LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Event - "We Celebrate our Mother and Father"
by Joseph Meissner
Main Library Auditorium
We Celebrate our Mother and Father relates stories about Joseph Meissner’s family from the perspectives of his, brothers, sisters and himself. Stories shared include how his father went to work in the fields at seven years old, his mother’s story of immigration from Ireland, and other anecdotes like his mother pestering them on her final day with the question, “Is the kitchen floor clean?” Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Booked for Murder Book Club
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 "The Woman in Cabin 10: A Novel" by Ruth Ware.

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday Film - "Philadelphia" (1993) Directed by
Main Library Auditorium
Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. His secret is exposed and he is fired. Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination with the help of the only willing advocate, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), who also happens to be homophobic. Miller realizes the discrimination he faces as a black man is similar to the discrimination felt by Beckett.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film - "Boys Don’t Cry" (1999) Directed by
Main Library Auditorium
Based on true events, this is the story of transgender man Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank). After moving to a small Nebraska town, Brandon finally has everything he wants. He’s dating Lana (Chloë Sevigny), the popular girl and has a group of best friends that he fits in with quite well. Brandon’s life is dramatically torn apart, however, when his friends learn that he was born a woman. This film continues our series highlighting woman directors.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Music of American Immigrants – Shri Kalaa Mandir
Main Library Auditorium
Shri Kalaa Mandir (Center for Indian Performing Arts) was founded by Bharathanatyam enthusiast Sujatha Srinivasan to cultivate and preserve the ancient classical dance and music of India. Shri Kalaa Mandir has staged critically acclaimed productions weaving traditional, spiritual, innovative and original themes. This continues our series of performances reflecting the culture of different groups of immigrants throughout American history.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop
Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD
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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Immigration Legislation in the United States
Presented by Magistrate Barbara Greenberg
Main Library Multipurpose Room
The last in our four-week series on immigration legislation. Participants will discuss the cases that made immigration legislation what it is today with Barbara Greenberg, a magistrate for Bedford Municipal Court and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. She teaches for Tri-C and Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Front Porch Concert Presented by LakewoodAlive
Main Library Front Porch
The Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core. Concerts take place on the Library’s front porch, are sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and are presented by LakewoodAlive. Tonight we welcome The Pocket.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Film Series ─ "Before Night Falls" (2000) Directed by
Main Library Auditorium
This film portrays the life of poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas (Javier Bardem). He learns about himself artistically, while growing up in Cuba where homosexuality is frowned upon. Between his sexual orientation and his political writing he gets in trouble with the government. During his two years in prison, Arenas continues writing and even manages to smuggle out a novel. After making his way to America, he ends up facing other struggles.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Concert - Gong and Singing Bowl Improvisations by Paul Stranahan
Main Library Auditorium
Percussionist, composer and teacher Paul Stranahan uses ancient gongs and Tibetan singing bowls to make music that is completely modern and original. He creates sounds and moods which can range from meditative to chaotic, by using sticks and mallets, including a special striker, to gently rub the rim of the bowls. Each performance is improvised and unique. Stranahan will fill the room with otherworldly reverberations and vibrations.

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Library Closed
Library closed in observance of Independence Day.

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