LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 19
Author Event - "Missing: Coming to Terms with a Borderline Mother"
by Kathy Ewing

Northeast Ohio native Kathy Ewing never understood why her mother was so unhappy. It was not until Ewing herself became a mother of two that she sought to understand her mother’s cold and absent behavior. This behavior mystified her until she made the connection between her mother’s coldness and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In "Missing," Ewing presents a memoir sharing her childhood memories that showcase her mother’s troubling behavior and explain the BPD diagnosis. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, October 19
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 2004 winner "Resurrection Men" by Ian Rankin. 
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, October 21
Great Decisions in the Library
Conflict in the South China Sea
Led by Paul Schroeder, PhD

The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims with China as the most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in recent years. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy. Dr. Paul Schroeder is a professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University.
10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, October 21
Film - "Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows" (2011)
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Late 19th century London is famous for the 221B Baker Street address of eccentric genius Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.). Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) remains his grounded, loyal friend and other half of the intrepid crime solving duo. In the wake of seemingly unrelated murders, Holmes and Watson investigate and learn that  Holmes’ arch-enemy Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) is planning something big. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, October 24
Documentary: "Running for Jim" (2013)
Presented by 2nd Sole

Jim Tracy led his cross-country team to the state championship 9 times, a record for San Francisco University High School. Though diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010, Jim continued to inspire his team, and 16-year-old Holland Reynolds crossed the finish line to secure the championship. "Running for Jim" gives us a look into Jim’s inspirational story and the facts of the disease.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, October 25
Book Discussion: "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania"
Lead by George N. Vourlojianis, Ph.D.

The Lusitania’s intentional and unfathomable sinking by a German submarine led to the loss of over 1100 lives. Dr. George Vourlojianis will lead a discussion underlining the miscalculations, misunderstandings and mistakes which created the perfect storm of circumstances that led to one of the twentieth century’s most iconic tragedies.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, October 26
Author Event - "Haunted Franklin Castle"
by William G. Krejci and John W. Myers

For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle's dark façade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Using previously unpublished photographs, interviews, family accounts, floor plans and nearly forty years of research, authors William G. Krejci and John W. Myers reveal the true and definitive history of Cleveland's notorious Franklin Castle. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, October 28
Film - "Unbroken" (2014)

Olympian Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) trades feats of athleticism for military service during World War II. After a near-fatal plane crash, Louie floats in a  lifeboat for forty-seven days, but his fight for survival is not over yet. Louie is caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner of war camp, where he comes head to head with an especially cruel commander known as “the Bird” (Miyavi).
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, October 29
Jazz Clinic Series
Led by Chris Vance

Would you like to be more involved with the performances? Would you like to hear from the musicians, get background on the songs and instruments and ask the questions? Chris Vance leads a four-part series of concerts dealing with various topics in jazz. Each concert will consist of performances by a wide array of artists, a brief lecture dealing with the topic at hand, and a Q & A session where audience members can engage with the performers.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, November 1
Author Event - "The Appalachian Collection: Remembering the Hill Country"
by Harold H. Milton
Presentation by Janice Louise Blanton

This collection of tales from the Appalachian mountain country provides a look at the culture and people of the hills that few are privileged to know directly. Harold Milton was born in Marietta, Ohio in a log cabin on a farm in 1913. He wrote novels and short stories he never was able to publish, including "The Appalachian Collection: Remembering the Hill Country," "The Conquests of Lonnie Dolan," "Water Baptism" and "The Treasure of the Hills." Having Harold’s writings published has been a labor of love for his niece, Janice Blanton. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. 
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 2
Author Event - "Imagine a Forest: Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art"
by Dinara Mirtalipova

The magical folklore of Uzbekistan and Russia has always influenced author, illustrator and folklorist Dinara Mirtalipova’s work. Mirtalipova was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and studied Computer Science at the Tashkent State University of Economics. However, her true passion was always patterns and illustrations. Her book "Imagine a Forest" is a drawing and design guide based on her own years of creative work. She uses a wide range of materials and tools, including lino blocks, gouache and acrylics. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. 
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, November 4

The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis Led by Elliot Posner, PhD

The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future.

10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, November 4

Film - Forrest Gump (1994) Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is a simple man who makes up for his lack of intelligence with good intentions and a whole lot of heart. The boy from Alabama runs through life and accidentally achieves greatness along the way.

6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 5

Sunday With The Friends Performance - Asking for a Friend Improv Group

Asking for a Friend is a long-form improv troupe comprised of four female performers. In traditional improv fashion, the performers make up all of their scenes on the spot. To gain inspiration for these scenes, AFAF reads randomly-selected entries from their REAL childhood diaries.

2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 7

The Importance of STEM and STEM Education Presentation by Jeffrey Csank

Jeffrey Csank is an electrical engineer in the Power Management and Distribution Branch at the NASA Glenn Research Engineer in Cleveland. His work includes designing automated power systems for future deep space exploration missions and power systems for hybrid electric aircraft.

7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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