LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Author Event - The Torso Murders Double Feature
"The Company of Demons: A Novel" 
and "The Unclaimed Victim"
Books by Michael Jordan and D.M. Pulley

Meet two authors in this special double feature! Michael Jordan and D.M. Pulley present their fiction versions of the Torso Murders. "In The Company of Demons," the brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned as the killing evokes memories of the Torso Murderer. In "The Unclaimed Victim," in 1938 a madman hunts his victims through the hobo jungles of Cleveland, terrorizing the city.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Booked for Murder Book Club

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 "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel" by Matthew Sullivan.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room  

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Film - "Mao’s Last Dancer"" (2010)
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Houston Ballet artistic director Ben Stevenson (Bruce Greenwood) invites Beijing Arts Academy dance student Li Cunxin (Chi Cao) to America to perform. The Communist Chinese government gives permission for Li to leave the country but warns him not to stay longer than three months. 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, October 21, 2018
Concert - Mary Beth Ions, Violinist

Enjoy an hour listening to the beautiful, unique voice of the violin and hearing about the adventures of life as a freelance musician. Ions will discuss and demonstrate the use of the violin throughout history and how it has the ability to evoke emotions like no other instrument. From country fiddle to classical concertos, Ions’ music will move and inspire you.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Presentation: Creating an Inclusive Community
Presented by Ashley Boyd
Co-presented by a Good Life Ambassador for the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

This community conversation will discuss inclusive practices, particularly for individuals with developmental disabilities. As a part of this presentation, the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities will provide resources and discuss how community entities can play a significant role in fostering integrative environments; ultimately paving the way for more inclusive settings.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Great Decisions in the Library - Turkey: a Partner in Crisis
Led by Joseph Meissner

In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse, and an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. What are the implications for U.S. foreign policy in the region? After a brief video, Joseph Meissner will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding Turkey.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Talk – The Importance of Blood Pressure
Presentation by University Hospitals St. John Medical Center

High blood pressure is a silent killer. Learn what causes high blood pressure and what healthy choices you can make to keep your blood pressure from elevating. Regular blood pressure screenings can detect serious conditions including stroke, coronary heart disease and kidney problems. Diastolic? Systolic? Learn the difference, and what each means.
1:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Film - "Temple Grandin" (2010)

A visit to her aunt’s ranch introduces a young Temple Grandin (Claire Danes) to the cattle crush, a device used to restrain and calm livestock. The device sparks an idea in the autistic Temple, who struggles in social settings despite her brilliant mind. Her innovation leads her on the path to become an award-winning expert in the field of animal husbandry and autism.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Concert - Trepanning Trio

Trepanning Trio is an acoustic instrumental ensemble which makes oddly beautiful music using classical, traditional and handmade instruments (i.e., viola da gamba, kalimba, guzheng, pan lids screwed onto sticks and played with violin bows, etc.). Since its unofficial formation in 1998, this Northeast Ohio-based ensemble has assembled an unlikely rogues’ gallery of more than two dozen musicians, composers, artists, writers and ethnomusicologists. Contrary to its name, Trepanning Trio typically performs with a rotating lineup of six to twelve musicians. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they combine hundreds of years of experience to bear on a repertoire forged by a shared passion for sound, texture, rhythm, melody and experimentation.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 30, 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 using the free Library Edition of and other resources. Space is limited at the workshops, but you are welcome to register with a partner and share a computer. Also, keep in mind that the Library Edition of the famous genealogy resource,, is free to use every day at the Library. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Author Event - "Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World"
Book by Zeki Saritoprak, PhD
Presented by Murat Gurer of the Turkish Cultural Center

"Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World" explores the writings of important figures in the historical development of Islamic spirituality as well as the major sources of religious authority in Islam, the Qur'an and Hadith. Classical Sufis and Sufism are explored as well as contemporary mystics. Key figures discussed include medieval Islamic theologian al-Ghazali, and Said Nursi, arguably one of the most important modern theologians in the Islamic spiritual tradition. Discussing both historical and contemporary dimensions of Islamic spirituality allows the author to ground classical Sufi texts in contemporary ideas and practices.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 2:25 PM, 10.16.2018