LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, August 9, 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 "Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War’s Most Extraordinary Double Agent" by Russell Miller.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Friday, August 10, 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 FireSide.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Talk - How to Interpret Your Dreams
Presentation by Cindy Summer

Dreams often provide suggestions on how to solve problems in waking life. Since dreams are usually highly symbolic, we must look at pieces of the dream through careful analysis in order to understand their meaning. Discover an approach to analyzing dreams and understanding their meaning with Cindy Summer.
11:00 a.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Film - "The Wrong Man" (1956)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Presented by Terry Meehan

The “wrong man” narrative has been a favorite theme of Hitchcock’s since 1927’s The Lodger, when silent era matinee idol, Ramon Novarro, was wrongly accused of being Jack the Ripper. For this movie, Hitchcock steps away from the fiction film and into the realm of real life. Based on Maxwell Anderson’s non-fiction book, it tells the true story of down-on-his-luck musician Manny Balestrero (Henry Fonda), who is wrongly accused of holding up an insurance office. Terry Meehan concludes 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, August 12, 2018
Performance - The Cleveland Dance Project

The Cleveland Dance Project (CDP) is a dance, choreography and performance outlet for dancers who want to continue performing and/or choreographing into their adult life. Their dance family includes everyone from the dance teacher, to the dance professional, to the person who’s always wanted to boogie but never had the opportunity until now. CDP’s mission is to provide a fun, yet professional, environment for dancers of all styles to come together as a community, to help them find a balance between work and home lives and following their passions, while allowing them the opportunity to showcase their creations together to their friends, family and the greater Cleveland area. The dancers have put together a special performance for their first appearance in Lakewood!
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Lakewood Historical Society
Talk - Vietnam: An Army Nurse’s Experience
Presentation by Mary Reynolds Powell

As a young American Army nurse, Mary Reynolds Powell went to Vietnam in 1970. She served in the 24th Evacuation Hospital near Saigon during the “winding down” of the Vietnam conflict, when thousands of American troops still made the ultimate sacrifice. Mary described her experiences in the book "A World of Hurt: Between Innocence and Arrogance in Vietnam," which was nominated for a Northern Ohio Live Award for Achievement in Writing. Copies of "A World of Hurt" will be available for sale and signing at this event.

7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Author Event - Cleveland A to Z: Historical Essentials for Newcomers and Residents in Northeastern Ohio
Book by Lauren R. Pacini

Cleveland A to Z was published in November 2017, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Western Reserve Historical Society. It is a compendium of essays written by John Grabowski, PhD, with vintage images from the Historical Society archives, and contemporary images by Lauren Pacini. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, August 16, 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: "A Casualty of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery" by Charles Todd.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Friday, August 17, 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 Mr. Eric’s Music (children’s concert).
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Film - "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"(1946)
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Young runaways Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) and boyfriend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) are found. She’s returned home to rich aunt Mrs. Ivers (Judith Anderson). Hours later, the woman falls down a flight of stairs and dies. Martha and friend Walter O’Neil (Kirk Douglas) are the only witnesses and claim it was accidental. Martha inherits her aunt’s fortune. Martha and Walter later marry. Seventeen years after leaving, Sam wrecks his car passing through Iverstown.Repairs won’t be finished until the next day. He runs into lonely Toni Maracheck (Lizabeth Scott). After Martha and Sam meet by chance, she wants him back at all costs. 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, August 19, 2018
Performance - Women in History: Julia Boggs Dent Grant

A biography was released in late 2017 by famed biographer Ron Chernow, featuring Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States. This program will shift the focus to President Grant’s wife, Julia Boggs Dent Grant. She was known as a determined woman who, despite family objections, married the man she loved. Outspoken, she also created her own plans for ending the Civil War and holding a secret Presidential Inauguration. Women in History is a non-profit corporation founded in Lakewood, and dedicated to the education of all people through the dramatic re-creation of lives of notable women in U.S. history.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Documentary - "The Moment" (2017)
Directed by Darcy Hennessey Turenne
Presented by Beat Cycles

Freeride is one of the most popular forms of mountain biking. It involves riding a trail in a creative path using tricks and individual style. Ryan Sheldon of Lakewood’s Beat Cycles brings his expertise to the event. Attendees will be gathering at Beat Cycles, 15608 Detroit Road, after the film to continue the conversation.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, August 21, 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 "House Rules: A Novel" by Jodi Picoult.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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