LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Friday, August 24, 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 Ernie Krivda.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Film - "The Night of the Shooting Stars" (1982) 
Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani

In Italian folklore, the Night of San Lorenzo is the night when dreams come true. Every shooting star fulfills a wish, but in a small Italian village in 1944, the only wish is for peace. The villagers of San Martino must flee their homes after hearing of Nazi plans to destroy their town. Love-struck Galvano (Omero Antonutti) and Concetta (Margarita Lozano) are among those who depart hoping for rescue and shelter. In Italian with English subtitles.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Concert - Havana Nights Orchestra

No other sounds can represent the dog days of summer – the heat, the long days – better than the music of Cuba, which is often considered one of the richest and most influential regional music of the world. The Havana Nights Orchestra performs music in the traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban and salsa styles. Led by local musician Chris Vance, the Havana Nights Orchestra will have you dancing in the aisles and moving your feet until the sun goes down over the Solstice Steps.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Genealogy Workshop
Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

How far back would you like to trace your family tree? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results. Space is limited at the workshops, but you are welcome to register with a partner and share a computer. Registration is required. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register. 
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

Friday, August 31 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 Chris Vance Quartet.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Film - "Cabaret" (1972)
Directed by Bob Fosse

In 1931 Berlin, British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York) lives a lonely existence in a boarding house, until he meets his vivacious neighbor Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli). This season we will highlight excellence in film by showing Oscar Award-winning films. This film earned eight Academy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Director.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day.

Monday, September 3, 2018
Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Literature Series: Ruin and Rebirth in "The Sound and the Fury"
Presented by Barbara Parr

"The Sound and the Fury" is a literary classic known for its unconventional narrative style. William Faulkner’s use of stream-of-consciousness technique and the Southern gothic motif create a novel where the inner workings of the human mind are displayed. As each generation of Compsons struggles with the decline of the family reputation, four distinct sections share the stories of financial ruin, loss of faith, and death. This four-part course will be presented by Barbara Parr, an instructor with Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. Please read the first section (April Seventh, 1928) for the first class. Registration is required. Register online at lifelonglearningcleveland.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Film - "The Long Riders" (1980) Directed by Walter Hill
Presented by Terry Meehan

Terry Meehan rides back into town with a new film series, “Dry Spell: Westerns of the 1980s.” "The Long Riders" follows the exploits of a band of robbers led by Jesse James, Cole Younger and their brothers. To emphasize the brotherly motif, the film’s cast includes four sets of real-life siblings: Stacy and James Keach, David and Keith Carradine, Dennis and Randy Quaid and Christopher and Nicholas Guest. Meehan will introduce 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, September 9, 2018
Concert - Scimitars Swing Band

Back in the ‘30s and ‘40s America needed a break from the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II. Relief came in the form of a new up-tempo jazz called Swing that swept the country with its cheerful syncopated rhythms. It was the kind of music that asked you to get up and dance. The Scimitars Swing Band specializes in the music of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s; the true era of the Big Bands, but are also known to mix it up with music of an earlier vintage, as well as some more current popular tunes. Help us kick off our season in a big band kind of way!
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Literature Series: Ruin and Rebirth in "The Sound and the Fury"
Presented by Barbara Parr

The second in our literature series on William Faulkner’s "The Sound and the Fury." Prior registration required.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Great Decisions in the Library - South Africa's Fragile Democracy
Led by Dr. Roby Simons

The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the party today suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation. After a brief video, Dr. Roby Simons will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding South Africa’s history, culture, and political landscape. Dr. Roby Simons is a professor of Urban Studies at Cleveland State University and was a 2005 Fulbright Scholar at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Non-Fiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation with 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 "Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior" by Jonah Berger.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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