LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Spring Book Sale Preview

Friends of Lakewood Public Library host a Members Only Preview Sale. Join at the door for as little as $3.00.
Main Library Friends’ Book Sale Area

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Event - "100 Things to See in the Night Sky:
From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing"
by Dean Regas

Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies as author Dean Regas guides you through the universe. Utilizing amazing simulation software, you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. Dean Regas has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000 and is the co-host of Star Gazers, a backyard astronomy program airing on PBS stations around the world. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
Main Library Auditorium

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Opening Gala
Featuring: David Hassler, Director Wick Poetry Center; Katie Daley, Teaching Artist Wick Poetry Center

We invite you to celebrate the opening of Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices. David Hassler will speak about the history and impact of the Traveling Stanzas exhibits, and Katie Daley will speak about leading workshops in our community to create poetry featured in our exhibit. The poetry created in these workshops is directly reflected in this public display. There will also be a performance by the Global Connections, and a poetry reading. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Opening remarks begin at 7:00 p.m.
Main Library Grand Reading Room

Spring Book Sale
Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friends of Lakewood Public Library host the Spring Book Sale.
Main Library Friends’ Book Sale Area 

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film - "Our Man in Havana" (1959)
Directed by Carol Reed
Presented by Terry Meehan

Author Graham Greene’s experiences as an actual spy inspired this witty satire about a vacuum cleaner salesman who is recruited by MI-6 in Cuba during the Batista regime. By the time Greene arrived in Havana to make the film, Fidel Castro had come down from the mountains to take over. Terry Meehan presents a new film series, Cold War Chronicles, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.
Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Historical Reenactment - Women in History: Ida B. Wells Barnett

Ida B. Wells Barnett was an African-American educator, investigative journalist, anti-lynching campaigner, founding member of the NAACP and civil rights crusader. She arguably became the most famous black woman in America, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence. Women in History is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the education of all people through the dramatic re-creation of lives of the notable women in U.S. history.
Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
"Citizen"
Book Discussion
Led by Damien Ware

In her award-winning book "Citizen: An American Lyric," poet Claudia Rankine lays bare moments of racism that often surface in everyday encounters. It combines poetry with commentary, visual art, quotations from artists and critics, slogans and scripts for films, to become a provocative meditation on race. It is “an anatomy of American racism in the new millennium” (Bookforum). Leading these discussions of "Citizen" is local poet Damien Ware.
Main Library Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Legends of China: Culture and Poetry
Presented by Shunqin Li of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

Take a look at the legends of ancient Chinese Tang poetry in this four-week course taught by visiting professor Shunqin Li. This poetry series will open a window to Chinese culture through song, language and artistic expression. Experience Chinese history through poetry of the Tang dynasty and your own creation. The Confucius Institute works to support programs and activities that help to deepen the relationship between Cleveland and China.
Main Library Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Staffed Exhibit Times

When visitors interact with digital creative tools such as Emerge or Thread, their voices will be incorporated into the exhibit in a variety of ways—from a scrolling group poem to posted cards printed from the Emerge web application. If you want to engage with these tools, but don’t know where to start, visit while our docents can assist. To schedule for large groups please email events@lakewoodpubliclibrary.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 174.
Main Library Second Floor Gallery

Thursday March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Poetry Workshop
Led by Leanne Hoppe

From the Italian, stanza means a room—a place to pause. Indeed, Traveling Stanzas offers individuals moments of pause, with which to reflect on their lives, their city and a shared experience of their community. Leanne Hoppe, local teacher, editor and translator will lead workshops in the Traveling Stanzas Exhibit to give attendees a structured moment to explore the interactive tools.
Main Library Second Floor Gallery

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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 "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine
Main Library Meeting Room

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film - "Moonlight" (2016)
Directed by Barry Jenkins

A young, gay, African-American man, Chiron (Ashton Sanders), deals with his dysfunctional home life while coming of age in Miami during the War on Drugs era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the support of the community that helps raise him.
Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film - "A Dog’s Purpose" (2017)
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Four dogs are connected from one lifetime to the next, starting with Bailey. His human is young Ethan (K. J. Apa). After Bailey’s life is over, he continues through his lifetimes until becoming Buddy, who is abandoned on a country road and catches a familiar scent. He sees older Ethan (Dennis Quaid) on the property once owned by his grandparents. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.
Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Film ─ "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959)

Just-fired Darby O'Gill (Albert Sharpe) does not want to tell his daughter, Katie (Janet Munro), that his position has been taken by a younger man (Sean Connery). On his way home, Darby slips through a portal to the land of the little people. There he meets the leprechaun king, Brian (Jimmy O'Dea), and winds up accidentally bringing him home with him. Darby then demands Brian grant him three wishes, but the request brings Darby unexpected results.
Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (18 and younger only) at 7:00 p.m.
Poetry Workshop
Led by Leanne Hoppe

From the Italian, stanza means a room—a place to pause. Indeed, Traveling Stanzas offers individuals moments of pause, with which to reflect on their lives, their city and a shared experience of their community. Leanne Hoppe, local teacher, editor and translator will lead workshops in the Traveling Stanzas Exhibit to give attendees a structured moment to explore the interactive tools. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 is reserved for individuals 18 and under.
Main Library Second Floor Gallery

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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 "Vanessa and Her Sister: A Novel" by Priya Parmar.
Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Legends of China: Culture and Poetry
Presented by Shunqin Li of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

Take a look at the legends of ancient Chinese Tang poetry in this four-week course taught by visiting professor Shunqin Li. This poetry series will open a window to Chinese culture through song, language and artistic expression. Experience Chinese history through poetry of the Tang dynasty and your own creation. The Confucius Institute works to support programs and activities that help to deepen the relationship between Cleveland and China.
Main Library Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Staffed Exhibit Times

When visitors interact with digital creative tools such as Emerge or Thread, their voices will be incorporated into the exhibit in a variety of ways—from a scrolling group poem to posted cards printed from the Emerge web application. If you want to engage with these tools, but don’t know where to start, visit while our docents can assist. To schedule for large groups please email events@lakewoodpubliclibrary.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 174.
Main Library Second Floor Gallery

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.05.2019