LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

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

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Film - "Somebody Up There Likes Me" " (1956)

A difficult childhood gives Rocky Graziano (Paul Newman) a contempt for all authority figures. After joining a street gang, the law catches up to Rocky and he is sent to prison for his criminal behavior. Upon release he is drafted into the Army but immediately resists the regimented lifestyle and goes AWOL. Strapped for cash, he becomes a boxer to earn quick money, only to discover that he has a natural talent for fighting. His newfound success gives him the confidence he needs to pursue his love interest, Norma (Pier Angeli).
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Performance -  Women In History: Annie Sullivan

At the age of five, trachoma struck Annie Sullivan, leaving her nearly blind. Despite being left in an orphanage with no formal educational facilities, Sullivan prospered. After regaining her eyesight from a series of operations and graduating as class valedictorian in 1886 from the Perkins Institute for the Blind, she began teaching Helen Keller. All who came in contact with them were amazed at the ability of Miss Sullivan to reach Miss Keller and Keller's heightened ability to grasp concepts unheard of by deaf and blind students before her. Women In History is dedicated to the education of all people through the dramatic creation of lives of notable women in U.S. history.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 27, 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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Documentary - "Intelligent Lives" 
Directed by Dan Habib
Presented by The Up Side of Downs

This film follows three young American adults with intellectual disabilities: Micah, Naieer, and Naomie as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper narrates their stories and unpacks a shameful track record of intelligence testing in the United States. The film seeks a society where those of all abilities can lead full lives through higher education, meaningful employment, and fulfilling relationships. We are joined by The Up Side of Downs, an organization dedicated to the education and advocacy of individuals and families living with Down Syndrome. "Intelligent Lives" was featured at the 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival.
6:30 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Light Up Lakewood Book Sale Preview

Get a first look at all of the books for sale in this Members-only preview. Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $3.00.
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Friends’ Book Sale Area

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Light Up Lakewood Book Sale

The Friends of Lakewood Public Library host the Light Up Lakewood bag sale.
9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Friends’ Book Sale Area

Sunday, December 2, 2018
Performance - Sharon’s Signers Perform Songs from "Frozen"

Sharon's Signers is a local sign language choir dedicated to inclusion of all adults and kids with abilities and disabilities. This group performs various popular songs and shows all in sign language. To celebrate the winter season in Lakewood the signers will be performing songs from the Disney favorite "Frozen."
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Documentary - "The Mask You Live In" 
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Presented by Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

America’s narrow definition of masculinity demands that boys often sacrifice intimacy, ridicule emotional expression and reject anything feminine. They are taught to degrade women and solve issues with violence. "The Mask You Live In" follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves in a society of oppressive gender expectations. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become what society dictates are real men. We are joined by members of the Cleveland-area organization, Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ), who work to empower students emotionally and professionally as they build the foundations of their futures.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Lakewood Historical Society - The History of Immigration in America
Presentation by Richard Boyd

“Whom have we welcomed, and whom have we not?” That is one of the key questions to understanding the history of immigration to the United States. Dr. Richard Boyd will shed light on this and other questions about this controversial topic.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Author Event - Women in Poetry Night

This evening will highlight the challenges of being a poet, a translator and a woman. The authors will discuss themes in their works, describe their writing and publishing processes, and read samples of their poems, "Meditations in the Feminine" translated from the original by Leanne Hoppe and "They Were Bears" by Sarah Marcus. Translator Leanne Hoppe holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University and works as a teacher, editor and translator in Cleveland. Her translations of the works of Italian poet Michela Zanarella were published as "Meditations in the Feminine" by Bordighera Press. "They Were Bears" drags us mercilessly back to our animal nature, honoring vulnerability and calling out sexual violence. Sarah Marcus teaches and writes in Cleveland. She is the author of two books of poetry and two chapbooks.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.20.2018