LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday November 23
Library Closed
Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 25
"The Kite Runner" (2007)

In 1970s Afghanistan, two boys from conflicting ethnic groups bond over the popular pastime of kite fighting. After Amir witnesses an attack on Hassan, he is haunted by his cowardly behavior, and their lives are changed forever. Years later, an adult Amir (Khalid Abdalla) is an aspiring writer living in the United States. A phone call from Afghanistan gives Amir a second chance to come to Hassan’s rescue.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 26
Jazz Clinic Series
Led by Chris Vance

How 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 during performances? Chris Vance leads a series of concerts dealing with various specific 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

Tuesday, November 28
Documentary - For All Mankind

The nineteen Apollo missions from 1966 to 1972 were feats of scientific magnitude that introduced us to the world beyond planet Earth. The celestial views utilize footage from the original Apollo missions and include a sunrise from space, close-up pictures of the moon, and a view of the earth as a whole circle. Astronauts and mission control agents provide commentary. The film takes the viewer on a full-fledged voyage to the moon, from the donning of space suits to the return to earth.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, November 29
Lakewood Historical Society - History of Lakewood’s Masonic Lodge and Temple
Presentation by Bob Niebaum

For more than one hundred years, Lakewood’s Masonic Lodge has been at the center of the city’s life and events. Organized in 1908, the lodge originally occupied quarters above First Federal Lakewood at the corner of Warren and Detroit Roads. Lodge member Bob Niebaum will review the history of this Lakewood institution and the role the Masons have played in the history of Lakewood itself. This program takes place at the Masonic Temple, so that the audience may paricipate in an optional building tour.
7:00 p.m. at Lakewood Masonic Temple, 15300 Detroit Avenue

Wednesday November 29
Literature Series - From Biography to Broadway: Alexander Hamilton

In anticipation of the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, coming to Cleveland, we’ll discuss selections from the libretto and the fascinating biography which inspired the musical, Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.
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, November 30
Friends Preview Sale

Get the first look at all of the Friends’ wonderful books at our members-only preview sale. Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $3.00. The Preview Sale is NOT a bag sale.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Friends Book Sale Room (Basement)

Thursday, November 30
Author Event - "Sandwich Anarchy: The Cult Culinary Posters of Melt Bar & Grilled"
by John G

In 2006 Melt Bar & Grilled was born from Cleveland musician and Chef Matt Fish’s love of two things: great craft beer and the humble grilled cheese sandwich. Two years later underground comics creator John G had an idea to push Melt’s punk rock concept even further by producing eye-popping “gig posters.” Ten years and 250 posters later, the synergy of food and art has transformed Melt Bar & Grilled from a tiny rock ’n’ roll bar into the biggest culinary buzz to hit the Midwest in decades.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, December 2
Friends Winter Bag of Books Sale

Stuff as many books as you can fit into one of our bags.
9:00 a.m. in the Main Library Friends Book Sale Room (Basement)

Saturday, December 2
Great Decisions in the Library
U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

What is the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy? For 45 years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not. Despite the so-called “energy revolution,” the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. In order to be successful, policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy.
10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, December 2
Film - "Of Mice and Men" (1992)

Two drifters wander the country looking for work during the Great Depression. Quick-witted George (Gary Sinise) and mentally disabled Lennie (John Malkovich) become field hands at the Tyler Ranch. George provides the brains while Lennie provides the brawn, but trouble follows as the other ranch hands become suspicious of the mismatched pair. Lennie’s love for soft things gets him in trouble and forces George to abandon their dream of owning their own land. Based on the 1937 novella by John Steinbeck, this film continues our series of films based on books.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, December 3
Concert - Ogni Suono: Saxophone Duo

Often likened to the human voice, the saxophone possesses an inherently singing quality that serves as a visceral bond between performer and listener. Ogni Suono’s program features commissioned works from SaxoVoce, a long-term project exploring the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, December 5
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Sharon’s Signers: Sign Language Choir

Sharon’s Signers is a sign language choir made up of individuals with and without disabilities. The group got its start when the late Sharon Svette welcomed a student with a hearing impairment into her classroom. As a teacher Svette valued inclusion, which drove her to learn American Sign Language enabling her to fully communicate with her student. Sharon’s Singers was created from Svette’s passion for inclusion and equality. The group will be performing a special rendition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas to start off the holiday season.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, December 6
Coast Line: Poetry Reading Series
Readings by Sarah Marcus-Donnelly, Eris Eady and AKeemjamal Rollins

Sarah Marcus-Donnelly is the author of They Were Bears, Nothing Good Ever Happens after Midnight, and the chapbooks Backcountry and Every Bird, To You. AKeemjamal Rollins has been featured on Button Poetry and The Huffington Post. He is currently the slam master of The People, Cleveland’s Poetry Slam. Eris Eady is a writer, artist, intersectional advocate and consultant from Cleveland. Her writing has been featured in The Guardian, For Harriet andThe Root.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, December 6
Literature Series - From Biography to Broadway: Alexander Hamilton

In anticipation of the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, coming to Cleveland, we’ll discuss selections from the libretto and the fascinating biography which inspired the musical, Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton. 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, December 7
Author Event - "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation"
by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters. After graduating from NYU law school, Grace opened a legal clinic in the city for low-income immigrant clients. Her motto was "Justice for those of limited means." She also solved several true crime cases, including the 1917 disappearance of Ruth Cruger. Her success as a detective led to her being called Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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