LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

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" Book by Carolyn Anderson

Ted has a successful practice as a counselor but 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 not a match for him by 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. Books will be avalible for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 11
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 "Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race" by Daniel J. Fairbanks.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, January 13
Film - "The Shootist" Directed by Don Siegel (1976)
Presented by Terry Meehan

It’s 1901 and the Old West is passing into history, and so is J. B. Books (John Wayne), an infamous ex-gunfighter who is dying of cancer. He arrives in Carson City, Nevada and rents a room at a boarding house owned by Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall). This was Wayne’s final film, and Wayne, like his character, was dying of cancer. 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, January 14
Concert - Mary Beth Ions

Professional violinist Mary Beth Ions will take you on a journey through the ages from Bach to Broadway, from country fiddle tunes to fiery Gypsy music, even the use of the violin in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and for American Idols! Her compelling story-telling inspires awe of the violin, its history, and how this queen of instruments has developed through the centuries into the shining star it is today.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, January 15
Book Discussion: "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"
Led by Dr. Roland Anglin

Ten million households in America spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities. Libraries across the county will discuss the book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. "Evicted" follows the plights of eight Milwaukee families as they struggle financially in the midst of appalling poverty and exploitation by unscrupulous landlords. Leading our discussion of "Evicted" is Dr. Roland V. Anglin, the Dean of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Join us in finding real solutions to our housing crisis and in celebrating the power of books to create a stronger community. This literature discussion is part of the Cleveland Community Read and is sponsored by libraries throughout the greater Cleveland area and by The City Club of Cleveland.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, January 16
Genealogy Workshop, Ancestry – Library Edition
Led by Dr. Deborah Abbott

Dr. Abbott will help you unlock your genealogical research with professional results. Registration is required. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

Tuesday, January 16
Forum: Entertainment as Activism
Presented by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Activism can take many forms. Whether one is petitioning to affect policy or sharing social media content with a good message, both can be considered activism. Join the Lakewood Public Library for an evening of dialogue around the subject of Entertainment as activism with a Q&A panel of Cleveland locals who promote positive change through their work in entertainment and nightlife. This is a community discussion to discuss how we can all better work to promote positive change in the ways we are uniquely capable. Panelists will include Shane Christian from In Training, Kyle Kidd from the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland and Samuel Tate from Black Space productions.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, January 16
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 "The Lowlands" by Jhumpa Lahiri.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 17
The World in Your Backyard: International Lakewood
Presentation by Kenneth J. Kovach

"International Lakewood" explores the great diversity of peoples and cultures in the residents of Lakewood, Ohio and presents a "big picture" of the immigrants and refugees who make Northeast Ohio their home. This is part of "The World in Your Backyard" program presented by ICC-WIN - the multicultural network enabling Northeast Ohio competence in global business, cultural, and education.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 18
Booked For Murder: Edgar Award Winners
Can these tales live up to those written by Edgar Allan Poe, for whom the award they won was named after? Join the group each month to see if you can tell the writers from the madmen. Tonight we will discuss "The Chatham School Affair" by Thomas Cook.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday, January 18
Author Event – "
The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: 16 Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime"
by Lorraine Boissoneault
In 1976, America's bicentennial, 24 young men set out to re-create French explorer La Salle's voyage down the entire length of the Mississippi River, abandoning their modern identities and facing the challenges of the 1600s. "The Last Voyagers" tells the story of an American odyssey, near-death experiences, and self-discovery. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, January 20
Film - "Clash by Night"
Directed by Fritz Lang (1952)
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Disillusioned Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) returns home after a long absence and stays with her brother Joe (Keith Andes). His girlfriend Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) and Mae form an instant friendship. Fishing boat owner Jerry D’Amato (Paul Douglas) dates Mae and finds the nerve to propose. Mae decides to marry Jerry for security, but finds she’s content with the marriage. Jerry includes his friend Earl Pfeiffer (Robert Ryan) in their social life. Pfeiffer is a bitter man and can be volatile. Drunk and stumbling, Pfeiffer arrives at the couple’s home, passes out and sleeps it off overnight at their place. The next day, after Jerry goes to work, Mae breaks down in tears, after realizing where her feelings are leading her. 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, January 21
Jazz Clinic Series Led by Chris Vance

How would you like to be more involved with performances? Would you like to hear from the musicians, get background on the songs and instruments and ask  questions during performances? 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, January 23
Documentary: "Finding Kim" (2016) Directed by Aaron Bear
Presented by BRAVO

Follow the transformation of Kim, a 50-year-old transgender man from Seattle. Join his journey through top surgery, finding the perfect words for his family, and finally navigating the world as the person he was always meant to be. "Finding Kim" takes the viewer through this transition in detail, answering questions that many have regarding the significant decision a transgender individual makes to find their identity. Kim’s life is captured by director, Aaron Bear and cinematographer, Gabriel Bienczycki, and features experience and advice from others active in the LGBTQ community.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, January 24
The World in Your Backyard: Immigrants and Refugees Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Presentation by Kenneth J. Kovach

The purpose of the World in Your Backyard Program is to increase cultural awareness and bridge-building among neighbors in diverse communities of Northeast Ohio and introduce to these communities a wide range of "cultural ambassadors" who are available to make presentations to these communities to help residents connect with their diverse neighbors.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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