LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Documentary - "1 in 3" (2010)
Directed by Lagueria Davis
Presented by Laura Cowan of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

One in three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. This film features Ophelia Metz, mother of two, as she escapes her own violent situation. When she leaves, the only place for her family is a shelter. Through the eyes of Ophelia and her Advocate, Sydell Thomas, the intricacies behind this largely undiscussed problem are revealed. Laura Cowan is a long-time activist for survivors of domestic violence; she launched the Laura Cowan Foundation, which raises money to help women and children escaping abusive situations.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Library Closed

Library closed in observance of Independence Day.

Friday, July 6, 2018
Front Porch Concert Series

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy fantastic music with friends and neighbors in the heart of Downtown Lakewood. Tonight we welcome The Rough and Tumble.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Film - "King Kong" (1933)
Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

Filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) travels with his crew to an exotic tropical island to shoot his latest blockbuster. Skull Island is home to a massive gorilla who becomes infatuated with the film’s leading lady Ann Darrow (Fay Wray). When the islanders kidnap Ann and offer her as a sacrifice to the mighty Kong, it is up to the ship’s first mate Jack Driscoll (Bruce Cabot) and Carl to rescue her. Kong is captured and brought back to New York City as a publicity stunt but instead of creating a spectacle, he wreaks havoc on the Big Apple.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Concert - Brian Henke

Brian is considered by many to be the guru of fingerstyle guitar, but his talent doesn’t stop there. He is also a solo acoustic guitarist, harp guitarist, singer, songwriter and instrumental composer. His unique guitar style has been called everything from folk to new age to neo-classical to pastoral, or as Henke likes to call it, “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up and served to taste.” His music appeals to anyone who likes music lyrical, thought provoking and performed with virtuosity.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Author Event - "Lethal Licorice"
Book by Amanda Flower

Harvest, Ohio is a long way from New York City, where Bailey King left a coveted job as a head chocolatier to take over Swissmen Sweets, her Amish grandparents’ candy shop. Now, while caring for her recently widowed grandmother, she plans to honor her grandfather’s memory by entering the annual Amish Confectionery Competition. But between lavender blueberry fudge and chocolate cherry ganache truffles, Bailey may have bitten off more than she can chew when the search for a missing pot-bellied pig turns up a body suffering from sugar overload—the fatal kind. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, July 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 "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Friday, July 13, 2018
Front Porch Concert Series

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy fantastic music with friends and neighbors in the heart of Downtown Lakewood. Tonight we welcome The Lakewood Music Collective.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, July 14, 2018
How to Repair a Bike
Presentation by Ryan Sheldon

As any cyclist knows, one pothole or flat tire can put the brakes on an otherwise enjoyable ride. Learn the basics of bike repair, from fixing a flat tire to adjusting a popped chain. Learn what you need to assemble an emergency kit and how to prevent minor issues while out on the road. Bring your bike and learn how to utilize the bike repair station on the Main Library Front Porch.
11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Film - "Tootsie" (1982)
Directed by Sydney Pollack

Struggling New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) poses as a woman to land a job on a daytime soap opera. His new alter ego “Dorothy Michaels” fools his agent and lands him a long-term contract. Michael fully embodies his new persona and inadvertently inspires women around the country to break free from the control of men. Complications arise as Michael finds himself in an unwelcome love triangle and struggles to maintain his feelings for his co-star Julie Nichols (Jessica Lange) while staying true to his new identity.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Performance - Twain by Two

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” - Mark Twain. Mark Dawidziak has produced this one-act collection of material by Mark Twain, performed by Largely Literary Theater Company co-founders Dawidziak and Sara Showman. It features excerpts from Huckleberry Finn and Eve’s Diary, and the performance promises to be all fiction of the strange variety. No less an authority than Ken Burns has said, “Nobody gets Mark Twain the way Mark Dawidziak does.” It’s not an exaggeration -- Mark Twain is coming to the Library.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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 Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday, July 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: "May We Be Forgiven: A Novel" by A.M. Homes.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018