LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Author Event - "Lisa's Legacy Trilogy"
Book by Tom Batiuk

Since 1972 Batiuk has blended comedy and drama to create the familiar world of the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip. A cancer diagnosis for the character of Lisa spotlights the masterful way Batiuk weaves emotional narratives into a traditionally humorous medium. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. 
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, December 23
Film - "The King’s Speech" (2010)

One of England’s most unlikely monarchs, Prince Albert “Bertie” (Colin Firth) is forced to ascend the throne after his brother abdicates. Prince Albert suffers from a speech impediment that leaves him full of dread at the thought of public appearances. Albert’s wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) seeks the help of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), whose unconventional techniques teach the monarch to speak confidently.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day - Library Closed

Thursday, December 28
Author Event - "On Chagrin Boulevard, A Collection of Free Verse and Flash Fiction"
Book by Melissa Hintz

Step into the world of local author and poet Melissa Hintz as she invites you on a journey deep into the heart of human experience. Using rich language and vivid metaphors, her flash fiction, free verse and poetry are perfect for anyone who loves language, nuance and the beautiful absurdity of modern life.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, December 30
Great Decisions in the Library - Saudi Arabia in Transition

As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to transform the country and to shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia.
10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Sunday, December 31
New Year’s Eve – Library Closes at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 1
New Year’s Day – Library Closed

Saturday, December 30
Film - "The Help" (2011)

In 1960s Mississippi, the women who run the households of prominent southern families are black women known as "the help." College graduate and reluctant society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) is determined to become a writer. Her first writing assignment is a housekeeping column, and she turns to her best friend’s housekeeper Aibileen (Viola Davis) for guidance. Her talks with Aibileen inspire Skeeter to chronicle the stories of the black women who dedicate their lives to raising the children who become their bosses.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 4
Author Event - "Asunder: A Novel Approach to Divorce Recovery
Book" by Kathryn Haueisen

After thirty years of marriage, Ellie is shocked and hurt when her husband leaves her. She realizes she must come to grips with her emotional journey to discover a new way to live. When she meets the charming Liam, she finds a glimmer of hope. Through a family crisis Ellie soon learns that the post-divorce world means finding her own way, with the help of family and new friends.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, January 6
Film - "Wild" (2014)

Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life comes crashing down around her after a tragedy. She turns to the solace of the great outdoors. Cheryl makes a rash decision to solo hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 1,100 mile trail stretching from the Mojave Desert to the Canadian border. Her utter lack of hiking experience does not overpower her determination. The journey tests and fascinates her, instilling a new sense of self, healing, and strength.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, January 7
Concert -
Night Terrors
Night Terrors performs like a dream gone awry. Experimental textures are created with the use of electronic pedals on the guitar. Tim Mirth is a musician from Akron, who has performed in various ensembles. Paul Stranahan is a percussionist, composer, and teacher.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, January 9
Talk - Calling in Our Communities
Presentations by Giorgi DeVito and Harmony Moon
Presented by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Allyship is essential for us all to work towards liberation. Yet sometimes, for individuals to enter into positive allyship, difficulty can arise in figuring out how to start. This series of TED talk styled presentations by guest speakers from the greater Cleveland community is designed to help promote empathy and awareness for allies of the LGBTQ+ community.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, January 10
Discussion - Queers, Jeers, and Beers: The Relationship between Alcohol and Other Drugs and the LGBTQ Community
Presentation by Ken Schneck
Presented by B. Riley Sober House

What little research has been conducted results in one glaring fact: If straight folks are using alcohol and other drugs (AOD), LGBTQ folks are using AOD more. In fact, some studies show that the LGBTQ community is two to three times more likely to interact with substances than their straight peers.
7:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 11
Author Event - "13 Zodiac Women" by Carolyn Anderson

Ted has a successful practice as a counselor. He's physically attractive, cultured, and a caring soul. He's also lonely and eager to find love. When blind dates fizzle out, he decides to give online dating a try. Online dating is filled with sweet Geminis, adventurous Libras and gorgeous Aries. But behind the sunny online profiles, some of them reveal themselves as being distant, bitter and hurt. Divided into a series of short chapters, 13 Zodiac Women is also a serious meditation on life, sexuality, relationships, and how flawed humans struggle to find a connection.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017