LPL Calendar Of Events Complied by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Author Event - "The Super Ladies: A Novel"
by Susan Petrone

Three middle-aged Cleveland women face conventional problems: sending a child to college, dealing with a stale marriage. But changes are coming. Margie, Katherine, and Abra are feeling a new power inside of them – literally. Of all the things they thought they’d contend with as they got older, not one of them considered they'd be becoming superheroes. At once a delightful and surprising adventure and a thoughtful examination of a woman's changing role through life's passages, "The Super Ladies" is larger-than-life fiction at its very best.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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 "The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism" by John U. Bacon.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Film - "Silverado" (1985) Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Presented by Terry Meehan

Loner Emmett (Scott Glen) saves sweet-faced Paden (Kevin Kline) from death in the desert. The two of them then spring Paden’s brother, Jake (Kevin Costner) from jail. Joining up with the trio is Mal (Danny Glover), a black man who is out to avenge the death of his father. The four ride into the next town, Silverado, where they encounter a crooked sheriff (Brian Dennehy) and a formidable saloon owner (Linda Hunt). Terry Meehan concludes 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, February 10, 2019
Concert - Mike & Mary: Valentine’s Day Special

Mike and Mary are a jazz and pop duo specializing in the music of the Great American Songbook. With Valentine's Day in mind, the main theme of this program is love with all of its joys and sorrows. They will perform some of the most beautiful love songs ever written by composers such as Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin and Cy Coleman, songs that perfectly describe what happens when people discover that fabulous feeling known as love.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Documentary - "Deej" 
Directed by Robert Rooy
Presented by Peace by Piece

Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words. In his advocacy on behalf of other non-speaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. Members of the local organization Peace by Piece work with adults on the Autism Disorder Spectrum and adults with Developmental Disabilities; they will be joining us to discuss "Deej."
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Lakewood Historical Society - Who Killed RFK?: Fifty Years Later
Presentation by Bev Sadowski

Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign for the presidency was reaching its zenith when he was struck down in Los Angeles in June 1968. What evidence exists to dispute the conclusion that Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was the assassin? Forensic, medico-legal, eyewitness and recently discovered acoustic evidence will be presented, some of which was never presented at the trial. This examination of the case, fifty years later, seriously calls into question Sirhan’s role in this tragic event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Great Decisions in the Library - Russia's Foreign Policy
Led by Dr. Stephen Crowley

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and is working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies along Russia’s historical borderlands. How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions? After a brief video, Dr. Stephen Crowley will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding Russian foreign policy.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Film - "The Red Violin" (1998) Directed by Francois Girard
Presented by Barbara Stefffek-Hill

Spanning four centuries, the red violin has survived a long, strange journey passing through multiple hands, including gypsies, English virtuoso Frederick Pope (Jason Flemyng) and Chinese Communists. Eventually the exquisite violin is delivered to Duval’s auction house in Montreal by Charles Morritz (Samuel L. Jackson), an expert in rare musical instruments. Morritz uncovers the violin’s real secret which is far beyond anything he might have imagined. 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, February 17, 2019
Performance - Great Lakes Classics on Tour: "Treasure Island"

What is the price of adventure? Venture out on the high seas with young Jim Hawkins as he searches for the lost treasure of Captain Flint. A brave band of actors embrace clowning, slapstick, puppetry, and music in the greatest pirate story ever told! Each season, Great Lakes Theater presents a touring production that visits nearly two dozen public neighborhood venues in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, a classics-inspired, educational performance for school-aged children with a strong social message. The performance is fully staged with sets, costumes, music and puppets, and a post-show question and answer session with the actors. This adaptation was written by Eric Schmiedl, and is based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 2019
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 "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 20, 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


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Volume 15, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.05.2019