LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday April 18, 2019
Booked for Murder Book Club
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room 

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 "Morality Play: A Novel" by Barry Unsworth.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Film - "
Pariah" (2011) Directed by Dee Rees
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds her to be pleasant companion.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Film -
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Directed by Peter Weir
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

On Valentine’s Day 1900, two teachers and several schoolgirls from Appleyard College picnic at mysterious Hanging Rock. A few of the girls set out to explore, and none return. The site is scoured to no avail. Young valet Albert Crundall (John Jarratt) searches by himself and finds only one of the girls. What or who caused the others to vanish? Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Library Closed

Lakewood Public Library will be closed in observance of Easter.

Monday, April 22, 2019
Hire Local Lakewood
Presented by Lakewood Community Services Center and The Centers for Families and Children’s El Barrio Workforce Development
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Join us to learn about the services offered to Lakewood residents through Hire Local Lakewood. After an overview of our job preparation and job search services and our job training programs, there will be a hands-on skill building activity. Residents and businesses can learn more about the services provided by Hire Local Lakewood by calling (216) 325-WORK, or visiting the Hire Local Lakewood office, located at the Lakewood Community Services Center.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Genealogy Workshop
Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab

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.

Wednesday April 24, 2019
Staffed Exhibit Time
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Main Library Second Floor Gallery

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 or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 174.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Poetry Workshop
Led by Leanne Hoppe
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Second Floor Gallery

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.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Film - "The Big Sick" (2017) Directed by Michael Showalter
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium 

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, "The Big Sick" tells the story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan). What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. Kumail must deal with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
WordStage Performance
 ─ "Give Me Your Tired": Expressions of Immigration
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Poet Emma Lazarus wrote the, “The New Colossus.” Its most iconic line reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Join us for this performance featuring immigrant stories through the poetic voice. The poems featured will come from community members and influential poets. WordStage is a chamber music reader’s theater dedicated to the presentation of works with special literary, historical and musical merit.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Poetry Contest Reading
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

The Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Poetry contest will culminate in a poetry reading featuring the winners and two runners up from each of the three age categories. The winners will be selected by a panel of local poets. Each submission is inspired by the Traveling Stanzas Exhibit, exploring the theme of immigrant voices and reflecting on the impact of immigration in our community. Join us to hear from the winners as well as from a local poet.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Telling Our American Story: Immigrant Literature
Literature Series presented by Barbara Parr
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

Discuss the books "Brooklyn" by Colm Tóibín and "West of Kabul, East of New York" by Tamim Ansary, two immigration stories, during this four-part course led by Barbara Parr, an instructor with Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. Please read the first 125 pages of Brooklyn for the first class. Registration is required. Register online at or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.

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