LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Friday, September 7, 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 Light of Day Band.
7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Film - "The Long Riders" (1980)
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." Registration is required. Register online at or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.
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. It faces growing threats from both left and right opposition parties. Given America’s history of opportunistic engagement with Africa, there are few prospects for a closer relationship between the two countries and a weaker ANC could lead to political fragmentation. What does this mean for South Africa? 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

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Film - "Flame & Citron" (2008) Directed by Ole Christian Madsen
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

In the spring of 1944, the Nazis invade and occupy Denmark. Red-haired Bent Faurschou-Hviid (Thure Lindhardt) codenamed Flame and Jorgen Haagen Schmith (Mads Mikkelsen) codenamed Citron are members of the partisan group Holger Dansk. In Danish with English subtitles. 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, September 16, 2018
Concert - Hip to That

Hip to That is a Cleveland jazz quartet that has been performing all over the Cleveland area for almost four years. Maria DiDonato, Joe Rangel, Lee Kolarik and Dave “Ziggy” Deitke met as music students at Cleveland State University and formed a bond that survived graduation. They specialize in jazz standards, Great American Songbook charts and pop tunes that have a distinctive jazz twist added by the band. For example, their favorite number to play together is a mash-up of two standards, Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack” and Peggy Lee’s “Fever”. This is a diverse, young jazz combo determined to knock your socks off. 
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, September 18, 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 Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek" by Howard Markel.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Ruin and Rebirth in The Sound and the Fury
Literature Series presented by Barbara Parr

The third 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 20, 2018
Cleveland History Special Author Event

Three authors discuss their two books about Cleveland history: "The Birth of Downtown Cleveland: A Vision Interrupted" by Dave Ford and Brad Schwartz and "LGBTQ Cleveland: Images of Modern America" by Ken Schneck. The 1903 Plan for Cleveland’s downtown laid out a vision of neoclassical splendor. But the plan suffered setbacks from all sides. Presenting previously unpublished historic photographs, authors Ford and Schwartz detail a story more than a century in the making. Cleveland’s LGBTQ history exhibits the classic components of a Hollywood blockbuster. A nefarious billboard-maker, an adversarial state senator and unidentified arsonists played villainous parts in promoting a repressive anti-gay agenda. Schneck’s LGBTQ Cleveland covers nearly five decades of Cleveland history and features more than 150 photos. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018