Virtual Events In October

Lakewood Public Library will premiere four exciting new virtual Meet the Author events in October. You can watch these programs on and on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.   

October 7

Join Hannah Shaw as she shares her story of survival in her book, "Still I Rise: My Journey to Conquer Chronic Pain."  Shaw candidly talks about her experiences of navigating the healthcare system and her inner struggles, giving fellow chronic pain sufferers hope and courage.

October 14 

Brandy Schillace tells the story of Dr. Robert White, one the country’s leading neurosurgeons who most notably performed the first brain transplant on a monkey in her book, "Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey's Head," "The Pope's Neuroscientist," and "The Quest to Transplant the Soul."  Schillace explores both the scientific and ethical issues of experiments on animals, as well as Dr. White’s own devout religious beliefs, with his conviction that the soul was part of the brain.

October 21 

Cleveland-born Hari Ziyad talks about his memoir "Black Boy Out of Time," an honest story about what it’s like growing up black and queer. Ziyad examines complex themes of race and gender, amidst a large blended family with a Hari Kishna mother and Muslim father. 

October 28

Case Western Reserve University Political Science professor and Cuba native, Dr. Laura Tartakoff, reads bilingual poems in English and Spanish, which are inspired by nature.

If you miss the premiere, the videos will also be available on the Library’s website

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Volume 17, Issue 19, Posted 5:16 PM, 10.06.2021