LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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 "Nutshell: A Novel" by Ian McEwan.
Main Library Meeting Room  

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film - "The Namesake" (2006)
Directed by Mira Nair

After moving from Calcutta to New York, the Ganguli family maintains a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of India and blending into American culture. Parents Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) long for the family and culture they left in India, but they are proud of the opportunities their sacrifices have given their children. Their son Gogol (Kal Penn) strives to forge his own identity without forgetting his heritage.
Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
NEA Big Read 2019 Concert

Cleveland vocalists Kristine Caswelch and Matt Jones will sing songs related to the vignettes in "Citizen: An American Lyric" written by poet Claudia Rankine, for the Cleveland National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read 2019. Caswelch sings with Trinity Cathedral Choir and Chamber Singers. She is also the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Cleveland Transgender Choir. Jones sings with the Cleveland Chamber Choir and the Trinity Chamber Singers.
Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
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 ancestry.com 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, ancestry.com, is free to use every day at the Library. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register.
Main Library Learning Lab

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
"Citizen" Book Discussion
Led by Damien Ware
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year’s selection is "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine. The Center for Arts Inspired Learning has partnered with organizations in Greater Cleveland to plan programming related to "Citizen." Leading the discussion of "Citizen" is local poet Damien Ware.
Madison Branch Auditorium

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Documentary - "Daniel Thompson: One Tough Poet" (2019)
Directed by Jim Wolpaw

This film explores a twelve-year effort to document the life cultural hero. Daniel Thompson was a fearless poet and social activist. In 1992 he was proclaimed the first poet laureate of Cuyahoga County. The resolution states: Daniel Thompson has distinguished himself as one of Cuyahoga County's most colorful, talented and concerned citizens. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library will also screen this film on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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, Marcy 27, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Staffed Exhibit Time

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 28, 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

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film - "Winter’s Bone" (2010)
Directed by Debra Granik

After her drug-dealing father disappears, Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the caretaker of her family. A sheriff tells her that her father has put up their home as bond, and if she doesn’t find him before his court date, they could lose everything. Braving the criminal underworld and breaking her community’s code of silence, Ree fights to preserve her family. This is the first of ten films directed by women the Library will show this season.
Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Performance - The Cleveland Opera Presents: "Susanna's Secret"

Il segreto di Susanna or Susanna's Secret is an intermezzo, a composition which fits between other musical or dramatic entities, written by Enrico Golisciani and composed by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Count Gil, a jealous husband, suspects his wife, Susanna, of flirting with another man. Count Gil hilariously tries to trick his sly wife into revealing her secret. Presented staged and costumed in the art-deco style to celebrate Cleveland’s Golden Era.
Main Library Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Documentary - "The Other Side of Immigration" (2009)
Directed by Roy Germano
Presented by El Barrio Workforce Center

Based on over 700 interviews of people in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, "The Other Side of Immigration" asks why so many Mexican Citizens come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. This documentary provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by Americans. Members of the local organization El Barrio will join us to discuss this film.
Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, April 2, 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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Lakewood Historical Society - Is Wright Still Relevant?
Presentation by Fred Unwin

Since his death sixty years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright remains the prototype architect in the minds of Americans. Of the three surviving Wright-designated homes in the Cleveland area, Fred Unwin will focus on the Weltzheimer/Johnson house in Oberlin. This is an example of Wright’s Usonian house, designed to answer the demand for beautiful and affordable middle-class homes. Unwin has served as volunteer docent at the home for the past sixteen years.
Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Staffed Exhibit Time

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 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019