LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Double Author Event: "Mama, Mama, Only Mama" and "Mrs. Morhard and the Boys"
Books by Lara Lillibridge and Ruth Hanford Morhard
Main Library Auditorium

These books are about the lengths to which single mothers will go to create a memorable childhood. In "Mama, Mama, Only Mama," Lara Lillibridge offers advice she’s gained while raising children in a non-nuclear family. In "Mrs. Morhard and the Boys," Ruth Hanford Morhard shares how her mother-in-law, out of love for her son, founded the first ever Little League with support from the Cleveland Indians. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (103 minutes)
Film Series—From Books to Films: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012)
Directed by Stephen Chbosky
Main Library Auditorium

Trigger warning: suicide. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is about to start high school. He is an endearing and naive outsider coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend and his own mental health. The introverted freshman is taken under the wings of Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) who welcome him to the real world. Based on the 1999 novel by Stephen Chbosky. This season we will share a few of our favorite book-to-film adaptations.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Concert - Scimitars Swing Band
Main Library Multipurpose Room

In the ‘30s and ‘40s, America needed a break from the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II. Relief came in the form of a new up-tempo jazz called swing that swept the country with its cheerful syncopated rhythms. The Scimitars Swing Band specializes in the music of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s the true era of the big bands but is also known to mix it up with music of an earlier vintage as well as some more current popular tunes.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
because I said I would
Presentation by Amanda Messer
Main Library Auditorium

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Co-Founder Amanda Messer learned the effect of broken promises at a young age. She uses her deep personal connection to promises to motivate her audiences to become better with their commitments. She also tells emotional and inspiring stories others have shared with her through because I said I would.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Great Decisions in Libraries - Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
Presentation by Karl Kaltenthaler, PhD
Main Library Multipurpose Room

Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat that can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Is the US prepared to respond to such threats? After a brief video, Karl Kaltenthaler, professor at Akron University and Case Western Reserve University, will lead a discussion and help answer the complex questions surrounding cyber warfare. Readings will be available one week in advance.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Nonfiction Book Club
Main Library Meeting Room

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 nonfiction works. Tonight we will discuss "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal" by William J. Burns.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (80 minutes)
Film Series—Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur: "Pickup on South Street" (1953)
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Presented by Terry Meehan
Main Library Auditorium

Sam Fuller’s infamous Cold War caper begins in a subway car where FBI agents are tailing communist courier Candy (Jean Peters), who has government microfilm in her purse. On a crowded subway, pickpocket Skip (Richard Widmark) filches the film, and both the feds and the reds give chase. Terry Meehan presents a new series, Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur, introducing each film with an original video followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Concert - Luca Mundaca
Main Library Auditorium

Luca Mundaca is a singer and songwriter and the latest in a long line of great Brazilian artists to gain national and international acclaim. Mundaca’s music is a glorious blend of her native Brazil with a touch of downtown New York City. She mines the deep melodic roots of her country’s heritage, creating musical gems that she polishes with the lightest of touches. She is the 2008 winner of the Independent Music Award in the World Fusion category.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Knit & Lit Book Club
Main Library Meeting Room

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 "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Functional Medicine Series
Shared Medical Appointments and the Power of Social Connection
Presentation by Logan Kwasnicka MSPAS, PA-C and Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C
Main Library Auditorium

Shared medical appointments are a great way to leverage the power of community. Since 1999, Cleveland Clinic has brought patients with common needs together in a relaxed environment that encourages the discussion of questions and concerns. Join functional medicine physician assistant Logan Kwasnicka and health coach Kevin Heine as they discuss the shared medical appointment setting and the power of social connection in addressing chronic illness.

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Volume 15, Issue 17, Posted 6:27 PM, 09.04.2019