LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, November 9
Author Event - Winter's Gambit
Book by Dana McSwain

Saddled with the grim inheritance of a bankrupt Russian teahouse in a Detroit slum, Alex Winters’ life is filled with more misfortune than a Tolstoy novel. But all that changes when an enigmatic stranger walks through her door. Tall, dark and grumpy, ex-Marine Frank Brennan’s daily visits to the teahouse defy any plot twist Alex can imagine. Frank’s mysterious behavior leaves her wondering who he really is.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 9
Non-Fiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation during our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these non-fiction works. Tonight we will discuss The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, November 11
Film - Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Presented by Terry Meehan

Pat Garrett (James Coburn) and Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) are old pals in Lincoln County, New Mexico. However Garrett is about to become Sheriff, and when he does, he will have to run Billy out of town. The Pat Garrett/William Bonney confrontation has been filmed many times, but never more “revisionist” than Peckinpah’s imaginative version. Terry Meehan continues his series on Revisionist Westerns of the 1970s, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 12
Concert - Paulo Costa Trio

The Paulo Costa Trio is composed of three Brazilian friends who inspire audiences with their passion for Brazilian music. Lead singer and guitarist Paulo Costa, Trombonist Felipe Brito and Percussionist Davi Lira, bring together the energetic and rhythmically unique styles of Bossa Nova, Samba, Forró, Maracatu, Baião, and Frevo.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 14
Genealogy Workshop
Led by Dr. Deborah Abbott

Using Ancestry Library Edition, uncover your genealogical history with professional results. Registration required. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

Tuesday, November 14
Documentary – Beyond Standing Rock: Energy, Environment and Tribal Control
Presented by the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter

Highlights the 170-year-long conflict between Native American tribes and the U.S. government over issues of independence, land ownership and resources. Emmy award winning director Brian Malone takes us from the front lines of the protest to tribal headquarters, going behind the scenes to unveil the conflict.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, November 15
Lakewood Historical Society - History of the Metroparks: Rocky River Reservation
Presentation by John Pyke

Celebrate the one hundredth birthday of the Cleveland Metroparks by learning about the history of our nearest park, the Rocky River Reservation. An important topographical feature of Northern Ohio, the Rocky River Reservation became the first parkland acquired by the Cleveland Metropolitan Parks District. The history of the Metroparks is really the story of the vision, perseverance and stewardship of William A. Stinchcomb, the first and longest serving director of the Metroparks.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 16
Author Event - Don’t Ever Let It Go: Hanging on to Your Personal Power in the Turmoil of the 21st Century
Book by Dr. Kay Potetz, PhD

Wouldn’t it be nice if you always arrived home in a good mood? Imagine not being irritated by the people you contact daily. Visualize less frustration with co-workers, bosses, aging parents, toddlers, and teens. Dr. Kay Potetz offers readers techniques to save energy on problems they can’t change and, instead, to focus on creating solutions to enhance and maintain personal power.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 16
Booked For Murder: Edgar Award Winners

Can these tales live up to those written by Edgar Allan Poe, the author for 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 1968 winner God Save the Mark by Donald E. Westlake.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, November 18
Great Decisions in the Library
Trade, Jobs and Politics

The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing.
10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, November 18
Film - The Mambo Kings (1992)
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

The musically talented Castillo brothers, Cesar (Armand Assante) and Nestor (Antonio Banderas), are forced to flee Cuba. On the way to New York, they dream of making it big in the world of Latino music. Once there, Nestor studies English while Cesar focuses on women, wine and song. Lanna Lake (Cathy Moriarty) catches his fancy. 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, November 19
Concert - Hip to That

Hip to That is a Cleveland Jazz Quartet, who has been performing all over the Cleveland area for almost three years. Maria DiDonato, Joe Rangel, Lee Kolarik and Dave “Ziggy” Deitke met as music students at Cleveland State University and formed a bond that survived graduation. They specialize in jazz standards, Great American Songbook charts and pop tunes that have a distinctive jazz twist added by the band.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 21
Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stich, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017