LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Film - "Goodfellas" (1990)
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) begins his life of crime as a gofer for local mob boss Paul “Paulie” Cicero (Paul Sorvino). Upon initiation into the crime family he is introduced to his partners Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro).
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, April 8, 2018
The Chris Vance Quartet

Longtime Lakewood musician Chris Vance leads an all-star quartet as they play on existing melodies and rhythms with the goal of creating something new together. Using their unique interpretation of a wide selection of the jazz repertoire, as well as their own compositions, Vance and other Cleveland greats will fill the afternoon with excitement.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Talk - Staying Independent through Aging
Presentation by Peggy Lee-Tocco

The second in our six-part series on aging led by Peggy Lee-Tocco. Previous registration required.
1:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Documentary - "Louder Than a Bomb" (2010)
Directed by Greg Jacobs
Presented by Damien Ware

Every year, students across Chicago compete in the largest youth poetry slam in the world. From junior high to college age, this event showcases voices from all walks of life in their most honest form. Follow the teams and individuals as they prepare and perform original pieces, and tell their stories drawn from experience and hardship. Ware is a co-founder of the Buckeye poetry group, The Griot Project, which works to uphold African culture through art and community outreach, and a partner of the installations of public art in the Buckeye neighborhood, Love Lunes Over Buckeye.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Poetry Workshop
Led by Leanne Hoppe

The second workshop in our four-part series. Writing poetry is about the journey, not the destination. Part of that journey is seeing what you’ll discover, surprising yourself and enjoying the bumps in the road. During this four part series, Leanne Hoppe will be your poet tour guide on this adventure—all abilities and experience levels are welcome.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Author Event - "Clouds Pile Up in the North: New & Selected Poems"
by Major ‘Maj’ Ragain

Maj Ragain is the author of seven chapbooks of poetry and five book-length collections, all of which contribute to Clouds Pile Up in the North: New & Selected Poems. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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 "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Talk - How to Coupon
Presentation by Joe the Coupon Guy®

Learn how to consistently save 70% or more on grocery and toiletry shopping. Using coupons and other methods, find many new ways to save on utilities, gas, restaurants, travel, smartphone plans, and clothes. Joe the Coupon Guy® has taught thousands of people across Ohio how to save money.
11:00 a.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Film - "The Trouble with Harry" (1955)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Presented by Terry Meehan

The “trouble” is that Harry’s dead body inconveniently appears one autumn afternoon on a hillside in scenic New England. How did he die? How did his body get there? And what should be done about it? The colorful cast is led by Sam Marlowe (John Forsythe), an eccentric artist who wants to undress and paint Jennifer Rogers (Shirley MacLaine). Terry Meehan continues his series on Hitchcock in the Fifties Part 2, introducing each film with an original video presentation, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Performance - WordStage: d.a. levy

In 1960’s Cleveland, poets haunted coffee shops, printed zines with mimeographs and frequently ran into trouble with the law. There were many talented yet troubled writers in Cleveland, but none more infamous than d.a. levy. Though charged with distributing obscene writing in 1966, levy was a strong believer in Buddhism and a champion of justice. levy continued to document Cleveland’s gritty charm and rough interior through his poetry, founding Cleveland’s first underground newspaper. WordStage is a chamber music reader’s theater, dedicated to the presentation of works with special literary, historical and musical merit.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Staying Independent through Aging
Presentation by Peggy Lee-Tocco

The third in our six-part series on aging led by Peggy Lee-Tocco. Previous registration is required.
1:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Poetry Workshop
Led by Leanne Hoppe

The third in our four part series. Leanne Hoppe will be your poet tour guide on this adventure—all abilities and experience levels are welcome.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp during World War II" by Jan Jarboe Russell.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Author Event - "The Edge of Innocence: The Trial of Casper Bennett"
by David Miraldi

"The Edge of Innocence" is a work of historical fiction based on the 1964 murder trial of Casper Bennett, a man accused of drowning his wife in a bathtub of scalding water in Lorain. Bennett’s sensational trial pitted an aggressive, mercurial county prosecutor against the author’s father, a civil trial attorney who had never before defended anyone for murder. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Booked for Murder: Reader’s Choice

If you share a passion for mystery, join the group each month to discuss your favorites and selections made by group members. Tonight we will discuss: "The Forgotten" by David Baldacci.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

 

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