in the form of short films. Each film explores a key money topic effecting American today and answers questions like “What is the Economy?”, “What is the Role of our Government in the Economy?” and “What Causes Inequality?”
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, October 5
Friends Preview Sale

Join the Friends and receive access to special Friends Preview Book Sales throughout the year. Memberships may be purchased at the door.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Friends Booksale Room (Basement)

 

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