LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Great Decisions in the Library - U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
Led by Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler

The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, while others call for a more assertive position overseas. After a brief video, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding military intervention.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Talk - Preventing Diabetes
Presentation by University Hospitals St. John Medical Center

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Left undiagnosed or uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to long-term health concerns including heart disease, kidney damage and stroke. Reduce your risk and join us for an eye-opening discussion about diabetes, signs and symptoms, and what you can do to prevent the onset of the disease.
1:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Film - "Wings" (1927)
Directed by William A. Wellman

Two men dream of becoming fighter pilots in World War I. The pair share a hometown and also a common love interest, Mary Preston (Clara Bow). Lovable boy next door Jack Powell (Charles Rogers) fights the wealthy David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) for Mary’s affections. They must learn to trust each other as they join ranks to fight the Germans.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Concert - SLAP Jazz Quartet: Led Zeppelin Tribute

SLAP members Michael Zubal (bass), John Henry Scully (drums), Michael Scheiman (guitar) and Tom Zubal (guitar) have been carrying on a musical conversation for over three decades. SLAP will be performing a musical tribute to Led Zeppelin with one song from each studio album in reverse chronological order and ending up with a piece from Led Zeppelin I, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release. This will not be a "cover band" treatment of Led Zeppelin's work, instead it will be SLAP's interpretations of the songs.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Genealogy Workshop
Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to 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, January 29, 2019
Documentary - "Alive & Well" 
Directed by Josh Taft
Presented by Huntington’s Disease Society of America

A powerful documentary film about the human condition, "Alive & Well" follows seven resilient people coming to terms with the profound reality of living with the hereditary chronic illness known as Huntington’s Disease (HD). Its subjects range from a young woman hoping to start a family, to a former NBC News journalist turned HD-advocate, as well as a renowned scientist relentlessly searching for a cure. It is not an exposé into a hopeless illness, but a reminder of human strength and perseverance. Huntington’s Disease Society of America hopes to inspire greater understanding of HD and fight the stigma associated with it, and members of the organization will join us to spread this message.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Presentation: Person-first Language and Disability Legislation
Presentation by Disability Rights Ohio

Since the landmark signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, certain rights for people with disabilities have been protected by law. This ensures equal opportunity in everyday life, including employment opportunities, purchasing goods and services and participating in state and local government. Three decades later, the struggle for equality is ongoing. A representative from Disability Rights Ohio will share the latest developments in legislation and its impact on everyday living for people with disabilities. Disability Rights Ohio provides legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities.
7:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Author Event - "Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home"
by Lara Lillibridge

Lara Lillibridge grew up with two moms―an experience that shaped and scarred her at the same time. Told from the perspective of “Girl,” Lillibridge’s memoir is the no-holds-barred account of childhood in an atypical household. Girlish is a human story that challenges readers to reevaluate their own lives and motivations.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Film - "It Happened One Night" (1934)
Directed by Frank Capra

Spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is a bride on the run from her overbearing father. She plans to travel to New York to reunite with her lover. On the bus she meets cynical and unemployed reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable). A series of mishaps forces Ellie and Peter to set aside their differences and join forces to get to the Big Apple.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, February 3, 2019
Performance - Chinese New Year’s Dancers

Join us for this special performance in honor of the Chinese New Year, which falls on February 5, 2019, and is the year of the pig. Yin Tang Dance Company presents a series of traditional and fusion Chinese dances. Many of the dances come from regions of China with stories to accompany them. Others bring a piece of history, whether through movement or music. The K-pop team, "DNA Level-C" will also make an appearance with high energy entertainment.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Resource Fair: For Adults and Children Living with Disabilities and Their Families

What does the Library offer adults and children living with disabilities? There are adapted programs for children created by the Library’s partner, Connecting for Kids, our extensive collection of large print materials and audiobooks, both physical and online, and our new hearing assistance devices for the Main Library Auditorium. The Library also acts as a hub for other organizations in the community to offer information and resources. Stop by this resource fair for children and adults living with disabilities to discover what the Lakewood community has to offer you and your family.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 3:50 PM, 01.22.2019