LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Event - "Pit Bull Heroes: 45 Underdogs with Resilience and Heart"
Book by Greg Murray
Main Library Auditorium

Meet Chad, the first pit bull in the pet therapy program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Apollo, who sniffs out narcotics at his job in Washington State; Charlie, who rallied a community to fight breed-specific legislation laws in Lakewood; and forty-six other underdogs. They are all pit bulls and heroes in their own way. Greg Murray is an award-winning animal photographer and advocate. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Thursday, October 17, 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 "Beast in View" by Margaret Millar and "The Galton Case" by Ross Macdonald.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (100 minutes)
Film - "Libel" (1959)
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
Main Library Auditorium

Sir Mark Loddon (Dirk Bogarde) is a titled Englishman accused of being an impostor and a murderer. Despite presenting as a simple case of mistaken identity, complications grow as Sir Mark himself is unsure of his own identity. His wife, Lady Maggie (Olivia de Havilland), urges him to sue his accuser, Jeffrey Buckenham (Paul Massie), for libel. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Concert - Folias Duo
Main Library Auditorium

The Michigan-based husband and wife team of Folias Duo will present a program of all original classical music compositions for flute and guitar influenced by Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla and South American folk. Folias Duo consists of flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron. For the past fifteen years, they have established themselves as one of the world’s premier composer and performer ensembles for flute and guitar.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
American Cultural Events in the 20th Century: Alfred Hitchcock and Woodstock
Presentation by Dr. Joel Keller
Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue

The third week of our exploration of two very different cultural events of 20th Century American. Weeks one and two will be a retrospective of the twenty greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock. Weeks three and four will be a look back at Woodstock. These interactive classes are filled with rare video and audio recordings. Registration is required. Register by calling the Division of Aging Activities Office at (216)529-5005.

Tuesday, October 22, 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 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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Lakewood Historical Society - Inside the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
Presentation by Timothy Daley
Main Library Auditorium

Despite original public disapproval, the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument endures into its second century with a dazzling facelift, making it downtown’s most impressive historical sight. Timothy Daley, the monument’s executive director, will review the construction and history of this structure, including a description of its exterior statuary, the meaning of its interior bas-relief panels and the symbolism of its windows and decor.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Great Decisions in Libraries - The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
Presentation by Javier Morales-Ortiz, PhD
Main Library Multipurpose Room

The US and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries featured in each other’s politics and agendas. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this partnership? After a brief video, Javier Morales-Ortiz, professor at Baldwin Wallace University, will lead a discussion and help answer the complex questions surrounding the relations between the United States and Mexico. Readings will be available one week in advance.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (90 minutes)
Film - "A Quiet Place" (2018)
Directed by John Krasinski
Main Library Auditorium

The world has been invaded by fearsome, murderous blind creatures who sense humans via sound. If they hear you, they hunt you. A family of four has managed to escape the creatures and survive for over a year on an isolated farm while navigating their life in silence. When the creatures locate their hideout, all it takes is one noise for everything to go wrong. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star in this silent but deadly post-apocalyptic thriller.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Concert - Blu Monsoon
Main Library Auditorium

Blu Monsoon—the freshest, most original band in Ohio—is a group of award-winning musicians who came together to create a band dedicated to original music that has broad appeal without being cliché or predictable. They are known for their versatility and play equally well with full instrumentation or completely unplugged. They are changing the local music scene by offering original jazz-influenced music, jazz standards and cool pop covers.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
American Cultural Events in the 20th Century: Alfred Hitchcock and Woodstock
Presentation by Dr. Joel Keller
Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue

The fourth week of our exploration of two very different cultural events of 20th Century American. Weeks one and two will be a retrospective of the twenty greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock. Weeks three and four will be a look back at Woodstock. These interactive classes are filled with rare video and audio recordings. Registration is required. Register by calling the Division of Aging Activities Office at (216)529-5005.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (130 minutes)
Film Series—From Books to Films: "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991)
Directed by Jon Avnet
Main Library Auditorium

Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is has a troubled marriage, and no one takes her seriously. Then she meets Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson). Through Idgie’s inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be assertive and builds a friendship with Ninny. Based on the 1987 novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg, this film continues our series of films based on books.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Concert - Gretchen Pleuss Trio
Main Library Auditorium

Gretchen Pleuss is an Ohio-bred singer-songwriter whose skillful finger picking and vocal delivery are reminiscent of the folk singers of the 1960s. Pleuss has played an assortment of international stages and released three original records to date. She has opened for prominent acts including Lisa Loeb, Glen Phillips, Chely Wright and Bill Payne. Joining her on the Library stage will be drummer Holbrook Riles III and bassist Matthew DeRubertis.

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Volume 15, Issue 20, Posted 4:59 PM, 10.16.2019