LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Veteran’s Voices
Presentation by Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Each year thousands of individuals are stationed around the world under active military duty. The return to civilian life is not always smooth and can be greatly impacted by the effects of service-connected disabilities. From benefit claims to healthcare, veterans are eligible for a wide range of services. Join us to hear from veterans who have received services provided by the Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Focusing on treating the whole veteran through health promotion and disease prevention, the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for 111,901 Veterans across Northeast Ohio.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Author Event - "Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes: The First Solo Thru-Hike of Ohio’s 1,444 Mile Buckeye Trail"
Book by Andy Niekamp

When four-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp decided to hike Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, he took on the challenge of his life. On this eighty-eight day adventure, Niekamp found things he didn’t know he had: a Buckeye Trail family who assisted and encouraged him; a home state rich with scenic beauty and history; and the physical, mental and emotional stamina to travel Ohio alone and on foot. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 8, 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 "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Film - "Barbarosa" (1982) Directed by Fred Schepisi
Presented by Terry Meehan

This film typifies the dry spell that the Western movie experienced during the first half of the decade. Influential film critic Pauline Kael praised it as “spirited and satisfying,” but the box-office take left the studio’s saddlebags all but empty. Barbarosa (Willie Nelson) is an infamous outlaw who rides across Texas robbing everyone in his path. He comes across a hapless farm boy named Karl (Gary Busey) who wants to throw in with him. Terry Meehan continues his series on Westerns of the 1980s, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Concert - The Singing Angels Special Veterans Day Performance

The Singing Angels, founded in 1964, is a non-profit dedicated to youth development through the highest level of artistic achievement in the performing arts. The mission is to engage youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches teamwork, builds confidence, and provides a foundation for life. In honor of veterans in Lakewood and the rest of the country The Singing Angels will perform patriotic favorites including “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, “God Bless America” and  the “Armed Forces Salute”. After the Veterans Day Ceremony at Lakewood Park this music will continue Lakewood’s day of remembrance.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Documentary - "Free CeCe!" 
Directed by Jacqueline Gares
Presented by the American Civil Liberties Union

CeCe McDonald is an African American bi transgender woman. In 2011, McDonald was attacked, and, during the altercation, her attacker was killed. After a forceful interrogation, she was unable to enter a plea for self-defense and was sentenced to forty-one months in a male penitentiary. This injustice sparked a multitude of activists, media personality and celebrity outrage and catalyzed a movement to free CeCe. As a person of color and an LGBT individual, CeCe’s story could easily be the story of so many others who face daily discrimination and violence. Her story presents as a symptom of the prison industrial complex and accentuates the voices that call for its dismantling. A representative from the ACLU will join us to further discuss LGBTQ+ rights.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Lakewood Historical Society - Jesse James: The Last Rebel of the Civil War
Presentation by Mel Maurer

Jesse James was an early celebrity for all the wrong reasons. Was he a true folk hero, an American Robin Hood? Or was he a ruthless criminal, killer who served only his own interests? Mel Maurer will cover James’ life from his baptism under fire as a Confederate guerrilla to his assassination as a wanted outlaw.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 15, 2018
League of Women Voters Case Western Reserve Forum
Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era
Moderated by
 Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer
Join the community discussion on chronic pain in the post-opioid era.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 15, 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 "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel" by Robin Sloan.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room  

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Film - "Memento" (2000) Directed by Christopher Nolan

Lenny Shelby (Guy Pearce) has extreme short term-memory loss since suffering a severe head injury as a result of the break-in that killed his wife. On the hunt for his wife’s murderer, Lenny keeps track of people and places by constantly writing notes to himself and taking Polaroid pictures. Ever-present Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) was the cop assigned to the case. Under the guise of helping him, Teddy feeds Lenny false clues as to the killer’s identity. 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, November 18, 2018
Concert - Blu Monsoon

Cleveland's very own contemporary jazz trio will be performing a selection of original music, jazz standards and modern covers. Blu Monsoon's latest single "Low Tide" can be heard on Cleveland's WNWV 107.3 The Wave. We hope you’ll be blown away by this monsoon.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Presentation: Veteran Benefits
Presentation by Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio

Since 1951, the little-known Aid and Attendance Benefit has been available to qualifying veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependent children. Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio functions as a resource for war time veterans and families and specifically exists to provide information, without cost or obligation in attaining the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This presentation will explain qualifying categories including military service, age and disability, assets and income, and unreimbursed medical expenses. Rich Rompala of Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio will also explain the benefit application, selection, and implementation process.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss "The Fire by Night: A Novel" by Teresa Messineo.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 3:08 PM, 11.07.2018